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Fishing charters in St. Augustine Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in St. Augustine Beach, FL

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This city is one of Florida’s most visited fisheries. It never fails to mesmerize with the species of fish, and a large number of St. Augustine Beach fishing charters.

Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and Spotted Seatrout can be your next trophy.

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Inshore fishing charters in St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages. Anglers favorite St. Augustine Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, 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

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. 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 St. Augustine Beach found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in St. Augustine Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near St. Augustine Beach are June, September and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in St. Augustine Beach

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. St. Augustine Beach offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Depending on the season, you can catch Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

In St. Augustine Beach and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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.

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

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, September and July are the best months for offshore fishing near St. Augustine Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

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

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$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 St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. St. Augustine Beach shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, and Nurse Shark could be your next catch.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

In St. Augustine Beach and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in St. Augustine Beach

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in St. Augustine Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in St. Augustine Beach

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in St. Augustine Beach. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In St. Augustine Beach and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in St. Augustine Beach

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

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a 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 reserve a trip 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. 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to St. Augustine Beach?

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