Maritime Operations LLC

When it comes to the beautiful tropical waters of Tampa and Boca Ciega Bay, as well as the mighty Gulf of Mexico, Maritime Operations is an excellent choice. Step onboard a private sportfishing yacht for a relaxing and eventful day on the water.

Your trip will take place aboard ‘Gone Coastal’, a spacious vessel with plenty of room for 6 anglers. She is a 38’ Bertram Convertible with a pair of 300 HP Caterpillar engines and can cruise at a top speed of 20 knots.

Gone Coastal is fully outfitted with advanced technologies and electronics. She features 3 active units of VHF radios and GPS, along with fishfinders and a radar. Her flybridge has seating for 5 guests and the spacious cabins are fully air-conditioned. Gone Coastal has a galley with a freezer, multiple coolers, sleeping areas for 4 passengers, a full marine toilet, and 2 showers. With all the comforts of home and top-notch fishing accessories, Gone Coastal is a perfect vessel for a day on the water.

Maritime Operations will work hard to make that special occasion one to remember. The crew will assist you throughout the adventure from baiting your hooks to serving and cleaning up. Catering might also be available if requested prior to the trip.

Your day out will take you fishing the local artificial reefs, wreck, and offshore grounds. You will be able to enjoy a heavy tackle workout, hit the reefs for Grouper and Snapper, and troll for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel. Barracuda, Tuna, and more species are also among the popular catches!

All fishing licenses, rods, reels, lures, and tackle will be provided by the crew. Live bait will also be available if the day calls for it, along with a complimentary fish cleaning service. Tips for good service are customary.

Please note that everyone who comes aboard will need to sign a waiver.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    For those who want to get farther offshore and have plenty of time to try different locations, we offer an extended 12-hour trip. As a general rule, the farther offshore you go, the more chance of variety in your catch.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This full-day trip is one for the anglers out there who want to fish until they drop from exhaustion. You'll be fishing for a whole number of different saltwater species, including King and Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper, Tuna, Tarpon, Grouper, Hogfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will begin as early as 7:30 in the morning and end at around 3 in the afternoon. You will be able to target a large variety of species by trolling and bottom fishing, including King and Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper, Tuna, Grouper, Hogfish, and more. Your potential catch will depend on the season, weather, and what’s biting. You will be fishing up to 20 miles out.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    A half-day trip on Gone Coastal usually gets underway at 7:30 am and we venture out to local reefs and other fishing spots, usually within 10-20 miles of shore. Depending on the season, we may fish on the bottom for grouper or snapper, grunts or hogfish. Or, we may troll with bait and/or lures for pelagic species like King or Spanish mackerel and may pick up barracuda, tuna or other species, depending on the location, weather and time of year. We are usually back at the dock by 1 pm.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing within 10-20 miles from shore. You will be hitting the local reefs and hot spots, where you will be able to bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Grunt and Hogfish, troll for Pelagics and pick up Tuna and Barracuda. Your potential catch will depend on the season and the weather.
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About the Captain

Gary Spivack
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Reports
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
I have been in Florida for about three years and enjoy fishing the Gulf of Mexico waters myself. Fishing is always a challenge and is never the same day twice. I am a "people person" and have lots of fun with the people I meet as a charter captain. I have ten years experience as a charter captain on the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River running a tour boat. I was also an assistance tow captain for TowBoatUS on the Chesapeake Bay and here in the Tampa Bay area as well as a boatswain's mate in the US Coast Guard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Bertram Mk III Convertible (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982. Powered by 2 300HP Caterpillar 3208-T engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks
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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4.73
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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6 hour trip with capt Mike
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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John R.
United States
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captsin Gary

VERIFIED   August 27, 2018
Family of 6 - myself, my wife and my dad and 3 children aged 15, 13 and 11 over from Sussex in England.  Had a brilliant...
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Brian R.
Tampa, FL
 4.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Captain Gary was very good at communicating with me from the time I made the reservation and even making sure we actually talked...
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Robert F.
United States
 4.67
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6 hour trip with capt Mike

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
Great weather. Boat and crew are very nice.  Caught several fish including Spanish mackerel   Probably 50 or more...
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Carlo C.
Sarnia, ON
 5.00
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Full day with captain Gary Spivack

VERIFIED   March 12, 2019
Amazing day of fishing. Great crew. The captain was very accommodating and flexible ! He knew where the fish were and we caught...
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David K.
St. Petersburg, FL
 5.00
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6 hour off-shore fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 3, 2019
My entire group had a great day !  We all caught plenty of fish, and we ended up having a huge fish fry !  Captain...
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Fishing Reports

Red Grouper are Out There!!

June 24, 2019

We were out in 72 ft. of water near the Tampa ship channel and caught this nice red grouper. We boated a second one, but it was an inch short of the required length--oh well. They both put up… Read Full Report →


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