Miami Beach Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Miami Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 85 trips in Miami Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Open Ocean Big Game - 42' Sea Ray guided by Bryan, Iguana Hunt/Peacock Bass Combo guided by Michael, and Pompano Beach Deep Sea Trip guided by Bill.

Our guides in Miami Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 6635 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, Pompano Beach and Plantation.

What types of fishing charters are common in Miami Beach?

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

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

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

How much do Miami Beach fishing charters cost?

in Miami Beach prices can range anywhere from $175 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Miami Beach is $1,090. The average price for a full day trip in Miami Beach is $1,212.

What month is best for fishing in Miami Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Miami Beach is spring, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Miami Beach 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 Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Miami Beach Fishing Overview

Miami Beach offers a prime location for fishing charters, with access to mangroves, reefs, and warm offshore currents just a short boat ride away. Anglers can enjoy year-round bottom fishing and pelagic action, as well as inshore species such as Tarpon, Shark, Jacks, Barracuda, Snook, Cobia, Permit, Ladyfish, and more. Offshore trips offer the chance to catch Swordfish, Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, Grouper, and Mahi Mahi. Inshore fishing is consistent year-round and offers plenty of fish in a short period of time, while offshore trips require a full day and may require venturing 15-25 miles out. Miami Beach's many marinas are home to a sea-hardened charter fleet, and fishing licenses are covered for every guest aboard as long as the captain has a valid charter captain license.

Miami Beach Inshore Fishing

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 Beach 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 Beach 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 Beach 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.

Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

The fun doesn't stop in town. Just a short boat ride from Miami Beach and you can be fishing hundreds of reefs, wrecks, and shallow structure that are 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 Beach. 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 Beach, 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 Beach

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

Deep-sea fishing charters take you out to the Gulf Stream, where you can catch big game fish like sailfish, marlin, and tuna. Inshore fishing charters stay closer to shore and target species like snook, tarpon, and redfish. Flats fishing charters take you to the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay, where you can catch bonefish, permit, and tarpon.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Miami Beach include mahi-mahi, kingfish, snapper, grouper, and wahoo.

Miami Beach fishing charters often depart from landmarks like Haulover Park, Government Cut, and the Miami Beach Marina. No matter which type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience on the beautiful waters of Miami Beach.

The Best Places To Fish In Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its warm waters and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Miami Beach, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just fish from shore:

1. Government Cut: This deep-water channel is a popular spot for fishing charters, as it's home to a variety of game fish like tarpon, snapper, and grouper.

2. Haulover Inlet: Another great spot for fishing charters, Haulover Inlet is known for its strong currents and big catches like sailfish and kingfish.

3. South Pointe Park Pier: If you're looking to fish from shore, South Pointe Park Pier is a great option. It's a popular spot for catching snapper, grouper, and other reef fish.

4. North Shore Open Space Park: This park has a long stretch of beach that's great for surf fishing. You can catch a variety of fish here, including snook, tarpon, and pompano.

5. Matheson Hammock Park: This park has a marina where you can rent a boat or go on a fishing charter. It's a great spot for catching snapper, grouper, and other reef fish.

No matter where you choose to fish in Miami Beach, you're sure to have a great time. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's something for everyone here.

Other Things To Do In Miami Beach

While Miami Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll down Ocean Drive and admire the Art Deco architecture, or visit the famous South Beach for some sun and sand. For a taste of culture, head to the Perez Art Museum Miami or the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. If you're looking for some thrills, check out the Miami Seaquarium or take a speedboat tour of the city. And of course, no trip to Miami Beach is complete without indulging in some delicious Cuban cuisine.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

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    5/5 stars! These guys were knowledgeable, professional and great to spend time on the boat with. We ended up catching a massive bull shark, we will be back for more!

    Kaden R. with Anthony D. of Pompano Beach, Florida

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    My trip was canceled Ron

    Santy S. with Brian L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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    Leo is the best guide for a real sport fishing day. He knows the spots and what the fish want. I recommand Leo 200%.

    J-F L. with Leo L. of Miami Beach, Florida

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    Fred was awesome! Would highly recommend!

    Steven A. with Fred D. of Miami Beach, Florida

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    Brian was great! In Shore was perfect for our family

    Cindy M. with Brian L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brett was accommodating for me and my two kids. Very knowledgeable and professional. Will go back again. We caught tons of fish!

    Leslie L. with Brett I. of Plantation, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Britt was great! By far the most knowledgeable fishing guide we have ever had. Ask to target peacock bass and on my third cast had one in the boat. In total we put 50+ fish in the boat in 6hrs. Had a great time, Thanks captain Britt!

    Jeffrey B. with Brett I. of Plantation, 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

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    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

  • ★★★★★
    I booked this trip for my husband and grandson. We didn't want a large group trip, so this one was perfect. Capt Joey and I spoke several times and he was quick to respond with any answers I had. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and ensured my guys had a great trip! I would recommend him highly, with no hesitations. If you want a small, intimate trip into the Everglades, this is the way to go!!!

    Gerald H. with Joey R. of Homestead, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast Iguana hunting with Mike. He did a great job and knew exactly where to take us. Ended the day with 23. 5 star review and would highly recommend him.

    Ryan S. with Michael O. of Plantation, Florida

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    We had an awesome time on this charter. Super fun time with a crew that definitely knows their way around a boat . Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a fun day catching some fish

    William W. with Tim M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Bryan was great! Had an absolute blast and caught great fish!

    PJ A. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

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    We had a great trip, even though we had a couple seasick people. Bryan was great

    Tanya S. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

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    Crew work hard to get fish on Capt Brian experience work hard to help us finally nice sail fish 68 pounds on board Wat a great days lifetime trip

    Yvan L. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hello 3/19/2023 Captian Bryan tried very hard to get fish for us but the lines kept getting severed , also it looks like he was missing a mate today so he had to drive the boat , fix new rigs etc. The scenery was great but we really wanted to catch some fish.

    . with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My husband and I had a blast with Captain Mike. We did the Peacock bass fishing/Iguana hunting combo, unfortunately the recent weather had affected the peacock bass so we were able to fish for other types of fish. The best part was the Iguanas and we were able to take our meat home with us! (FYI for airport info- it just needs to be in a small carry on sized cooler and meat and icepacks need to be frozen solid, we made it through just fine, no need to check a bag.) Mike was very knowledgeable and entertaining; his dog was a great addition to the entire experience has he would retrieve the iguanas on shore once we shot them. Mike was an awesome guide, and this experience was well worth it! We would go back to visit captain Mike for another Florida adventure in a heart beat!

    Aslyn G. with Michael O. of Plantation, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Michael exceeded our expectations. We had some very cold water temps which affected the peacock bass fishing but Mike still got us on other species's of fish. My boys really liked gigging the armoured catfish and they were plentiful. Now off to my favorite part, hunting iguana! We had plenty of shooting opportunities and ended up with 18 iguana in the boat plus a few we did not recover. We were also able to noose a very large iguana! A big surprise was Mike had a dog that would retrieve the iguana after the shot which made it exciting to see the dog work. We would definitely book with Michael again. This trip was kid friendly with my 11 and 13 year old son's.

    Josh B. with Michael O. of Plantation, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bryan and his deckhand James, and Kila were AMAZING!!! I was so impressed! The trip was so great, I didn’t want it to end. Honestly, I can’t imagine going on another fishing trip without him. He is super knowledgeable, funny, and personable! He told us the name of each fish we caught, if we had to throw it back due to size, or due to not being in season. I learned so much! This trip was for my fiancé’s birthday and he had such a great time with our nieces and nephews. I’ve never went fishing my entire life and I caught the first fish! Thank you Captain Bryan and we look forward to being on the water with you again!

    Nicole V. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Maurice and his son took 5 of us out and despite unusual 50 degree rainy weather in Miami we absolutely crushed it. Caught some kingfish, false albacore, and-the cherry on top-a beautiful sailfish. Maurice worked tirelessly to put us on fish and even stayed out a little longer than we should have to get us more bites. He runs a very clean operation and I’ll be back for more.

    Attison B. with Maurice Y. of Miami Beach, Florida

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