The average cost for a four hour trip in Sebastian is $449, while the average cost for an 8 hour trip is $776. Prices can vary based on trip duration, boat size and amenities, and the type of fishing your group is looking to do. View all Sebastian Charters here.
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The most common charter boat types in Sebastian are:
The average charter boat size in Sebastian is 23 feet.
Just about halfway along the Indian River in Florida is Sebastian, a quiet community between Interstate 95 and US Highway 1. The freshwater St. Sebastian River flows on the north side to empty into the Indian River, a salt water river. This makes Sebastian an excellent location for freshwater and saltwater fishing. Where the waters mix and become brackish, you are as likely to catch a redfish as a largemouth bass in the shallows and docks along the river. For family members less interested in piscatorial pursuits, the theme parks near Orlando are less than two hours to the west. Just a few miles to the east are the white sandy beaches and sparkling waters of the Atlantic ocean. Need more information? Visit Florida has a list of things to do in and around Sebastian.
The St. Sebastian drains a marsh and Blue Cypress Lake to the west. The famous St. Johns River, one of the few rivers in the U.S. that flows north, has it headwaters in the same marsh. The upper reaches of the St. Sebastian are ideally suited for jon boats, canoes and kayaks. The hardwood-lined banks are packed with Florida-strain largemouth and all kinds of panfish. Ol' Bucketmouth can be caught with just about anything. Yes, he really caught a bass on a block of wood. Better lures are large spinnerbaits, plastic worms, jerkbaits and crankbaits. For sheer excitement, nothing beats throwing topwater plugs or buzz baits. Panfish can be caught on small jigs, small spinnerbaits and tiny crankbaits. Live bait works best. Worms, grubs and minnows can catch a limit in short order.
Inshore fishing starts where the water turns brackish in the St. Sebastian. Here tarpon, snook, pronounced like hook, flounder and largemouth share space with each other. Except for flounder, the same lures you throw for bass will work on the other fish. That is the joy of fishing in the river. You just don't know what you have on the line until it jumps or comes to the boat. If you want to catch flounder, find ledges in the river. Rig shrimp, squid or small baitfish on a bare hook with just enough weight to get it to the bottom quickly. Cast above the dropoff. Let the current sweeps your bait down the ledge past the waiting flounder. If you want to try your hand at one of the world's top fish for the fly rod set, Sebastian is a great place. The south fork of the St. Sebastian has tree-covered islands and lots of places for tarpon to hang out. Know that hauling big streamer patterns through the water might hook a snook or wandering largemouth instead of a silver king. This area is also home to mangrove snapper. Throw jigs under the trees limbs hanging in the river. A bit further out, redfish join the mix. Bull reds like big baits. Reds also feed constantly; you just need to know where they are. Look for tailing fish when the tide goes out. When the tide is in, cast into the trees and around structure. When the water is murky, another top producer is live and cut bait under a popping cork. This setup works equally well for speckled trout in the Indian River.
Depending on what you are after, offshore fishing out of Sebastian ranges from fair to excellent. If you are after billfish like marlin and sailfish, the bite is either hot or not. Sebastian fishing charters guides can advise you what your chances are like before you hit the water. The same goes for tuna. The pelagic fish are always on the move and always chasing the plankton blooms that feed prey fish like herring, anchovy and flying fish. If the fish are in the area, troll dusters and chuggers. These same rigs, downsized slightly, work equally well on mackerel, wahoo, mahi mahi and cobia. The dolphin, also known as el dorado, particularly love surface structure. Grass mats, buckets, wooden pallets, literally anything at the surface will attract these fish. This area of the Atlantic also has plenty of wrecks and natural reefs. Grouper, snapper, hogfish, amberjack and more live in and around the structure. Live and cut bait dropped right over the side of the boat is the best way to connect. Quite often you can catch the bait you need right on the same reef.
Whether this is your first time or 20th time fishing in Florida, Sebastian fishing charters are sure to make a memory you'll relive for many years. FishAnywhere can connect you with the charters that specialize in the fish you want to catch. When you are ready to fish, we are ready to make it happen.