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Fishing charters in South Beach, FL

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South Beach is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

Depending on the season, you can catch Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in South Beach

South Beach is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, and Jack Crevalle 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. 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 South Beach found on our platform.

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in South Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in South Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

November, October and April will be your next best months for inshore fishing in South Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in South Beach

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. South Beach offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, 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 rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near South Beach.

You can find 29 fishing charters in South Beach and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

November, October and April are the best months for offshore fishing near South Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in South Beach

South Beach family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to South Beach. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they 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. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in South Beach

A steady flow of warm water makes South Beach an attractive destination for shark fishing. South Beach shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in South Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in South Beach

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in South Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in South Beach

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in South Beach. South Beach guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in South Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in South Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in South Beach. September, August, and July 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.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 make a reservation 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 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to South Beach?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near South Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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