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Fishing in Shalimar

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Shalimar

Destin Rod-Bender

100% (4)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
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Fishing in Pompano Beach

Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pompano Beach

#1 Offshore Charter

100% (3)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Reef Fishing (Shared Trip)

50% (2)
85 ft 1 - 15 People From $69
Fishing in Miami Beach

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Bachelor Party Fishing Fun!

100% (2)
57 ft 1 - 24 People From $850
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Fishing in Pompano Beach

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pompano Beach

Sunrise Saltwater Slam

100% (4)
47 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
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Fishing in New Smyrna Beach

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in New Smyrna Beach

Inshore Saltwater Run

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $450

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Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West

Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Offshore Or Inshore

100% (8)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Crushing Clearwater Offshore in Clearwater

Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Come join Captain Steve or Captain DJ on board their beautiful 34' Crusader sportfishing vessel, and get out there on a thrilling charter fishing trip in the beautiful waters of Clearwater, FL! On this offshore trip, you'll be targeting a range of species across the whole water column. Up towards the surface, you'll troll and cast for Barracuda, Kingfish, Bonito,and Spanish Mackerel, while down on the bottom you'll drop lines for Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just looking to try your hand at fishing, our experienced captains and crew have got you covered. The 34' Crusader is a purpose-built fishing vessel equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, comfortable seating, restrooms, and all the amenities you need for a successful day on the water. Licensed to carry up to 6 passengers, this safe, clean, comfortable vessel carries state-of-the-art Furuno GPS bottom-sounder and radar and is equipped with Coast Guard approved safety equipment, EPIRB radio beacon, life preservers, flares, and throwable life ring. There is a bathroom, tuna tower, outriggers for offshore trolling, fish-fighting chairs, and plenty of seating on board. 4 hour, 5 hour, and 6 hour charters are offered in the morning and afternoon and are generally bottom fishing in winter and trolling in spring, summer, and fall. 8 hour, 10 hour, and 12 hour charters require a morning departure (7am at the latest) and are the perfect length for bottom fishing, trolling, and live baiting. Red snapper season begins June 1st through July and requires a 10 or 12 hour trip! Captain Steve and Captain DJ have years of fishing experience out of Clearwater combined, so you'll be in great hands when you set out to bag some fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Crushing Clearwater Offshore

100% (9)
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $880
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Mixed Bag Trip in Key West

Join Captain Brad on an exciting fishing adventure in Key West, Florida. Captain Brad is extremely friendly and courteous, and wants to help you reel in your personal best! On these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures, Captain Brad will help you catch a variety of species, including Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Black Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Sailfish, Red Snapper (depending on the season), Yellowtail Snapper, and Wahoo. You’ll be fishing aboard Capt. Brad’s 43-foot sportfisher which is equipped with a large fishing cockpit, a functioning Tuna Tower, and an extra-large live well capacity. On this trip, Captain Brad emphasizes light tackle but is more than happy to accommodate for live bait slow trolling, reef & wreck, dead bait trolling, kite fishing, and blue water fly fishing. Captain Brad will provide Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods, reels, tackle, and lures. They will also provide live bait, drinks, fly fishing equipment, and fish cleaning/filleting at no extra cost. A first mate will be on board to help you at all times. Make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, and some food/snacks for the day! The crew is excited to give you a great fishing trip – it doesn’t matter if you’ve fished a hundred times or whether this is your first time taking the family fishing – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Mixed Bag Trip

100% (6)
43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Offshore Trolling Fun! in Miami Beach

The Captain and Mate will provide you with top quality fishing equipment including conventional and spinning tackle ranging from 10 to 130 lb class. When it comes to cleaning and filleting the catch. Crew members will kindly bag and ice desired fish wanted, so a 20 % gratuity would be appreciated and split among themselves. We are very child friendly, so don't hesitate to bring your little ones along. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Miami Offshore Trolling Fun!

100% (2)
57 ft 1 - 24 People From $850
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Fishing in Panama City
Fishing in Panama City
Fishing in Panama City
trip description for Chasin’ Tails 6 Hour Trip in Panama City

Experience the thrill of fishing in the emerald waters of Panama City, Florida with Captain John, on board his 28' Cape Horn center console! Get ready to bottom fish and troll for a variety of species including Amberjack, Kingfish, Triggerfish, Snapper and more! Captain John has years of experience fishing in the waters of Panama City and he knows all the best spots to find the biggest fish. With his state-of-the-art equipment and expertise, you'll have everything you need for a successful and memorable trip. His Cape Horn center console is a top-of-the-line fishing machine with plenty of room for anglers of all ages and skill levels. It's equipped with the latest electronics and fishing gear, and it's powered by twin Yamaha outboard engines for a smooth and comfortable ride. During your trip, Captain John will provide you with everything you need to bottom fish and troll, including rods, reels, tackle, and Frozen bait. He'll also be on hand to offer tips and advice, so you can catch as many fish as possible. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you'll have a blast fishing with Captain John! At the end of the day, we have a cleaning facility called the GUT HUT that can handle all of your fish cleaning needs including the option of vacuum sealing, so you can take it home to enjoy. We also have a new Tiki Bar at the marina for you while you wait with drinks TV's and some food options. With its beautiful beaches, lively seafood restaurants, and world-class fishing, Panama City is the perfect destination for your next fishing charter. So, book your trip with Captain John today and get ready for a fun-filled day on the water! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Panama City

Chasin’ Tails 6 Hour Trip

92% (12)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,099
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Legendary Fishing in Key West in Key West

Head out for a fun-filled action-packed charter with Captain Chuck aboard his Ocean Yacht for an epic Key West fishing experience! For most trips, you will be trolling the nearshore and close offshore waters for Bonito, Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else emerges from the beautiful waters off the southernmost point of the United States! The longer the trip, the more species you can expect to catch (and the bigger the fish!) Captain Chuck fishes aboard a well-maintained 55 foot Ocean Sport Fisher. She is fully equipped to fish, outfitted with a Furuno electronics package and all the tackle you will need for your Key West Fishing Adventure. With dual 725 horse power Detroit Diesel engines powering this vessel, you can get from the dock to prime fishing spots quick to allow you to begin fishing faster! You're welcome to be as involved as you'd like as well, for those who just want to cool off and watch the action from inside the air-conditioned cabin, we have a luxurious space for them to relax until the next big fish gets on the hook. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Legendary Fishing In Key West

100% (7)
55 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,100
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida bonito fishing charter

What are the best bonito fishing charters in Florida?

Why should I book a bonito fishing charter in Florida with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 134 bonito trips in Florida, and the most popular trips in the area are Destin Rod-Bender guided by Robert, #1 Offshore Charter guided by Brad, and Daily Reef Fishing (Shared Trip) guided by Andrew.

Our guides in Florida are rated a 4.8 out of 5 based on 3233 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly bonito guides / fishing lessons in Florida? Check out our beginner and family friendly bonito guides in Florida.

What types of bonito fishing charters are common in Florida?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bonito in Florida as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Florida are trolling, bottom fishing, and live bait fishing but heavy tackle fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Florida bonito fishing charters cost?

for bonito in Florida prices can range anywhere from about $750 to $4,222, but the average price for a half day trip for bonito in Florida is $1,456. The average price for a full day trip for bonito in Florida is $2,643.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for bonito fishing in Florida?

The most popular season for bonito fishing in Florida is summer, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

Do I need a Florida fishing license for bonito and what are the bag limits for bonito in Florida?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Florida, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Florida. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    What a great trip and experience. First deep sea fishing trip for my 11 year old boy. Capt. Alex was friendly, knowledgeable and made the trip very enjoyable for myself and my boy. Alex makes the trip about you and works as hard as he can to make sure you have a successful trip. We definitely look forward to going back out with Capt. Alex in the future.

    David M. with Alex H. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Max was awesome! Trip provided fund for the whole family.

    Jacob W. with Max W. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Tony was great. We'd definitely book again.

    Houston H. with Antonio E. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Greatest experience we could ask for. Caught a good amount and captain Adam was very knowledgeable on where to go for best fishing and Is very respectful. Would highly recommend captain Adam to anyone looking for a fun fishing trip.

    Landan L. with Adam H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Definitely a very fun trip! Will definitely recommend to friends/families. Caught almost 50 fish and was a blast! Two takeaways for myself: Red Snapper fishing can only happen with the 10-12 hour trips, not the 4 hour trips.

    Luis M. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing trip! Ron and Chris were awesome! We didn’t have much knowledge of fishing going into this. They made it easy and taught us a lot. We caught a variety of fish. We DEFINITELY will be doing this again with Ron on our next trip down to Florida. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

    Hailee T. with Ron C. of Pompano Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Zach initially was unavailable but he got us hooked up with another boat quick and it was a great trip! The captain and his first mate were very knowledgeable about where the fish were and we never had to wait for bait, they got our poles ready, took the fish off and we had a great experience! The boat was very clean and we will for sure book with them next year! Highly recommend!

    Destany O. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Terrific service and experience with Captain Tim. Ans Nick. Will definitely recommend to others.

    Jorge C. with Tim M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with capt John. He put us on a ton of fish. Him and his deck hand Drew worked hard keeping all 5 of us baited up and fishing the entire time . We caught a boat load of great fish. Will definitely call on his services again!

    Greg G. with John C. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Katie and Nick are the absolute bomb!!!! Been coming to Destin for years waiting to find the right captain, don’t waste anymore time, if you’re looking for BIG SHARKS, Captain Katie is your girl!!! During the wait they kept the action going on smaller lines the entire time! And once the bite was on it was ON!!! Hats off Captain Katie, you are definitely one of the best!

    Paul-Jason Q. with Katie A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome!!!!!!

    John L. with Vasiliy O. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Caught some dolphin for dinner! Had a great time.

    Kyle J. with Peter D. of Riviera Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time fishing! Both the captain and mate were very friendly. They got us on some fish, so that made the whole thing worth while. Thanks again!

    Jason C. with Tim M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Time! Caught a sailfish! Captain and first mate worked hard and very enjoyable to be with! Would book again!

    Kyle J. with Peter D. of Riviera Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Stellar Review for an Unforgettable Fish Charter Experience Our recent fish charter experience with Captain Katie and her first mate, Nick, was nothing short of phenomenal! I took my 13 and 11-year-old boys shark fishing, and Captain Katie did not disappoint. We landed an impressive 9' tiger shark that gave us an exhilarating challenge and wore us out in the best way possible. The excitement didn't stop there. Captain Katie expertly guided us to prime spots where we caught mackerel, bonita, and snapper, keeping the adrenaline high and the action continuous. We go charter fishing every year, and I can confidently say that this was the most enjoyable and memorable trip we've ever had. The crew's professionalism, expertise, and friendly demeanor made the entire experience exceptional. I highly recommend this crew for anyone looking for an unforgettable fishing adventure!

    Adam D. with Katie A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Brad and his deck hand Dennis was awesome given the weather and seas where not very good they still put us on fish and took care of us perfectly. Boat was very nice clean had lots of room (perfect set up) . Would highly recommended Captain Brad !!!!

    Johnny E. with Brad S. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome experience. Captain chuck and Joe Joe were great. Nice boat, good times

    Stephen M. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Todd was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with our group that had a few inexperienced anglers on the boat. Will definitely seek out Todd the next time we are in New Smyrna beach!

    Gregg S. with Todd V. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I was fishing with Captain Vasiliy on June 4th, he made the experience as enjoyable as possible for me and my daughter, he really understands fishing and knows good fishing spots, we caught a lot of fish with him! Thanks again Captain Vasiliy -Ruslan and Karolina

    Ruslan P. with Vasiliy O. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an incredible day with Antonio and Russia. They led us to the fish and we caught 9 Mahi Mahi. They were great company and took good care of us!

    Maggie B. with Antonio E. of Key West, Florida

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