Nestled at Florida’s southeastern tip, Miami’s pristine waters are a hugely popular fishing destination – with a large number of fishing charters on offer here.
The cruising grounds of Miami are sheltered by the Intracoastal Waterway and provide the perfect conditions for watersports enthusiasts. The region’s waters are also home to richly diverse marine life, enabling you to spot dolphins playing in the surf and perhaps even manatees from the deck of your yacht. For angling enthusiasts, we’ve picked out five of the best fishing charters available in Miami.
Giving you ample time on the water, this full-day trip starts with fishing at the downtown Miami bayside before heading offshore to fish the nearby wrecks and edge. Aboard the “Sea Hawk,” a 40-foot fibreglass Trojan Sport Fish vessel, you’ll troll with live bait around 3-5 miles off the Miami coastline hunting for King Mackerels, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. In summer you might even have a chance to head out some 15 miles for great Mahi Mahi fishing. A fishing license, top of the line gear, and snacks are included in the charter price. Guests can keep their catch and the crew will even clean and fillet it for you. From $1,099 per group.
Half-Day Trip – AM
Available with flexible departure times, this half-day trip invites you to fish the nearshore and offshore areas off the coast of Miami for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish and Tuna and more aboard a luxurious 60-foot Hatteras classic flybridge boat. Featuring a large deck for thrilling fishing and a spacious flybridge for the ultimate deep sea experience, plus three staterooms, a spacious salon, and a full service galley, the fully air-conditioned vessel is equipped to ensure maximum comfort throughout the trip. Your fishing license, plus all equipment, is included in the charter price. From $900 per group.
With a choice of an early or mid-morning departure, this trip is ideal for newer anglers who want to spend more time on the water or more experienced fishermen keen to target a variety of big game fish. Aboard a 38-foot Bertram offshore sport fishing vessel, you’ll reach seriously deep waters close to shore – but six hours allows you to head further out to where the big boys play. Here you’ll target hard-fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and plenty more. The price of the trip includes fishing gear, your fishing license, and bait. From $649 per group.
Half-Day Trip – Fishing & Bay Ride
This half-day trip is popular with families with young kids and first time anglers who aren’t quite ready to head offshore and commit to a full day’s fishing. After boarding your 45-foot Hatteras vessel, you’ll enjoy a scenic ride through the bay, casting lines here and there, while soaking up the sight-seeing opportunities along this stretch of the Miami coastline. A fishing license and gear are provided as part of the charter price. From $749 per group.
Available all year round, this tour offers guests the chance to embark on an after-dark fishing adventure in pursuit of the distinctive looking fish species known as swordfish. At night, swordfish rise up to warmer waters to actively look for food and feed. The organisers of this tour set up your 25-foot Blue Water centre console vessel on a drift and stagger the baits at different depths and distances from the boat. Each bait is fixed with flashing strobe light to attract the swordfish. Live bait, along with all other equipment, is included in the price and caught before the trip. From $1,497 per group.