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Coconut Grove Fishing Charters & Fishing Boats

Written by Noah Chanin.

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    We offer the following types of fishing boats in Coconut Grove:

    Premium Sportfish

    Most Popular
    Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter
    From $750
    44' Rybovich-Blackfin Sportfish in Miami Beach
    Max Guests: 6
    Miami Sportfish
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips. Morning trips start at 8am. Afternoon trips start at 1pm.
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain and Mate
    • Boat Info: Air Conditioning, Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, bait, ice, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, Live Bait at cost if needed, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, Swordfish, Sharks, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and more...
     
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "This sportfish was custom built for fishing and the details are evident everywhere. The boat is extremely comfortable and well maintained and the crew is among the friendliest and most capable in the entire industry. The boat features top of the line fishing equipment and tackle and unlike other charters, live bait is included when the conditions call for it."

    Why Choose This One:
    "This boat is the closest option if you're in Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, or Hollywood."

    Approximate Driving Times: Coconut Grove: 30 min; Fort Lauderdale: 35 - 45 min; Miami (Downtown): 20 - 30 min; Miami (Airport): 20-30 min; Miami Beach: 5 - 15 min; South Beach: 15 - 20 min
     
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    Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter
    From $800
    46' Hatteras in Key Biscayne, FL
    Max Guests: 6
    Miami Sportfish
    • Trip Lengths: 5, 7 and 9.5 hour trips. Morning trips start at 7am. Afternoon trips start at 12:30 pm.
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain and Mate
    • Boat Info: Air Conditioned, Satellite Radio, Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, live bait, ice, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, swordfish, mahi, tuna, tarpon and more...
     
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "This is a tournament boat with a tournament crew, which makes it perfect for those looking for an action-packed fishing experience. The boat is decked out with great equipment and at 46 feet is a larger than most other charter boats in the area. Captain Jimmy has over 30 years of experience and is well known throughout South Florida as a tournament winner."

    Why Choose This One:
    "These guys seem to catch more fish than anyone. The boat is located on Key Biscayne, which is great for those staying there and is also a nice scenic drive for those coming from Miami Beach, Downtown, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables."

    Approximate Driving Times:Coconut Grove: 20 min; Fort Lauderdale: 45 min; Miami (Downtown): 15 - 25 min; Miami (Airport): 25-35 min; Miami Beach: 25 - 35 min; South Beach: 25 - 30 min
     
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    Center Console

    Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter
    From $500
    32' Center Console in Miami, FL
    Max Guests: 4
    Miami Center Console
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6 and 8 hour trips. Morning trips start at 8am. Afternoon trips start at 1pm.
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain
    • Boat Info: Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, bait, ice, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, Live Bait at cost if needed, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, swordfish, mahi, tuna, tarpon and more...
     
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Captain Steve has been fishing in South Florida for over 25 years and is truly one of the most knowledgable guides in the area. His custom 34' center console provides a great platform for offshore and inshore fishing because it allows anglers to fish from any point on the boat, as opposed to traditional sportfish where you can only fish from the back. The boat also has a small bathroom, which is a very unique feature for a center console. "

    Why Choose This One:
    "A great captain and by far one of the most affordable charters in the Miami-area"

    Approximate Driving Times:Coconut Grove: 30 min; Fort Lauderdale: 35 - 45 min; Miami (Downtown): 20 - 30 min; Miami (Airport): 20-30 min; Miami Beach: 5 - 15 min; South Beach: 15 - 20 min
     
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
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    Fishing Yachts

    Luxury Fishing Yacht
    From $2,800
    65' Viking Fishing Yacht with Mezzanine Seating
    Max Guests: 10
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 10 [Why?]
    • Crew: Guide
    • Boat Info: Luxury Yacht, 3 staterooms, 3 bathrooms
    • Included: Boat, guide, licenses, bait, breakfast, lunch, beer, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 20% gratuity collected in advance, custom catering available
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, swordfish, tuna, mahi, sharks, grouper and more...
     
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "This gorgeous Viking 65 is perfect for VIPs and corporate entertaining. The boat has a huge fishing cockpit with a full shade and mezzanine seating. Inside you'll find a large air conditioned salon, and satellite TV. The flybridge is massive as well. This is one of our favorite boats anywhere."
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    Groups over 6

    Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter for Groups over 6
    From $1550
    52' Hatteras in Miami, FL
    Max Guests: 12
    Miami Sportfish for Groups over 6
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6 and 8 hour trips. Morning trips start at 8am. Afternoon trips start at 1:00 pm.
    • Maximum Passengers: 12 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain and Mate
    • Boat Info: Air Conditioned, Satellite Radio, Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, live bait, ice, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, swordfish, mahi, tuna, tarpon and more...
     
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 " This 52 foot Hatteras is docked near Downtown Miami and can take groups up to 12 passengers. The boat is decked out with tournament grade fishing equipment and has plenty of space for fishing and spectating. Captain Steve has decades of fishing experience and speaks both French and English."

    Why Choose This One:
    "One of the only boats in the Miami-area that can take over six passengers. Convenient option for those staying near Downtown or coming from the airport."

    Approximate Driving Times:Coconut Grove: 15-20 min; Fort Lauderdale: 45 min; Miami (Downtown): 5 - 10min; Miami (Airport): 15-20 min; Miami Beach: 10 - 20 min; South Beach: 15 - 20 min
     
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!

    Light Tackle, Inshore, Tarpon

    Private Inshore and Tarpon Fishing Charter
    From $400
    16' Zebra Skiff with Captain Jason ("JP") Peters 
    Max Guests: 2
    Florida Flats and Inshore Fishing
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 2 [Why?]
    • Crew: Guide
    • Boat Info: Flats boat. No bathroom.
    • Included: Boat, guide, licenses, bait, ice
    • Not Included: Gratuity, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Jacks and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Captain JP describes himself as "obsessed with fishing" and within a few minutes of speaking with him you'll understand exactly what he means. His 16' Zebra skiff is perfect for all types of inshore fishing and can access shallow areas few other boats can go. Every one of JP's trips is customized based on your preferences, which means you can target all different types of fish such as bonefish, tarpon, peacock bass and more. This boat is kept on a trailer and as a result can be launched at different fishing locations both in freshwater, saltwater, and the Florida Everglades. The captain will contact you upon booking to discuss recommended launch locations based on the season and your preferences."

    Why Choose This One:
     "A great option for inshore fishing on flats and bays. Quieter than an airboat on Everglades trips but cannot access some spots."

    Approximate Driving Times: Trip locations vary by season and your preference. The Captain will contact you prior to your trip to arrange a location.
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!
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  • Coconut Grove is an old and affluent suburb of Miami and it can be found on the eastern coastline of Florida. Extremely popular among anglers from all over the planet, it faces the Atlantic Ocean and has all the benefits of the Gulf Stream current; which is a well used migratory route for big game fish of all shapes and sizes. Located a few miles from shore, there is no need to travel far to catch some of the most sought-after sports fish in the world. This means that you have more time to catch large numbers of them on our Coconut Grove Fishing Charters.

    There are so many different species of spectacular sports fish swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream current. There are many ways to catch them as well and anglers travel to Coconut Grove in their thousands every year. These fishing opportunities are rare, making this one of the top destinations in the world for sports fishing. Imagine catching fish such as blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, white marlin, grouper, swordfish, bonefish, sailfish, permit, sharks, tarpon and snapper. These fish are an everyday reality and there are many more of them. Our luxury fishing charters in Coconut Grove will take you into these waters to catch the most thrilling fish of your lifetime.

    Our captains and crews are extensively experienced. Their knowledge makes them popular among travelling anglers because they continually share it with every angler onboard. They know how to use and rig the correct techniques for catching certain fish and they specialize in using the equipment required. Our luxury fishing boats in Coconut Grove are fully outfitted with the latest high quality tournament grade equipment; and you can use to it to target any fish swimming off the coast. Our fishing boats are fast, exceptionally clean and supremely comfortable and you do not have to worry about safety - they all exceed the required safety regulations.

    Fishing is undoubtedly the most popular activity in Coconut Grove, but there are many other activities that you can enjoy as well. Forested vegetation, indigenous wildlife, tropical climate, sunny skies, clear and warm waters will ensure you spend a great deal of time outdoors. You can go hiking, cycling, rollerblading, horse riding, surfing, diving, sailing, snorkelling, sightseeing, parasailing, beachcombing, sunbathing, gambling, dining, relaxing, touring and shopping. There is no shortage of things to do and this old town has many attractions you can explore. From museums, theatres, restaurants, galleries, botanical gardens, hiking trails, golf courses, shopping malls, spas, beaches and anything else you can think of. There is the Viscaya Museum and Gardens, Barnacle Park, Peacock Park, Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium, The Kampong Garden, Mayfair Antique Market, CocoWalk, Streets of Mayfair and the Coconut Grove Farmer’s Market all come recommended as great attractions to visit.

    You can customize your Coconut Grove Fishing Charter. Our trips are private so we can easily focus on catching any fish you want to target. There are a variety of techniques we can use and there are coral reefs, wrecks, underwater canyons, the continental drift and a multitude of places we can catch fish at. The choices are yours. You can go on a day trip with us or catch as many big game fish as you can over several days; from our different boats. There are so many fish to catch and so many ways to catch them - that you will have a fantastic extreme fishing experience on our luxury fishing charters in Coconut Grove.

    Call now to book your Coconut Grove Fishing Charter and experience the meaning of true adrenalin.

  • We're happy to answer any questions you have before, during, or after your charter. We've compiled a list of our frequently asked questions below, but if you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact us.

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    Air Conditioning

    • Most boats in our fleet are air conditioned and have generators that allow the A/C to operate even when the boat leaves the dock
    • Our small inshore boats and center consoles do not have air conditioning
    • See the boat info section of our boat profiles for information specific to the boat you are considering

    Alcohol

    • You are welcome to bring alcohol on board any of our charters, but please avoid bringing glass on board as it poses a safety hazzard
    • Excessive consumption of alcohol can amplify the inherent risks associated with fishing and can also contribute to seasickness.
    • The Captain's top priority is the safety of all crew and guests and therefore reserves the right to return to shore if he is concerned about the safety of any crew member or passenger.

    Bait (Live Bait)

    • Standard bait is included unless otherwise specified
    • Live bait is typically not included in the price and the cost is the responsibility of the charterer.
    • Live bait is used for targeting certain species of fish during certain seasons. Your Captain will explain this in detail.
    • The price for live bait normally varies between $50 and $100.

    Bathroom

    • Most of our boats have a bathroom ("head") on board
    • Some of our smaller boats and center consoles do not have a bathroom
    • Please see our boat profiles for specific information

    Cancellations & Refunds

    • Our cancellation window for each boat is listed on the first page of the booking process
    • If not otherwise specified, our cancellation window is 72 hours or more prior to the charter for standard trips and 14 days or more for over six and yacht trips.
    • Customers who cancel within the cancellation window will receive a full refund of any amounts paid.
    • Customers who cancel after the cancellation window expires are responsible for the full amount of the charter, any catering or add ons that have been purchased, plus a 20% gratuity.

    Catering

    • We can arrange custom catering on most trips ranging from drinks and snacks to ellaborate platters
    • We can even arrange to have a chef prepare meals on most of our boats
    • Please contact us at 954-881-1081 for a catering quote or visit our Add Ons page.

    Children

    • Children are permitted on our charters and there is no minimum age
    • For younger children we recommend choosing a boat with an air conditioned cabin and bathroom
    • All children must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times and parents should be aware of the inherent risks associated with fishing
    • Please let your captain know ahead of time if there will be small children on board so he can make sure we have the proper size life jackets.

    Credit Cards

    • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
    • We charge no credit card fees on money we collect online, but some boats charge a 3-5% processing fee when you pay the balance the day of.
    • Most crew prefer cash if possible.

    Deposits

    • We collect a deposit at the time of booking to reserve the trip. This ranges from 15% to 100% of the charter and varies by the boat.
    • The balance due is paid the day of when you arrive at the boat.
    • The deposit is refundable in accordance with the boats cancellation policy, which you can find on the booking page. If not otherwise specified, our normal refund policy is 72 hours prior to the charter.

    Fish Caught

    • Any fish that are caught on your charter and are legal to take belong to you
    • At the end of the charter our crew will clean and filet your catch and package it in sealed bags so you can take it home or to a restaurant
    • In most locations, we can arrange to have your catch professionally packaged, frozen, and shipped to you. Please speak directly with your captain for information on shipping fish.
    • We typically release all species that are inedible (sailfish, sharks, etc.) unless you request otherwise. If you would like to "mount your catch" as a trophy our crew has been profesionally trained to measure and photograph the fish so a taxidermist can create an exact replica. This allows the fish to survive and contributes to sustainable fisheries and environmental conservation.

    Food & Beverage

    • Most of our charters provide a cooler with ice for you to store any food or beverage you bring on board
    • Some of our trips include catering, this will be specified in the boat profile and on the first page of the booking process
    • Please contact us if you would like to arrange for custom catering or visit our add ons page.

    Gratuity

    • A 15-20% gratuity for your crew is customary and not included in the price
    • You should present the gratuity to the captain or the mate at the end of the charter. On most boats, the crew has an arrangement to split the tips received no matter who it's handed to.
    • We collect a 20% gratuity in advance for all yacht charters and this makes up the majority of compensation for the crew. You are welcome to reward outstanding service with an additional tip, but this is not expected or required.

    Fishing Licenses

    • Every one of our boats has a blanket charter license that applies to all guests and crew
    • You do not need to purchase a fishing license separately

    Location

    • We will provide the exact address of the boat with your confirmation or upon request
    • All our deep sea boats are located as close to the ocean inlets to maximize fishing time.
    • Our boats are usually within a 30 minute drive of the city they are listed on; however, sometimes they are not in the same city.

    Maximum Passengers

    • Due to US Coast Guard regulations most charter boats are limited to a maximum of six passengers. Many of our boats are large enough to accomodate many more, but Federal regulations limit us to six.
    • In some locations we offer an "Over 6" option on boats that have a special permit from the Coast Guard to take additional passengers. These boats have similar ammenities to our other sport fishing boats.
    • Some of our yacht charters can take over six passengers by using a special charter contract that allows them to accomodate extra passengers while still complying witht the law. Please contact us for more information.
    • Children of any age count towards the limit.
    • Crew members do not count towards the limit.

    Price

    • Unless otherwise stated, our prices are for chartering the whole boat and there is no additional charge per person
    • Some exceptions exist such as with our boats that take over six passengers. On these boats there may be a charge for each passenger over 6
    • We guarantee the lowest price on every boat in our fleet. That means that if you are quoted a lower price for the same trip on the same day on the same boat, we will beat that price by 10%.

    Seasickness

    • Seasickness is another term for motion sickness and typically manifests itself in the form of fatigue, nausea, and vomitting. In severe cases seasickness can lead to unconciousness and requires profesional medical treatment.
    • If you have suffered from seasickness in the past, we recommend preparing for your trip starting the day before by hydrating, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding alcohol consumption. There are several over the counter remedies and a host of prescription remedies that must be obtained through a doctor.
    • If you are concerned about seasickness please speak with your captain prior to the charter for advice.
    • Most charters, unless otherwise specified, are private which means you are free to return to the dock at any time if you are uncomfortable.
    • We can not guarantee that you will not get seasick, nor do we provide refunds for charters that are ended early at the request of the charterer.