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Fishing charters in Keaton Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Keaton Beach, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Keaton Beach fishing options are only a click away.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Keaton Beach

Keaton Beach is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Keaton Beach. These waters are filled with Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, 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 angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Keaton Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Keaton Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

August, May and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Keaton Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in Keaton Beach

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Keaton Beach offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Black Sea Bass can be your next trophy.

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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 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 rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Keaton Beach.

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

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.

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

August, May and September are the best months for offshore fishing near Keaton Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Keaton Beach

Keaton Beach family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they 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 each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Keaton Beach

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Keaton Beach, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Keaton Beach shark fishing charter.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bull 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. 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. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what 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. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

In Keaton Beach and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in Keaton Beach

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Keaton Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Keaton Beach

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Keaton Beach. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Keaton Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Keaton Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Keaton Beach. August, July, and June are the ideal 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, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the people 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Keaton Beach?

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

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