Charter Boat Sunfire is pleased to offer year round fishing charters. With that in mind, remember that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are highly regulated. Fish like Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Amberjack, and others are only available for harvesting at certain times of the year. We monitor for regulatory and seasonal changes and will be happy to assist you as you plan your Starfire experience.
4 Hour Charter
If this is your first time on the Gulf of Mexico this might be your trip! We usually don’t travel too far from shore, maybe 2-3 miles, trolling along the way for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito...or whatever else you snag! There's always the option to bottom fish where you can hook amberjack, grouper, vermilion snapper, and many others! It's a great time but depending on time of year, you may be limited on what you can keep due to size or season. Choose a morning or afternoon departure time! Ask Captain Bill about timing options!
6 Hour Charter
This is one of Captain Bill's favorite trips, a half day on the water. Just enough time to get into deeper waters and increase your chances of loading the boat with fish! We run up to 5 miles offshore and look for bigger fish. We aim to catch Red Snapper and Grouper on the bottom, and we always keep our spinning rod out for hoping to snag a King Mackerel, Wahoo, or Black Fin Tuna. Back to the dock just in time for lunch or dinner, depending on your choice of departure times! You'll leave with great memories and your catch of the day bagged and ready for the fabulous Gulf-to-table meal. That's the freshest seafood you can get!! Ask Captain Bill about departure time options!
8 Hour Charter
The day trip!! Spend 8 hours nearshore or inshore with a variety of activities from trolling, bottom fishing, and rock or structure fishing. Since we are required to stay within state waters, this trip will never be farther than 9 miles from the shoreline. We aim to catch snapper, trigger fish, amberjack, grouper, mackerel, mahi mahi, and maybe the occasional shark. Although recommended for the experienced Sport Fisher, if this is your first time, we can teach you what you need to make it a memorable experience.
We are happy to offer specialized kids fishing trips. This is a 2-3 hour catch and release trip designed to introduce children to saltwater fishing during a great boating experience. We strive to fit the needs of your family so these trips are customizable. Our crew will take the time to teach your children about the different types of fish and gear they may use.
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