Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Santa Rosa Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 184 trips in Santa Rosa Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day Trip - 44' Custom guided by Harold, Half Day Destin Offshore guided by Jake, and Destin Inshore Adventure guided by Seth.

Our guides in Santa Rosa Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7329 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 Destin, Panama City Beach and Fort Walton Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Santa Rosa Beach?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Santa Rosa Beach as well as flats fishing, deep sea fishing, and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Santa Rosa Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. sheepshead, and 4. black drum.

The most common fishing techniques in Santa Rosa Beach are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but trolling and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Santa Rosa Beach fishing charters cost?

in Santa Rosa Beach prices can range anywhere from $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Santa Rosa Beach is $1,100. The average price for a full day trip in Santa Rosa Beach is $3,171.

What month is best for fishing in Santa Rosa Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Santa Rosa Beach is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Santa Rosa Beach 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 Santa Rosa Beach.

Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Overview

Santa Rosa Beach is just down the coast from Destin and has fishing charters for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Some of the best fishing in the country is done along the Florida panhandle, and Santa Rosa Beach has direct access to remote backwaters where the bite stays on.

This year-round fishery has a variety of species to target, including redfish, trout, black drum, flounder, and so many more. If you love inshore fishing, Santa Rosa Beach is a must visit fishing spot.

Santa Rosa Beach Inshore Fishing

Santa Rosa Beach is on the back side of the coastal landmass and faces away from the gulf. Because it’s surrounded by protected waters, this location is ideal for inshore fishing. Santa Rosa Beach sits on the Hogtown Bayou, which is part of the larger Choctawhatchee Bay system. The Choctawhatchee Bay is fed freshwater by the Choctawhatchee River, creating a rich brackish environment that allows a variety of inshore species to thrive.

Santa Rosa Beach inshore fishing takes full advantage of the brackish backwaters surrounding the area, which creates some of the most productive inshore fishing spots. With direct access to the Choctawhatchee Bay, there are endless spots to target popular inshore species.

Fishing for redfish, flounder, and speckled trout is great throughout the year in Santa Rosa Beach. Redfish charters are especially good year-round as redfish are hearty and thrive in various water temperatures—hot or cold.

With sharks frequently visiting the area, shark fishing is great year-round. Giant tarpon can occasionally be found patrolling the shoreline and flats from May through August on their annual migration around the Gulf.

Anglers can be successful with a variety of tackle when targeting inshore species in Santa Rosa Beach. Whether casting artificial lures in the Choctawhatchee River, dropping jigs in Choctawhatchee Bay, or throwing live bait for ambushing predators, these inshore waters are sure to bring the action.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Santa Rosa Beach fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Santa Rosa Beach include inshore, offshore, and bay fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to the shore and catch fish like redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea where you can catch bigger fish like tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Bay fishing charters are great for families and beginners who want to catch fish like sheepshead, black drum, and redfish in the calm waters of the bay.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Santa Rosa Beach include redfish, trout, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin.

When booking a Santa Rosa Beach fishing charter, be sure to ask about visiting landmarks like Grayton Beach State Park and the Choctawhatchee Bay. These areas are known for their abundant fish populations and beautiful scenery.

The Best Places To Fish In Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear 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 Santa Rosa Beach, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just fish from the shore:

1. Choctawhatchee Bay - This bay is a popular spot for fishing charters, as it's home to a variety of fish species including redfish, trout, and flounder.

2. Grayton Beach State Park - This park offers both beach and bay fishing opportunities, with plenty of space to cast a line and catch some fish.

3. Gulf of Mexico - The Gulf of Mexico is a great place to fish for larger species like tarpon, snapper, and grouper. Fishing charters are available for those looking to venture out into deeper waters.

4. Western Lake - This coastal dune lake is a unique fishing spot, with a mix of freshwater and saltwater fish species. Fishing charters are available for those looking to explore the lake's many channels and coves.

5. Point Washington State Forest - This forest offers a variety of fishing opportunities, from freshwater streams to saltwater bays. Fishing charters are available for those looking to explore the forest's many waterways.

Other Things To Do In Santa Rosa Beach, FL

While Santa Rosa Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in this Florida city. Take a scenic hike through Point Washington State Forest or explore the rare coastal dune lakes at Grayton Beach State Park. For a more leisurely day, head to the beach and soak up the sun at Gulf Place Beach or Seaside Beach. If you're looking for a thrill, try parasailing or jet skiing with Adventure Zone Watersports. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious seafood at local restaurants like The Red Bar or Stinky's Fish Camp. With so much to do, Santa Rosa Beach is the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time with Greg, he was so patient and great with the kids. No only did the boys get to fish they seen dolphins and at the end they even fed the pelican. Definitely a 5 ⭐️ experience!

    Stacey E. with Greg G. of Panama City, Florida

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    Captain Jason was such a pleasure to be around and very knowledgeable about the fish we were looking for. He made sure we had the best experience possible!

    HEATHER G. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

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    Great trip!

    Jordan M. with Matthew C. of Destin, Florida

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    The fishing & Experience was great!!!

    Bob D. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

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    Kyle and Danny were a great team! We caught great fish and had a great time!

    Eddie L. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

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    We had a great time on the boat with Zach and Josh. Had great communication, caught lots of fish, Josh went above and beyond for all of the ladies to be taken care of with our fishing bait and catch. I will be doing this again. Highly recommend! Having Aunt Trish on board was an extra bonus😊

    Beth W. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I know fishing trips can be hit or miss but wow 10/10. Captain Robert was an excellent guide who had us catching a variety of fish the entire time. Highly recommend and will definitely be booking more trips in the future

    Tyler S. with Robert F. of Shalimar, Florida

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    We had a perfect day fishing with Captain Alex! The morning was beautiful, the fishing was excellent, and the fresh caught mingo for lunch was delicious! We are experienced offshore and inshore fishermen from the Texas Gulf Coast and the Laguna Madre, so we can state with authority that Captain Alex is a great guide and I would highly recommend him and the Silver King to anyone looking for a good time. Thanks Alex from me and my son, Blake!

    Scott R. with Alex H. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a wonderful time the boat is nice it was just a great experience.

    Lawrence R. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

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    Had a wonderful time the boat is nice it was just a great experience.

    Lawrence R. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a wonderful time the boat is nice it was just a great experience.

    Lawrence R. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a wonderful time the boat is nice it was just a great experience.

    Lawrence R. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain will was a dam good guide. Will put us on fish. He also answered any questions we had and told us about the fish we caught. I would recommend him for to anyone. When we come back in the fall. We will book him again. I give captain Will a 5 star rating

    Dwayne C. with Will B. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast, dealt with little weather, Capt Phil made sure we got some fish. Perfect size boat for open water. He had everything ready for us when we got to the dock.

    shannon B. with Philip R. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Nature didn't give us a calm day ,so we couldn't bottom fish, the Capt. Did take care us and we max out on Spanish mackerel. Had a blast, will do it again

    Wayne H. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Harold was very kind and helpful! Everything we hoped for in a fishing trip, met and exceeded our expectations! Our deck hands, though young, acted as if they had done this for decades! Very professional, kind, and knowledgeable beyond their years. If you're a beginner or expert fisherman, this is the boat for you! Plenty of fish, and choices on what restaurants will cook your catch, recommended by the crew. I only wish we had a second day with this crew! Harold knew the seas and location of species we wanted! Highly recommend this boat and Crew, first choice when we come back!!

    James P. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Outstanding! Nice boat with all amenities. CAPT Trey put us on fish and if we stopped catching he would move and put us on more! Fabulous day. Highly recommend. We will be back.

    Jackie R. with Trey W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our guid was top notch! He made the best out of the rough seas and high winds situation!

    Michael L. with Terry M. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely wonderful experience! Billy was so helpful and showed us a life time experience! We saw dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and caught tons of huge fish! Billy was very respectful and outgoing! 5 stars!!!

    Jessica C. with Billy Van W. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Marvin was awesome. He took time to answer my kids questions, was very professional. Also he got us on the fish, we were even able to be reeling them in all at the same time. We will definitely be going back to Captain Marvin when we visit next year.

    Eric B. with Marvin G. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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