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Fishing charters in Golden Beach, FL

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Golden Beach can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

You can reel_in Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Golden Beach

Golden Beach waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and Mangrove Snapper 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Golden Beach found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Golden Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Golden Beach are considered to be May, October and June.

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Offshore fishing charters in Golden Beach

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If you're looking for an offshore fishing adventure, Golden Beach is the perfect place to go. With various fish waiting to be caught, you're sure to have a great time.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, 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. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Golden Beach costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Golden Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Golden Beach.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

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 Golden Beach are May, October and June.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Golden Beach

Golden Beach family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Golden Beach

A steady flow of warm water makes Golden Beach an attractive destination for shark fishing. Hiring a Golden Beach shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Golden Beach shark fishing charters will put you on Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Golden Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Golden Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Golden Beach

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Golden Beach

Golden Beach is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

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

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Golden Beach.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Golden Beach

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Golden Beach are spring and summer. June, May, and April are the best months.

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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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 reserve a trip 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. The average 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 Golden Beach?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Golden Beach are:

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