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What are the best fishing charters in Tavernier?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 125 trips in Tavernier, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day or Half Day Trip guided by Don, 6 Hour Offshore - 40' Key West guided by Paul, and Tavernier Backcountry Fishing guided by Ben.

Our guides in Tavernier 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 Islamorada, Key Largo and Layton.

What types of fishing charters are common in Tavernier?

Flats fishing is the most popular in Tavernier as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and deep sea fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Tavernier are: 1. tarpon, 2. snook, 3. redfish, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Tavernier are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but fly fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Tavernier fishing charters cost?

in Tavernier prices can range anywhere from $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Tavernier is $794. The average price for a full day trip in Tavernier is $1,192.

What month is best for fishing in Tavernier?

The most popular season for fishing in Tavernier is spring, and most anglers book their trips 34 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Tavernier 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 Tavernier.

Tavernier Fishing Overview

Tavernier's location in the tropical waters off of the southern tip of Florida make it an incredible fishing destination for all types of anglers. There are quite literally unlimited places to fish in the Southern Glades, just a quick boat ride away from Tavernier. Mangrove-lined backcountry waters, sandbars, and open water flats and bays provide some of the best inshore fishing in the world.

Just offshore from Tavernier are artificial and natural reefs teeming with life. Further out, there are tremendous bluewater fishing grounds, with some trips even going out to the Bahamas! Regardless of your skill level or age, our Tavernier fishing guides provide you a trip for the ages.

Tavernier Inshore Fishing

Just taking a look at a map of Tavernier and the surrounding waters is enough to get the inshore angler's adrenaline pumping. Located just a short boat ride away are mangrove forests, sandbars, bays, and flats - a backcountry angler's dream. If you want to chase Mangrove Snapper or Redfish in the skinny backwaters, or target Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, or Permit in the bays and flats - a Tavernier inshore fishing trip is exactly what you are looking for.

The coldest Tavernier gets in the winter is around 60 degrees, which is a perfect time to cruise the flats for Permit. As the spring brings around warmer weather, Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, and Snook are readily available to take your bait. For those targeting the coveted Bonefish, the month of September tends to be the most productive. Redfish move into shallower waters beginning in fall and staying through the winter. This is an excellent time to sight fish for Reds in skinny water.

Tavernier Offshore and Deep Sea Fishing

The offshore and deep sea fishing in Tavernier are every bit as good as the inshore fishing. There are countless artificial and natural reefs in the nearshore waters and deeper offshore waters around Tavernier. The Pompano, Grouper, and Barracuda bite is best in the cooler months from november through may with Snapper picking up in March. Yellowtail fire up next with their peak season running april through june. Sharks live in these waters year round and will definitely make your heart race!

Further offshore, Tavernier deep sea fishing charters typically catch Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and other pelagic monsters like Marlin and Sailfish. For the deep droppers, Swordfish can be caught in the deep water canyons and channels 30 miles or more off the coast of Tavernier.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Tavernier

Tavernier fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Tavernier are offshore, reef, and backcountry.

Offshore charters take you out to the deep waters of the Gulf Stream, where you can catch big game fish like sailfish, marlin, and tuna. Reef charters take you to the nearby coral reefs, where you can catch snapper, grouper, and other reef fish. Backcountry charters take you to the shallow waters of the Everglades, where you can catch tarpon, bonefish, and redfish.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Tavernier include mahi-mahi, wahoo, kingfish, yellowtail snapper, and blackfin tuna.

Tavernier fishing charters often visit landmarks like the famous Alligator Reef Lighthouse and the beautiful Islamorada sandbar. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Tavernier fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Tavernier

Tavernier, 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 Tavernier, Florida:

1. Islamorada Fishing Charters - This fishing charter offers a variety of trips, including offshore, reef, and backcountry fishing, all with experienced guides.

2. Tavernier Creek - This shallow waterway is a popular spot for catching snook, tarpon, and redfish.

3. Alligator Reef - This offshore reef is home to a variety of fish, including snapper, grouper, and kingfish.

4. Florida Bay - This vast bay offers a range of fishing opportunities, from flats fishing for bonefish and permit to trolling for tarpon and snook.

5. Everglades National Park - This vast wilderness area is home to some of the best backcountry fishing in the state, with opportunities to catch snook, redfish, and tarpon.

6. Whale Harbor Bridge - This bridge is a popular spot for catching snapper, grouper, and other reef fish.

7. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - This park offers a range of fishing opportunities, from shore fishing to offshore charters, with a variety of fish species to target.

8. Islamorada Backcountry Fishing - This fishing charter specializes in backcountry fishing for tarpon, snook, and redfish, with experienced guides and top-notch equipment.

Other Things To Do In Tavernier

While Tavernier fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this Florida city. Take a trip to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to explore the underwater world through snorkeling or scuba diving. For a more relaxing day, head to Harry Harris Park for a picnic or to watch the sunset. History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center, while animal lovers can get up close and personal with dolphins at Dolphins Plus Bayside. And of course, no trip to Tavernier is complete without indulging in some fresh seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on the water with Captain Jim. He is incredibly knowledgeable about fishing in the keys. We would definitely rebook a charter with him.

    Tad T. with Jim M. of Key Largo, Florida

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    Dude was awesome. First charter captain canceled on us. Andrew picked us up, and we will be fishing again!

    Andrew F. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

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    David L. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

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    Captain Zach was AWESOME!!! Just me and the wife on a 4 hour trip Put us on Fish within 20 minutes of leaving the dock Limited out on Snapper, and hooked up with a Baracudda Would definitely recommend Capt Zach, really good guy and knows these waters

    Chris G. with Zach J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our trip with Don was awesome. We limited out on huge Yellowtail snapper and caught a huge Black Grouper, also sharks and other fish. Can't wait to go with him again.

    Richard J. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome time!! Captain Paul and first mate John are down to earth people and they know what they’re doing. Thanks again guys. We’ll be back for sure!

    Ivan C. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

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    We booked two full days. Captain Frank and First Mate Carson got us on fish right away and worked hard all day. Top notch gear and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. We caught our limit of yellowtail, vermillion snapper, and hooked a huge shark! The boat is beautiful and comfortable. We highly recommend!

    Brenda S. with Frank D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip captain Chris is great!

    JOSEPH B. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

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    Captain Paul and First Mate ed were great. Kind of a rough weather day (they gave us the iption to cancel) and they did everything possible to keep the ride as comfortable as they could. Ed did 3 hours of non-stop chumming/baiting and was determined to maximize our catch. I will look forward to our next day on the water.

    Jonathan J. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

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    Awesome best day

    Paul M. with Conan Y. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We wanted to catch sharks and Tony put us on sharks. He's a really cool dude and great with kids. My 4 yo son had a blast and so did we. We ended up landing 6 sharks in 3 hours. Highly recommend a trip with Tony Golden.

    Jose S. with Tony G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    A group of fisherman with whom I have fly fished in the Keys for 25 years was short a guide during peak of Tarpon season. Captain Experiences "hooked" us up with Randy, who, as luck would have it, captained out of the Lorelai, which is the launch all our favorite guides use. Randy is a seasoned professional. He located fish in all light conditions, busted his butt to position boat for good angle shots, and did everything other than feed the fish for us. I recommend him without reservation. In fact, I booked him for two more days in early June!

    Bailey I. with Randy S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Though the seas were somewhat rough we had a great time. The first mate/captain did an excellent job very impressive. All and all the boys got a bucket list experience they can have for a lifetime. Thank You all for the work you did.

    vance T. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    NON-STOP ACTION! Captain Experiences “HOOKED” us up with Captain Ben! Captain Ben is not only professional but he has the experience, knowledge, patience and skill that put us on multi species of fish, in diverse weather conditions throughout the day!! My two sons and I agree, that fishing with Captain Ben was like fishing with a friend! We made memories that will last forever! April 25, 2023.

    Joseph B. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The day was perfect we fished the reef and caught approximately 24 fish 22 yellow tail and two trigger. Captain Frank and First mate Carson were very accommodating. Carson was unbelievable very deligent! Highly recommend this boat and team!

    Tim F. with Frank D. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome full Keys experience. Seatrout, Snook, Sun, Rain it had it all. Saw dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and lots of birds. GW was great to talk to and taught us alot about the area. Will recommend to friends.

    Kaleb M. with Gw D. of Tavernier, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Phil is very personable and will get you on fish. Both of us are novices and he had us catching fish fast

    Brandon W. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great capt john Paul was like meeting an old friend.

    Jeffrey M. with Jon-Paul H. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    George was great. Incredibly knowledgeable, charming, and patient. He was prepared to fish for all kinds of fish of different size and environs. We hooked a couple sharks, barracudas, yellowtail snappers, and a Goliath grouper. Great fun and we feel like we made a friend.

    Carlos P. with George G. of Layton, Florida

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