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Fishing charters in Ocean Ridge, FL

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Ocean Ridge fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

These waters will yield anything from Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel to Sailfish and Wahoo.

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Inshore fishing charters in Ocean Ridge

Ocean Ridge is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. Anglers favorite Ocean Ridge for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Ocean Ridge. Local waters a playground for 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Ocean Ridge.

You can find 41 fishing charters in Ocean Ridge 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 Ocean Ridge.

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Offshore fishing charters in Ocean Ridge

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Ocean Ridge offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Ocean Ridge fishing charters will put you on 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Ocean Ridge found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Ocean Ridge and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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.

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 Ocean Ridge are considered to be May, October and June.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Ocean Ridge

Ocean Ridge family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Ocean Ridge

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Ocean Ridge, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Ocean Ridge shark fishing charter.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Ocean Ridge. These waters are a playground for Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in Ocean Ridge and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Ocean Ridge

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Ocean Ridge

Ocean Ridge is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Ocean Ridge and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Ocean Ridge

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months 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, Captains clean the catch for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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.

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 Ocean Ridge?

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