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Best Fishing Charters in the Palm Beaches | Waterfront Properties

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 3:15pm.

Palm Beach County is one of the fishing capitals of the world and for good reason. The Gulf Stream, a warm and swift Atlantic Ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, is closest to land near Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet, providing abundant amounts of fish about a ¼ mile to 3 miles offshore.

If you don’t have a boat of your own, we have compiled this list of friendly local fishing charters for your convenience.

Charter services and accommodations vary, so hopefully, this guide helps narrow down your choice. Most charter trips include everything you need to fish except for optional live bait, food, drinks, and gratuities. A few charters even include live bait and bottled water!

Be sure to tip your captain and crew if you have a great experience! We hope you have an opportunity to explore our area and see why this is one of the best fishing destinations in the world. 

Aqua Hunter Dive & Fishing Charter

  • Address: 105 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park
  • Phone: 561.743.4412

Aqua Hunter is a six-passenger 30' custom boat available for private, or semi-private, half or full-day scuba diving or fishing trips. This dive boat specializes in spearfishing for hogfish, grouper, and other reef fish as well as catching lobster, with the option of bottom fishing as well.

Black Dog Fishing Charters

  • Captain Bill Taylor
  • Address: 1111 Love Street, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.744.5700

Capt. Bill Taylor is a very friendly captain known to always have a successful charter. The Black Dog departs from Jupiter Inlet twice daily, and is licensed for up to 20 passengers. This charter specializes in drift fishing, and always catches loads of snapper, grouper, triggerfish, and cobia, but can put you on mahi or other pelagics if that's what you're looking for.

Blue Heron Fleet Drift Fishing

  • Address: 1075 N Highway A1A, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.747.1200

The Blue Heron was established in 1955 by Capt. Harry Nagel. This three-vessel fleet is family-owned and operated, and offers indoor cushioned seating, ladies' and men's restrooms, and settees for catering. "Miss Blue Heron" is an 88' Breaux Brothers out of Riviera Beach, the "Blue Heron II" is a 72' Breaux Brothers, and a 35' Contender is also available for a six-person private charter by reservation only. The Blue Heron Fleet departs twice daily and catches kingfish, snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, sailfish, cobia, barracuda, sharks, bonita and wahoo.

Captain Jack's Fishing Charters

  • Captain Jack Porcelli
  • Address: 106 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach
  • Phone: 561.308.7578

Captain Jack Porcelli was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida and has been fishing this area his entire life. He has worked with people with little to no fishing experience as well as experienced anglers, and he particularly enjoys taking families. Capt. Jack can accommodate parties of six on one boat, but can arrange a second boat for larger groups. He offers inshore charters as well as offshore on his 26' center console for species including wahoo, kingfish, dolphin, cobia, grouper, and snapper. He also offers sportfishing for sailfish, swordfish, sharks, and barracudas.

Country Club Drift Fishing

  • Captain Jim Barton
  • Address: 111 Love Street, Jupiter, FL
  • Phone: 561.262.5329

"Country Club" is a 44' charter fishing boat licensed for 30 passengers, and walk-ons are welcome. Capt. Barton has 40 years of experience and specializes in drift fishing off the coast of Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida. Catches include snapper, grouper, kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna, cobia and sailfish. Located near the mouth of the Jupiter Inlet, this boat departs twice daily and is also available for private sightseeing cruises, sand bar excursions, and burials at sea.

Dog House Fishing Charters

  • Address: 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.701.3284

"Dog House" is a 33' L&H Custom available for full, ¾, or ½ days for up to six passengers, and they specialize in catching sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and tuna. They also catch snapper, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, swordfish, and shark if you're so inclined. Dog House charters must be scheduled in advance, and they depart in the morning from Jupiter Inlet. They are also available for overnight Bahama trips.

El Cazador Sportfishing Charters & Services

  • Captain Stan Crooks
  • Address: 1111 Love Street, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.602.9060

Captain Stan has 25 years of fishing experience, and offers half day, full day, Bahamas, and Florida Keys charters on "El Cazador", a 34' Yellowfin center console. He specializes in kite fishing, trolling, drift fishing, deep dropping, and bottom fishing to target billfish, wahoo, tuna, kingfish, sailfish, snapper, and grouper. El Cazador is also the "Anglers For The Cure" fishing team, and 5% of his charter fees are donated to non-profit charities assisting those in treatment for prostate cancer.

Game on Charters

  • Captain James Fedor
  • Address: 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.316.8508

Game On Charters offers a variety of trips with five different boats to choose from including a 32' Mirage and a 47' luxury yacht. Captain Fedor specializes in drift fishing, trolling, and sailfishing, as well as custom Bahama trips. Choose from a larger boat with 40-50 other anglers, a smaller boat with 10 passengers, or a private boat for six passengers. Game On departs from Jupiter Inlet and Palm Beach Inlet daily.

Gettin Lucky Sportfishing

  • Captain Scott Collins
  • Address: 19157 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.214.2271

Capt. Scott has more than 18 years of experience, and can put you on the fish day or night, rain or shine. He caters to everyone from the seasoned fishing pro to new junior anglers, and is available inshore and offshore for charters with up to four passengers. Charters are scheduled for full day, ½ day, and night fishing, and live bait is included with price.

Gin Clear Charters

  • Captain R.J. Torsey
  • Address: 105 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park
  • Phone: 561.319.0270
  • Email: ginclearcharters@gmail.com

The Gin Clear, a 38' custom sportfish, is available for parties of six for half and full day fishing charters, Bahamas trips, tournament fishing, offshore legal signings, burials at sea and corporate outings. Trips are based out of Lake Park Marina in Lake Park, FL, and include everything except optional live bait, food, drinks, & gratuities.

Good Time Charter Fishing

  • Captain Byron Allen
  • Address: 1111 Love Street, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.277.5941

"Good Time" Charter Fishing offers a maximum of 12 passengers aboard the "Good Time II", a 46' Newton that departs from Jupiter Inlet twice daily, or six passengers aboard the "Good TimeI", a 36' Henriques that departs from Riviera Beach twice daily. Private charters are also available for fishing trips, cruises, and sandbar excursions. They are also a Gray Taxidermy agent if you'd like your catch mounted on your wall!

Jupiter Fishing Charter

  • Captain Dick Dickinson
  • Address: 19137 SE Federal Highway # 1, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.743.4516

Captain Dick is known throughout Jupiter as one of the best fishing guides around, and he offers full day and half day fishing charters on his 36' Twin Vee. He takes care of everything you need to fish, including live bait. The only thing you need to bring is food, drinks, sunglasses, and sunscreen!

Mad Son Fishing Charters

  • Captain George
  • Address: 105 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park
  • Phone: 561.324.3454

"Mad Son", a 38' Young Brothers lobster boat, is available for individuals on group trips, or for private parties of six for a discounted rate. Located in Lake Park, Florida—convenient to Palm Beach Island, Singer Island, Juno Beach, Jupiter and West Palm Beach - you may choose from one of three types of private trips; drift fishing, sailfishing, or trolling. All trips include everything except optional live bait, food, drinks, & gratuities.

Reel Candy Sportfishing

  • Captain Marvin Steiding
  • Address: 1095 Florida A1A, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.797.9769

"Reel Candy" is based at one of the most picturesque locations in Southern Florida, opposite of the historic Jupiter Lighthouse in the Jupiter Inlet at U-Tiki Beach Restaurant. Reel Candy is available for full day ¾ day, and ½ day charters with a maximum of six passengers. If you're looking to go big, all-inclusive package pricing is available for any charter package to include gratuity, food, beverages, multiple boats, and even limo service. Reel Candy specializes in kite fishing, trolling, live baiting, and deep dropping, and can put you on dolphin, sailfish, wahoo, shark, kingfish, swordfish, tuna, and even marlin.

Rip Raft Fishing

  • Captain Mark Akus
  • Address: Jupiter Pointe Marina 18701 SE Federal Highway, Tequesta
  • Phone: 561.452.8552

Captain Mark Akus has over 30 years of professional fishing experience, and is available for up two three passengers for 2/3 day inshore or offshore fishing trips. Live bait and water are included- just bring any food or other drinks you'd like!

Samana Expert Fishing Charters

  • Address: Blowing Rocks Marina 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.309.3328

Samana charters depart twice daily from Jupiter Inlet, and are available for a six passenger charter aboard a 38' Holland or a 10 passenger charter aboard a 44' Duffy. Both boats are available for half day and full day charters, as well as private reservations. Ask about their night fishing twilight trips as well!

Seacretspot Guide Service

  • Captain Cliff Budd
  • Address: 103 US Highway 1 Suite F5, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.262.1617


Capt. Budd is a tournament-winning Florida native who is passionate about teaching beginners, as well as guiding seasoned experts. His specialty is grandparent-grandchildren trips, and is very patient when teaching children and seniors. He is also available to guide you in your boat or sportfishing yacht. Capt. Budd is available for Full, 1/2, 3/4, or full day trips for up to four passengers, as well as night fishing trips, cruising trips, and even 2-hour "mini-trips" out of Jupiter Inlet.

Tom Cat Fishing Charters

  • Captain Tom Schwier
  • Address: Blowing Rocks Marina 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.262.2301

Captain Tom Schwier departs Jupiter Inlet daily aboard "Tom Cat", a 34' Sea Vee center console, and is available for a charter of up to six passengers. He takes care of tackle, bait, license, ice, and fish cleaning, and specializes in bottom fishing, live baiting, and site fishing along the Florida coastline. Aboard the Tom Cat, you have the possibility of catching snapper, grouper, dolphin, cobia, kingfish, sailfish, sharks, snook, tarpon, and wahoo, depending on season and what's biting. He is also a Gray Taxidermy agent if you'd like your catch mounted on your wall!

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