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Fishing charters in Palm Beach, FL

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Palm Beach fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

You can land Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Palm Beach fishing charters target variety of fish including species like 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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

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

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Palm Beach are May, October and June.

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Offshore fishing charters in Palm Beach

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Palm Beach offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

Palm Beach 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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Palm Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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 months for offshore fishing near Palm Beach are May, October and June.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Palm Beach

Palm Beach family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. 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. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Palm Beach shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

You can have a relaxing fishing adventure and a chance to target 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.

Sharks inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

There are about 13 fishing guides in Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Palm Beach are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Palm Beach

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Palm Beach. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

There are 15 fishing guides in Palm Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Palm Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Palm Beach. 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 rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.

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 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 Palm Beach?

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

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