Maritime Operations LLC

38 reviews
In demand!

It’s time to plan some time away from home, beginning June 1. Your safety is our main concern. Here is our plan- Social Distancing: Maximum of 4 guests, must be from the same household. Boat disinfected after every trip. We will bait your hook or remove your catch but keep us at a fishing pole’s length. Wash Your Hands: Fresh water, bleach and soap bucket on board. Fresh Air and Sunshine: On a moving boat! Bring your mask if you like. Crew will wear masks to protect you. Sick? Stay Home: Observe the 14-day quarantine rule; then come back.

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. The spacious cabins are fully air-conditioned. The boat has a galley with a freezer, multiple coolers, sleeping areas for 4 passengers, a full marine toilet, and 2 showers.

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 Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $1,800
    up to 4 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
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 4 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 Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 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 Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 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 Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 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
Redington Shores, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

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Targeted Species

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

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

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
4 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 Cancellation
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.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.68
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
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Great Half Day trip
Fishing with Gary
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33
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jeffrey R.
Union, NJ
 5.00
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Trip w/Captain Gary Spivack

VERIFIED   October 18, 2019
I have been on numerous fishing charters in the past and this was one of the best experiences I have ever had.  The captain...
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Roxanne C.
Palm Harbor, FL
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Half Day with Captain Gary and Jose

VERIFIED   February 16, 2020
Great time with my family- husband, 2 teenage boys, and my elderly parents.  We caught about 12 -15 fish and Gary tried...
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Lakeland, FL
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Great Half Day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  May 9, 2020
Fun and professional Captain and Mate Highly recommended
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Tampa, FL
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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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