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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Islamorada fishing charters will put you in the best spots.
There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Islamorada. These waters are filled with Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Islamorada is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
You can land Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$465 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. 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 Islamorada found on our platform.
There are about 41 fishing guides in Islamorada and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Islamorada.Check rates & availability
May, March and October are the best months for inshore fishing near Islamorada.
There are many different offshore fishing charters in Islamorada, each offering its own unique experience. Some charters focus on specific catch, while others target various reef fish.
Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, King Mackerel, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$770 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Islamorada found on our platform costs $595 for 2 anglers.
You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Islamorada and nearby cities. 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.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Islamorada are considered to be May, March and October.
Islamorada family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.
A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
Islamorada waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Islamorada shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.
Islamorada shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead 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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.
Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.
$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
You can find about 13 fishing charters in Islamorada and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Islamorada.
Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Islamorada waters. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.
Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.
Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.
You can find 15 fishing charters in Islamorada and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in Islamorada is late spring through summer. The ideal months are October, September, and June.
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. 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.
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.
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 deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip 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.
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