West Palm Beach Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in West Palm Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 55 trips in West Palm Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Pompano Beach Deep Sea Trip guided by Bill, Canal Fishing for Peacock Bass guided by Johnny, and Lake Ida Freshwater Slam guided by Skip.

Our guides in West Palm 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 Jupiter, Riviera Beach and Delray Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in West Palm Beach?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in West Palm Beach.

The most commonly sought after species in West Palm Beach are: 1. blackfin tuna, 2. kingfish, 3. wahoo, and 4. red grouper.

The most common fishing techniques in West Palm Beach are trolling, live bait fishing, and kite fishing but heavy tackle fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do West Palm Beach fishing charters cost?

in West Palm Beach prices can range anywhere from $225 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in West Palm Beach is $593. The average price for a full day trip in West Palm Beach is $1,269.

What month is best for fishing in West Palm Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in West Palm Beach is spring, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.

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

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

Fishing in West Palm Beach Overview

West Palm Beach offers a diverse range of fishing charters, catering to both shallow and deep water enthusiasts. The area is home to a variety of fish species, including Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Clown Knife Fish.

Half-day trips provide ample opportunities for fishing, while full-day trips offer access to deeper waters and more exotic species. Popular spots include the Bridge Reef, the Playground, and Sailfish Alley.

All registered fishing charters in West Palm Beach provide fishing licenses for passengers, while those fishing in freshwater or kayaking will need to purchase their own licenses online or at a local tackle shop.

Freshwater Fishing in West Palm Beach

For freshwater action, any nearby canal or lake will do for the opportunity to catch an incredible number of species. These waters are known for largemouth bass, peacock bass, and exotic clown knife fish. Other species you can catch here are bluegill, redear sunfish, sunshine bass, catfish, and more exotic species including spotted tilapia, Oscars, and Mayan cichlids.

With plenty of lakes to the north and Lake Okeechobee to the west, there is no shortage of freshwater fishing opportunities in West Palm Beach.

Bass Fishing Near West Palm Beach

Head to Lake Okeechobee inland for some of the best largemouth bass fishing that Florida (and some might argue the country) has to offer. This lake is a frequent stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series and double-digit bass routinely show up at weigh-ins. The seemingly endless supply of big-bellied females makes this a prime spot for someone looking to catch their new personal record.

Inshore Fishing in West Palm Beach

The Palm Beaches area has a variety of spots for you to explore and catch popular saltwater species. Inshore trips usually take place near inlets, piers, shorelines, or flats, and provide ample fishing opportunities throughout the year.

Powerful fish like snook, tarpon, and barracudas patrol these waters, waiting to ambush prey or your bait. Other popular fish anglers commonly catch here are redfish, trout, jacks, pompano, and sharks. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that West Palm Beach has become a highly sought-after fishing destination.

Offshore fishing in West Palm Beach

If you want to chase trophy sailfish, head out into the Gulf Stream to the legendary Sailfish Alley, which is known for being packed with fish.

The Palm Beach area is also known as a hotbed for mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, and kingfish. If you would rather deep drop bait, head out the reefs for snappers, groupers, and hogfish. There are endless options for a quality offshore fishing trip out of West Palm Beach.

Popular Types of Fishing In West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in West Palm Beach include deep-sea fishing, inshore fishing, and drift 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, redfish, and tarpon. Drift fishing charters are perfect for beginners and families, as they provide a more relaxed fishing experience and target species like snapper, grouper, and triggerfish.

Some of the most common fish to catch in West Palm Beach include sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo, kingfish, snook, redfish, tarpon, snapper, grouper, and triggerfish.

West Palm Beach fishing charters often depart from landmarks like the Sailfish Marina Resort and the Riviera Beach Marina. No matter which type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience on the beautiful waters of West Palm Beach.

Other Things To Do In West Palm Beach

While West Palm Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll through the Norton Museum of Art, or explore the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic Clematis Street or catch a show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. If you're looking for outdoor activities, head to Peanut Island Park for snorkeling and kayaking, or take a hike through the Grassy Waters Preserve. And don't forget to hit the beach - West Palm Beach has some of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Florida, including Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bill's boat was immaculate. He accommodated my special request on short notice and made my trip outstanding. Very experienced captain, he knew the waterways like the back of his hand, and was passionate about fishing.

    Christopher M. with Bill R. of Pompano Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Roy was fabulous! He put us on the fish, especially Peacock Bass, which we came to Florida to catch, all day! And, he took special care with my grandson to give him professional tips on HOW to catch the fish! We plan to return, and it will be with Captain Roy!

    Alan B. with Roy S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome trip with Mike(didn’t have Peter). He was great with my kids and we had a great time!

    Shannon H. with Peter D. of Riviera Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Roy was amazing in every facet of our trip. He communicated all the pre-trip info, including dropping a pin for the exact location to meet. He knew all the fishing hot spots and we caught quite a lot of fish (mostly peacock bass). He baited out lines and taught us how to flip cast. He is also a great guy with great stories.

    Charles B. with Roy S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an outstanding trip with Capt. James! Very knowledgeable, patient and an all around good guy! If you want to catch fish, he’s the guy! Definitely looking forward to our next trip!

    Mark M. with James C. of Jupiter, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Skip was awesome. I took my two boys out with him, age 5 and 6, and they had a blast!

    Jenny S. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Skip gave us the best guide we’ve ever been on and we fish a lot back home. Absolute 10/10 experience if your thinking about booking with him just do it you won’t have any regrets.

    Seth B. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Getting out on the water with Dino was an awesome experience. He provided extensive instruction on both casting and fish tendencies. Not to mention the pristine gear, and more importantly, some belly laughs. Highly recommend for any fly fishing experiences in the greater Jupiter/Palm Beach areas.

    Wil F. with Dino T. of Jupiter, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Day with Captain Allan. The troll bite for sails was slow but we made up for it with these beautiful and hard fighting Cobia!

    Potter R. with Allan B. of Stuart, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Really good with novice anglers, adult and child. Got us onto plenty of big fish during a slow time / cold snap. Great time with Skip and looking forward to future outings

    Martin M. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Skip gave us a great day, he was very professional, knowledgeable, safe, and fun to be with. It was a wonderful experience. I would give him 6 stars out of 5.

    Stan B. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    For first timers it was a great experience! Captain Shawn and Blake took good care of us and made sure we were able to get in some fish! I would definitely do it again!

    Josh B. with Shawn S. of Pompano Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★

    Amy R. with Charlie S. of Jupiter, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Your motto stands true! We booked a damn good fishing adventure with Captain Skip on Lake Ida. He managed our fishing time well, searched and found the fish we were looking for and catered to all fishing levels in our group. He is a seasoned and knowledgeable guide. Finished the trip with Peacock Bass, Clown Knives, Strippers and native large mouth Bass. We are looking forward to another trip when we return to WPB.

    Michael B. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

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