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Fishing charters in St. Pete Beach, FL

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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.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in St. Pete Beach and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round.

Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Anglers favorite St. Pete Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

St. Pete Beach fishing charters will help you to land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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 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 190 inshore fishing charters.

It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in St. Pete Beach.

Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near St. Pete Beach are June, July and May.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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 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.

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 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.

Boat ramps and marinas near St. Pete Beach

There are several boat ramps and marinas near St. Pete Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

  • Fort De Soto Boat Ramp, 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
  • 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570