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Fishing in Clearwater

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Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
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Fishing in South Padre Island

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Padre Island Deep Sea

92% (13)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,235
Fishing in Islamorada

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Offshore Thrills

100% (13)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,100
Fishing in Islamorada

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ocean Thrills With Captain Don

100% (12)
28 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Offshore Fishing

100% (7)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Unforgettable Day Offshore

92% (12)
45 ft 1 - 6 People From $850

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Fishing in Stock Island
Fishing in Stock Island
Fishing in Stock Island
trip description for Key West Nearshore/Offshore Trip in Stock Island

Climb aboard with Captain Mike for an epic half, 3/4, or full-day experience off the coast of the beautiful Florida Keys! Whether you want to spend a half day near-shore, spend some extra time to go off-shore, or even do a little of both, this luxurious 63' custom built sportfisher will meet all your needs. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Amberjacks, Sailfish and Mahi. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Bottom fishing changes the target species to an entirely different set of fish. You can expect delicious and hard-fighting reef species like Snapper, Grouper and Amberjacks! Captain Mike will provide all the fishing gear you need to catch some picture-worthy fish. All that’s left to do is bring some food, drinks and sunscreen, and cast off with Captain Mike! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Pompano Beach

Key West Nearshore/Offshore Trip

100% (3)
63 ft 1 - 12 People From $1,600
Fishing in Bon Secour
Fishing in Bon Secour
Fishing in Bon Secour
trip description for Gulf Shores Inshore Slammin' in Bon Secour

If you're looking for a fantastic way to enjoy the summer down in Gulf Shores, AL, then you're in the right place! Captain Shawn is a real pro, and has fished professionally all over the world, including a legendary run on the Kona Cowboy out of Kona, Hawaii! The shallow inshore water here in Gulf Shores provides perfect habitat for several popular sportfish species, especially the "Big Three" of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. There are also plenty of chances to hook Sheepshead, which share the same habitat. Whether you're a beginner or an old hand, hooking big time Redfish and Trout off the flats is absolutely thrilling, and Captain Shawn has plenty of tips and tricks to improve your fishing and put you in a position for success. You'll be fishing aboard his 25' Shearwater center console. She's perfect for this kind of trip, and she's powered by a powerful Mercury 300-HP outboard, so you can spend less time cruising and more time fishing. The boat is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, and an icebox for your keepers. When you come aboard with Captain Shawn, you'll be provided all the tackle and bait that you need. All you need to bring is food, drinks (no glass please), sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cooler for your catch. Fish cleaning is also available, so you can take home a delicious dinner! You can catch the Dauphin Island-Fort Morgan ferry every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Please visit https://mobilebayferry.com/schedule/ for the daily schedule and pricing. Read More

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Gulf Shores Inshore Slammin'

90% (10)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $400
Fishing in Daytona Beach
Fishing in Daytona Beach
Fishing in Daytona Beach
trip description for Ledges and Reef Run in Daytona Beach

Capt. Scott is a USCG licensed 100 Ton Master Captain and has been fishing and diving the waters out of Ponce Inlet for over 25 years. Capt. Scott has competed in numerous offshore fishing tournaments, winning the Inaugural Fish Stock tournament in 2003 (formally the Striker). My father and grandfather first took me fishing when I was 5 years old. Over the years I have developed a passion and appreciation for the ocean and all the wonders it has to offer. I have caught monster fish, swam with wild dolphins, turtles, sharks and majestic Manta Rays, but most importantly I have experiences and memories that will never be forgotten. Allow me to share my passion with you, your family and friends and help you create the memories that will last a life time. ​ Captain Scott is the owner and operator. Captain Scott is a tournament-winning fisherman, who has been fishing these waters since 1989, and has his 100-ton USCG Captain’s License. Capt. Scott spends several days each week spear fishing, he can see firsthand where the fish are and what various bottom structures actually look like. He also maintains good relationships with other commercial fishermen and captains which provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and notes on recent fishing patterns. If you are serious about fishing or would like to introduce your family to a new experience, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you make the memories of a life time. I started fishing when I was 5 years old. In 1989 I moved to Central Florida to attend Stetson University, became a certified scuba diver, and have been diving and fishing out of Ponce Inlet ever since. Although I have landed plenty of monsters, I now find more enjoyment helping others experience the thrill of landing the fish of a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Pompano Beach

Ledges And Reef Run

100% (7)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Crushing Clearwater Offshore in Clearwater

Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Come join Captain Steve or Captain DJ on board their beautiful 34' Crusader sportfishing vessel, and get out there on a thrilling charter fishing trip in the beautiful waters of Clearwater, FL! On this offshore trip, you'll be targeting a range of species across the whole water column. Up towards the surface, you'll troll and cast for Barracuda, Kingfish, Bonito,and Spanish Mackerel, while down on the bottom you'll drop lines for Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just looking to try your hand at fishing, our experienced captains and crew have got you covered. The 34' Crusader is a purpose-built fishing vessel equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, comfortable seating, restrooms, and all the amenities you need for a successful day on the water. Licensed to carry up to 6 passengers, this safe, clean, comfortable vessel carries state-of-the-art Furuno GPS bottom-sounder and radar and is equipped with Coast Guard approved safety equipment, EPIRB radio beacon, life preservers, flares, and throwable life ring. There is a bathroom, tuna tower, outriggers for offshore trolling, fish-fighting chairs, and plenty of seating on board. 4 hour, 5 hour, and 6 hour charters are offered in the morning and afternoon and are generally bottom fishing in winter and trolling in spring, summer, and fall. 8 hour, 10 hour, and 12 hour charters require a morning departure (7am at the latest) and are the perfect length for bottom fishing, trolling, and live baiting. Red snapper season begins June 1st through July and requires a 10 or 12 hour trip! Captain Steve and Captain DJ have years of fishing experience out of Clearwater combined, so you'll be in great hands when you set out to bag some fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Pompano Beach

Crushing Clearwater Offshore

100% (5)
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $880
Fishing in Tulum
Fishing in Tulum
Fishing in Tulum
trip description for Tulum Trophy Hunt in Tulum

Ever dreamed of fishing in the Caribbean? Join Captain Carlos as you adventure out to the beautiful waters located directly in front of his shop right from Tulum Beach! Tuna, Snapper, Dorado and Grouper are some of his favorite catches. He is committed to conservation and operating according to seasonal schedules. Depending on the season you'll either catch and release or bring them home for dinner! On this 4 or 7-hour trip, Captain Carlos will take you to to the nearshore and offshore waters off the coast of Tulum, where you'll be targeting trophy species such as Barracuda, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling and jigging. Whether you want to hold a rod and feel every bite, lounge until a rod gets bent, or go after a certain species of fish, Captain Carlos will give you some expert guidance to help get one on the line! Captain Carlos fishes aboard a 25' Imemsa center console that can hold up to 4 people. Powered by a 95 HP Yamaha engine, this lightweight vessel will get you where you need to be without any hassle! She comes complete with GPS, Snorkeling Equipment, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Carlos will provide all rods, reels, tackle a cooler with sodas, water and a 6 pack of beer . All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want. Book your trip today and get ready to explore the beautiful Mexican waters! You can also purchase a Mexican fishing license for $10 USD at the shop. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Pompano Beach

Tulum Trophy Hunt

83% (6)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $385
Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
trip description for Into the Depths- Captain Daniel in Port Aransas

Hit the water with Captain Daniel and experience an action-packed day of fishing! This 8, 10, or 12- hour deep-water adventure allows you to target a bigger variety of fish, such as Red Snapper (depending on the season), Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. The crew of Captain Daniel will guide you every step of the way. You will fish for big game fish, troll weed lines, and bottom fish around rocks, wrecks, and structure. The crew especially loves teaching kids and beginners everything about the different fish species available in this area, as well as fishing techniques. Captain Daniel will supply fuel, bait, top-of-the-line rods and reels, tackle, and ice. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, food and drinks of your choice (no bananas), and comfortable life jackets if you are traveling with children. Enjoy an incredible day on the water with Captain Daniel! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Pompano Beach

Into The Depths- Captain Daniel

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000
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Everything to Know About Booking a deep sea fishing charter

What are the best deep sea fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1041 deep sea trips, and the most popular trips are Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip guided by Gage, South Padre Island Deep Sea guided by Emilio, and Offshore Thrills guided by Paul.

Our guides are rated a 4.81 out of 5 based on 2718 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.

Looking for kid friendly deep sea guides / fishing lessons? Check out our beginner and family friendly deep sea guides.

What types of deep sea fishing charters are common?

The most commonly sought after species for deep sea Fishing are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. kingfish, 3. wahoo, and 4. red snapper.

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

How much do deep sea fishing charters cost?

deep sea fishing prices can range anywhere from about $864 to $5,031, but the average price for a half day trip deep sea fishing is $1,400. The average price for a full day trip deep sea fishing is $2,988.

What month is best for deep sea fishing?

The most popular season for deep sea fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 69 days in advance.

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

See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Cory and his team were great! Enjoyed the fishing and hospitality. Thanks for everything!

    Andrew S. with Corey H. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had great trip with Aaron . Put us on fish very knowledgeable about fisheries and different ways to put fish in boat.

    Darrel K. with Aaron H. of Port Orange, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time on a tough fishing day, would definitely book again when I am in the area. Andrew is great with the kids, and super patient with the beginners. He did everything he could to put us on fish. He also pointed out the abundance of wildlife, including sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, and a manatee. Everything we could hope for with my son's first saltwater fishing adventure.

    William S. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a 3/4 day after speaking with the captain the (plan) was made to shoot out deep and if we were not hitting them we would come in on the 3/4 day booking rather than a full day. Captain troy and his first mate worked as hard as I have ever seen to get fish on the boat. Not sure but at one time I think he had a deep running plug in one marlin plug and 4 top water trolling plugs so it looked like they were shooting for many different depths. We finally got into the mahi-mahi it was on. The first mate and captain maneuvered through 4 men as quick as humanly possible pulling fish off the lines and baiting hooks and handing them back. The only true way to explain it would be controlled chaos. These guys are GREAT at what they do and both the first mate and the captain seem to be fantastic people in there own right. So if your looking for a hard working boat stop here at Miller Time....

    Vance T. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain and deck hand were great helpful and nice made the experience exciting and fun couldn’t ask for anyone better

    Betty S. with Zack G. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    I've been out on charters many, many times mostly down the east coast but also in Cabo. I must say the trip out with captain Manny is one of the two best trips out I've ever experienced. Her out is on fish, Jordan (the mate) ensured the rods and basis were correct and ready to catch fish. This was just a half day trip but next trip I'm going full day. Wow, I highly recommend Captain Manny!!!!! The catch highlights have to include the 54" barracuda and a 7' shark (it took two of us tag teaming and over 30 minutes to bring the shark alongside the boat for measurement.

    Steve H. with Manny S. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great fishing. Captain Paul delivered and put us on plenty of Mahi-Mahi. 5 star experience.

    Gary A. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Best Fishing trip Every ! Great crew and the Kids had a blast ! Lots of fish !! Finally a Captain that knows how to get the fish !!

    Tracy G. with Derwyn B. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with Captain Tim

    Todd S. with Tim M. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome! Put us on the fish. Top notch operation. Best to do these trips with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. With 30 plus years Cap. Seth and deckhand Cameran get it done. No hassles, no issues. Cool cabin, places to rest on the long haul. This team would be hard to beat. Thanks guys!

    Lee M. with Seth H. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. Would definitely go out with them again

    Donald H. with Mark B. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time Capt. Larry and Justin were very helpful. We had several rookies in our group and Justin helped get them started. They made sure we had plenty of time to fish.

    Greg K. with Larry M. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a great trip. Great Captain, great boat, great fishing. Grouper, snapper, shark, trigger fish, barracuda, lots of other species. Saw dolphins and sea turtles. Overall great experience. Thank you Joseph.

    Ryan M. with Joseph F. of Marco Island, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Nels always knows how to find the fish, and not just your average sizes but mammoths and giants. Great crew and a great boat too, we loved the couches inside to catch a quick break from the sun.

    Bosko S. with Mark B. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Chad and Nano on the boat. It was great weather and great fishing! We couldn’t have asked for a better team.

    Matthew R. with Chad R. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic 8-hour trip with Brad. He put us on the fish and provided excellent service!

    Nathaniel H. with Brad A. of Pompano Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Beautiful boat and super nice crew

    Eric P. with Ralph M. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    A friend and I we went out with Cpt. Gage for some afternoon offshore fishing. As soon as my line was in the water I had a bite, then we caught fish after fish! We mush have caught about 50 fish between us. It was a great experience and is highly recommended. I’d never fished before in my life, but after being shown what to do it was easy to pick up.

    John M. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Trip. Would schedule another.

    David T. with Allen P. of Little Torch Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time today Caught a lot of fish. Thoroughly enjoyed our charter. Will return.

    Jorge E. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

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