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What are the best fishing charters in St. Petersburg?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 169 trips in St. Petersburg, and the most popular trips in the area are Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip guided by Gage, Tampa Bay Fishing Classic guided by Christopher, and Tampa Bay Inshore Adventure guided by Wade.

Our guides in St. Petersburg 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 Clearwater, Tierra Verde and Tampa.

What types of fishing charters are common in St. Petersburg?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in St. Petersburg as well as nearshore fishing, deep sea fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in St. Petersburg are: 1. gag grouper, 2. mangrove snapper, 3. snook, and 4. redfish.

The most common fishing techniques in St. Petersburg are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but drift fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do St. Petersburg fishing charters cost?

in St. Petersburg prices can range anywhere from $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in St. Petersburg is $679. The average price for a full day trip in St. Petersburg is $1,253.

What month is best for fishing in St. Petersburg?

The most popular season for fishing in St. Petersburg is spring, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

Do I need a St. Petersburg fishing license and what are the bag limits in St. Petersburg?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg.

Popular Types of Fishing In St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters include inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch species such as redfish, snook, and trout. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target species such as grouper, snapper, and kingfish.

For the ultimate fishing adventure, deep-sea fishing charters are the way to go. These charters take you miles offshore to catch big game fish such as tuna, marlin, and sailfish.

Some popular landmarks that St. Petersburg fishing charters visit include the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park and the Fort De Soto Park.

No matter which type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have a great time and catch some amazing fish in the beautiful waters of St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Best Places To Fish In St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of waterways and diverse fish species, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day of fishing or a thrilling adventure on a fishing charter, here are some of the best places to fish in St. Petersburg:

1. Fort De Soto Park - This popular fishing spot offers a variety of fish species, including snook, redfish, and tarpon. Fishing charters are available for those looking for a guided experience.

2. Weedon Island Preserve - This scenic location is known for its excellent snook fishing. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area's hidden gems.

3. Tampa Bay - With its vast expanse of water, Tampa Bay is a prime location for fishing. Anglers can catch a variety of fish species, including grouper, snapper, and kingfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the bay's many fishing hotspots.

4. John's Pass - This popular fishing spot offers a variety of fish species, including snook, redfish, and tarpon. Fishing charters are available for those looking for a guided experience.

5. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park - This iconic fishing spot offers stunning views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and a variety of fish species, including snook, redfish, and tarpon. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area's many fishing hotspots.

Other Things To Do In St. Petersburg

While St. Petersburg fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll through the beautiful Sunken Gardens, a 100-year-old botanical paradise. Visit the Salvador Dali Museum, which houses the largest collection of the artist's work outside of Spain. For a taste of history, explore the Fort De Soto Park, a historic fort and beach with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. If you're looking for family-friendly fun, head to the Great Explorations Children's Museum or the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter the dolphin from the movie Dolphin Tale. And don't forget to check out the bustling downtown area, filled with shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Rick and Hope were the best we’ve had a chance to fish with! Great boat, everything you need is offered, good fishing, and a lot of fun. We will be fishing with them again soon and I highly recommend if you are traveling with the whole family, friends, or kids. They have it covered.

    Jason L. with Ron F. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We all had a great time during the fishing trip. We caught quite a few fish that we got to keep. The deck hand was on top of his game and took good care of us as we were catching fish. The Captain had a cooler of water, a bathroom on board and cleaned all of our fish for us. My daughter and I got a little sea sick but we all had a great time regardless.

    Patti K. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Scott was great. He was very patient and encouraging with our kids as they learned the details of near shore fishing. Very hard worker. We ended up catching 50 fish!! Everyone had a great time.

    John J. with Scott F. of Holmes Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Very knowledgable about the area, great guy and lots of fun on water. You can’t go wrong with Captain Nick. Thank you again.

    Wyatt P. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What an awesome trip! Captain Brad is super knowledgeable and was a great help with not only the typical trivia questions but tips and tricks on techniques and your style of fishing. He was willing to work with me on getting a variety of fish but also taking the time to get a tarpon, which was well worth the wait. He was a great coach during the long battle and would've lost it if it weren't for him. The boat was great and would work well for a smaller group. Overall was a fantastic trip. Ill be sure to book Captain Brad again next time I'm in the area.

    Jonathan S. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide and great fishing. Had a perfect time.

    Mike N. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Wade was great! Patient with us newbie fishermen and didn't give up trying to find us fish for dinner. Great time. Thanks!

    Henry C. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was excellent. Great knowledge nice boat had a fantastic time. Thank you so much.

    Brian C. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The guys were very happy with their trip and happy with the catch! Dustin was great also! Thanks we would do this again

    Stephen B. with Dustin L. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, great captain.

    . with Cody B. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great fishing trip in Clearwater Florida. Our captains (Brett and Luke) were very nice and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Brett and Luke. They put us on some King Mackerel that fought like crazy. It was a lot of fun. Ask for Captain Brad.

    Rick W. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful vacation at Clearwater Beach Florida. So many memories. The totally enjoyed fishing with Captain Christopher, he was knowledgeable and easy to talk with. Good time for them. Only comment was a little larger boat for the four of them. But then they like to move around…thank you for the memories. Denise

    Denise S. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had the best time with Capt. Kevin! We caught tons of fish and he was informative and engaging. I could not recommend more. The boat is also fantastic. Beautifully maintained custom boat with great speakers. Can't wait to get on the water with him again!

    Harper W. with Kevin W. of St. Pete Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Phil is Great!!’n Phil is very personable and put you on fish. Phil shared pointers on fishing techniques to help you catch fish. A lot of fishing action in the Tampa Bay fishery!!! You can’t go wrong by chartering with Phil, you’ll leave a friends. 😎 “Phil’s a damn GOOD Captain”

    Brad S. with Phil P. of Ruskin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was a blast! Chris knew where the fish were biting. And I caught my first hammerhead shark! Overall 10/10!

    Laura K. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brad is a very friendly and experienced captain. He said he would put us on some fish and did exactly that.

    Donnie L. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Bad weather plagued our trip. A big fog bank rolled in on us. Caught a few but it could have been better. I saw no other boats catching fish either. Chris knows his stuff and I'm booking a Tarpon trip with him next month.

    Walter R. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ray was great with our kids and got us into a lot of fish. Load of fun.

    Jasin P. with Ray C. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had an awesome time. Brad is knowledgeable and super friendly.

    Heidi H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip I had with Captain Roy was amazing! Being from out of town he was very helpful because I'm used to fishing for pan fish and fishing in Florida is a little different then that. My buddy, his 6 year old son, and I all had a lot of laughs and caught some fish. Caught my biggest fish and got to see a dolphin swimming around our boat. I'll definitely be planning on another trip with Captain Roy.

    Mark C. with Roy J. of St. Petersburg, Florida

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