Book an Inshore Charter Boat
If you want a fun family outing on the water, consider booking an inshore charter boat specializing in family fishing. There are several captains who make a point to appeal to those who love to take their kids fishing and know that kids don’t get fish species-specific. They just want to reel in a fish and get photos with the family. After a successful trip, some captains even clean and prepare the desirable fish, so the family can have a fish fry at their condo or beach house or take the fish home to prepare.
When it comes to fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, short charters are best for youngsters who may not have any fishing experience. Several boats offer trolling trips for king and Spanish mackerel and don’t roam far from the beach to do it. If your family is a little more adventurous, consider a bottom fishing trip with one of the boats that cater to families.