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Fishing charters in Gulf City, FL

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Gulf City fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Gulf City

Gulf City waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

You can land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, 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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore 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 most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Gulf City costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Gulf City and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Gulf City are considered to be June, July and May.

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Offshore fishing charters in Gulf City

Gulf City 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 lot of options for your next fishing trip near Gulf City. These waters a home to 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Gulf City found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

In Gulf City and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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 time to go offshore fishing in Gulf City are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Gulf City

Gulf City family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Gulf City, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Gulf City

A steady flow of warm water makes Gulf City an attractive destination for shark fishing. Gulf City shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Gulf City. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

In Gulf City and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Gulf City.

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Best time for shark fishing in Gulf City

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Gulf City

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Gulf City Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

There are 15 fishing guides in Gulf City and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Gulf City

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Gulf City waters. The peak months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

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

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. 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 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. 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 Gulf City?

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