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Fishing charters in Dunedin, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Dunedin, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Dunedin fishing options are only a click away.

You can land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Dunedin

Dunedin inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Dunedin. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Dunedin found on our platform.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Dunedin and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Dunedin are June, July and May.

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Offshore fishing charters in Dunedin

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Dunedin offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Dunedin fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Dunedin.

In Dunedin and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best months for offshore fishing near Dunedin are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Dunedin

Dunedin family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.

The beautiful inshore waters of Dunedin allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Dunedin

Dunedin waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Dunedin shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

You can have a relaxing fishing adventure and a chance to target Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Sharks are caught using live bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Dunedin and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Dunedin.

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Best time for shark fishing in Dunedin

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Dunedin are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Dunedin

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Dunedin. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

There are 15 fishing guides in Dunedin and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Dunedin

Tarpon fishing season in Dunedin is late spring through summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Dunedin?

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