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Fishing charters in Gulf Breeze, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Gulf Breeze, FL

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Gulf Breeze is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Gulf Breeze. Local waters a playground for Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and many more.

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. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Gulf Breeze and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Gulf Breeze.

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Best time for inshore fishing

September, August and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Gulf Breeze.

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Offshore fishing charters in Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Gulf Breeze. Local waters a playground for Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

In Gulf Breeze and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Gulf Breeze.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best months for offshore fishing near Gulf Breeze are September, August and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

The beautiful inshore waters of Gulf Breeze allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Gulf Breeze

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Gulf Breeze, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Gulf Breeze shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

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

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

In Gulf Breeze and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Gulf Breeze.

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Best time for shark fishing in Gulf Breeze

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Gulf Breeze

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Gulf Breeze. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

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

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In Gulf Breeze and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Gulf Breeze

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. September, August, and July are the best months.

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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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit 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 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 Gulf Breeze?

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

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