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 2018 25’ Sea Hunt center console, powered by a 300 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine. Decked out with the latest and greatest electronics and accessories, the vessel also has a cooler, wireless trolling motor, dual bait wells, and padded seats.

The boat has plenty of room to take up to four anglers and later bring back whatever they might catch. She also features a hardtop to provide you shade and protect you from the Florida sun.

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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Offered in the summer months when the weather is just too hot during the day. Escape the sun and heat and come fishing at night around our dock lights and bridges.
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About the Captain

Stephen Chapman
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 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.

About this listing

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

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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4.98
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Jeff F.
Martinsville, IN
 5.00
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Fishing with Stephen

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on December 29, 2020
Stephen gave our family a great experience. Friendly, instructive & informational; he made sure everyone caught fish. Recommend...
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Donnie H.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Extended on October 26, 2020
We had an awesome day with Capt. Stephen today!!! Excellent boat, equipment and tackle! Put us on the fish all day and he is...
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Buck S.
Waterford, OH
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day on September 23, 2020
Had a great time fished quite a few spots and did some good
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Harold A.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day on February 11, 2020
Really enjoyed the fishing trip. Even though the bite was a little slow he was able to get us on some fish. We caught Ladyfish,...
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Tera C.
San Juan
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 2, 2020
Great time with on the water!
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