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Fishing charters in Kensington Park, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Kensington Park, FL

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Kensington Park can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Mangrove Snapper can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Kensington Park

Inshore fishing is one of Kensington Park's key attractions. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Kensington Park. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, 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

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Kensington Park.

You can find 41 fishing charters in Kensington Park and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Kensington Park.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Kensington Park.

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Offshore fishing charters in Kensington Park

Kensington Park offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Kensington Park. 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 up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Kensington Park.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Kensington Park and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Kensington Park.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

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

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Kensington Park.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Kensington Park

Kensington Park family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 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 Kensington Park

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Kensington Park. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Kensington Park shark fishing charters.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Kensington Park. These waters are filled with Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. 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. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

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 person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Kensington Park and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Kensington Park.

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Best time for shark fishing in Kensington Park

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Kensington Park are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Kensington Park

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Kensington Park. 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 are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

You can find 15 fishing charters in Kensington Park and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Kensington Park

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Kensington Park are spring and summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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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.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 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. 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 Kensington Park?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Kensington Park are:

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