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Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip

100% (8)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
Fishing in Destin

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Half Day Trip - 44' Custom

100% (20)
44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,350
Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Offshore Fishing

100% (12)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Unforgettable Day Offshore

93% (15)
45 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Islamorada

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Stock Island

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Stock Island

Key West Nearshore/Offshore Trip

100% (3)
63 ft 1 - 12 People From $1,600

Top Cities for Goliath Grouper Fishing in Florida

Most Popular Types of Goliath Grouper Trips in Florida

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Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West "Flex" Sportfishing in Key West

Have you ever wanted to catch that once-in-a-lifetime fish, capture that awe-inspiring sunset, or enjoy an unforgettable day with your family on the water? With Captain John, you can do just that. Spend your half, 3/4, full or extended day trip exploring the beautiful flats around Key West as you chase down tarpon, permit, barracuda, sharks, snappers and more. This back country/flats charter is a popular choice for both longtime anglers and families because of its wide range of fishing opportunities. Hop on the 24' Yellowtail and the highly-rated Captain John will take you where you need to be. Your adventure will begin at the dock as Captain John explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. Be sure to bring any beverages or snacks you might need, and Captain John will provide everything else. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Cudjoe Key

Key West "Flex" Sportfishing

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Epic Biscayne Bay Trip in Key Largo

A charter with Captain Jason is super flexible, allowing you to chase your favorite species or cross another fish off your bucket list! If you want to go offshore into the Gulf or fish Biscayne Bay, there are tons of options available—all for a reasonable price! On the bottom, there are multiple species of Snapper, Grouper, and Shark. In the middle depths, there are Jacks, Runners, Permit, Barracuda, and tons of other exciting sportfish. On this charter, you can mix it up, switching techniques depending on which species you're interested in catching. Captain Jason will provide the gear, bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure, snacks and drinks! Get out there and get hooked! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cudjoe Key

Epic Biscayne Bay Trip

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $350
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Offshore Action in Key West

Climb aboard with Captain John and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Key West, Florida. If you have never been to Key West before, you’re missing out! And if you’re looking for a knowledgeable charter captain to take you out, Captain John is a great choice. As a 5th generation fisherman in Key West, Captain John knows exactly where the fish bite. Test your casting accuracy as you target Amberjack, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, African Pompano, Sailfish, Bull SharkYellowtail Snapper, Swordfish, Blackfin Tuna, and many more species. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain John’s 33-foot center console equipped with two 300 HP engines. She also has a GPS, fishfinder, flybridge, live bait well, outriggers, and tuna tubes. Captain John will provide Spearfishing Equipment and Snorkeling equipment free of charge if you’re interested. He welcomes 6 anglers on these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures. Make sure you bring food and drinks for the day (preferably no glass) as well as a hat and sunscreen. Captain John will provide all licenses, rods, reels, lures, and tackle. He will also prepare live bait before the trip, although you can catch the bait during the trip if you’d like. For the 6-and 8-hour trips, a first mate will be on board to help you at all times. They will help you clean and fillet your fish at the end of the trip. Whatever your skill level, there is a fish out here with your name on it. Come and join Captain John for an exciting day of fishing! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Cudjoe Key

Key West Offshore Action

88% (8)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for St. Pete Offshore Experience in St. Petersburg

Go aboard Captain Greg's beautiful 32' Sabalo and see what fishing in St. Peter's is all about! You'll be able to get a taste of everything on this trip, including nearshore reef fishing, offshore trolling, and everything in between. There are so many species available on this trip that we're barely able to list them all! The Gulf of Mexico is know as the Grouper capital of the world, and in the reefs, wrecks, and ledges you'll fish there are Black, Red, Scamp, Gag, and Goliath Grouper. Aside from bottomfish, there are also tons of Gray Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish that can be caught on the same reefs! These fish are all absolutely delicious table fare, and Captain Greg is happy to clean your keepers at the end of the trip. For surface trolling, there's an abundance of King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and even Sharks! These species are a blast to catch and provide a challenge for every level of angler. You'll be fishing from a 32′ Sabalo sportfisher, built in the "Down East Cruiser" style. She has 15 feet of fishing deck space, with 11 rod holders and an open deck all the way around the stern. The 315-HP Cummins diesel engine makes her an extremely reliable fishing machine. With over 200 gallons of fuel capacity, she can take you out 100 miles and back with fuel to spare! In addition, she boasts 1800 lbs. of ice capacity; far more than a charter could ever need. This means there’s room for all your food, drinks, fish, and plenty of fresh ice. The creature comforts of this charter boat are more than worthy. Her central engine box has a cushion that’s 24 square feet and 6” thick for comfortable seating for six. There’s also a fish box with another 4 inch thick cushion that seats two. There’s also plenty of room to rest in the oversized v-berth below. Whether you want to relax on a fifty mile ride offshore or sit down and reel in a fish, there’s room for you AND five of your friends. Captain Greg will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen, proper clothing, sunglasses, and a smile! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cudjoe Key

St. Pete Offshore Experience

100% (5)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for Nearshore Trip with Captain Phil in Naples

Captain Phil welcomes you aboard his brand new 24 Avenger with a tower on it for Tarpon fishing and Permit fishing on the nearshore wrecks! Captain Phil has been serving clients in the Naples area since 1996. He offers nearshore fishing adventures for the entire family and for serious anglers. These Nearshore fishing excursions can be day or night trips, fishing the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, snapper, cobia, permit, kingfish, barracuda, and giant Jewfish on the wrecks. Captain Phil will provide all the fishing gear (rods, reels, tackle, bait), fishing licenses, water, ice. Anything else you’d like to eat or drink you should bring along with you. Though there is usually ample room in our onboard coolers, you may bring a small cooler for your provisions if you’d prefer. Clothing is seasonal, but it’s sunny down in South Florida and most often quite warm. Layering is recommended, especially utilizing anti-UV protective clothing. Captain Phil suggest sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments, so bring your favorite camera. No handheld GPS devices are allowed on board, thank you! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cudjoe Key

Nearshore Trip With Captain Phil

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $700
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for Naples Offshore Structure in Naples

Attention fishing fanatics: join Captain Joseph and get out on this offshore fishing adventure in Naples, FL! On this trip you'll cast off and head out into the vast blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on board a sleek 28' Mako center console. She's equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and technology, and provides 360º of exceptional fishing. You'll primarily be targeting offshore reefs, wrecks, and other structure where big fish like to hang out. Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Grouper, Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, and more are all on the menu here, so let Captain Joseph know what species you're most interested in catching! He's seasoned expert with years of experience and local knowledge that he's eager to share with you. He knows all the best spots to find the fish, and he'll make sure you're well-equipped and ready to tackle whatever the ocean throws your way. But this trip isn't just about the fishing! The stunning beauty of the Gulf of Mexico is a sight to behold, and Captain Joseph will take you to some of the most breathtaking spots along the coastline, where you'll witness firsthand the wonders of nature and the abundant marine life that inhabit these waters. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, this offshore fishing charter in Naples, Florida, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cudjoe Key

Naples Offshore Structure

100% (6)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida goliath grouper fishing charter

What are the best goliath grouper fishing charters in Florida?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 127 goliath grouper trips in Florida, and the most popular trips in the area are Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip guided by Gage, Half Day Trip - 44' Custom guided by Harold, and Clearwater offshore fishing guided by Brad.

Our guides in Florida are rated a 4.94 out of 5 based on 2880 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 goliath grouper guides / fishing lessons in Florida? Check out our beginner and family friendly goliath grouper guides in Florida.

What types of goliath grouper fishing charters are common in Florida?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for goliath grouper in Florida as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

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

How much do Florida goliath grouper fishing charters cost?

for goliath grouper in Florida prices can range anywhere from about $700 to $3,500, but the average price for a half day trip for goliath grouper in Florida is $1,141. The average price for a full day trip for goliath grouper in Florida is $2,066.

What month is best for goliath grouper fishing in Florida?

The most popular season for goliath grouper fishing in Florida is spring, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Do I need a Florida fishing license for goliath grouper and what are the bag limits for goliath grouper 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Great job! Good introduction and fishing!

    James C. with Brandon B. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day- will book with Jay again 100%.

    Mckenzie K. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome day on the water today - Capt Steve put us on the fish and Stan kept us reeling with many triple hookups. Wore my boys out. Appreciate all the knowledge they shared too. Tight lines!

    Danny C. with Walter K. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome time on this fishing charter. He was very attentive to making sure we had a good time!

    Paul D. with Jonathan G. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Caught a ~25 lb blackfin tuna and a 9ft 2inch great white

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

  • ★★★★★
    Mason was phenomenal. Easy to talk to, engaging, great at teaching, and fun to be with… we got Mahi-Mahi and an exotic. We had a blast and will go fishing with Mason again soon!!!

    Patrick . with Rob D. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My son and I went on a 4 hour fishing trip from Pompano Beach through the Hillsboro Beach Inlet. Captain Dave and mate Tom crewed the boat. They were both professional and very friendly. They made us feel welcome immediately and Captain Dave in particular showed interest in my son who had not been on a deep sea trip previously. They both made the utmost efforts to find us fish. They told us that the morning trip had been pretty quite but they did a lot to find fish, which they did. We ended up landing 5 fish of different species and Tom was kind enough as well as skilled enough to clean the Mahi Mahi and Black Tuna for us to take with us. I would definitely go out with them again the next time we go.

    David O. with Tim M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Second Generation fisherman Rob was absolutely the best. He knew where to go close to the Harbor to put us on the fish. Highly recommended.

    Robert H. with Rob D. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I've been out on charters many, many times mostly down the east coast but also in Cabo. I must say the trip out with captain Manny is one of the two best trips out I've ever experienced. Her out is on fish, Jordan (the mate) ensured the rods and basis were correct and ready to catch fish. This was just a half day trip but next trip I'm going full day. Wow, I highly recommend Captain Manny!!!!! The catch highlights have to include the 54" barracuda and a 7' shark (it took two of us tag teaming and over 30 minutes to bring the shark alongside the boat for measurement.

    Steve H. with Manny S. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide. Worked hard to get us into the fish. Caught over 40 fish. Having snapper and trout for dinner!

    Unknown U. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a great trip. Great Captain, great boat, great fishing. Grouper, snapper, shark, trigger fish, barracuda, lots of other species. Saw dolphins and sea turtles. Overall great experience. Thank you Joseph.

    Ryan M. with Joseph F. of Marco Island, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was lively and knowledgeable. He definitely knows the area and loves fishing. He put us on a few good spots and we had fun. I will definitely choose him again!

    Dennis R. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    A friend and I we went out with Cpt. Gage for some afternoon offshore fishing. As soon as my line was in the water I had a bite, then we caught fish after fish! We mush have caught about 50 fish between us. It was a great experience and is highly recommended. I’d never fished before in my life, but after being shown what to do it was easy to pick up.

    John M. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hey there Tim was great! Lillie was a great 1st mate! Caught some fish, always good. But also got a great trip out on the water! Dolphins were out and about; great to be out in God’s country!

    Charles M. with Tim H. of Englewood, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic 4 hour charter, Captain James was a blast and he knew where the fish were! Will book again, thanks for a great time.

    Ted M. with James G. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fantastic trip with Robert, he got us into plenty of action including an 80lb Tarpon with a couple other hook ups. We then poled an area and caught some juvenile Tarpon that was a blast. And last but not least, Robert put us on some screaming bonefish, my buddy and I each landed a pair of bones. Thanks for an Awesome trip Robert. Tight lines👍

    Thomas M. with Robert H. of Cudjoe Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic service and best Capt. And first mate. Wel all caught over 20 fish a piece. Will highly recommend your charter in the future.

    Foster (. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Has a great time. We all enjoyed

    Clayton S. with Paul H. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on the water. Caught a variety of fish, some bigger some smaller. Captain Jason proved to be a real people person, in firm control of his craft. Great conversationalist. Definitely would go out with him again.

    John U. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

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