Fishing in Florida: Professional Fishing Guides, Charters, and Trip Options

Florida is one of the world's top fishing destinations, so it should be no surprise that it's home to some of the best guides and charter captains in the industry. From the Keys to the Panhandle, all guides and charters listed here can be booked online to make it easy for you to get out on the water. Plan your next fishing trip in the Sunshine State!

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Florida Keys

  • Flying Fish Charters (Key West): Live bait, light tackle, and fly fishing both inshore and offshore. Choose from a half day on the skiff for 1-2 anglers ($450), full day on the skiff for 1-2 ($650), half day on the center console for 1-4 anglers ($700), or a full day on the center console for 1-4 ($1100). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Johnny Maddox Charters Sportfishing Adventures (Marathon): Captain Johnny and his experienced captains and crews offer a number of adventures in the Florida Keys for 1-6 anglers: half day reef and wreck trip ($800), 3/4 day reef & wreck trip ($950), half day inshore sharkathon ($750), 3/4 day offshore ($1100), full day offshore sportsman ($1250), and big game bluewater adventures ($1500). See more info, contact, and book.

  • Silver King Charters (North as Biscayne Bay and South as Key West): Captain Alex Zapata specializes in fly fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook and Sharks in the flats of the Florida Keys. He fishes out of Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Key Largo, Islamorada, Big Pine Key, Key West and points in between. Book a half day ($500), 3/4 day ($600), full day ($650), or Miami night tarpon fishing trip ($500). See more info, contact, and book.
Featured Review for Silver King Charters from Mattias Eder (May 8, 2019): "Alex is a very care taking person, knows any hole of the Keys, supplies perfect equipment and is addicted to fly fishing. My expectations have been topped by far. He showed me more than 500 Tarpons passing the boat by a few meters and as migrating not willing to take the fly. Anyhow, we caught 9 smaller fish and the experience of the boat trip throughout the Keys was a mindblowing experience that would have been worth the money even without fishing. It was a pleasure to learn to know Alex and whenever I have the chance to fish with him again, I will do it for sure."

Miami / Ft. Lauderdale / Biscayne Bay

  • Top Gun Fishing Charters: Kite fishing, trolling, live baiting and wreck fishing the waters of Miami, Miami Beach, and Key Biscayne. For 1-6 anglers, choose a half day ($800), full day ($1200), twilight tuna trip ($900), or swordfish charter ($1400). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Fly & Fish with Fraser: Fly fishing, spin and light tackle fishing charters for any skill level. Select from the following trips: Miami Night Time Tarpon and Snook Fishing (4 Hours) for 1-5 anglers ($350), Key Largo and Biscayne National Park fishing trip for 1-5 anglers ($450), or Snook Catching on Live Bait for 2-4 anglers ($500). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Silver King Charters: Captain Alex Zapata specializes in fly fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook and Sharks in the flats of the Florida Keys. He fishes out of Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Key Largo, Islamorada, Big Pine Key, Key West and points in between. Book a half day ($500), 3/4 day ($600), full day ($650), or Miami night tarpon fishing trip ($500). See more info, contact, and book.
  • HawgHunter Guide Service: Captain Frank Carbone offers fishing trips targeting peacock bass and largemouth bass on Miami Lakes (and Lake Okeechobee; see below). Book a half day fishing ($375+), 3/4 day fishing ($425+), full day fishing ($475+), full day family package special ($425), split day trip ($550), or sun up - sun down fishing trip ($795). See more info, contact, and book.

Lake Okeechobee

  • HawgHunter Guide Service: Captain Frank Carbone offers fishing trips targeting peacock bass and largemouth bass. Book a half day fishing ($375+), 3/4 day fishing ($425+), full day fishing ($475+), full day family package special ($425), split day trip ($550), or sun up - sun down fishing trip ($795). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Okeechobee Just 4 Bass Guide Service: Capt. Scott Kerslake is a professional tournament fisherman, Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guide and Okeechobee Bass fishing legend and has maintained his passion for bass fishing while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Book 4 hour ($275), 6 hour ($350), or 8 hour ($400) trips for 1-2 people ($50 for a 3rd person). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Mike Morse Fishing: Bass fishing tournament angler and guide based in Tampa but fishing the following big bass lakes: Seminole, Harris Chain, Kissimmee Chain, Istokpoga, Okeechobee, Walk-In-Water, and Lake Tarpon. Book a half day ($275), full day ($400), or 2 day guided trip ($600). See more info, contact, and book.

Port St. Lucie / Stuart

  • Bill Chaser - Stuart Florida Fishing Charter: Inshore or offshore trips featuring live bait and trolling. All trips are for 1-6 anglers: inshore half day ($450), inshore 3/4 day ($550), inshore full day ($650), offshore half day ($600), offshore 3/4 day ($700), offshore full day ($800), and nighttime swordfishing trips ($1200). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Chaos Fishing Charters: Inshore trips on the skiff, nearshore trips on the Chaos 21' Bay Boat, and offshore trips on the 40' "Mayhem". Rates for inshore for 1-2 anglers or nearshore for 1-4 anglers are the same for half days ($424) or full days ($848). For offshore charters, book a half day ($742) or full day ($1060) for 1-6 guests. See more info, contact, and book.
  • Tighten Up Fishing: Inshore or offshore fishing on a 21' Sea Pro for 1-3 guests. Book inshore for a half day ($400), 3/4 day ($500), full day ($700), or 12 hour trip ($1200), or book an offshore half day trip ($500). See more info, contact, and book.

Everglades

Naples

  • Fishing Solves Everything: Backcountry fishing is Captain Glen's specialty, but you can also book guided sightseeing, bird watching, eco tours, and shelling trips. For 1-6 guests, book a half day fishing ($450), 3/4 day fishing ($650), full day fishing ($800), 2.5 hour shelling & eco tour ($250), 2.5 hour fishing & shelling tour ($300), 4 hour shelling & eco tour ($400), or 5 hour fishing & eco tour ($600). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Smokin' Hooks: Nearshore and offshore trips with a variety of species to fish for and experiences to choose based on your adventure level. The 25' Parker boat can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests on a trip, with 4 anglers fishing at a time. Book a half day nearshore ($450+), 3/4 day offshore ($650+), full day ($850+), or 5 hour special ($525+). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Local Knowledge of SWFL: Captain Michael Hatcher's expertise comes from being born and raised in Naples and from over 15 years experience in both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Fish up to 4 people on a half day ($450), 3/4 day ($650), or full day ($800). See more info, contact, and book.

Ft. Myers / Cape Coral

  • Chum Crazy ChartersBackbay / inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and eco tours for fishing from Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Bonita Springs or Estero Bay. For 1-4 guests, book a half day backbay / inshore ($400), 3/4 day backbay / inshore ($550), full day backbay / inshore ($675), half day offshore ($450), 3/4 day offshore ($600), full day offshore ($725), or an eco tour for shelling and sightseeing ($250). See more info, contact, and book.
Featured Review for Chum Crazy Charters from Pat Campbell (February 15, 2018): "Great 4 hours of inshore fishing w/ Captain Drew today. I don't know if Drew's more focused on having a fun, relaxed outing or catching fish, because we did loads of both! Drew had my novice wife casting & catching on her own in minutes. He guided me towards a bit more independence in casting & catching, but all the while ensuring all 3 of us were catching fish and having a great time. Drew cleaned 4 keepers for our dinner and gave us tips on grilling them."
  • Capt. Matt's Island Charters: Inshore / nearshore fishing charters, sightseeing cruises, shelling excursions, and more for 1-6 guests. Choose inshore / nearshore charters for a half day ($450+), 3/4 day or tarpon trip ($650+), or full day or tarpon trip ($850+). Book a sightseeing or Calusa Indian Mound tour ($400), shelling tour ($400), or shelling full day and shelling / lunch combo ($600). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Jimbo's Charters Fishing Guide: Captain Jim (Jimbo) Conant offers trips for 1-6 anglers around Cape Coral throughout the waters of Matlacha, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa, Sanibel, and Captiva Islands. Book a Half day inshore fishing ($350+), 3/4 day inshore fishing ($525+), full day inshore fishing ($750+), half day offshore fishing ($500+), 3/4 day offshore fishing ($700+), tarpon adventure trip (4-6 hours for 2-3 anglers, $650), dolphin and nature cruise ($180+), or beach and nature cruise ($350+). See more info, contact, and book.
  • Todd McCagg Fly Fishing Coach: Looking for focused instruction to learn how to fly fish? Todd McCagg is a Certified Fly Casting Instructor with Fly Fishers International and used to teach fly fishing schools for L.L. Bean. He offers private instruction on fly casting, fly tying, and fly fishing personalized to your level of experience. See more info, contact, and book.

Tampa / St. Petersburg

Sarasota

  • Paradise Fly - Fly Fishing Charter in Sarasota, FL: Capt. Chris Brackett specializes in fly fishing but also offers spinning and conventional gear for whatever type of trip you'd like. For standard charters for 1-6 anglers, book a 1/2 day ($375), 3/4 day ($575), or a full day ($775). For a full 8-hour day or night trip fishing for tarpon, trips are still $775 but limited to 4 anglers. See more info, contact, and book.

Palm Coast / Flagler Beach

Crystal River

  • High Octane Fishing: Capt. Nick Warrington offers inshore and flats fishing on a 24' Bay Boat for up to 6 anglers. Main targeted species year round are Speckled Trout, Redfish & Snook. Depending on the season, you may also be able to target Spanish Mackerel, Mango Snapper, Triple Tail, Black Drum, & Flounder. Half day trips start at $350 and full day trips start at $500. See more info, contact, and book.

Hernando Beach

Keaton Beach

St. Marks

Mexico Beach / Port St. Joseph

  • Mexico Beach Charters: Bottom fishing and trolling, nearshore and offshore, or custom trips for diving, sightseeing, etc. on the Nauti-Dogg with Capt. Tom. For 1-6 anglers, book a bottom fishing or trolling trip for 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 hours ($135/hr), or contact Capt. Tom to coordinate a custom trip. See more info, contact, and book.

Santa Rosa