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Fishing charters in Sarasota, FL

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

Sarasota fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in Sarasota and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in Sarasota

Sarasota inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds.

Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Anglers favorite Sarasota for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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.

Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Sarasota found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are about 190 fishing guides in Sarasota and nearby cities.

You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Sarasota.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive.

You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice.

Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price.

This license covers all the anglers 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 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.

The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date.

Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

Boat ramps and marinas near Sarasota

Here is the list of popular meeting points near Sarasota:

  • Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp, 5299 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL, 33570
  • 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711