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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Nearshore/ Offshore

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

8 Hour Offshore - 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Offshore Fishing

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Fishing in Jacksonville

Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Summer Time Offshore Fishing

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Jacksonville

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

10 Hour Offshore-24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Deep Sea Trip

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57 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Most Popular Types of Mahi Mahi Trips in Jacksonville

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Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Private Charter-Bottom Fishing or Gulf Stream Trolling in St. Augustine

BOTTOM FISHING: Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton snapper, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and more available year round. GULF STREAM TROLLING: Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Barracuda. Prices based in part on current fuel prices and subject to change. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Private Charter-Bottom Fishing Or Gulf Stream Trolling

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Atlantic Beach
Fishing in Atlantic Beach
Fishing in Atlantic Beach
trip description for Full or Extended Day - 25’ SeaCat in Atlantic Beach

Choose from 8 or 10 hour options to venture further Offshore and target monster Florida Sportfish! Based on season and target species, expect to visit honey holes 20-50 miles Offshore to Troll & Bottom Fish for deep-sea monsters. Captain Chris will show you all the special tricks, techniques, and honey holes to ensure you catch your limit. Captain Chris will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. He’ll also provide bottled water and ice, though you’re free to bring any other snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and bag your catch for easy transport home. Have the true Florida offshore experience with a seasoned local guide aboard with Captain Chris! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Atlantic Beach

Full Or Extended Day - 25’ SeaCat

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Offshore Adventure - 30’ Albemarle in St. Augustine

Launch with Captain Robby for a first-class Atlantic Coast fishing experience out of St. Augustine, FL! With over 20 years of experience guiding these North East Florida waters, Captain Robby will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! After you get settled in, and Captain Robby cranks up the engines, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to do some trolling, deep-sea dropping, and fish catching! Your targets can depend on how far offshore you go (and the time of year) but the focus is mainly on big game species, such as Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Wahoo. You can also go after Black Grouper, Amberjack, Sheepshead, Cobia, and many more. The longer the trip you run the more flexibility you will have in what species you'd like to pursue. You;ll be aboard a 30' Albemarle Express that accommodates up to 6 guests. This fishing machine has everything an angler needs for a great day on the water. She’s powered by twin 300 HP engines and features a fighting chair, trolling gear, a live bait tank, and top-of-the-line navigational electronics. To ensure everybody’s comfort throughout the day, the boat also has a private bathroom, a fully functioning galley, a bedroom, and an air-conditioned lounge area. You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Robby can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Robby also provides top of the line rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. He'll even clean and bag your fish for you to take home. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Robby will take care of the rest to make the most of your St. Augustine saltwater adventure! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Offshore Adventure - 30’ Albemarle

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Extended Day Adventure in St. Augustine

If your looking to get some serious fishing done in St. Augustine, Captain Robby's extended day trips are for you! With over 20 years of experience guiding these North East Florida waters, Captain Robby will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style as you explore the open ocean. After you get settled in, and Captain Robby cranks up the engines, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to do some trolling, deep-sea dropping, and fish catching! For these 10-12 hour trips the world is your oyster on board with Captain Robby and your targets depend on how far offshore you go but the focus is mainly on big game species, such as Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Wahoo. You can also go after Black Grouper, Amberjack, Sheepshead, Cobia, and many more. What also matters is that you get to keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you free of charge. You'll be aboard Captain Robby's 30' Albemarle Express, which can accommodate up to 6 guests. This fishing machine has everything an angler needs for a great day on the water. She’s powered by twin 300 HP engines and features a fighting chair, trolling gear, a live bait tank, and top-of-the-line navigational electronics. To ensure everybody’s comfort throughout the day, the boat also has a private bathroom, a fully functioning galley, a bedroom, and an air-conditioned lounge area. You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Robby can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Robby also provides top of the line rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. He'll even clean and bag your fish for you to take home. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Robby will take care of the rest to make the most of your St. Augustine saltwater adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Extended Day Adventure

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for 12-Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox in St. Augustine

Head out for a trip to remember as you venture off the coast of St. Augustine with Captain Troy! On this 10 to 12-hour fishing trip you'll be aboard a comfortable 28' Seafox sportfisher that can go up to 60 knots, capable of doing some intense trolling and getting you to the deep waters in a hurry. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, but you never know what's going to be cruising past your trolling lines! Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin. Typical catches on the 10-hour trip include Kingfish, Barracuda, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Mahi Mahi, and varoius snappers. You can also head out a little farther on the 12-hour trip where you'll have a chance at Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. No matter the duration Captain Troy simply thinks like a fish and will show you how to hook into them. You won't be surprised to hear that he has won half the fly fishing tournaments he's been in. Don't worry about not being prepared, as everything you need for a successful fishing adventure will be on board, including a bathroom. Captain Troy supplies all bait, tackle, gear and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and polarized glasses. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

12-Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Bluewater Bash in St. Augustine

The world is your oyster when you book aBluewater trip with Captain Ricky down in North East Florida. You can head up to 60 miles offshore aboard his 31' Contender for some pelagic trolling, or bottom fishing! You never know what your gonna haul up from the depths when you get offshore in the Atlantic of course, but some typical catches Captain Ricky expects include Red, Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Bee-liners, Triggerfish, and Mahi in the summer months. With a full open bow, there is plenty of room for your entire crew to fish comfortably and to store extra coolers. Powered by twin Honda 250’s we get you to the fishing areas quickly and smoothly. He offers plenty of options to suit every need and provides all the necessary equipment to make your experience phenomenal. All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, weather-appropriate gear, and some bags/coolers to bring home your catch after he's cleaned it for you! Captain Ricky's trips are for anglers of all ages and levels so whether you're a seasoned pro or a new beginner, Captain Ricky will put his 25+ years off-shore fishing experience to work for you! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Bluewater Bash

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Jacksonville mahi mahi fishing charter

What are the best mahi mahi fishing charters in Jacksonville?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 mahi mahi trips in Jacksonville, and the most popular trips in the area are Jacksonville nearshore/ Offshore guided by Bill, 8 Hour Offshore - 24' Pair Custom guided by Joe, and Offshore Fishing guided by Jeremy.

Our guides in Jacksonville are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2563 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.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Mahi Mahi charter is Atlantic Beach.

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

What types of mahi mahi fishing charters are common in Jacksonville?

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

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

How much do Jacksonville mahi mahi fishing charters cost?

for mahi mahi in Jacksonville prices can range anywhere from about $800 to $2,540, but the average price for a half day trip for mahi mahi in Jacksonville is $867. The average price for a full day trip for mahi mahi in Jacksonville is $1,680.

What month is best for mahi mahi fishing in Jacksonville?

The most popular season for mahi mahi fishing in Jacksonville is fall, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Do I need a Jacksonville fishing license for mahi mahi and what are the bag limits for mahi mahi in Jacksonville?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Jacksonville don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Jacksonville.

What is mahi mahi fishing in Jacksonville all about?

Mahi Mahi, also known as dolphin or dorado, are vibrant and exciting offshore species that attract anglers to the waters near Jacksonville. These pelagic fish are known for their dazzling colors, impressive speed, and acrobatic displays when hooked. Mahi Mahi are often found in offshore waters around floating debris, weed lines, and structures where they congregate in search of prey. Jacksonville's proximity to the Gulf Stream and offshore structures creates an ideal habitat for Mahi Mahi, providing anglers with thrilling opportunities for offshore fishing adventures.

Anglers targeting Mahi Mahi in Jacksonville commonly use trolling as a primary technique. High-speed trolling with brightly colored, flashy lures or natural baits like ballyhoo is effective in enticing strikes from these predatory fish. Mahi Mahi are attracted to the commotion created by the trolling lures, and their voracious feeding habits make them susceptible to well-presented offerings. Additionally, anglers often deploy teasers or spreader bars to mimic a school of baitfish, increasing the chances of enticing Mahi Mahi into the area.

The Mahi Mahi season in Jacksonville typically peaks during the warmer months, from late spring through early fall, aligning with the fish's migratory patterns along the Atlantic coast. These months provide optimal conditions for offshore fishing excursions, and anglers can capitalize on the abundance of Mahi Mahi in the offshore waters. The combination of the fish's striking appearance, impressive fights, and the offshore adventure makes targeting Mahi Mahi a highlight for anglers exploring the diverse and dynamic waters off the northeastern Florida coast.

What are the most popular months to fish for mahi mahi fishing in Jacksonville?

The Mahi Mahi seasons in Jacksonville typically align with the warmer months, spanning from late spring through early fall. These pelagic species are known for their migratory patterns along the Atlantic coast, and Jacksonville's offshore waters become a hotspot for Mahi Mahi enthusiasts during this period. The abundance of baitfish, floating debris, and weed lines in the offshore areas attracts Mahi Mahi as they cruise through in search of prey. Anglers planning their fishing excursions in Jacksonville can target Mahi Mahi during these peak seasons to maximize their chances of a successful offshore adventure.

Late spring marks the onset of the Mahi Mahi season, and the fishing excitement continues through the summer and early fall. Warmer water temperatures during these months stimulate the feeding behavior and migratory patterns of Mahi Mahi, making them more active and accessible to anglers. As these fish move closer to the coast, offshore structures, weed lines, and floating debris become key areas for targeting Mahi Mahi. Anglers in Jacksonville can anticipate an exciting and rewarding experience during the peak Mahi Mahi seasons, with the added benefit of exploring the offshore waters under favorable weather conditions.

It's crucial for anglers to stay informed about the specific dates and regulations governing Mahi Mahi seasons in Jacksonville, as fisheries management may adjust seasons based on ongoing assessments of fish populations. By planning their fishing trips during the peak Mahi Mahi seasons, anglers can immerse themselves in the thrill of offshore angling, appreciating the dynamic and vibrant fishing opportunities that characterize Jacksonville's offshore environment.

What techniques are popular for catching mahi mahi fishing in Jacksonville

Mahi Mahi fishing in Jacksonville involves employing a variety of effective techniques to entice these vibrant and fast-swimming pelagic species. Trolling is a popular and productive method, with anglers deploying brightly colored lures, such as skirted baits or artificial plugs, behind the boat. High-speed trolling at varying depths allows anglers to cover large areas and imitate the movement of prey, attracting the attention of Mahi Mahi. Additionally, incorporating natural baits like ballyhoo into trolling spreads enhances the appeal, as Mahi Mahi are drawn to the commotion and movement in the water.

When targeting Mahi Mahi, anglers often keep an eye out for floating debris, weed lines, or structures in offshore waters. These areas act as magnets for Mahi Mahi, providing both shelter and a hunting ground for prey. Once located, anglers switch to casting or pitch baiting techniques, using live or cut bait like squid or small fish to entice strikes. The visual excitement of Mahi Mahi chasing and striking bait near the boat adds an extra layer of thrill to this method, making it a favorite among anglers seeking an interactive and dynamic fishing experience.

Deploying teasers or spreader bars is another effective technique for Mahi Mahi fishing in Jacksonville. These artificial bait clusters mimic a school of baitfish, creating additional attraction and encouraging Mahi Mahi to approach the boat. Anglers often use teaser setups ahead of their trolling lures, enhancing the chances of drawing Mahi Mahi into the vicinity. The combination of trolling, casting, and teaser techniques provides anglers with a versatile and exciting approach to targeting Mahi Mahi in the offshore waters off Jacksonville.

What other species are popular in Jacksonville?

Jacksonville's diverse waters offer anglers a multitude of species to target aside from the exhilarating pursuit of Mahi Mahi. Red Snapper, a prized offshore species, inhabits the artificial reefs, wrecks, and structures in the offshore waters near Jacksonville. These vibrant and delicious fish are known for their distinct appearance and firm white flesh, providing anglers with both a challenging fight and a rewarding catch. The regulated Red Snapper season ensures sustainable fishing practices while adding a thrilling element to offshore excursions.

For inshore anglers, the pursuit of Flounder is a popular endeavor. These flatfish inhabit the sandy bottoms of estuaries, tidal creeks, and nearshore areas. Flounder fishing often involves using live bait such as mud minnows or finger mullet, as well as soft plastic lures bounced along the bottom. The unique challenge of Flounder fishing lies in their ambush-style feeding behavior, requiring anglers to present baits strategically to entice strikes. Jacksonville's inshore waters provide a rich habitat for Flounder, making them a sought-after target for anglers exploring the backwaters.

Cobia, another formidable species, is often found nearshore and around structures such as wrecks and buoys. Known for their powerful fights and impressive size, Cobia are targeted using live bait like eels or pinfish, as well as artificial lures. The versatility of Cobia fishing, whether from the shore, pier, or boat, adds to their popularity among anglers. Jacksonville's diverse fishing opportunities ensure that anglers can tailor their excursions to their preferences, whether seeking the excitement of offshore Mahi Mahi fishing or the challenge of inshore and nearshore species like Red Snapper, Flounder, and Cobia.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    A Legit Professional and a Great guy . We had the time of our lives out there with Chris We plan on coming back in the spring for another round !!! I absolutley reccomend Adam Kuhn Clover SC

    Adam K. with Christopher H. of Atlantic Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Outstanding fishing trip and adventure with Captain Bill. Celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary, I decided to book a deep-sea fishing trip while visiting our daughter in Jacksonville Florida. Captain Bill's sense of humor, people skills, combined with his professional knowledge and experience as a Captain and fishing guide made this trip/experience a great success and one we will always cherish. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a down-to-earth Captain that is fun an a expert in his craft.

    Larry J. with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great fishing trip.

    Paul with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Best fishing day ever! We told Captain Troy we were serious about getting "keeper" fish to eat, and he did not disappoint. A full 12-hour trip into the Atlantic got us 46 delicious keepers (variety of snapper species, Jacks, Cobia, trigger fish, and more) with plenty of non-stop action, thanks to Troy's laser-focus on the fish. He provided good coaching on the best methods to drop our lines and haul up the bounty. He kept the boat on top of fish continuously, and had us haul up our lines as the boat drifted off so he could reposition the boat back over the fish. We literally spent no time at all just hanging out waiting for bites in an empty ocean. He knows some good spots; for the most part we were the only boat on the water as far as the eye could see; we only noticed a couple of other boats wander over toward us in one location. Action also included fighting with one or two giant groupers (line snapped off before we could get them to the boat) and a couple of small sharks. It got exciting when we had to quickly haul in a snapper to save it from the jaws of an impressive 6-foot hammerhead. Overall an exciting, successful, exhausting day on the water from sunup to sundown. Enjoyed grilled Cobia and Jack kabobs for dinner that evening.

    Mary Lee F. with Troy J. of St. Augustine, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our 6-hour in-shore fishing trip with Captain Billy was such a great time! He's definitely done his fair share of charters and we were lucky enough to catch quite a few fish. He followed all sizing restrictions and made sure we were on fish at every spot we went to. After, he showed us the proper way to clean fish. We will most definitely do another charter with him in the future.

    Ileana W. with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

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