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West Palm Beach is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.
West Palm Beach fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.Show all fishing charters
West Palm Beach is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.
There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near West Palm Beach. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$465 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. 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 West Palm Beach.
There are more than 41 fishing companies in West Palm Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in West Palm Beach.Check rates & availability
The best time to go inshore fishing in West Palm Beach are considered to be May, October and June.
If you're looking for an offshore fishing adventure, West Palm Beach is the perfect place to go. With various fish waiting to be caught, you're sure to have a great time.
Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi can be your next catch.
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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $770 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
$595 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in West Palm Beach found on our platform.
In West Palm Beach and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.
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.Check rates & availability
May, October and June will be your next best months for offshore fishing in West Palm Beach.
West Palm Beach family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.
Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.
A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.
On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.Check rates & availability
One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.
These waters will yield anything from Bull Shark and Blacktip Shark to Thresher Shark.
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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.
Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
There are more than 13 fishing companies in West Palm Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.Check rates & availability
You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in West Palm Beach.
Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in West Palm Beach waters. West Palm Beach Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.
Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.
Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.
$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.
We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in West Palm Beach and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in West Palm Beach is late spring through summer. The peak months are June, May, and April.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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.
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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near West Palm Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from: