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Fishing charters in Mary Esther, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Mary Esther, FL

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Mary Esther is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Mary Esther

Mary Esther waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

These waters will yield anything from Cobia and Redfish to Spanish Mackerel and Gag Grouper.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, 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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Mary Esther found on our platform.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Mary Esther and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Mary Esther.

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Best time for inshore fishing

September, August and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Mary Esther.

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Offshore fishing charters in Mary Esther

Mary Esther offers unique offshore fishing experiences. Some of the most coveted fishing spots in the world can be found along the coast. It is an excellent opportunity to spend a day on the water, catch a big fish, and perfect your angling skills.

Mary Esther fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Mary Esther found on our platform.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Mary Esther and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Mary Esther.

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

September, August and July are the best months for offshore fishing near Mary Esther.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Mary Esther

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in Mary Esther. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. This short trip is 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. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Mary Esther

Millions of sharks migrate through Mary Esther waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Mary Esther shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

These waters will yield anything from Blacktip Shark and Bull Shark to Shortfin Mako Shark.

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.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the 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 angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

In Mary Esther and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Mary Esther.

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Best time for shark fishing in Mary Esther

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Mary Esther.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Mary Esther

Mary Esther is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

There are 15 fishing guides in Mary Esther and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Mary Esther

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The ideal months are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

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 anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. 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 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Mary Esther?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Mary Esther are:

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