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Fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Pensacola Beach fishing options are only a click away.

Depending on the season, you can catch Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Pensacola Beach. These waters a home to Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, 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 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 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Pensacola Beach found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find 41 fishing charters in Pensacola Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Pensacola Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Pensacola Beach are September, August and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in Pensacola Beach

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

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Pensacola Beach.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Pensacola Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Pensacola Beach.

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.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

September, August and July will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Pensacola Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

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.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Pensacola Beach shark fishing charters.

Depending on the season, Pensacola Beach shark fishing charters will help you to target Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako 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 inhabit inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Pensacola Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for shark fishing in Pensacola Beach

Sharks are active all year round in Pensacola Beach, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Pensacola Beach

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Pensacola Beach waters. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. 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. Add $50 for each additional person.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Pensacola Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Pensacola Beach

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months are September, August, and July.

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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.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It 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 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. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Pensacola Beach?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Pensacola Beach are:

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