Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing

9600 Bay Pines Blvd
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing trips operate out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Capt. Ted is a Florida native and US Coast Guard licensed captain. With over 40 years of fishing experience, he knows a great deal about fishing the inshore waterways of the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the notorious Gulf of Mexico. Join him for inshore and nearshore light tackle fishing and reel in some of west Florida’s most sought-after game fish!

Capt. Ted operates a fully-equipped, 23’ Hanson center console. Powered by a 150 HP Suzuki four stroke engine, this vessel boasts a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. She’s outfitted with a 10’ PowerPole anchor system and an assortment of navigational electronics such as GPS and Fishfinder. There’s room on board for up to six anglers.

While fishing the Tampa Bay area, you can target a variety of species. Capt. Ted specializes in fishing for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Grouper, Snapper, and several shark species. Depending on the season, you might reel in other species such as Hogfish, Cobia, and King Mackerel, as well.

Fishing close to shore means you and your family can focus on the experience without getting seasick. You can come aboard and try your luck for half a day, or book a full day trip and increase your chances of catching more fish. Capt. Ted will help you target your catch using the most effective technique, from spinning and jigging to drift fishing. He will also clean and fillet any keeper fish you’d like to take home.

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing provides a fishing license and Okuma fishing gear, along with live and artificial bait. All you need to bring is lunch, your preferred beverage, some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses for protection.

Last but not least, be sure to bring your enthusiasm for spending a great day on the Florida waters!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This trip includes eight hours of fishing inshore and nearshore. You can target a variety of species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. A fishing license and top of the line gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day (6 hrs) AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This is a four hour private charter for up 6 anglers. You will be targeting Redfish, Trout, and Snook inshore, as well as Shark, Grouper, Snapper, and Mackerel nearshore. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 30 Apr (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    On this four hour trip you will fish inshore for Redfish, Trout, and Snook inshore, and nearshore for Shark, Grouper, Snapper, and Mackerel. All the gear you need is included, along with a fishing license.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

About the Captain

Ted Nesti
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since July 2014
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Captain Ted Nesti was born and raised on St. Pete Beach, FL. He is a USCG licensed captain with more than 40 years of experience fishing the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Ted specializes in inshore and near shore light tackle fishing for Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Grouper, and Shark.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 99%

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Eric Hutchinson
Macomb, Michigan
 5.00
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Great day out on the water!

VERIFIED   October 5, 2018
Four of us guys took a six hour charter with captain Ted and it turn out to be one of the best days we’ve ever had on the...
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Jon Awe
Appleton, WI
 5.00
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Awesome trip for our family!

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
We had a blast with Capt. Ted. He was great with our two boys ( 12 and 10). Got a huge trout on my first catch and kept us...
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Coventry, ENG
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ted Nesti

VERIFIED   August 16, 2018
Captain Ted’s fishing trip was awesome, me and my 2 boys loved every minute of the trip, catching fish within 10 mins of...
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Michael Tinkler
El Paso, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
Had a great trip with my Dad which wouldn’t have been possible without CPT Nesti. Worked around bad weather on two days to...
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Jami Vowels
Dale, IN
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
We had a great time. Started out catching a lot of smaller fish. Could a few keepers. Ted kept us moving around to find the...
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