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Fishing charters in Tavernier, FL

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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, Tavernier fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Tavernier

Tavernier is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Permit can be your next trophy.

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

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Tavernier and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Tavernier are May, March and October.

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Offshore fishing charters in Tavernier

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Tavernier offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

You can reel_in Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, 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.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Tavernier costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Tavernier and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Tavernier.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Tavernier are considered to be May, March and October.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Tavernier

Tavernier family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

The beautiful inshore waters of Tavernier allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. 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 base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler 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 Tavernier

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Tavernier. Tavernier shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

These waters will yield anything from Blacktip Shark and Bull Shark to Nurse Shark.

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. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

There are many options for bait. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, 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 guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

You can find 13 fishing charters in Tavernier and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Tavernier.

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Best time for shark fishing in Tavernier

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Tavernier.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Tavernier

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Tavernier. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. 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 base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing charters in Tavernier and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Tavernier

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are October, September, and June.

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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 for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.

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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Tavernier?

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