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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

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Stuart, Florida, known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” is a city on the water in Martin County. Stuart is located on Florida’s Southeast coast and because if its location along the banks of the St. Lucie River and Eastern point of the Okeechobee waterways many sailfish are found in the waters.

In 2016, the Coastal Living Magazine gave Stuart the prestigious “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” award in 2016. Stuart was also named by the Smithsonian Magazine the “#3 Must Visit Small Town”, “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town” and “Top Ten Beach Towns In Florida” by the Huffington Post.

Along Se Ocean Boulevard and the surrounding streets, you’ll find plenty of local shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, museums, art galleries and much more. Stuart is

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Peanut Island is not only great for swimming, snorkeling and fishing, but you can camp on this beautiful eighty-acre park too.

Peanut Island is located in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Lake Worth Inlet, close to Phil Foster Park, the city of Riviera Beach and the Port of Palm Beach. If you do not have your own transportation to the Island, don’t fret, the Peanut Island Shuttle Boat can get you there. The shuttle runs 7 days a week every 20 minutes from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

The Island offers seventeen campsites that include a tent pad, grill and picnic table. There are restrooms and hot indoor showers, as well as a large fire ring. For a single campsite, it is $31.64 per night and for an extended campsite, it is $63.28 per night. Reservations

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Boating is a popular activity that many participate in South Florida. Since owning a boat can be a lot of maintenance and can be expensive depending on the size and age of the boat. Luckily for us, there is a number of Boat Clubs and Marinas that you can join or rent a boat to get out on the water.

Boating Clubs offer you the experience of owning a boat without the hassle and maintenance with easy and affordable memberships for you to choose from. The Clubs also offer a large variety of sizes and brands of boats to choose from with new boats added all the time.

Once you choose the correct Boat Club for you, all you have to do is go online or call and make your reservation for the day and type of boat you wish to reserve. Some boating clubs offer to bring

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The Indian River is a fantastic area if you are looking to fish inshore. The Indian River Lagoon incorporates the trifecta of inshore saltwater fishing areas: The Mosquito Lagoon, the Banana River and the Indian River. These are shallow water estuaries that offer anglers a chance to catch species of fish, such as, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tripletail and more!

If you are ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime, contact Funk Charters in Jensen Beach. Captain Austin Funk was born and raised in Jensen Beach and knows the waters like the back of his hand. He is licensed and insured and can accommodate up to 4 anglers. All necessary bait and tackle are supplied, but feel free to bring anything that you would like to use.


Half Day Trip

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In South Florida, fishing is a popular event that happens weekly for most. Whether you like to fish off the Juno Beach Pier or the shores of the Jupiter Inlet, fishing is always a fun activity for the whole family.

Fishing Charters are a great way to get out there and enjoy the water. Charters offer both inshore and offshore fishing and can be rented for private events as well as everyday charters.

The charters are offered by local boat owners or charter companies that help you find the perfect spot for some of the best fishing in the area. You do not need to be an expert fisherman to participate but charters are very popular among avid fishermen and anglers.

Fishing charters go out several miles offshore for some of the best fishing and catches. The

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Palm Beach County is home to over 125 miles of waterways and what better way than to grab a boat and head to some of the county’s most popular sandbars.

Throughout certain times of the day, the tide lowers and creates a natural sand bar along the intracoastal for boaters to stop. Here you’ll find friends, neighbors and the community gathering together along the sandbar for hours at a time enjoying the sand and sun.

Here are some of the most popular sandbars in the area.

The Jupiter/Tequesta Sandbar:
The sandbar is located along the Loxahatchee River, a little north of the Jupiter Inlet and Intracoastal. On any given weekday or weekend throughout the year, the popular sandbar is certainly the place to be and hang out for the day. The sandbar boosts views of

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The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is a popular attraction in Palm Beach County for local fishermen and tourists for fishing and photos of the view.

The 990-foot-long fishing pier is a T-shape that offers visitors a full-service Pier House and great salt-water fishing. The Pier House at the beginning of the pier is filled with a guest service team, bags of ice, a gift shop, snacks, drinks, and various fishing gear. You can also rent fishing poles daily from the Pier House.

The pier is part of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Responsible Pier Initiative which is a program designed to work directly with fishing piers and fishermen to promote a healthy pier environment for the Marinelife and sea turtles. The program is the first is in kind and started in 2012 and

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Since 2010, the State of Florida requires that any person who wishes to operate a vessel with more than 10 horsepower and is born after January 1st, 1988, must complete and pass a boater safety course.

Florida does not have a “Boating License” but a Boater Safety Education Identification Card is proof of a successful completion of the course and exam. Good news for you is that the Identification Card is valid for life and requires no follow up courses or renewal fees. You are just asked to review your notes to keep up with the boating rules and regulations.

There are some boating safety education exceptions for those who are born after January 1st, 1988. Those exceptions include those licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a master of a vessel, those

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Next Saturday is the 6th Annual Chase N Tailz Fishing Tournament taking place at Harbourside Place in Jupiter.

The Fishing Tournament is for all ages and benefits a local children’s charity that funds families with very sick children.

The tournament starts at 6:30 am on Saturday, September 7th and those who wish to participate can go out of any inlet they choose, and launch form any boat ramp. Those who start before the 6:30 am start time will be disqualified from the tournament.

Weigh in starts at 2pm and goes until 4 pm. All boats that are participating must be checked in with the tournament check in boat at the Jupiter Inlet no later than 4 pm. The weigh in stage is located at Harbourside Place and the fish must be bought in by boat and must have a

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