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Fishing charters in Pirates Cove, FL

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

These waters will yield anything from Mahi Mahi and Mangrove Snapper to Tarpon and Barracuda.

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Inshore fishing charters in Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, 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. An extra angler 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 Pirates Cove found on our platform.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Pirates Cove and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Pirates Cove.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Pirates Cove are May, March and October.

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Offshore fishing charters in Pirates Cove

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

Pirates Cove fishing charters will help you to land Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, King Mackerel, 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Pirates Cove and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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

May, March and October will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Pirates Cove.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. Your kids will learn something new 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 guest 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 Pirates Cove

A steady flow of warm water makes Pirates Cove an attractive destination for shark fishing. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Pirates Cove shark fishing charters.

Pirates Cove is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

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

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Best time for shark fishing in Pirates Cove

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Pirates Cove.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Pirates Cove

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Pirates Cove. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In Pirates Cove and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Pirates Cove

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are October, September, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 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 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 Pirates Cove?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Pirates Cove are:

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