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Fishing charters in St. Augustine South, FL

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St. Augustine South fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near St. Augustine South. These waters a home to Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in St. Augustine South

Inshore fishing is one of St. Augustine South's key attractions. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, 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

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

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near St. Augustine South.

In St. Augustine South and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in St. Augustine South.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in St. Augustine South

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? St. Augustine South offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

There are about 29 fishing guides in St. Augustine South and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in St. Augustine South.

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

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

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Family-friendly fishing charters in St. Augustine South

St. Augustine South 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.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in St. Augustine South

Millions of sharks migrate through St. Augustine South waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. St. Augustine South shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

Depending on the season, you can catch 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. 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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in St. Augustine South and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for shark fishing in St. Augustine South

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in St. Augustine South.

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Tarpon fishing charters in St. Augustine South

St. Augustine South is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. St. Augustine South guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very careful with your trophy, take a quick photo, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in St. Augustine South

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

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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 with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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. 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 St. Augustine South?

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

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