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Fishing charters in St. Augustine, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure St. Augustine fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near St. Augustine. These waters are filled with Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in St. Augustine

St. Augustine waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Depending on the season, you can catch 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in St. Augustine.

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

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in St. Augustine.

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Offshore fishing charters in St. Augustine

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

These waters will yield anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Red Snapper and Amberjack.

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 St. Augustine.

You can find 29 fishing charters in St. Augustine and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in St. Augustine.

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

June, September and July will be your next best months for offshore fishing in St. Augustine.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in St. Augustine

St. Augustine family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. 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.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. 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. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in St. Augustine

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near St. Augustine, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Hiring a St. Augustine shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and Bull 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

In St. Augustine and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in St. Augustine.

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Best time for shark fishing in St. Augustine

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in St. Augustine are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in St. Augustine

St. Augustine attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, 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.

There are 15 fishing guides in St. Augustine and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in St. Augustine

Tarpon fishing season in St. Augustine is late spring through summer. September, August, and July are the ideal months.

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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 with no additional payments.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

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 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 St. Augustine?

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

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