Top 14 Fishing Resorts in Florida, USA - Updated 2024

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Florida is more than high-profile theme parks, long stretches of white sandy beaches, and brilliant weather. Boasting the vast Atlantic Ocean on one side and the calm Gulf of Mexico on the other - along with endless rivers and lakes comprising its interior - Florida offers so many fun things to do, not to mention it’s a fisherman’s paradise. The Sunshine State offers an abundance of some of the world’s best and most diverse fisheries. Whether you launch a boat in a quiet lake, cast your line from a pier, or arrange an exciting deep-sea fishing charter to satisfy your angling-adventuresome spirit, you need a comfy place to rest. So to uncover accommodations that fit the fisherman’s ideal abode, you can either go for the most luxurious resorts or scroll down to see the top fishing resorts in Florida, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

1. Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa (from USD 242)

Have a memorable getaway at this grand oceanfront resort that has two outdoor pools, a spa, and a sauna for your leisure. The crystal-clear waters of Fort Pierce in neighboring St. Lucie County will provide you with an excellent fishing experience. You can also enjoy fishing in Marin County, where it is a year-round favorite pastime.

Every room is air-conditioned and equipped with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Additionally, the hot tub facility is perfect for unwinding after a long day out.

Experience the ultimate coastal dining at the onsite beachfront restaurant offering panoramic ocean views and delicious cuisine.

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Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Address: 3793 NE Ocean Boulevard
117.29 km (72.9 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful setting very nice room and bathroom great room service food
very nice place beautiful rooms clean and new
comfortable and very quiet
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2. Lime Tree Bay Resort (from USD 146)

Have a wonderful time holidaying in this opulent resort that boasts a private beach and three outdoor pools for your enjoyment. You can simply laze around on the beach sunbathing or you can enjoy kayaking. Test your fishing prowess at the resort’s private pier. With your skilled fishing guide, you can also reserve a charter for offshore or backcountry fishing.

In addition, you can play tennis or rent a free bicycle to explore the nearby area. Make sure you savor the mouthwatering Italian cuisine at the onsite restaurant, Florida Boy. In-room amenities include a microwave, complimentary WiFi, and a 42-inch HDTV.

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Lime Tree Bay Resort

Address: 68500 Overseas Hwy
240.17 km (149.3 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Restaurant Bar Tennis court Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed had been upgraded since our previous stay and that made it even more enjoyable
very relaxing and comfortable place to stay
the room was clean and the staff is wonderful
breakfast was great super mellow area with access to a mini mart a walk across the street
beautiful location and property my husband and i have stayed here twice now in the waterfront king room
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3. Hawks Cay Resort (from USD 310)

Relax on the sandy beach and soak up the sun at this gorgeous resort situated a short distance from Long Key State Park and Curry Hammock State Park. Take a refreshing dip in one of the five outdoor pools. Other activities to enjoy include fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking. You can also book a charter and venture out for offshore and backcountry fishing.

Furthermore, you can play basketball, beach volleyball, and tennis. Rejuvenate and unwind with the help of a spa facility where you’ll find a hot tub, steam room, and different types of massage. Keep on top of the world from the comfort of your room with free internet access and an LCD TV.

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Hawks Cay Resort

Address: 61 Hawks Cay Blvd
243.68 km (151.5 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre

Top guest reviews
the staff was very friendly and most were happy to help
several of the staff members were extremely attentive and enjoyable to deal with
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4. Islander Resort (from USD 239)

With a private beach and three outdoor pools, have the ultimate vacation at this oceanside resort. Fishing can be enjoyed from the resort’s dock while sports enthusiasts can play beach volleyball and basketball. After a long day, soothe your sore muscles in the spa tub.

Sip your favorite cocktail at the poolside bar and treat your taste buds to exquisite cuisine served by the onsite restaurant offering a stunning vista of the ocean. All the rooms are climate controlled for your comfort and contain amenities such as a 50-inch Smart TV and free WiFi to keep in touch.

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Islander Resort

Address: 82100 Overseas Highway
234.64 km (145.8 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Top guest reviews
it was very clean and very convenient
the staff was very friendly and it was a very clean property
the staff was very friendly and helpful
the grounds are absolutely beautiful and the staff is friendly and accommodating
the property was beautiful and everyone on staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful
wonderful location and very pleasant room
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5. Amazing accommodation for fishing enthusiasts at Conch Key Fishing Lodge & Marina, Conch Key (from USD 140)

For an epic fishing trip in Florida, you’re going to need a cozy accommodation close to top fishing spots, and this fishing lodge is exactly what you need. Conch Keys Fishing Lodge & Marina is one of the top Florida fishing resorts as it offers the most relaxing stay, featuring pretty much everything you need for a cozy stay including air-conditioned rooms with a TV and patio, a swimming pool, a bar, and WiFi connection within the premises.

The best part is you will have easy access to many of the key’s top fishing destinations including the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and, of course, the great Atlantic.

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Conch Key Fishing Lodge & Marina

7.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 3 North Conch Avenue
242.49 km (150.7 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Pets allowed Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

6. Centrally located hideaway at Best Florida Resort, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (from USD 130)

A homestyle accommodation close to the beach, Best Florida Resort is a great seaside getaway. The units are well-equipped with either a full kitchen or handy kitchen essentials such as a microwave, coffee machine, and a small fridge. If high-quality fishing is on your agenda, this lodging is just 2.8 miles (4.50 kilometers) from Pompano Beach Pier. Pompano offers some of the best sports fishing and no fishing license is required. Expeditions can be arranged at Best Florida Resort for an additional charge or you can charter a boat on your own as there are several fishing-charter choices available at Pompano Beach. If you want to cast a wider net, you can even opt for a charter at Hillsborough Inlet, about 30 minutes away.

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Best Florida Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 4628 North Ocean
147.32 km (91.6 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

7. Easy-going vibe at Bay Harbor Lodge, Key Largo (from USD 230)

Located in lovely Key Largo, Bay Harbor Lodge is an unassuming waterfront accommodation in a tropical setting. Each casual cottage is bright and furnished with a breezy decor. This establishment is near great outdoorsy attractions like Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Everglades National Park. Bay Harbor Lodge provides a compact fishing pier with a sturdy boat dock that not only offers nice fishing, but a wonderful spot to enjoy an evening’s sunset. The fishing is stellar at Bay Harbor Lodge, if you’re searching for a no-frills and relaxed experience. If you do want more to your fishing adventure, rent a boat at Blue Fin Rock Harbor Marina, less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away.

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Bay Harbor Lodge

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 97702 Overseas Highway
223.93 km (139.2 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking

8. Fisherman's haven at Tracy's Point Fishing Lodge, Lake Panasoffkee (from USD 109)

Relish beautiful views at Tracy’s Point Fishing Lodge. This intimate fishing lodge compound is comprised of some of the top fishing cabins in Florida, filled with a homey vibe. Residing along the bank of Lake Panasoffkee, guests are only moments from lakeside action. There’s a newly refurbished covered dock for ample fishing opportunities and you can hop aboard a fun pontoon for rent. This lake cabin rental in Florida provides a collection of nifty boat slips and there’s a handy boat launch. Even a fish-cleaning station is on hand. A toasty fire pit and efficient propane grills make outdoor lounging and cookouts supreme.

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Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, United States
220.74 km (137.2 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area
5 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in nature lodge 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the room was very clean
everyone was very friendly and the deck and surrounding are very clean and inviting
the staff were nice and friendly
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9. Lush greenery and simplicity at Cottages by the Ocean, Pompano Beach

Conveniently situated between the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Cottages by the Ocean is the quintessential Florida beachside accommodation. A wonderful respite for city dwellers needing a break, this establishment is tucked away in splendid manicured grounds and is just moments from the sandy beach. Cottages by the Ocean provides a lush green setting, complete with adorable and nicely furnished units. Avid anglers can enjoy nearby Pompano Beach Pier for excellent sports fishing, and this lodging provides fantastic offsite fishing activities for an extra charge.

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Cottages by the Ocean

Wifi Available

Address: 3309 South East 3rd Street
145.58 km (90.5 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Pets allowed Room service Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

10. Ideal fishing haven at La Fish Camp, Hernando (from USD 105)

La Fish Camp is a peaceful retreat with the avid fisherman in mind. This charming two-bedroom cottage for rent in Florida is only steps from a great dock, so you can drop your fishing line with ease. The dock is even lit, so you can indulge in some exhilarating after-dark fishing. Don’t forget to bring your fishing license because there are plenty of opportunities to reel in a catch of the day. Check out the nearby Withlacoochee River or if you have a boat, you can easily access lakes around Hernando and delightful Inverness. For those in your party who want a bit more excitement, the Rainbow River is just moments away and offers kayaking, tubing, and scuba diving opportunities.

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Hernando, Florida, United States
249.01 km (154.8 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area
58 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
very clean and comfortable
very clean and quaint place
clean country setting makes it easy to sleep
hosts are helpful and attentive
great space and wonderful host
the owners really care about your state and experience
awesome place to stay and great host
margaret and dan were excellent hosts and replied right away to any questions we had
loved the dock and being so close to the water
this place is great the location is off the beaten path and very quiet
a great place to stay
great place with really good fishing
la fish camp was a great place to take the kids and get away from the fast paced world
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11. Cozy excellence at Road Runner Travel Resort, Fort Pierce (from USD 125)

Surrounded by tranquility, Road Runner Travel Resort is situated in Fort Pierce - referred to as Sunrise City because of the breathtaking morning sunrises on the vast horizon. Fishing diversions are available on the grounds, including a children’s fishing pond for any miniature anglers in your traveling party. Lots of natural beauty and exciting fishing charters can be found in Indian River - only 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the cottage. Fishing fiends can expect to catch an array of fish such as speckled trout, snook, snapper, sailfish, and groupers at this splendid body of water.

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Road Runner Travel Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 5500 Saint Lucie Boulevard
111.73 km (69.5 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

12. Rustic allure at Big Cypress, Lake Panasoffkee (from USD 139)

Big Cypress oozes a fishing-nirvana atmosphere. Each pet-friendly cabin rental is pleasantly furnished and there’s a well-appointed kitchen. A nice sun terrace is a top spot to unwind after a busy day of fishing. An on-site bait shop ensures you’re always fully stocked with everything you need to catch tonight’s dinner. This place is also great for not just fishing fanatics but nature lovers as well. Lovely Lake Panasoffkee is populated with various birdlife and fish are happily jumping about from the water. Big Cypress also provides complimentary bikes, so you can explore on land.

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Big Cypress

8.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 3096 County Road 470
222.74 km (138.5 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Free parking Internet services Canoeing

13. True serenity at Reel Life Fish Camp, Moore Haven

Possessing many comforts such as a washer and dryer, free robust coffee, and a pet-friendly environment, this two-bedroom abode is a top-notch home away from home and one of Florida’s top fishing vacation rentals. This lodging is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from a handy gas station and a convenient general store, so you can easily stock up on provisions. Fishing fiends are thrilled to know Harney Pond canal is nearby as well as a well-stocked bait and tackle shop so you can gear up for either laid-back dock fishing or exciting fishing via a boat expedition. The area offers a large collection of sturdy boat ramps and fishing spots are found in every direction.

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Moore Haven, Florida, United States
20.54 km (12.8 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Camper/RV 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s also only minutes from the launch so you can enjoy your coffee and breakfast alittle longer
this air bnb is absolutely homey cute comfortable and has so much extra stuff with the price
was very clean great area especially if you like to fish
great host and great price
tim and cheryl are great hosts who pay careful attention to details
fantastic place easy access to everything in the lake
clean comfortable accommodations close to lake okeechobee
great place to stay if you want to fish okeechobee
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14. Woodsy nature retreat at Florida Prairie, Okeechobee

Florida Prairie is located in Okeechobee - known as Florida’s heartland. This cabin is an easy-going sanctuary for travelers seeking a serene environment overflowing with nature’s beauty. A blend of rustic and tropical decorative accents, this lodging features fully furnished units with a comfy ambiance. Guests can savor a hearty breakfast served every morning and bike rentals are available, if you want to explore the area. Florida Prairie is a hidden gem for fishing fans who want to take advantage of the nearby fishing at the state’s largest freshwater lake: Lake Okeechobee.

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Nature Lovers' Retreat

Address: 21232 NW 252nd st
66.18 km (41.2 mi) from Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Florida's fabulous fishing lodges

Because of Florida’s unique habitat and broad range of fish, it has earned the title of “Fishing Capital of the World”. No serious fishing fan should overlook this United States’ destination if you’re keen on snagging the catch of a lifetime. So skip the swim-up suites and other luxurious accommodations just this time and stay instead at one of these amazing lodges and best fishing resorts in Florida to complete the perfect fisherman’s escapade.

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Catherine has written professionally for over 10 years, and a sizable amount has been travel writing. Her desire to see the world was sparked at a very young age. Growing up, there were many family...Read more

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