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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
You can find more than 41 fishing charters in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.Check rates & availability
The best months for inshore fishing near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are May, October and June.
This is your chance to get away from it all and experience some of the best offshore fishing in the world. You’ll be heading out to the open waters searching for the big ones. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea offshore fishing charters will show you the perfect fishing grounds in the area.
Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
There are about 29 fishing guides in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.
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.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
The best months for offshore fishing near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are May, October and June.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.
Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.
A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
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. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.Check rates & availability
Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
Depending on the season, you can catch Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako 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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.
The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.
$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
There are about 13 fishing guides in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea waters. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.
Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.
In Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are June, May, and April.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the people on the vessel.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 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.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Most of the fishing charters launch from: