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Fishing charters in North Bay Village, FL

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

Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in North Bay Village

Inshore fishing is one of North Bay Village's key attractions. Anglers favorite North Bay Village for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near North Bay Village.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in North Bay Village and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

May, October and June will be your next best months for inshore fishing in North Bay Village.

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Offshore fishing charters in North Bay Village

If you're looking for a unique offshore fishing experience, North Bay Village is the place to be. With world-class fishing charters available, you're sure to reel in a big catch.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near North Bay Village. These waters are filled with Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

There are more than 29 fishing companies in North Bay Village and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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

May, October and June are the best months for offshore fishing near North Bay Village.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in North Bay Village

North Bay Village family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

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 generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in North Bay Village

North Bay Village is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Hiring a North Bay Village shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Depending on the season, North Bay Village shark fishing charters will help you to target 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 inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in North Bay Village and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in North Bay Village

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in North Bay Village.

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Tarpon fishing charters in North Bay Village

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in North Bay Village. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

In North Bay Village and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in North Bay Village

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in North Bay Village are spring and summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are June, May, and April.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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 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. 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 North Bay Village?

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

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