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Top Fishing Charters in Miami

Miami, FL


Sea chaser 27 2020 Brand New

1-12 passengers Captain Included

Coral Gables, FL


"Live Salty" on the water!

1-6 passengers Captain Included

Coral Gables, FL


25' Contender! Fishing Charter and Sandbar Cruise

1-8 passengers Captain Included

Miami, FL


Deep sea fishing in Miami with Fish Jumanji!

1-6 passengers Captain Included

Miami Beach, FL


Miami Sport Fishing from Haulover

1-6 passengers Captain Included

Coral Gables, FL


Beautiful 25 foot center console

1-6 passengers Captain Included

Make the Most of Your Miami Fishing Charter

Whether you're looking to go deep sea fishing or keep it inshore and nearshore, Miami offers options for any level of experience. Pro Tip: If you want to go deep sea fishing and catching big fish is your goal, choose an 8 hour or 6 hour trip because you'll need to factor in time to cruise out to the fishing grounds and hunt fish. If you're trying fishing as a new activity and have children or guests new to fishing on board, a nearshore trip can offer plenty of excitement and more time actively fishing with a rod in your hand.

Keep in mind when planning a trip that, due to U.S. Coast Guard regulations, most fishing charters are limited to a capacity of 6 passengers. Some boats, after completing a detailed inspection by the Coast Guard, may be able to take more passengers. Keeping the size of your group to 6 or less also helps ensure everyone has space to fish safely and comfortably.

Fishing in Miami

We've gathered up the three most popular Miami fishing charter experiences for you and your crew to dive into.

Nixon Beach Sandbar Party

A Miami sandbar party is an experience everyone should try at least once in a lifetime. Sail over to the Nixon Beach Sandbar with all of your beach gear. At this ultimate party hotspot, you can soak in the warm waters or fish directly from your Miami fishing charter.

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Sunset Fishing in Key Biscayne

Biscayne Bay is a stretch of water more than 35-miles which makes it perfect for fishing all year long. Take a cruise from the Miami Beach barrier island into the central and southern parts of the bay and cast your lines.

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Deep-Sea Fishing from the Boat

Biscayne Bay is one of the best fishing spots in Miami, but it isn't the only one. Some of Miami's best-kept secrets are shipwrecks and coral reefs. With your Miami fishing charter, you can catch everything from mackerel to sharks.

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Best Places to Fish in Miami

Although there are so many great places worth a mention, here are three of the top places to fish in Miami.

Key Biscayne

When you are out on the clear water, you'll never run out of things to do in Key Biscayne. Apart from the fantastic fishing, you can also try water sports like wakeboarding directly from the boat.

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach is considered by locals to be the place to rule them all. No matter what season it is, you'll always be able to cruise over to the beach and get in a little afternoon fishing from your Miami fishing charter.

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Haulover Sandbar

Haulover Sandbar is a party destination where you can find locals and tourists alike enjoying some fishing in the sun. With your Miami fishing charter, you can join up with others or simply throw your own private party for you and your crew.

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How to Fish in Miami, Florida

If you have decided to charter a boat in Miami, Boatsetter offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the world. Here are three tips to get you started.


Kind of Fishing

Think about the kind of fishing you want to do so that you can select the right tackle, as well as guidebooks or maps to take you to the best fishing holes in the area.


Fishing Holes

Choose the fishing holes that will work best. The nearby Florida Keys offer plenty of places to catch bonefish, as well as inshore waters with good snook fishing.


Bait and Tackle

Be sure to get the bait and tackle you will need before you get out on the water. You can visit local bait and tackle shops, or look for other help online.

Types of Fish in Miami

When you go fishing in Miami, there is no limit to the types of fish you might catch. With saltwater and freshwater options, you can find all types of species here. These are a few of the most common.


Bonita can be found as shallow as 14 feet and as deep as 290 feet off the coast of Miami. They are the most common tuna species in the Atlantic Ocean and they can be found all the way down to the tip of southern Africa.

Blue Marlin

If you go deep-sea fishing in Miami, there is a good chance of hooking a blue marlin. Blue and White Marlin swim the tropical waters constantly searching for food. Offshore trolling is one of the best ways to find a marlin.


Wahoo are beautiful fish that can be very elusive. They have excellent eyesight, razor-sharp teeth, and are good at camouflage. Miami Wahoo average about 25-55 pounds with some smaller fish living under floating debris.

Top Types of Fishing in Miami, Florida

Miami has lots of variety which makes the area ideal for all kinds of fishing. Here are three of the options you might want to try.

Go Deep Sea Fishing on Your Boat

No matter what type of boat you are on, spend the afternoon simply lounging on the deck and tossing a few lines into the water to see what you might catch.

Try Out the Intracoastal Waterway

With plenty of fresh, brackish and marine water, the Intracoastal Waterway in the Miami area is perfect for some fishing variety. Crab and shrimp are some common species found here.

Freshwater Fishing

For more freshwater fishing options, explore the many rivers and lakes near Miami. If you are trying to catch a specific species, save some money and get only a freshwater license for these areas.

Miami, Florida Fishing Seasons

If you have decided to charter a boat in Miami, you can rest assured that the fishing is fantastic in Miami during every season.



The weather is the coldest it will be all year, but fishing is still great fun. Try some bottom fishing as you guide your boat far offshore.



February is a good month to try bottom fishing for reef fish, Greater Amberjack or Yellowtail.



Temperatures start soaring and Miami's waters soon become abundant with reef fish and bigger species like Barracuda.



The weather is good in April in Miami and the fishing can be excellent. Try fishing for some Cobia or other species like King Mackerel.



May is incredible in Miami for offshore fishing. Now is your chance to make some trophy catches like sailfish and marlin.



June can get really busy in Miami. Get out on the water, drop a few lines, and escape the crowds for the afternoon.



July is usually Miami's hottest month, with average temperatures well above 90. Fish for red snappers and tarpon from your boat.



August is still Miami's high season. Try some offshore fishing for pelagics like groupers and snappers.



Miami gets slightly cooler and there are slightly fewer people. Blackfin tuna and sailfish can often be caught a few miles from the shore.



October in Miami is a really special time. Enjoy the cooler temperatures and cruise the beautiful waters in the early mornings and evenings.



In November, there are still plenty of anglers who fish for pelagics and also keep up with their bottom fishing.



Grab a festive fish feast in December in one of the bays or by bottom fishing offshore. Temperatures may be cooler, but the fishing is still lots of fun.

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