Chap Charters

Chap Charters is here to make sure you have an awesome experience on the water. Run by Captain Stephen Chapman, Chap Charters offers fishing charters from North Clearwater to South St Pete. Whether you’re looking for something to do on a family day out, or are an angler looking for a real fishing challenge, Captain Stephen will ensure the trip is tailored to your needs.

You will be fishing on a brand new 23’ Skeeter bay boat, powered by a Yamaha 200 HP engine. Apart from the standard safety and navigation equipment, the boat also has a custom cooler, wireless trolling motor, dual bait wells, padded flip-up seats, and a dive platform with a ladder.

The boat has plenty of room to take up to four anglers and later bring back whatever they might catch. She also has plenty of shade from the Florida sun, thanks to her brand new tower and covered top.

When Capt. Stephen isn’t running charters, he works as a firefighter paramedic. He takes safety onboard seriously. There is a full range of safety and first aid equipment onboard and he always makes sure his trips are fun and worry-free – perfect for families or anyone who wants a relaxing day on the water.

On your trip, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery and are almost guaranteed to see some dolphins close up. You can expect to encounter fish species such as Snook, Redfish, Trout, Kingfish, and Tarpon (when in season) among others. Depending on your wishes, you can fish the entire time, or Captain Stephen can also take you sightseeing or island hopping.

The trips include rods, reels, and tackle, as well as bait, lures and fishing licenses. After the trip, Captain Stephen will clean and bag anything you catch for your convenience. Feel free to bring along any drinks or snacks if you want something to munch while waiting for the fish to bite. Polarised sunglasses come highly recommended for the best experience out on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    A 3/4 day fishing trip gives us a little more freedom to explore our waters. We can fish the entire time, explore, sight see and maybe even take a lunch break at a local sand bar or your own private island.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Extended
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Are you the person who always says "one more cast" or "last bait I promise" hahaha. Well the Half Day Extended trip will give us "one more hour" to get a few more fish on the end of the line.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Half day trips are mostly inshore to keep the travel time to the fishing spots to a minimum. Depending on the weather and season, you can see fish such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Kingfish, Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Stephen Chapman
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2017
Captain Stephen has been fishing Florida waters for more than a decade now, but fishing and sports were his passion for as long as he can remember. He currently works as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Pinellas County, Florida, and will spend any day off either fishing or chartering. He looks forward to exchanging tips and tricks with other anglers, as well as showing the ropes to new fishermen on the block.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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3\/4 day trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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David J.
Doylestown, PA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Stephen Chapman

VERIFIED   February 25, 2019
What a great trip!  guide Stephen Chapman went above-and-beyond to make this an awesome trip for me.  For starters,...
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Jesse L.
Pinellas Park, FL
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
We had an unbelievable time out on the water, even though it was Memorial Day and we knew there might not be many fish because...
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Jennifer S.
Kissimmee, FL
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 1, 2019
We sent 4 guys on a fishing trip. They all had a blast and said captain Stephen was very help and knowledgeable in finding...
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Ivan M.
St. Petersburg, Florida
 5.00
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Had Day with Captain Steve

May 10, 2019
Steve was on time with a boat full of bait and ice. He told us the bite might start off a little slow but as the tide changes...
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D B.
United States
 5.00
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Fantastic Fishing Experience!

May 11, 2019
Had a great time for our first fishing charter and ChapCharters did not disappoint. Enjoyed a half day and they knew some great...
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