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Fishing charters in Fernandina Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Fernandina Beach, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure Fernandina Beach fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Fernandina Beach. Local waters a playground for Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Fernandina Beach

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Fernandina Beach to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish can be your next catch.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

You can find 41 fishing charters in Fernandina Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Fernandina Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Fernandina Beach are June, September and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

Fernandina Beach fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Fernandina Beach.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Fernandina Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Fernandina Beach.

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

June, September and July are the best months for offshore fishing near Fernandina Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Fernandina Beach. This short trip is perfect for kids because they 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Fernandina Beach

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Fernandina Beach. Hiring a Fernandina Beach shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Fernandina Beach shark fishing charters will put you on Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Fernandina Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Fernandina Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Fernandina Beach

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Fernandina Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Fernandina Beach

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Fernandina Beach waters. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Fernandina Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Fernandina Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Fernandina Beach waters. The perfect months are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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 book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

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

The majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Fernandina Beach?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Fernandina Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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