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Fishing charters in South Palm Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in South Palm Beach, FL

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South Palm Beach fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near South Palm Beach. Local waters a playground for Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in South Palm Beach

South Palm Beach is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near South Palm Beach. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, 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 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

You can find about 41 fishing charters in South Palm Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in South Palm Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

May, October and June are the best months for inshore fishing near South Palm Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in South Palm Beach

South Palm Beach is a great starting point for offshore trips. There are a number of fishing opportunities at its doorstep, making it a true fishing paradise.

Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda can be your next trophy.

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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in South Palm Beach.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in South Palm Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in South Palm Beach.

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 South Palm Beach are May, October and June.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in South Palm Beach

South Palm Beach family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to South Palm 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 base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 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 South Palm Beach

South Palm Beach waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. South Palm Beach shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

South Palm Beach shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

There are many options for bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, 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. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in South Palm Beach and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in South Palm Beach

Sharks are active all year round in South Palm Beach, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in South Palm Beach

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in South Palm Beach. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

In South Palm Beach and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in South Palm Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in South Palm Beach waters. June, May, and April 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 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 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 South Palm Beach?

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