Everything You Need to Know About Going Deep Sea Fishing in Anna Maria Island

When visiting Anna Maria Island, one of the must-do activities for you to participate in is going deep sea fishing! If you, or anyone in your group, is a fishing aficionado, this is the activity that should be at the very top of your list! Not only do the calm waters near Anna Maria Island make for some excellent fishing, but the weather also contributes to some amazing conditions. Take a look at a few of the best companies in the area to help plan your trip.

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Anna Maria Charters

Whether you’re an experienced angler or you’ve never been fishing before, the kind folks at Anna Maria Charters are here to provide an unforgettable day on the water. They offer multiple different excursions including inshore spinning and fly fishing, tarpon trips, and inshore and nearshore trips. Of course, the big draw for you is probably the offshore fishing excursion!

These trips happen on a stunning 31T Contender, offering the ultimate accommodations for your fishing trip. No more than six anglers are allowed on board, and you can opt for a number of fishing techniques like live bait or trolling. You can choose from a 6-hour trip 10-25 miles offshore ($1,000), an 8-hour trip 20-35 miles offshore ($1,200), or a 12-hour trip 25-40 miles offshore ($1,600).

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AMI Charters

AMI Charters is proud to provide a memorable experience for anglers both new and experienced, as well as for families fishing together. Fishing excursions here include several inshore and nearshore options, as well as some phenomenal kayak fishing trips and special tours designed just for kids. For the serious angler, however, the 6-hour Tarpon Trip is a great choice. This excursion has a 4-person maximum, has a starting cost of $1,050, and is available from May through July.

No matter which charter you choose to book, you’ll be limited to a maximum of six people. Captains Scott, Jake, Blake, and Alex are all passionate about fishing in the beautiful waters of Anna Maria Island, and we promise their enthusiasm is contagious! 

Fish AMI Fishing Charters

Located in Bradenton Beach, Fish AMI Fishing Charter is an incredible option for fishermen of all skill levels. The crew here is so confident in their abilities, they guarantee you’ll catch a fish on every trip! All fishing trips are customizable, allowing you to plan your ideal day out on the waters. Fish AMI offers catch and release trips, inshore and nearshore excursions, and, of course, offshore fishing trips.

For an offshore trip, you can choose a 4-hour ($599), 6-hour ($799), 8-hour ($979), or 10-hour ($1,199) excursion. All trips are private, so you can just sit back and enjoy the waters with your loved ones. Perhaps best of all, the staff at Fish AMI can filet your catches for you! 

What to Expect

No matter which Anna Maria Island fishing charter you choose to embark on, you’re bound to catch some incredible fish! Some of the most common species of fish you can hope to catch on your offshore fishing trip include blackfin tuna, amberjack, grouper, snapper, kingfish, and others. 

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The majority of offshore fishing charters will provide you with safety equipment, bait, tackle, ice, and bottled water. Your charter will also have a Florida fishing license that will cover everyone on your excursion. Do keep in mind, however, that if you do plan to fish outside of a charter at any point during your getaway, you will need to purchase your own license.

Deep-sea fishing is one of the most fun things to do on Anna Maria Island, and it’s only made better when you get to spend a day with your family at sea. After a long day on the water, grab some dinner (maybe some of those fish you caught!) and head back to your Anna Maria Island rental to unwind and get some well-deserved rest. Contact us today to learn more about our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals!