According to the Florida Fishing Vacations Advisor, the average price of a fishing charter varies based on several factors–the boat captain’s experience, type of boat, type of fishing you intend to do and the length of the trip. Average rates can vary from $35 for just a couple of hours to over $1,200 for an entire day. There are several fishing boat captains vying for the tourist dollar and because of this, it’s possible to find competitively priced, affordable Florida fishing charters.
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Since 1982, Captain Scott Green has fished the waters off Sarasota's shores. His fishing charter rates are below average–only $540 for an 8-hour day of inshore fishing. Items recommended for you to bring on your fishing charter include a drink-filled cooler and sunscreen.
Rodbender Fishing Charters 5116 Sunnydale Cir. Sarasota, FL 34233 941-320-8171 sarasotafishingcharter.com
Red Hot Fishing Charters
Captain Kyle Messier is a Florida fishing guide fulltime. A 21-foot Carolina skiff charters fishers. Typical catches include redfish, trout, tarpon, grouper and flounder. Rates are modest–four people, for 7 to 8 hours, is only $450. Bait and tackle, coolers and fish cleaning are included.
Red Hot Fishing Charters 614 U.S. 19 Crystal River, FL 34428 352-634-4002 redhotfishingcharters.com
Catch ‘Em All
Catch ‘Em All charters, with Captain Jeff Shelar, vary in price depending on fuel usage. Choosing trips with rates based on fuel usage is a way to get your Florida fishing charter cheap–only pay for what you use. Catch ‘Em All’s rates are a little different. An 8-hour rate ranges from $750 to $800. Live bait and tackle are included. Captain Jeff will also filet, clean and freeze your catches for you.
Catch ‘Em All 368 110th St.-Ocean Marathon, FL 33050 305-481-4568 catch-em-all.com
Florida Fishing Charters
Captain Fred and Florida Fishing Charters take anglers out for 8 hours of saltwater fishing for $550. Freshwater fishing charters are only $350 for a full day. Included are a U.S. Coast Guard certified, professional guide, all bait and tackle, sunscreen and coolers. Florida Fishing Charters has experience with children and large group trips.
Florida Fishing Charters 490 Bayou Street Boca Grande, FL 33921 941-964-2333 fishboca.com