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Fishing charters in Palm Harbor, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure Palm Harbor fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Mangrove Snapper could be your next catch.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in Palm Harbor and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences.

From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Anglers favorite Palm Harbor for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

You can land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people.

An extra angler fee is $50.

Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Palm Harbor.

There are about 190 fishing guides in Palm Harbor and nearby cities.

You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Palm Harbor are June, July and May.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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 with no additional payments.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license.

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 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.

The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date.

Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

Boat ramps and marinas near Palm Harbor

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

  • Gandy Boat Ramp, 5108 West Gandy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33611, USA
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
  • 215 Driftwood Dr N, Palm Harbor, FL 34683