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Fishing charters in Rotonda, FL

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Rotonda is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and Snook can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Rotonda

Rotonda waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout can be your next trophy.

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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore 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.

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

In Rotonda and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

April, June and September are the best months for inshore fishing near Rotonda.

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Offshore fishing charters in Rotonda

If you're looking for a unique offshore fishing experience, Rotonda 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 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.

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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 extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Rotonda found on our platform.

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

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

April, June and September are the best months for offshore fishing near Rotonda.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Rotonda

Rotonda family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly 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.

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Shark fishing charters in Rotonda

Rotonda waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. Rotonda shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: 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 inhabit inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Live or dead bait may include 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

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

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

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Best time for shark fishing in Rotonda

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Rotonda are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Rotonda

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Rotonda. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your catch, take a quick 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 guest.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Rotonda and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Rotonda

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. July, June, and May 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 the catch for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 Rotonda?

Here is the list of popular meeting points near Rotonda:

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