Shark Fishing Charters
in Florida

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Shark Fishing Charters in Florida

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We have custom tailored a Shark Fishing Charter just for you!

Are You Looking for a

Shark Fishing Charter

in Florida?


We have custom tailored a Shark Fishing Charter just for you!

Witness one of the world’s most unique species up close with our Shark Fishing Charters in Florida. These incredible trips provide an experience like no other, as you feel the sheer strength and beauty of these prehistoric monsters. These trips are very popular, so to book a Shark Fishing Charter in Islamorada, Florida, today, CALL or TEXT (305) 942-0832.

The Ultimate Challenge – Shark Fishing Charters in The Keys

Nothing comes close to the adrenaline rush of seeing a shark surface. As you reel in your line, it’s obvious you’ve got something big. Your heart will start pounding as everyone on the boat watches in anticipation. Then it surfaces. There it is. One of nature’s true wonders. Their sheer energy and power is unforgettable. You’ll either be able to take it home or get a memorable photo before releasing it back to be the ruler of the ocean for another day. From catching bait to that moment of finding a shark, our Shark Fishing Charters in Florida are the ultimate challenge. They make memories that last a lifetime. Are you ready?

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Shark Fishing Charters in Florida

The Shark

Fishing Charter Guarantee
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
13:45 08 Oct 22
I have now been out with these guys on 4 different trips. That says it all right there! I have done 3 in the keys and 1 out of the Tampa area. They do both inshore/back country and offshore. I have done both and they did not disappoint.Both Captain Chris and Captain Donny are amazing and make for an unforgettable day every time I step on one of their boats. They both feel like your friends by the end of the day and truly want you to fill the cooler. They know their stuff and will put you on fish!No question of who I will use or refer friends and family to when it comes to fishing in Florida.
cindy dickerson
cindy dickerson
00:59 08 Oct 22
We had a great day! Our captain really knew his stuff and we had lots of fun bringing up big fish!
Keith Jones
Keith Jones
00:52 08 Oct 22
Best fishing experience ever! Capt Donnie, and Capt Chris are amazing! We have been out multiple times with them fishing. I refuse to go with anyone else with how awesome fishing is with them!!! You want to have a great time and catch fish contact them right away!!!
Stephen Cantelli
Stephen Cantelli
19:20 02 Aug 22
Nick was a fantastic captain. He had a great sense of humor and has a local flare. He was great at keeping the lines baited and you never had to touch a bait or touch the fish he was really good at his job. Fishing was a little slow today but I'm sure my son says they don't call it catching for a reason.
shaun mathena
shaun mathena
02:18 07 Jul 22
Chris was phenomenal. Would definitely use again. We limited out on red snapper, grouper and caught tons of mangos as well. Thank you captain Chris
John Lund
John Lund
16:37 24 Feb 22
Captain Chris responded to my my email request almost immediately and I booked an inshore trip for three. Captain Nick was our skipper for the trip and was very patient and pleasant. The fishing wasn’t very good that day but we still had a great experience. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone.
Theresa Rodden
Theresa Rodden
00:17 18 Dec 21
This was probably one of the best days that we have had in awhile. Captian Chris & first mate Nick were exceptional! Prompt in the morning, prepared, and showed us a great time. Chris knew the best spots to put us on the fish, caught our limit, did some catch and release, enjoyed a beautiful boat ride, and were quite entertained. This trip exceeded my expectations. Thank you!!!! Must do again.
Taryn Meyers
Taryn Meyers
14:48 10 Apr 21
Wow!! Booked Captain Chris for a full day deep sea fishing trip when my daughter and adult grandson came to Florida to visit. Was hoping for a great day of fishing. Weather did not cooperate - COLD and windy but Chris did not disappoint! We caught fish one after another even though we cut our time to half day due to weather. Came home with lots of fish and great fish stories of how none of us got sea sick. Great day! Sure we will book again!!
Cortni Shelton
Cortni Shelton
02:20 15 Mar 21
Chris took our family out fishing for sheepshead in Tampa, and that's most of what was reeled in (along with some snapper, grouper, and grunt – no complaints about those yummy fish)! The service and knowledge of Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing is unparalleled. Visiting Tampa and planning to fish? I wouldn't hesitate to book another charter with these guys!
Jonathan Carlton
Jonathan Carlton
21:24 24 Feb 21
Beau D
Beau D
21:50 13 Dec 20
I am making this review as an avid angler and retired Navy Veteran. Captin Chris has the ultimate local knowledge, seamanship and best equipment( all high end Shimano) on the market. Scheduling was easy and we limited out on grouper early in the day. I travel and fish a lot of charters and his was one of the best I have been on. If you want safe, fun day with great memories and laughs you should choose this charter.
Sue Galida
Sue Galida
15:49 08 Dec 20
Tanner Kielty
Tanner Kielty
12:20 08 Dec 20
Chris and the Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing team do a amazing job creating experiences that will last a lifetime. Highly recommend!
John Roach
John Roach
02:55 08 Dec 20
What an amazing captain Chris has become over the years! I have fished with him in many different waters and he always catches fish. His trustworthiness and skillful adaptation to fishing is only exceeded by his knowledge of boating safety. I highly recommend Captain Chris for any boating excursion!
Stephen Hanff
Stephen Hanff
02:35 08 Dec 20
I’ve grown up fishing in Florida but always impressed to learn and catch something new with Captain Chris. He knows the spots, the tackle, and the time to make it worthwhile. Best to go with him if you want to make a day worthwhile. Thanks for the great times!
Tiffani Shelton
Tiffani Shelton
01:42 08 Dec 20
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned fisher(man or worman), you will never find a more knowledgeable and passionate Captain than Cpt Chris. He has an incredible ability to tailor every trip to the customer and provide an incredible experience for everyone aboard. There is no one I would trust more than Cpt Chris to provide a safe and amazing day on the water!
joey gott
joey gott
01:23 08 Dec 20
Chris is awesome! He is a great guy, awesome fisherman and charter captain/guide, and an expert on all things water, boat, or fishing related. He is super laid back, fun, and just wants to make sure you have the best experience possible.JUST DO IT!
Nicholas Strobbe
Nicholas Strobbe
00:56 08 Dec 20
What can I say about this fantastic organization? I have fished with Captain Chris in the waters of the Tampa Bay Area, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. Every trip was unforgettable! What Captain Chris brings to the table in local knowledge is unrivaled. I hate waking up early, but on days I know I’m fishing with the fine people of this organization the morning can’t come fast enough! Will continue to work with this organization for all of my boating related needs! Captain Chris knows it all and does it all! You won’t be disappointed!
Ashley Spalo
Ashley Spalo
00:53 08 Dec 20
Chris took us out and filled all of our requests! We wanted to do some deep dropping and trolling. The conditions were gorgeous and chris quickly got us hooked up on various bottom fish that we wanted to target. Queen snapper and a limit of yellow eye snapper as well as some vermillion. Follow by a short run he then took us trolling and got out limit of black fin tuna. He kept us busy all day hooked up on different fish. Got a great mixed bag! We Will definitely be going back out with Chris on our next trip Islaorada! If you want a fun experience these are your guys!
Christopher Sellers
Christopher Sellers
00:52 08 Dec 20
Chris is a seasoned captain and knows where and how to catch fish!! Always a great day.
Jacob Sewell
Jacob Sewell
00:51 08 Dec 20

Don’t miss the boat, enjoy over 20 years of experience and the thrill of a lifetime on your Fishing Charter in Islamorada, Florida.

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Florida Shark

What Types of Shark Can We Catch in Florida?


During our Shark Fishing Charters in Florida, we can catch a wide variety of sharks on any given day or night. If you’re looking for a specific dream catch, we’ll head out to their hot spots to help you make it!

Black Tip Shark

Size: Up to 8ft
Weight: 66 to 220lbs.
Can We Retain A Catch? Yes.

The large Black Tip Shark looks just like the sharks everyone fears or dreams of meeting. It’s arguably the most powerful shark we’ll find during our Shark Fishing Charters in Florida and puts on a great fight as they leap out of the water. With a fondness for warmer coastal waters, they regularly encounter people – especially around bays, estuaries, reefs, and shallow waters near beaches. If we’re lucky, we’ll also see them leaping above the water as they’re hunting for bony fishes near the surface. You can identify them with their dark bluish-gray backs, fading to a white belly. They have a long snout and a large dorsal fin that starts in the middle of their backs.

How to Catch Black Tipped Sharks:

These fast-moving sharks love rays, squid, crabs, octopus and lobster. We’ll catch a range of bait on our journey. We’ll use light tackle and witness an incredibly exciting fight as they leap about.

Are Black Tipped Sharks Good to Eat:

Yes. Many people describe Black Tip Shark as tasting like chicken.

Black Nose Sharks

Size: Up to 6.1ft
Weight: 15-24lbs.
Can We Retain A Catch? Yes.

Just like the Black Tipped Shark, these fast-moving fighters are famous for the show they put on during Shark Fishing Charters in Florida. They’re often found in large schools and have never been reported in a shark attack incident. Although they’re tough, they also prey on larger sharks.

How to Catch Black Nose Sharks:

We usually make multiple hookups as they travel in schools. But once they come boat side, they’re a handful and won’t give up easily. Light tackle is the go-to choice and bait often includes small fishes, crabs and squid.

Are Black Nose Sharks Good to Eat:

Similar to the Black Tip Shark, they’re meaty and great on a grill.

Fine Tooth Sharks

Size: 5-6ft.
Weight: 15-24lbs.
Can We Retain A Catch? Yes.

The Fine Tooth Shark is one of the most challenging sharks to hook during our Shark Fishing Charters in The Keys. They’ll jump around, making them easy to spot, but never jump once hooked. Fine Tooth Sharks pose no threat to humans but have that classic shark appearance. Look out for their slender gray-blue bodies, long tail and long gill slits. And of course, their row of clear, sharp teeth.

How to Catch Fine Tooth Sharks:

Fine Tooth Sharks are usually found in coastal waters, bays and flats. By using small fish and squid, we can attract them before the tough task of getting them hooked!

Are Fine Tooth Sharks Good to Eat?

Yes. Although they’re not important to commercial fishing.

Hammerhead Sharks

Size: 7-8ft.
Weight: 500-1,000lbs.
Can We Retain A Catch? No.

The Hammerhead Shark is one of the true heavy-weight monsters of the ocean and the ultimate trophy fish for any Shark Fishing Charter in the Keys. With their unique prehistoric appearance, other sharks fear them. If we’re lucky enough to hook a Hammerhead, we’ll take measurements and pictures you can treasure for life, before releasing them to reign supreme once again. If you land a Hammerhead, you can boast about it for life!

How to Catch a Hammerhead Shark:

Hammerheads put up a fantastic fight. They’re often found in deep waters, but also reefs near inlets and bays. Once hooked, they fight hard and make runs while thrashing all over. We’ll use live bait, cut bait and squid.

Shortfin Mako Shark

Size: Up To 12ft.
Weight: 60-100lbs.
Can We Retain A Catch? Yes.

The Mako shark is one of the fastest moving sharks in the world and has a set of razor-sharp crooked teeth. They can reach speeds over 25mph and put one a truly stunning air show once they reach the surface. They’ll fly out of the water before diving deep to try to escape your line. Whether you want to keep it or let it live on, we’ll take measurements and pictures for this one of a kind trophy fish. Look out for their crescent moon tail, deep blue backs and pointed snout.

How to Catch a Mako Shark:

We’ll find the Mako sharks in nearshore areas and deeper waters, as they hunt for fast-moving tunas and swordfish. We’ll use squid and other fish to lure them in. Once hooked, we’ll start the engines and keep the boat away from the Shark until it’s completely played. You can’t just beat a Mako on strength; you need to use the boat to wear it down during a Shark Fishing Charter in the Keys.

Are Mako Sharks Good to Eat?

These beauties are extremely tasty and provide enough meat to feed a couple of football teams.

Thresher Sharks

Size: 10-15ft
Weight: Upto 750lbs.
Can We Retain A Catch? Yes.

Thresher sharks are a common catch for Shark Fishing Charters in the Keys. This is a catch like no other. Unlike the Hammerhead, the Thresher looks like it’s from the future rather than ancient times. With its long, unique tail it’s easy to identify and a stunning fish to look at. It’s big purple eyes hunt for prey before using their large tail to attack fish. This tail makes a huge splash when you’re hooked up. There is no other fight like it.

How to Catch a Thresher Shark:

Threshers put on a tough fight. They’ll use their tail to slap bait about and leap all over the place. We’ll use whole baits, strip baits, live yellowtail snapper or mullet to lure them before using all our experience to drain their energy and reel them in.

Are Thresher Sharks Good to Eat?

Thresher shark steaks are delicious. They make great, meaty steaks but shouldn’t be eaten any longer than 2-3 days after the catch.

Other Shark We Can Catch During our Shark Fishing Charters in Florida:

  • Spinner Sharks – Tough to hook, they make multiple jumps while fighting.
  • Sharp Nose – A small, baby-sized yet fun shark to catch for all skill levels.
  • Lemon Nose Shark – A powerhouse of a shark that will push you to your limits.
  • Bonnet Head – Extremely fun shark to catch. Often mistaken for a baby hammerhead.
  • Sand Tiger Shark – A deadly looking shark that circles the boat. Not for the faint of heart!

Regulations on Shark Fishing Charters in Florida

In Florida, many sharks are protected and must be released upon catch. However, many are also living in healthy numbers, so are open to be taken home. We’re allowed to retain one Shark per day, per person and two sharks per boat per day. There are also size regulations to prevent catching young sharks.

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Shark Fishing Charters in Islamorada, FL

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If you’re interested in booking a Shark Fishing Charter in Florida, then contact us today. Whether you’re looking for a dream catch or want to touch and experience sharks up close before releasing them, we’re here to make that dream come true. Let’s go fishing and experience the adventure together!

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for Monroe County, FL


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
4927 US-19 S Slip# 1
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 753-8883
www.fishpacso.com


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
90507 Old Hwy Slip# 1
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 942-0832
www.flakeysfishing.com

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Two Convenient Locations

to better serve you


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
4927 US-19 S Slip# 1
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 753-8883
www.fishpacso.com


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
90507 Old Hwy Slip# 1
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 942-0832
www.flakeysfishing.com

Forecast

for Monroe County, FL

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