Leisure Life Charters

Join Captain Jeff Gibson and Leisure Life Charters for a unique fishing experience out of St. Petersburg, FL. Having fished everywhere from Costa Rica to the Bahamas, Jeff knows all there is to know about catching a variety of local fish species. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, he’ll make sure the trip is tailored to your particular needs.

You’ll be fishing aboard a brand new 2020 Boca Bay boat that’s powered by a single 200 HP Suzuki engine. Along with all the necessary navigation and safety gear, it’s also equipped with a wireless trolling motor for when you need to be careful about spooking fish. There’s plenty of room aboard for up to 4 people, so you can always bring the rest of the family along for the ride.

Captain Jeff has more than 20 years of experience fishing the Tampa Bay waters, so he’ll know where to take you for the best results. Some of the species you can find around here include Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Snook, Sheepshead, Sharks, and many more besides.

You’ll be using top of the line equipment, such as Shimano, Daiwa, and Penn reels, as well as Fin-Nor, Allstar, and Redbone rods. When you’re all done, the Captain will clean the catch for your convenience. All you need to do is bring a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, along with drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined. The fish are biting year-round, so come on down and have a blast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    The full-day trip is the best option for exploring everything these waters have to offer. You can go both inshore and nearshore where a wide variety of fish reside. These include Cobia, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon (when in season), Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Sharks and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Morning
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Evening
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Fishing for Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Morning
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    We will fish for bull sharks, hammerheads,blacktips,and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip (Extended)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Extra hour to catch more fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Afternoon (Extended)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Extra hour to catch more fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Afternoon)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    If you're not all that much of a morning person, an afternoon trip allows you to sleep in and still get some awesome fishing done. You'll be fishing inshore for the likes of Redfish, Seatrout, Tarpon (when in season), Snook, Snapper, and more. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The half-day trip is great when you don't have too much time to spend on the water, but still want to get some serious angling done. You'll be focusing on the inshore waters where the main targets are Redfish, Seatrout, Tarpon (when in season), Snook, Snapper, and others. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Morning
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Late Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Afternoon trips are great if you want to miss the morning traffic and get some sleep in as a bonus. The trip might be short, but it's also action-packed. The closer inshore waters hold species like Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, and others besides. The trip price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (Early Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    If you're down for a short and sweet fishing run, this is the trip for you. You'll be fishing the close inshore waters for species like Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price. Captain Jeff will clean your catch after the trip at no extra charge.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip Early Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
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About the Captain

Jeff Gibson
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
197 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
I was raised in northern Minnesota. I started fishing and hunting at a very young age and just love the outdoors. I moved to Florida at the age of 15 and have now been here for 36 years and love it . I started saltwater fishing and caught my first snook and became addicted instantly! I then about 12 years ago decided I wanted to be a fishing guide so here I am! It is my greatest passion just being on the water every day and enjoying nature!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Boca Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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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4.94
out of 5 stars from 197 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Jessica T.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Afternoon) on October 12, 2020
We have been on a lot of fishing trips and this was by far one of the best ! Jeff was waiting on us when we arrived and helped...
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Zachary C.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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September fishing trip

Shark Fishing Evening on September 2, 2020
If you’re looking to have a good time look no further! Four years ago me and my buddy came to FL and we did the inshore...
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Joe H.
San Juan
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3 Grandsons’ First Charter Experience

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip Afternoon on July 30, 2020
My three grandsons ages 7, 9 and 11 and had a fun 3 hour inland fishing outing with Captain Jeff today.  Captain Jeff...
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Terry P.
Odessa, FL
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3 hour trip with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip Afternoon on June 21, 2020
We had a blast with Captain Jeff. I was able to secure a short trip to celebrate both my 7 year old daughter’s birthday...
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Christopher G.
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3/4 Day Afternoon Trip with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Afternoon (Extended) on September 26, 2020
We had a great time with Jeff today. His style of fishing is using bait on open hooks and letting them sit for the bite. Because...
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