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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Melbourne.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Melbourne inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
You can reel_in Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$465 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Melbourne costs $200 for 2 anglers.
In Melbourne and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.Check rates & availability
November, October and April are the best months for inshore fishing near Melbourne.
Melbourne is the perfect place to enjoy some of the best offshore fishing experiences. We have many charter companies to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for you.
You can reel_in King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$770 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 persons depending on the length of the craft.
The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Melbourne costs $595 for 2 anglers.
You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Melbourne and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.
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.Check rates & availability
November, October and April are the best months for offshore fishing near Melbourne.
Melbourne is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.
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 offer consistent fishing even on windy days.
The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Melbourne. Melbourne shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Melbourne. These waters are filled with Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.
Sharks will eat almost any live bait. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
In Melbourne and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Melbourne.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round in Melbourne, though they are more plentiful from March through October.
Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Melbourne. Melbourne Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. 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 are a protected catch-and-release-only species. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, 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.
We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Melbourne.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Melbourne. The peak months are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.
The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
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 reserve a trip 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 average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Melbourne are: