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St. James City fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.
You can land Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Inshore fishing is one of St. James City's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
These waters will yield anything from Snook and Redfish to Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near St. James City.
You can find more than 41 fishing charters in St. James City and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in St. James City.Check rates & availability
The best months for inshore fishing near St. James City are April, June and September.
St. James City offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.
St. James City fishing charters will put you on Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in St. James City.
In St. James City 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’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
April, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in St. James City.
St. James City family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.
Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to St. James City. 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 price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.Check rates & availability
St. James City is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Hiring a St. James City shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.
You can have a relaxing fishing adventure and a chance to target Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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 inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.
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.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
There are about 13 fishing guides in St. James City and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in St. James City.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in St. James City.
St. James City attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.
Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.
Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.
On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50.
In St. James City and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in St. James City is late spring through summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are July, June, and May.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.
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.
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. 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.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near St. James City. Most of the fishing charters launch from: