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Fishing charters in Shalimar, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Shalimar, FL

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Shalimar can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

Shalimar fishing charters will help you to land Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Shalimar

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Shalimar to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Shalimar fishing charters will help you to land Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 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 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Shalimar found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Shalimar and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for inshore fishing

September, August and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Shalimar.

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Offshore fishing charters in Shalimar

There are many different offshore fishing charters in Shalimar, each offering its own unique experience. Some charters focus on specific catch, while others target various reef fish.

Shalimar fishing charters will put you on Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Shalimar.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Shalimar and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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

The best months for offshore fishing near Shalimar are September, August and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Shalimar

Shalimar family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Shalimar

Shalimar waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Shalimar shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

Shalimar shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. 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. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

There are many options for bait. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark 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.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Shalimar and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for shark fishing in Shalimar

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Shalimar

Shalimar is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Shalimar guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing charters in Shalimar and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Shalimar

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

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 the catch with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It 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 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. 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.

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