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Fishing charters in Niceville, FL

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Niceville is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and Red Snapper can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Niceville

Inshore fishing is one of Niceville's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

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

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 price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Niceville costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Niceville and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Niceville.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Niceville are considered to be September, August and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in Niceville

Niceville is a great starting point for offshore trips. There are a number of fishing opportunities at its doorstep, making it a true fishing paradise.

Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi 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.

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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 accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Niceville and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Niceville.

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.

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

The best time to go offshore fishing in Niceville are considered to be September, August and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Niceville

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in Niceville. Your family can learn various fishing techniques 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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Niceville

Niceville is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Niceville shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako 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 inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

There are many options for bait. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

In Niceville and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Niceville

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Niceville.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Niceville

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

In Niceville and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Niceville

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Niceville. The best months for Tarpon fishing 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.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It 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. 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 Niceville?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Niceville are:

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