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Fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach, FL

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

Jacksonville Beach fishing charters will help you to land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum can be your next trophy.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, 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. 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 Jacksonville Beach.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Jacksonville Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Jacksonville Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Jacksonville Beach offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Jacksonville Beach fishing charters will put you on 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

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 up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Jacksonville Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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 will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Jacksonville Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Jacksonville Beach, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach

A steady flow of warm water makes Jacksonville Beach an attractive destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Jacksonville Beach shark fishing charter.

Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and Bull Shark could be your next catch.

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 inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for shark fishing in Jacksonville Beach

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville Beach guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

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

Tarpon fishing rates

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

You can find 15 fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Jacksonville Beach

Tarpon fishing season in Jacksonville Beach is late spring through summer. 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.

Captains provide 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 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. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

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