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Fishing charters in Neptune Beach, FL

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Neptune Beach fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and Spotted Seatrout can be your next trophy.

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Inshore fishing charters in Neptune Beach

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Neptune Beach to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages. Anglers favorite Neptune Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Depending on the season, you can catch Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, 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 person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Neptune Beach.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Neptune Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Neptune Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Neptune Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Neptune Beach.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Neptune Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Neptune Beach.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Neptune Beach are considered to be June, September and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an 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. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Neptune Beach

A steady flow of warm water makes Neptune Beach an attractive destination for shark fishing. Hiring a Neptune Beach shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

In Neptune 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 Neptune Beach

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Neptune Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Neptune Beach

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Neptune Beach. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. 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 guest fee is $50.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Neptune Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Neptune Beach. The best months to catch Tarpon are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

The trip price includes 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 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 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 Neptune Beach?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Neptune Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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