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Fishing charters in Siesta Key, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Siesta Key, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Siesta Key fishing options are only a click away.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Siesta Key

Siesta Key is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages. Anglers favorite Siesta Key for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Cobia 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Siesta Key.

In Siesta Key and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Siesta Key are June, July and May.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Siesta Key

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Siesta Key deep sea fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and deep sea fishing grounds.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip near Siesta Key.

In Siesta Key and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Siesta Key.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour deep sea fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Deep sea 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 deep sea fishing

The best months for deep sea fishing near Siesta Key are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Siesta Key

Siesta Key family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Siesta Key

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Siesta Key. Siesta Key shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull 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. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Siesta Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Siesta Key.

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Best time for shark fishing in Siesta Key

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Siesta Key are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Siesta Key

Siesta Key is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Siesta Key.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Siesta Key

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

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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.

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 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 average 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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