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Fishing charters in Orange City, FL

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Orange City can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

Depending on the season, you can catch Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Orange City

Orange City 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.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, 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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in Orange City and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Orange City.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July are the best months for inshore fishing near Orange City.

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Offshore fishing charters in Orange City

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Orange City offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

These waters will yield anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Red Snapper and Amberjack.

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. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Orange City.

In Orange City and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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.

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

June, September and July are the best months for offshore fishing near Orange City.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Orange City

Orange City family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Orange City, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Orange City

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Orange City, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Orange City shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Orange City. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Orange City and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Orange City.

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Best time for shark fishing in Orange City

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Orange City

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Orange City and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Orange City

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Orange City are spring and summer. The peak 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 the catch for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip 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 Orange City?

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