June 18, 2019
You’re in Florida for your summer vacation cruise… but you’re not sure what to do on your days before or after the cruise…. We totally understand: You don’t want to make the trek to Orlando for a theme park, but you want to have a great Florida experience. FishAnywhere.com is here to help! Whether you’re cruising to Cancun, Nassau, Havana, or any Caribbean hotspot, while you’re in Florida you have an opportunity for a real adventure. Hiring a Professional Charter Captain or Fishing Guide to fish the inshore or offshore waters of Florida is a great way for your family to make lifelong memories!
You won’t be disappointed when your family experiences a half-or-full day guided fishing trip to see the real Florida!
Port Canaveral is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with almost 5 million cruise passengers coming through last year alone. Fishing guides in Port Canaveral have access to both inshore and offshore fishing trips – so your family has a lot of options. To experience the intercoastal, calmer waters: we recommend fishing the Indian River, Banana River, or Mosquito Lagoon – a local favorite to target Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and more! Deep sea fishing the Atlantic Ocean is also an option. Here you can fish for Tuna, Cobia, Sailfish, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Sharks to name a few!
Ft. Lauderdale is located on Florida’s southeastern coast. It’s mostly known for its beaches and boating canals, which is why it’s a top Florida cruise port AND fishing charter location. Fishing the intercoastal waters from Ft. Lauderdale for Tarpon, Snook, and other fish species is perfect for families looking for a half day guided fishing trip. The Everglades are nearby as well, offering freshwater fishing opportunities for Largemouth Bass. Or, if you’re up for a 90-minute trip, head over to Lake Okeechobee for a real Florida adventure. Just watch the water temperatures during the summer, as algae will affect your fishing trip. Your FishAnywhere Professional Fishing Guide will know the current situation and can guide you to a successful day on the water!
Miami is just south of Ft. Lauderdale, and is another top Florida cruise port. A great opportunity for your Miami fishing charter is the ability to fish Biscayne Bay. The fishing here is unreal, as you get both inshore and offshore fish species in the Bay. You can catch anything from Redfish, Tripletail, and Snook – to Cobia, Barracuda, and Sharks. It truly is a unique fishing spot that Miami and Key Biscayne have access to, and it’s worth a day for your family to create some great memories! Also available in Miami are the Everglades (again, those freshwater fishing trips are great for younger families), and of course the inshore/offshore Atlantic Ocean trips. There are so many options for your Miami fishing charter, we understand if you have a hard time choosing! Give our FishAnywhere Customer Support team a call and we can help point you in the right direction.
If you’re cruising from Tampa and the west side of the state, don’t worry… we have you covered here too! Fishing the Gulf of Mexico is a whole different experience; and sometimes better for those fishing for the first time. The Gulf is shallower, so you have more inshore options around Tampa Bay and the Gulf. But you can also travel the 30 miles+ offshore for the deep sea fishing charter as well… there really is no wrong answer when it comes to a Tampa Fishing Charter. Whether you’re inshore or offshore, fish species in the area include Spotted Seatrout, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Mackerel, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Sheepshead, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and more!
Back on the East coast of Florida, Jacksonville carries our Northeast Cruises from the St. John’s River to the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing the St. Johns River is tons of fun (and, trivia fact: the St. John’s River is the longest river in the United States and actually flows NORTH!). Of course you also have Atlantic Ocean fishing charters available here as well. Again, Florida fishing charters offers tons of variety! Get your rod and reel ready for Cobia, Marlin, Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Redfish, Tarpon, Tripletail, Flounder, Black Drum, and Jack Crevalle to name a few.
Your fishing license is usually covered by the charter captain (some freshwater guides may have different regulations, so be sure to check before your fishing trip), and rods, reels, tackle are almost always provided. You can just show up and enjoy a great day of fishing without having to worry about anything (much like your cruise experience!).
If you’re still not sure: rest assure that fishing is no longer an old man’s hobby. There are benefits to teaching your kids how to fish, and some families turn their fishing trips into a yearly tournament. Not sure where to start? First, search your Florida Cruise Port (Port Canaveral, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville) for the Fishing Guide that fits your family’s needs (how many passengers, inshore or offshore, etc.), then book your next fishing charter! Still not sure? Give our 24/7 Customer Support Team a call at 833-I-GO-FISH (833-446-3474) and they can help you out! Get a real taste of Florida with your next Florida Fishing Charter!
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