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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Port Charlotte.
There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Port Charlotte. These waters are filled with Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Inshore fishing is one of Port Charlotte's key attractions. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.
These waters will yield anything from Snook and Redfish to Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$465 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Port Charlotte found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.
There are about 41 fishing guides in Port Charlotte and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Port Charlotte.Check rates & availability
April, June and September are the best months for inshore fishing near Port Charlotte.
If you're looking for a unique offshore fishing experience, Port Charlotte is the place to be. With world-class fishing charters available, you're sure to reel in a big catch.
These waters will yield anything from Cobia and Jack Crevalle to Gag Grouper and King Mackerel.
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.Show all offshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $770 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
$595 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Port Charlotte found on our platform.
There are more than 29 fishing companies in Port Charlotte and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Port Charlotte.
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.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Port Charlotte are considered to be April, June and September.
Port Charlotte family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.
Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.
Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. This short trip is perfect for kids because they 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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.Check rates & availability
A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Port Charlotte, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Port Charlotte shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.
You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse 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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.
Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
In Port Charlotte and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Port Charlotte are March through October.
Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Port Charlotte. Port Charlotte guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.
Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.
Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest.
You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Port Charlotte and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Port Charlotte are spring and summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are July, June, and May.
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.
Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. 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.
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.
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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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.
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