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Fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores, FL

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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, St. Augustine Shores fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.

You can reel_in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores

Inshore fishing is one of St. Augustine Shores's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, 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

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in St. Augustine Shores found on our platform.

You can find 41 fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores

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

Local fishing charters can help you reel in 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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

In St. Augustine Shores and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in St. Augustine Shores.

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.

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 time to go offshore fishing in St. Augustine Shores are considered to be June, September and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores

St. Augustine Shores family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores

Millions of sharks migrate through St. Augustine Shores waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. St. Augustine Shores shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

You can find 13 fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in St. Augustine Shores.

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Best time for shark fishing in St. Augustine Shores

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in St. Augustine Shores.

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Tarpon fishing charters in St. Augustine Shores

St. Augustine Shores is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

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.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in St. Augustine Shores and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in St. Augustine Shores

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in St. Augustine Shores waters. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license 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 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 deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. It's usually within 2-14 days of your 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 Shores?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near St. Augustine Shores are:

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