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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure St. Pete Beach fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.
These waters will yield anything from Mangrove Snapper and Snook to Redfish and Tarpon.Show all fishing charters
St. Pete Beach waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near St. Pete Beach. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.
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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near St. Pete Beach.
In St. Pete Beach and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
The best months for inshore fishing near St. Pete Beach are June, July and May.
If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. St. Pete Beach offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.
These waters will yield anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Gag Grouper and Jack Crevalle.
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
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. Pete Beach.
There are more than 29 fishing companies in St. Pete Beach and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.
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.Check rates & availability
June, July and May are the best months for offshore fishing near St. Pete Beach.
St. Pete Beach family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.
Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to St. Pete Beach. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.Check rates & availability
A steady flow of warm water makes St. Pete Beach an attractive destination for shark fishing. St. Pete Beach shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
St. Pete Beach is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.
Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
There are about 13 fishing guides in St. Pete Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in St. Pete Beach are from March through October.
St. Pete Beach is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.
Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.
Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.
$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50.
You can find 15 fishing charters in St. Pete Beach and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The ideal months are August, July, and June.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.
Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 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.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near St. Pete Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from: