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Fishing charters in Riverview, FL

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Riverview fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

Depending on the season, you can catch Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Riverview

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Riverview to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Riverview fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, 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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Riverview found on our platform.

In Riverview and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Riverview.

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Offshore fishing charters in Riverview

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Riverview offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Riverview fishing charters will put you on Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Riverview found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

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

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

The best time to go offshore fishing in Riverview are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Riverview

Riverview family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Riverview

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Riverview, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Riverview shark fishing charters.

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Riverview 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 Riverview

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Riverview.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Riverview

Riverview is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. 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 price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Riverview

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Riverview. August, July, and June are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

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 anything that you catch.

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. The average 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 Riverview?

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

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