Florida Lionfish Hunting Trips

$1080/Person

Learn to hunt lionfish in Pensacola, Florida with Ocean Strike Team!  Known as the best place to hunt lionfish in Florida, Pensacola is often called the “Lionfish Capital of the World”. Our lionfish hunting eco-tourism trips are designed for the diver that is ready to make their diving mean something.  No lionfish hunting experience necessary.  You dont even need a fishing license to hunt! OST will take you out and show you how to safely hunt and remove invasive lionfish out of our waters. 

No Lionfish Hunting Experience Needed

We Provide Lionfish Specific Hunting Gear

No license or certification required

Hunting Guides in the Water to Help You

We Train You How to Hunt

Individual or Group Trips Available

Details & Itinerary

All of our lionfish hunting trips include 3 days of 2 tank guided lionfish hunting dives, Nitrox tanks/weights, use of polespears and zookeepers, snacks/drinks on the boat each day, chef-prepared lionfish dinner on Sat. night, and an amazing time on a great trip!

Schedule

Our lionfish hunting eco-trips are typically three days of diving over a long weekend.  You will need to be in Pensacola, Florida before 5pm on Thursday of the trip to sign waivers, pick up any rental gear or last minute items you need, and show Nitrox cards for Nitrox. We will then typically meet at The Oar House (home of the best Mahi fish tacos in the world) for a trip meet-and-greet and dinner. Then it’s off to the rack for a good nights sleep.

Diving will consist of two tank dives on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We will typically start out at an easier shallow dive (60-80 feet) so we can evaluate all the divers skill levels, and get everyone used to diving in the ocean again.  Most dives are typically around 80-120 feet.  Depending on conditions and skill level, we prefer to do “live boat” diving, where we do not use an anchor, but the boat follows us and picks us up when we are finished hunting. This alleviates the “where’s the anchor?” problem.

What Should I Bring

All you need is your personal dive gear (you can rent from the dive shop if you do not own your gear), transportation to and around Pensacola, and a great attitude. We provide all lionfish specific hunting gear, including a zookeeper and polespear. You might want to get some gloves with nitrite palms. This gives you a better grip on the polespear underwater.

Where do we stay

Pensacola has a wide variety of hotels in all price ranges. From a quiet, golf course cottage to right on the beach with a lazy river on the property, we can help you find what you are looking for. One of our sponsors, Fairfield by Marriott gives all trip participants a discount. Click Here to see their rates with our discount code. If you are bringing a group down, contact us and we can help get group rates from our partners. 

Can I bring lionfish home?

We will make every effort to let you take lionfish home with you. This depends on the number of lionfish we remove. If there is extra after the lionfish dinner, you are more than welcome to bring some home with you. Please provide your own cooler for this. 

2024 Lionfish Hunting Trip Dates

We look forward to having you come out and learn to hunt. If you have a group of at least 6 and a maximum of 24, we can set up a private lionfish guided hunt on one of our amazing dive charters based in Pensacola.

May 23-26, 2024

Lionfish Hunt in Pensacola, Florida

3 days of 2-tank lionfish hunting dives in Pensacola

$1080/Person

June 20-23, 2024

Lionfish Hunt in Pensacola, Florida

3 days of 2-tank lionfish hunting dives in Pensacola

$1080/Person

July 18-21, 2024

Lionfish Hunt in Pensacola, Florida

3 days of 2-tank lionfish hunting training and dives in Pensacola

$1080/Person

August 22-26, 2024

Lionfish Hunt in Pensacola, Florida

3 days of 2-tank lionfish hunting dives in Pensacola

$1080/Person

September 12-15, 2024

Lionfish Hunt in Pensacola, Florida

3 days of 2-tank lionfish hunting dives in Pensacola

$1080/Person

October 17-20, 2024

Lionfish Hunt in Pensacola, Florida

3 days of 2-tank lionfish hunting training and dives in Pensacola

$1080/Person

Custom Dates?

Lionfish Hunt in Pensacola, Florida

Going to be in the Pensacola, FL area and dont see a date that works for you? Reach out to us, to set up a private training or hunting experience. Let us know how we can help!

Private Group Lionfish Hunting Trips Available

Are you a dive shop, dive club, or group of divers?

Interested in running a group trip to Pensacola, Florida to hunt lionfish? Ocean Strike Team has been setting up lionfish hunts for dive shops and dive clubs across the country for over 6 years.  We can set up private dive trips for groups as small as 4 and up to 20 divers.  OST will plan and arrange a trip around your dates and itinerary. Easy deposit schedule. We make it easy to book lionfish hunting trips with Ocean Strike Team. Contact Us for more information or to book your private trip today.

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