Fishin' Girl Surf Charters
One of the most fun things to learn how to do on the beach is to catch fish! Surf-Fishing guide Cathy Sanders is so excited to share her knowledge and passion for surf fishing with others.
You bring what you need to have a fun day at the beach and make sure you have a Florida Shore-Fishing Salt Water License (Free for FL residents, $17 for a 3-day pass for non-residents). Bring a cooler with ice to take your fish home. We supply all the bait, tackle, and equipment needed to catch fish!
Max: 4 anglers.
Booked a Charter?
If you have booked a charter with Fishin' Girl, watch the video to the left so you know what to expect the day of the charter.
Waiver and License
After watching the video to the left, you'll need to sign the online waiver and get your Florida saltwater shore-based fishing license (free for FL residents, $17 for non-residents).
If you have a question that is not answered below, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the answer.
- What is surf fishing?
- Do you do boat charters (inshore or offshore)?
- How much does it cost to book a charter?
- What do I need to bring and what do you supply for the charter?
- Are men allowed on Fishin' Girl charters?
- Are children allowed to come along? How old does a child have to be to learn to fish?
- What if it rains or there's bad weather?
- Where will we meet? Can we fish in front of our hotel or condo?
- How do I pay for the charter?
- Is tipping recommended?
- What is the cancellation policy?
- Will we catch fish for sure?
- Do I need a fishing license?
Surf fishing is shore-based fishing where your feet are planted on the land (sand/beach) and you are casting into the water. A surf charter is in the beach, and not from a boat or pier.
Not at this time.
$250.00 for up to 2 anglers, $75 each additional angler (Max: 4 anglers). A deposit of $100 is due at the time of booking. The balance and gratuity can be paid on the day of the charter.
Bring what you need to have a fun day at the beach (hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, beach chairs, beach towels, bug spray, camera, water shoes, drinks and snacks --no alcohol please, and no glass! In certain seasons you might need a light jacket or sweater in the morning or evening) and make sure you have a Florida Shore-Fishing Salt Water License (Free for FL residents, $17 for a 3-day pass for non-residents). Bring a cooler and ice to take your fish home. We supply surf-fishing instructions from a professional guide, all the bait, tackle, and equipment needed to catch fish!
Yes! There's nothing like seeing a child's face light up when they reel in a fish! Up to 4 people are allowed in the training. If you have children who are too young to hold a 10-12 foot fishing pole and learn to fish, bring along your beach toys, and we will find ways to help them have a good time while those on the charter are learning to surf fish. Note: Children must be monitored by parents at all times. The surf guide cannot watch children, as they will be working directly with those fishing.
We will be planning ahead for top weather and surf conditions. If schedule permits, we can move days and times around. There's always the potential for a brief shower in Florida, but thunderstorms will put an end to the charter for safety's sake. In the event we have to cancel your trip for weather or other safety concerns, it will be rescheduled.
We will be determining the best location and time of day for fishing a day or so prior to the charter. We try to choose locations with public restrooms and lifeguards on duty if possible. If you only have a certain window or time or want to fish in a particular location, we can do that too! Our focus is on educating you so you know what to do when you go out there fishing on your own. We will try our best to catch fish while you are learning, but we can't guarantee that they will be at the charter location or wanting what we have to offer that day. But we WILL have a great time full of lasting memories!
We accept payment through apps like Venmo, Cashapp, and cash. A deposit of $100.00 will be due at the time of booking, and the balance of what is owed due at the end of the charter. All deposits are fully refundable for cancellations up to 14 days in advance of your charter.
Yes, tipping 10-20% gratuity is the industry standard for an excellent job done by your guide.
Cancellations are accepted up to 5 days prior to your reserved charter date. If you decide to cancel your booking less than 5 days in advance, the $100 deposit will not be refunded. There is no cost to the client for cancellation made by the guide due to poor weather conditions.
We will do everything in our power and that we know to do to get a fish on the line for you throughout the charter experience. However, we cannot promise that the fish will be biting. We have years of experience, and if we are struggling to get the fish to bite, most likely others are experiencing similar results. What you will catch for sure is enough information to get back out there on your own and fish in the surf. Plus one of our main goals is that you have a good time!
Yes. You will need to make sure you have a Florida Shore-Fishing Salt Water License (Free for FL residents, $17 for a 3-day pass for non-residents). I also highly recommend taking the free shore-based shark fishing course.
Here's what industry professionals have to say about Cathy Sanders:
Pro Staff Director, Fishbites
“Cathy Sanders has quickly become a pillar in the surf fishing community. With so many people getting into surf fishing, Cathy has been an amazing asset for anglers who want to figure things out on the sand. Anglers new and old follow Cathy, and we all learn as she learns.”
Owner, The Sinker Guy
“I’ve watched Cathy Sanders come into the surf fishing community and become increasingly more knowledgeable and consistent in what she produces on the beach. She is always willing to share what she’s learned to help others in their pursuit to get better at fishing. She puts in a lot of hours in research and in fishing, and it shows!”
Chief Executive Angler, Life4Reel Fishing Adventures
“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Cathy Sanders both on and off the sand. Not only is she an amazing human being, but she has become quite the surf fishing angler. Cathy learns new techniques quickly and loves to spread that knowledge throughout the fishing community. Her support of the surf anglers in our community is unwavering while she continues to provide meaningful information to those around her. Cathy has a tenacity for helping others, a drive to continue learning, and the skills that have made her the great surf angler she is today."
Founder, BrokenReel23 NE Florida Surf Fishing Community
“In the short time I have known Cathy Sanders, she has picked up tips and techniques shared by others and put them to use to improve as an angler. She learned very quickly how to read the surf and water clarity, and greatly helps the BrokenReel fishing community with detailed reports from the Flagler Beach area.”
250 Palm Coast pkwy, NE, 607-320, Palm Coast, FL 32137
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