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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami

Offshore Big Game Trip

100% (15)
36 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Lake Fishing Trip in Miami

Freshwater Peacock Bass & More

100% (3)
26 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami

Miami Premier Fishing

100% (2)
45 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami

Offshore Deep Sea Fishing

45 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami

Big Game Expedition - 60' Hatteras

100% (1)
60 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami

Reef And Wreck Fishing

100% (2)
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Most Popular Types of Trips in Miami

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Go on a half-day fishing expedition to catch Yellowtail, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Barracuda, sharks, and even Sailfish! Trips start at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and includes all the necessary tackle and fishing licenses. Plus, we'll clean and bag your catch for you at the end of the day. Don't forget to bring snacks, drinks, and sunblock! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami

Reef, Wreck, And Drift Trip

100% (3)
26 ft 1 - 4 People $$

We are local South Florida licensed and Insured USCG Captains. Passionate fisherman With 30+ years of experience, we love providing a great thrill and adventure to all our clients. We truly enjoy seeing our clients catch world class fish, while creating memories that will last a lifetime. ​ Our knowledge and experience puts us ahead of the competition. Each charter adventure covers different areas of water including lakes, canals & other urban habitats that are each unique in their own ways. Every bite in each one of our adventures has the possibility of being an IGFA world record. Read More

Inshore, Lake, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Miami

Peacock Bass, Snook & Tarpon Charter

19 ft 1 - 2 People $

Chase the big sportfish like Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin with Captain Nelson in Miami, FL! Launch aboard the Captain Nelson's 60' Hatteras for a first-class sportfishing fishing experience out of Pier 5. With years of experience fishing the deep waters off the coast of Miami, Captain Nelson will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! After you get settled in at Pier 5 (where Nelson keeps his boat), and Captain Nelson cranks up the engines, you need only motor out a couple miles to do some awesome deepwater trolling. The beauty of Miami's incredible fishery is that the gulf stream is only 2 miles offshore, where big pelagics like Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna cruise as they migrate up and down the atlantic ocean. No need to spend half your trip motoring back and for from the fishing grounds! 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 to set the hook, Captain Nelson can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Nelson also provides the finest fishing tackle available worldwide. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Nelson and his mate will take care of the rest to make the most of your Destin saltwater adventure! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami

Big-Time Sportfishing

100% (1)
60 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Welcome to Miami, Florida, where the sun is shining, the water is crystal clear, and the fish are biting! Join Captain Jorge on a thrilling offshore fishing adventure aboard his sleek 28' Ellig sportfishing vessel. With a purpose-built hull design and powerful 600-HP Mercury engines, this boat is perfect for navigating offshore currents and getting you to the best fishing spots. Under the expert guidance of Captain Jorge, you'll be targeting some of the most sought-after gamefish species in the area, including Sailfish, Mahi, Amberjack, and Kingfish. These fish are world-famous for their fighting abilities, but are equally good thrown on the grill or made into fresh fish tacos! Captain Jorge is a an expert when it comes to hooking and fighting these big-time sportfish, and his advice is invaluable if you want to bag a trophy. His vessel has a full suite of equipment as well, so you'll be in a great position to come home with some monsters! The fish are waiting—get out there and get hooked! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami

1/2 Day Trip

100% (1)
28 ft 1 - 4 People $$

This trip is great and affordable for big groups! While the cost starts high (to rent the boat), the per-person rate to add another guest is less than 20$. On this trip, you'll experience the thrill of lobstering with Captain Carlos on a remarkable expedition just off Miami's coast. Join us for an adventure that offers the opportunity not only to catch delectable lobsters but also to immerse yourself in the captivating underwater world. Captain Carlos will provide and equiped you and every member of your group with masks, snorkels, fins, and snorkel vests, ensuring you're fully prepared for a safe and enjoyable dive. Cruise with us for a brief 30-minute ride, covering 3-5 miles from Miami's shores to reach the prime lobstering grounds. The anticipation builds as we approach these fertile hunting locations, teeming with marine life. Our shallow water dives, ranging from 6 to 10 feet deep, cater to both beginners and experienced divers. Captain Carlos personally conducts a comprehensive safety briefing and diving tutorial, ensuring you feel confident and ready to take the plunge. Engage in the exhilarating lobster hunt as you explore their natural habitat under Captain Carlos' expert guidance. Witness the diverse marine ecosystem that surrounds you during this captivating journey. Create lasting memories basking in the Miami sun, sharing stories and relishing the satisfaction of a successful lobster catch. These moments will become cherished memories you carry with you. Meet the experienced Captain Carlos, your guide and mentor throughout the expedition. His vast seafaring knowledge and dedication to safety enrich your adventure. Secure your spot for an extraordinary lobstering adventure, whether you're a solo traveler, a couple seeking a unique experience, or a group of up to 30 friends ready to embark on this aquatic journey. Don't miss the chance to explore Miami's underwater wonders with Captain Carlos. Book your trip today and prepare for an unparalleled adventure that combines exploration, excitement, and the thrill of the hunt. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami

Lobster Diving Miami

46 ft 1 - 30 People $$$

Deep Dropping is definitely the method of choice if you are looking to put some delicious table fare in the box! Deep dropping is a newer style of fishing and the fishing grounds are still pristine, this is b/c deep water locations are usually way offshore and difficult to get to in most place, not Miami though! The beauty of Miami's offshore waters is that they are so close to the shore. A mere 30 min boat ride and you floating of hundreds of feet of water. With Captain Bryan to help rig you up, you'll drop cut baits down hundreds of feet to hook into some delicious bottom fish like Black belly Rose fish (your main target), Tilefish, Warsaw Grouper, and others! The other mysterious thing about Deep Dropping is that you never know what you'll pull up from the bottom of the deep blue! Captain Bryan provides all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day's deep dropping including cut bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. All he recommends that you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and a desire to haul some tasty fish up from the deep blue! The price includes Captain, boat, fuel, live bait, dead bait, fishing licenses, all necessary tackle, bottled waters and ice. Feel free to bring any food or drinks you want. Alcohol is allowed but overindulgence will not be tolerated for safety reasons. Tips are not included in the charter price. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami

Deep Sea Deep Dropping For Black Belly Rosefish

36 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Miami

What are the best fishing charters in Miami?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 151 trips in Miami, and the most popular trips in the area are Offshore Big Game Trip guided by Bryan, Freshwater Peacock Bass & More guided by Charles, and Miami Premier Fishing guided by John.

Our guides in Miami are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 2509 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Key Biscayne.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Miami? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Miami.

What types of fishing charters are common in Miami?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Miami as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Miami are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. sailfish, 3. kingfish, and 4. blackfin tuna.

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

How much do Miami fishing charters cost?

in Miami prices can range anywhere from an affordable $69 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Miami is $936. The average price for a full day trip in Miami is $1,415.

What month is best for fishing in Miami?

The most popular season for fishing in Miami is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Miami fishing license and what are the bag limits in Miami?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Miami don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Miami. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Miami Fishing Overview

Miami fishing charters offer a diverse range of fishing experiences for both novice and experienced anglers. Inshore fishing is popular for those new to the sport, with Redfish and Seatrout being the most commonly targeted species. Pros can take on more challenging fish such as Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. Longer trips can lead to offshore fishing, where Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper, and Tilefish can be found. The Gulf Stream also brings big game monsters like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

Inshore charters are ideal for families and beginners, with calm, sheltered waters and rich fishing spots close to shore. Nearshore reef fishing is perfect for loading up on delicious fish, and a few extra hours can make a significant difference. Full-day trips are recommended for exploring the world-class fishing grounds of ""Sailfish Alley.""

Miami has a plethora of charter boats available, with Blue Lagoon being a popular starting spot for inshore fishing. Licenses are typically included in charter packages, but it's important to be aware of Atlantic Coast seasons and bag limits, which differ from the rest of the state.

Inshore Fishing in Miami

Just minutes away from high-rise condos and loud city blocks is one of the largest and most biodiverse open water inshore fisheries on Florida's Atlantic coast.

Biscayne Bay stretches from North Miami all the way down to Elliot Key close to the Southern Glades. It is impossible to fish all of this water in a year, much less a single day. Luckily, our Miami fishing charters know all the best spots. Throughout Biscayne Bay there are numerous islands, flats, cuts, canals, and channels. Here is where you'll find monster Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Redfish, and more.

If you can stand the heat of summer, you'll have a chance at catching Miami's true A-lister: the Tarpon. These Silver Kings hang out in channels, flats, and around bridge pilings as they fill up on schooling Menhaden and other baitfish snacks.

Miami inshore fishing isn't all about the saltwater, however. The city's freshwater canals are full of massive Peacock and Largemouth Bass, which put up incredible fights for landlocked species.

Deep Sea and Offshore Fishing in Miami

The fun doesn't stop in town. Just take a short boat ride from Miami, and you can be fishing hundreds of reefs, wrecks, and shallow structure, all teeming with life.

Reef & wreck trips are typically 4-6 hours long, and are excellent for taking the family out. When fishing shallow structure, there is no telling what you will catch. Grouper and Snapper species are to be expected, as well as any number of tropical fish species like Triggerfish and Jacks.

For the longer trips, you will not find closer access to the Gulf Stream than in Miami. Proximity to this ocean-wide current means species that normally take extended day trips to target can be caught on half-day to 3/4 day trips. Species like Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and Kingfish are all caught on these trips.

The king of offshore fishing in Miami, however, is the Mahi Mahi. Possibly the most recognizable fish in the world, these vibrant colored predators invade Miami's offshore waters in the heat of summer. There are few things more exciting that finding a floating patch of seaweed and drawing out a bull Mahi-Mahi from under it.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Miami, FL

Miami fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Miami include deep-sea fishing, flats fishing, and backcountry fishing.

Deep-sea fishing charters take you out to the Gulf Stream, where you can catch big game fish like sailfish, marlin, and tuna. Flats fishing charters take you to the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay, where you can catch bonefish, permit, and tarpon. Backcountry fishing charters take you to the mangrove-lined channels of the Everglades, where you can catch snook, redfish, and trout.

Some of the most popular landmarks that Miami fishing charters visit include the Miami Beach Marina, the Haulover Inlet, and the Government Cut.

No matter which type of Miami fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience on the water. So grab your gear and get ready to reel in some of the most sought-after fish in the world!

Other Things To Do In Miami

Miami fishing charters are a popular attraction, but there's so much more to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll down Ocean Drive and soak up the Art Deco architecture, or visit the iconic Miami Beach Boardwalk for stunning ocean views. For a taste of Cuban culture, head to Little Havana and enjoy authentic cuisine and live music. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens offer a glimpse into Miami's history and stunning European-inspired gardens. For a day of family fun, visit Zoo Miami or the Miami Seaquarium. And of course, no trip to Miami is complete without a visit to South Beach, known for its white sand beaches and lively nightlife.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Superb! We have been on many, many guided fishing trips, and this one is the best I can remember! Ozzy took us to the fish we wanted to catch, and we caught more than twenty yellowtail snapper, plus a beautiful mutton snapper and a bonus barracuda! Ozzy and his wife Yari were professional, knowledgeable and super friendly! Highly recommend!

    Jimmy H. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Friendly people! We enjoy our time. We spend a full day deep sea fishing.

    Sandra L. with Nelson D. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a nice experience the captain was the best

    Alex B. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I would highly recommend fishing with George. He is super knowledgeable about the area fishing and he kept me busy catching fish. George is also just a cool dude who was fun to be around during and after fishing. His yacht club cooked up our fish after George cleaned them. It was great! We brought 5 fish in and put at least that many back in the water.

    Katie B. with Jorge F. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, everything went great!

    Matthew W. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Charles is a great guide! Knew the area very well and did a great job helping us get fish!

    Matthew W. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Ozzy and his wife were absolutely wonderful!! They were so friendly and welcoming. They genuinely wanted us to have a good experience and even went over our time slot because Ozzy was determined to have us catch something big before the end, and we did!! The last fish we caught was a huge barracuda! It was truly such a fun experience and you could tell how passionate Ozzy and his wife are about what they do. We would love to come back one day and go fishing with them again!

    Kelly O. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Charles got us on big fish and really taught us a lot. Outstanding guiding skills. Will definitely use again. Greg

    Greg R. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Lunker Peacock city. Great guide, great experience, and great company. I'll be a regular with Captain Charles.

    Jorge B. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! Captain John and John were ver accommodating. We caught 10 fish (in all, over a100lb) . Definitely a repeat trip coming up!! Thank You John.& Captain John!:)

    Sam E. with John B. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ozzy and his mate were Amazing!! a little communication issue with billing at the last second but the experience was amazing !!

    Chris F. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hi, the overall trip was good, captain explained a lot. We were expecting another person on board to help with baiting, but the captain did it all. He greeted us at his home went to the boat and took off. The bathroom on the boat definitely needs a deep cleaning. I think the boat was too small boat for as many people we had on board to be fishing. We were always in his way or another person's way it seemed. Wish we could have caught something other than fish bait.

    April F. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful day with John & John this holiday weekend! We caught a ton of fish, great stories and local insights. They cater to all of our experience levels and ensured that everyone had a wonderful day on the water! Would definitely recommend them and will go out with them again in the future!

    Kevin P. with John B. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Good vibes, music, caught some sick fish. Whats not to love.

    Colbert W. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bryan was absolutely amazing! He was great company and really really knows his stuff! I would 100% recommend this dude for anybody that either lives in Florida or who is just coming down to Miami to visit! Chill and very great personality, 10 outta 10!!!

    Matthew D. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Incredible experience, captain Bryan knows how to catch fish and knows where the local giants are hiding. We cought a massive 300lb sand shark and several other species, captain was generious in sharing his knowlegde and experience with us and his loyal co-captain Tilly (chihuahua) made us feel welcome and made sure we had fun. I'd reccomend cap Bryan to anyone loking to CATCH fish in Miami waters!

    Bosko S. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with captain Bryan! Highly recommend booking with him!

    Shawn B. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic trip overall! Captain Brian was so welcoming and fun, we caught huge fish and had a blast! Even the 5 year old with us loved it, he had plenty of water for us and a great clean bathroom on the boat. He made sure we had fun and we loved it. Will definitely be booking again when possible! Highly recommend.

    Rokhshana Z. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Bryan was great! He was very helpful, insightful, friendly and overall a great guide. We would 10/10 recommend!

    Matthew M. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Charles is the MAN. Can't ask for much more when it comes to a fishing charter. Took us to all the hot spots he knows about. Kept fresh bait on our lines from start to finish. Good music playing. And most importantly just a good wholesome dude who's easy to get along with and happy to help us! Would recommend to anyone trying to catch some fish while in the area!

    Scott O. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

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