More Unique Fishing Tours

Fishing has long been a pursuit that can be enjoyed in almost any location, requires a minimum amount of skill, and needs only a small amount of gear. The hobby can be social or reflective, easy-going, or technical and takes anglers to spectacularly beautiful and sometimes remote areas of the country. Whether you are a deep-sea fishing fan and get an adrenaline-rush from snagging a colossal marlin or sailfish or prefer the tranquility of a river running through dense forests while you fly-fish for trout or salmon, here are some of the best fishing tours in the USA.

Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching

Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching is a longtime full-service boat chartering company that offers various deep-sea fishing cruises and whale watching tours in the waters around Monterey, California. Founded by Chris Arcoleo, Sr. in 1949, Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching has been offering world-class deep-fishing experiences since 1949. A crew of highly qualified and experienced skippers with a broad knowledge of the best fishing spots off the Central California coast takes guests to the hottest fishing spots to find a variety of fish ranging from salmon, lingcod, and several kinds of rockfish. Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching have a fleet of three fully-equipped fishing vessels with spacious galleys and decks and modern restrooms.

48 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940, Phone: 831-375-5951

San Diego Fishing Charters | Coletta Sportfishing

San Diego Fishing Charters | Coletta Sportfishing is an award-winning sportfishing charter company that offers customized fishing trips for up to six guests that pursue species ranging from Rock Fish, Halibut, and Sand Bass to Barracuda, Tuna, and Marlin. Tours last from between five-and-half to 12 hours and are conducted in two top-of-the-line sportfishing vessels that are outfitted with state-of-the-art fishing equipment and comfortable amenities. San Diego Fishing Charters | Coletta Sportfishing offers tailor-made trips for individuals and groups and special tours for children.

San Diego, CA, Phone: 858-922-4328

Tenkara Guides LLC

Named for the traditional Japanese method of fly fishing that uses a long rod with a line attached to the end, Tenkara Guides LLC combines tradition and cutting-edge technology to guided provides fixed-line fly fishing trips in the areas around Salt Lake City. Professional guides offer a variety of tours that are tailor-made to visitors’ experience, ranging from Urban Angling trips in the majestic Wasatch Mountains and Off-the-Beaten-Path fly-fishing trips in the Provo and the Weber rivers to world-class freshwater fishing tours in Kentucky. Tenkara Guides LLC also offers a three-day course known as Oni Tenkara for a limited number of students, which is led by master angler, Masami Sakakibara ‘Tenkara No Oni’.

Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-541-4762

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportfishing

Located in the Balboa Pavilion, Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportfishing offers whale-watching and deep-sea fishing trips from Newport Beach in Orange County. Departing from a natural harbor near Newport Beach, Davey’s Locker provides a variety of fishing trips from half and full-day trips to overnight deep-sea fishing trips and specialized fish counting trips. The company also offers charter fishing boats, and private boat rentals for fishing trips of all sizes, and caters for all levels of experience with modern, state-of-the-art equipment.

400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661, Phone: 949-673-1434

Outdoor Expeditions USA, LLC

Outdoor Expeditions USA, LLC offers year-round guided fishing tours on some of North Carolina’s best fishing lakes, including Jordan, Falls, and Shearon Harris Lakes near Raleigh, which are home to record, double-digit largemouth bass, crappie, and white perch. Outdoor Expeditions USA caters for anglers of all ages and experience levels, ranging from beginner anglers and family fishing trips to tournament-style largemouth bass fishing using artificial lures. Largemouth bass fishing trips are conducted off a fully rigged, tournament-ready Triton bass boat, providing an intimate, personalized experience, while family fishing trips are made off an 18-foot pontoon boat.

Phone: 919-669-2959

Gallatin River Guides

Established in 1984, Gallatin River Guides has been a year-round source for outstanding fly-fishing in the Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, and Paradise Valley Spring Creeks in Big Sky, Montana. Located in the mountains of southwest Montana, the charter fishing company runs trips in an area that is renowned for being home to the highest concentration of world-class, wild fish fly fishing waters on the planet. In addition to offering custom fly-fishing adventures, Gallatin River Guides and also provide day trips and lodging packages for individuals, families, and groups, and the company has an online street that sells a wide range of fishing equipment, gear, and clothing.

47430 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716, Phone: 406-995-2290

Silver King Charters

Silver King Charters brings more than 50 combined years boating and fishing experience on Lake Michigan to guests looking for one-of-a-kind fishing charter experiences. Owned and operated by Captains Kurt and Willy Pokrandt, Silver King Charters takes advantage of one of the best stretches of salmon and trout fishing on Lake Michigan, aiming for brown trout in April, Coho salmon May through June, and other lake species for the remainder of the year. Silver King Charters include professional and experienced captains and crew, fish cleaning, bags for the fillets, and offer a No-Fish-No-pay policy.

S. 1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, McKinley Marina Dock P16 Slips K-P - Off Lagoon, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Phone: 414-460-1467

FishEye Sport Fishing Charters Locally owned and operated by Captains Brandon Fraley and Marlin Pereia, Clearwater Fishing Charters offers guided fishing trips for all ages and levels of skill on two boats that are designed for deep ocean and inshore fishing. Conveniently located near top fishing spots like Clearwater Beach, Indian Shores, Johns Pass, Orlando, Madeira Beach, Tampa, Indian Rocks Beach, and St. Petersburg, Florida. Available daily, year-round for deep sea fishing and inshore trips in the Gulf of Mexico, trips aim to catch species such as red snapper, goliath grouper, catch grouper, sailfish, tarpon, snook, and tuna. Tackle and gear, bait, ice, expert crew assistance, and refreshments are included in the trips.

25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, Phone: 727-243-4082

Tahoe Sport Fishing Located in the Ski Run Marina, Tahoe Sport Fishing is a family-owned and operated business that has been offering guided fishing trips on the lake for the past 66 years. Morning, afternoon, and evening tours are offered on the lake throughout the year, along with private and group trips that cater to all ages, levels of experience, and needs. Trips are conducted on eight Coast Guard-certified vessels that range in size from 30 to 45 feet and are fully-equipped with modern technology, VHR radios, and fishing equipment such as tackle, rods, reels, and bait. Morning charters include hot coffee, water, sodas, and breakfast pastries, and afternoon charters include refreshments.

900 Ski Run Blvd #101, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-541-5448

North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters

North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters offers family-friendly fishing trips, ranging from inshore and offshore, deep-sea and Gulf Stream to backwater, and shark trips, which are conducted on different boats. Owned by Captain Captain Keith Logan, who holds a Master Captain’s license issued by the United States Coast Guard, the charter company specializes in light tackle fishing using high quality equipment and provides all permits and fishing gear such as bait, tackle, ice, rods and reels and fish cleaning and tours run out of Murrels Inlet, Little River, and Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

714 Highway 17 North, Little River, SC 29566, Phone: 843-907-0064

Captain David Newlin Fishing Charters

Located in Moon River District, Captain David Newlin Fishing Charters provides guided fishing charters, boat rides through coastal marshes and trips up the coast to various barrier islands and beaches. Owned and operated by full-time professional Captain David Newlin, who has over 35 years of fishing and sailing experience along the Georgia coast at Coffee Bluff Marinas and Fort McAllister. Fishing trips can be customized to suit various needs and skill levels, ranging from inshore and offshore to light or heavy tackle, gear and no fishing license is needed.

3203 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324, Phone: 912-756-4573

Flash Sport Fishing Charters

Flash Sport Fishing Charter offers deep sea fishing charters in some of the most bountiful fishing waters in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The charter company is owned by Captain Steve Talmadge, who has been fishing the San Francisco Bay and ocean waters since 1970, brings decades of experience and knowledge to the mix. Flash Sport Fishing Charter offers a range of trips from beginner and family angling adventures to professional tournament-style sportfishing trips, and all equipment such as rods, reels, tackle, and bait specialized for each trip is provided.

236 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, Phone: 510-851-2500

Underdog Fishing Charters

Underdog Fishing Charters offers specialist fishing trips for offshore species such as tuna, marlin, wahoo, dorado, sailfish, and grouper in a fast and smooth customized 37' Scottie-Craft open sportfish boat. Located behind The Claw House at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk on Dauphin Island in Alabama, the company offers a range of different trips, including 12-hour Gulf Stream and Eight-Hour Offshore trips to Shark Tours, and Sunset Trips. All equipment such as bait, tackle, rods, licenses, and ice are provided, and anglers of all ages and skill levels are catered for with a variety of trips, including family, personal, professional, and group adventures.

650 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, Phone: 251-583-4885

North Bay Fishing Charters

Owned and managed by Captain Eric, who has over 20 years of experience fishing off the California coast, North Bay Fishing Charters offers fun-filled adventures for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Tours are conducted on one of the four-person fishing boats, one of which is designed for ocean fishing and the other for inland fishing, and are equipped with all latest equipment and gear, including VHF radios, and bait, tackle, rods, reels, and life jackets. Knowledgeable captains find the best fishing spots for a variety of species such as crab, halibut, salmon, and tuna, and while all fishing gear is provided, guests are welcome to bring their own. Catches can be filleted and packaged on ice for guests to take home.

1410B Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, Phone: 707-337-0608

Reel Sensation Charter Fishing

Based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Reel Sensation Charter Fishing offers a world-class salmon and trout fishery in one of the top charter fishing ports on the western side of Lake Michigan. The company is one of a few that offer both summer and winter fishing trips - boasting great catches of king salmon, chinook, Coho salmon, and steelhead rainbow trout in summer and brown trout in winter. Spacious boats are fully equipped with radar, GPS, autopilot, fishfinder, and marine radio, and all equipment such as bait, tackle, rods, reels, ice, and life jackets are provided.

1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Phone: 414-384-8096

Alpine Fishing Adventures

Alpine Fishing Adventures provides fully guided fishing boat charters, fly-fishing trips, and ice-fishing adventures on the scenic Dillon Reservoir in Frisco, Colorado. Catering for all levels of fisherman and offering free fishing for children younger than ten years, Alpine Fishing Adventures is the best-rated guide service in Summit County. Based at the Frisco Bay Marina and surrounded by spectacular mountain views, the company also provides other services such as casting lessons and clinics, three-hour family and group-style trips, and five-hour professional sports trips that target species such as trophy brown and rainbow trout, arctic char, and the rare Kokanee Salmon.

267 Marina Rd, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: 303-885-6292

American Fishing Charters

American Fishing Charters is a locally owned and operated charter company that offers a variety of charter fishing experiences on Tybee Island. Owned by Captain Jimmy, who served in the military before opening his business, provides three types of fishing charters, including offshore, inshore, and specialty trips. Offshore trips aim to catch species such as Black Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Sea Bream, and Jacks and inshore trips go after fish like trout, sheepshead, black drum. Included in the experience are tackle and gear, bait, ice, necessary licenses, expert crew assistance, and fish cleaning once back at the dock, and there are a restaurant and bar at the pier for an after-experience bite and drink.

3 Old US Hwy 80, Tybee Island, GA 31328, Phone: 912-239-7309

San Francisco Fishing Charter Boat

San Francisco Fishing Charter Boat is an award-winning premier sport fishing charter boat company that offers customized fishing trips and guided tours for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Charters cater for a maximum of six guests, ensuring plenty of comforts, space, and personalized attention from the crew and all equipment is provided for catching a variety of fish ranging from halibut, lingcod, and salmon to striped bass, sturgeon, and rockfish. San Francisco Fishing Charter Boat trips are conducted on a 41-foot fiberglass vessel called Fishin’ Game that is diesel-powered and features a spacious deck and interiors, state-of-the-art technologies, hot running water, a sleeping berth, and modern amenities.

Fisherman's Wharf, Hyde Street Fishing Harbor, 2951 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Fishing Headquarters

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fishing Headquarters offers customized drift and sport fishing trips off the coast of Florida. Three-hour trips are conducted in a beautiful 85' Gulfcraft party fishing boat called Catch My Drift, which is coast guard certified and licensed and features an air-conditioned cabin, a fully-equipped galley, GPS satellite navigation system, fish finders and sonar, a live bait tank, and modern restrooms. Trips range from Drift and Sportfishing Trips to Swordfish Chartering, Tarpon Chartering, and Night Fishing trips, and tailor-made tours can be arranged from groups or special celebrations.

301 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, Phone: 754-214-7863

Danny B Fishing Charters – not much info

Located in South Padre Island Bay in Texas, Danny B Fishing Charters offers anglers and sport fishermen of all ages and levels of experience to enjoy guided fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico. The blue waters off Texas are popular fishing grounds for both beginner and professional anglers, and Danny B Fishing Charters provides customized tours for large and small groups and children.

2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, Phone: 956-761-1389

Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters

Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters is a fishing and charter company based in Barataria, Louisiana that specializes in guided fishing trips for black drum, speckled trout, redfish, largemouth bass, and flounder. Located just 35 minutes from the New Orleans French Quarter in Lafitte, the company is owned and operated by Join Capt. E.J. Plaisance and his team of professional fishing guides and provides a unique opportunity to catch fish in the bayous, marshes, and swamps of Barataria and see an array of wildlife such as alligators, blue and white herons, bald eagles, pelicans, and raccoons. Tours are conducted in bay boats equipped with VHF radios, cellular phones, and navigational devices, and include ice, bait, tackle, rods, reels, fuel, and refreshments.

4915 Joan Marie Dr, Barataria, LA 70036, Phone: 504-452-1413

On The Fly Fishing Charters

Based in San Diego, On the Fly Fishing Charters provides private year-round sport fishing charters in the deep waters of the Pacific. Professional US Coast Guard-licensed captains with over 75 years of experience and seasoned crew and lead a variety of tours from summer Mako shark fishing to deep-sea tuna hunting. All trips are conducted on a fleet of boats built by Hatteras, Mako, Triton, Parker, and Sea Fox, which are fully-equipped with VHF radios, cellular phones, and navigational devices, and include ice, bait, tackle, rods, reels, fuel, and refreshments. Tours also include top-of-the-line fly fishing tackle, a conventional tackle for the bay, inshore, and offshore trips.

2580 Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92108, Phone: 928-380-4504

Lucky Bear Fishing Charters

Lucky Bear Fishing Charters is a family-friendly fishing charter company based at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina on Big Bear Lake that offers guided fishing trips for all ages and skill levels. Located at 7,000 feet above sea level, Big Bear Lake boasts sunny and bright days most of the year, making for excellent fishing for rainbow trout. All equipment such as ice, bait, tackle, rods, reels, and life jackets for adults and children is provided, and fishing licenses can be purchased at the marina or most local stores.

39369 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333, Phone: 888-866-7303

Olin Marler's Dolphin Cruises & Fishing Charters

Olin Marler’s Charter Fishing Service is home to the largest fishing fleet on the Emerald Coast and offers guided fishing trips in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The company specializes in bottom fishing and trolling, and tours are conducted on 65-foot walk-around boats with ample space, air-conditioned cabins, sleeping accommodations, and modern bathrooms. All equipment such as bait, tackle, rods, licenses, and ice are provided, and anglers of all ages and skill levels are catered for with a variety of trips and tours, including family, individual, professional, group, party, and overnight trips.

102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, Phone: 850-837-7095