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Punta Gorda fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.
These waters will yield anything from Snook and Redfish to Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon.Show all fishing charters
Punta Gorda inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.
Punta Gorda fishing charters will put you on Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Punta Gorda costs $200 for 2 anglers.
In Punta Gorda and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Punta Gorda.Check rates & availability
The best time to go inshore fishing in Punta Gorda are considered to be April, June and September.
If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Punta Gorda offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.
Punta Gorda fishing charters will put you on Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. 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 Punta Gorda.
You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Punta Gorda and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.
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.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Punta Gorda are considered to be April, June and September.
Punta Gorda family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.
Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.
If you are planning a vacation to Punta Gorda, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. 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 Punta Gorda, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Punta Gorda shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.
Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.
Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Punta Gorda and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Punta Gorda.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Punta Gorda.
Punta Gorda is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.
Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.
Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.
On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.
In Punta Gorda and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Punta Gorda waters. July, June, and May are the best months for Tarpon fishing.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
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 deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip 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.
Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Punta Gorda are: