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 2017 25ft Sea Hunt with a Yamaha 300. 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. There is also a t-top for shade.

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
    1/4 Day Trip ( Early Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $300
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (Early Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $300
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (Late Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $300
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Day Trip ( Late Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $375
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip ( Afternoon)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $375
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip ( Early Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $375
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • 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
    US $450
    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
    US $450
    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
    Half Day Morning Trip (Extended)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $500
    Extra hour to catch more fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Afternoon (Extended)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $500
    Extra hour to catch more fish!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Morning
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $600
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip ( Extended)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $700
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    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.
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FAQs about Leisure Life Charters

Leisure Life Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/4 Day Trip ( Early Afternoon) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/4 Day Trip (Early Morning) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/4 Day Trip (Late Morning) (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Day Trip ( Late Morning) (3 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip ( Afternoon) (3 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip ( Early Morning) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Morning) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Morning Trip (Extended) (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip Afternoon (Extended) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip Morning (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip ( Extended) (7 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Leisure Life Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Leisure Life Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Leisure Life Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Leisure Life Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Leisure Life Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Jeff Gibson
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
566 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Usually prepared in advance
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age; life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 566 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
92%
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Sean P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Day Trip ( Late Morning) on April 1, 2024
Captain Jeff is outstanding! Spring break trip and went fishing with my 80 year old father-in-law and two middle school children....
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Ray R.
Excellent
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip ( Early Morning) on March 26, 2024
Captain Jeff made this a great experience for me and my son. Our first time fishing in the area and he took us to several spots...
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Rod B.
Excellent
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Biggest Fish of My Life

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 15, 2024
I have fished a lot in my 55 years. I have chartered several inland trips. I could tell immediately that Captain...
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Robert G.
Excellent
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Overall

Fishing, fun and family memories! Go see Capt. Jeff you won't be disappointed.

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip ( Afternoon) on February 16, 2024
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David L.
Excellent
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Morning Trip (Extended) on April 5, 2024
Booked with Leisure Life Charters & Capt. Jeff Gibson for a trip with him on 4/5/24 Jeff was Great. Very nice guy...
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