Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters You Need to Book

Anna Maria Island is surrounded by pristine turquoise waters filled with incredible biodiversity. It is a paradise for anglers, many of whom spend hours – if not days – out on the seas reeling in impressive catches. There are endless opportunities if you want to go fishing on Anna Maria Island!

If you’d like to try your hand at fishing, these are some of the best fishing charters on Anna Maria Island. 

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AMI Charters 

AMI Charters offers a wide range of charters – perfect for you and the whole family to learn and have fun in the water together. A two-hour catch-and-release trip is an ideal trip for families with small children. Make memories together while teaching your children the basics of fishing!

A four-hour catch-and-release trip will give you a unique saltwater experience searching for snook, redfish, jack crevalle, tarpon, and sharks. Whether it is your first experience or you’re a seasoned expert, you will have a memorable time with Captain Jake and Captain Scott, who are passionate about the sport and eager to share that with anyone. Licenses, gear, and flies are provided. 

Book a four-hour or six-hour charter for Tampa Bay inshore and nearshore fishing. You’ll find shark, snook, redfish, trout, pompano, permit, cobia, and plenty more! Charters cost $550 for one to two people and $650 for four passengers. For serious anglers, a six-hour sportfishing charter will bring you in search of a whopping 150-pound fish. Licenses, gear, and tackle are provided. There is a four-person limit for these charters. 

And if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to go fishing at night, your curiosity can now be satisfied! Book a three-hour trip that bounces from dock light to dock light and fish for snook and redfish congregating around night lights. You certainly won’t forget this unique experience!

Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters

This local company offers any kind of fishing charter: inshore spinning and fly fishing, tarpon trips, inshore and nearshore trips, and offshore fishing.

Inshore spinning and fly-fishing trips are taken on an 18” Beavertail Skill with one or two anglers and a guide. Your catch may include snook, redfish, spotted seatrout, Florida pompano, permit, Spanish mackerel, cobia, jack crevalle, ladyfish, and bluefish. 

Tarpon trips target tarpon exclusively. These creatures are typically fished with live or dead bait, spinning gear, and four anglers. 

Offshore trips are taken out of a 31T Contender center console. This deluxe boat offers ultimate accommodations for offshore fishing, and you can rest assured that a restroom is included onboard! Fishing techniques vary from live bait to trolling, and you can fish up to 100 meters offshore. While offshore fishing, you can expect to find vermillion snapper, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, yellowtail snapper, gag grouper, red grouper, black grouper, scamp grouper, hogfish, kingfish, African pompano, cobia, blackfin tuna, and amberjack. 

Plan Your Visit

We offer affordable, luxurious Anna Maria Island rentals conveniently located near major attractions. There are 31 suites in total, including both deluxe and standard rooms, all of which include an incredible view of the Gulf. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! View All Rentals

Captain Casey’s 

Captain Casey’s provides 4-hour charters, 4-hour fly fishing, 6-hour fishing, and 8-hour fishing. This is a smaller company that offers great fun at an affordable price. Their charter fleet includes a 25-foot Kencraft, 20-foot Andres. Captain Casey’s is ideal for families on a budget! 

What To Bring? 

Most charters provide bait, gear, water, and snacks. However, be sure to check with the particular agency to see what they expect you to bring yourself! Bring food, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, and anything else you need to protect yourself from the Florida sun. You wouldn’t want to return to your Anna Maria vacation rental with a nasty sunburn or dehydrated!

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How To Prepare? 

As long as you pack the appropriate sun gear and some calories to keep your energy levels up, you should be ready to go! Charters include experienced captains who will help you navigate the seas, so even if you have no prior experience, they will help you every step of the way. Just prepare for a good time and show up!