COVID-19 update: Capt. Brett invites customers to go fishing with him as the boat is thoroughly cleaned after every trip to ensure everything remains sanitary. There is plenty of space on the boat, there will be no more than 5 people in total on board, and no mixed groups.

Hop aboard his 24’ Tiara Pursuit center console and get ready for a comfortable ride that will take you and 3 of your fish-loving buddies to the hottest fishing grounds in no time. She’s outfitted with 200 HP Yamaha engine, allowing her to glide smoothly over the nearshore waters of Saint Petersburg.

If you’re vacationing in this area, and you feel like some fishing would do you good, you just need to book a trip and show up at the dock. Capt. Brett will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment, including state-of-the-art Penn rods and reels, and terminal tackle. To make things even better, the captain will clean and fillet the catch for you, and even help you pick a restaurant that can turn the product of your hard day’s work into a delicious meal.

You can opt-in for a 4-hour or 6-hour trip, depending on how much time you’ve got and how much fish you want to snag. You will be going after the favorites of the local area like Cobia, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, and you can easily find Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, and Sharks on your line as well.

Capt. Brett equally enjoys having aboard novices and experienced anglers, everybody is welcome. You’re free to bring along your kids as well and watch them follow in your footsteps and fall in love with reeling in beautiful fish. Make sure to take some drinks and snacks with you, you’ll find a cooler on board to keep it safe from the hot Florida sun.

Join Sunrise Fishing Adventures on one of their unforgettable trips and you’ll get hooked on fishing all over again!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $490
    This is the perfect match for everyone who wants to spend more time on the waters around Saint Petersburg. The usual suspects that could find their way to your cooler are Sheepshead, Red Snapper, Flounder, Grouper, Sharks, Scup, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    Spend the morning fishing and start your day right. You'll be going after anything from Black Seabass to Sharks, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and so much more. All the fishing gear will wait for you on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    Enrich your free afternoon by going on a trip with Capt. Brett and reeling in Flounder, Perch, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Cobia, and whatever else that finds your hook especially attractive.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $200
    Wanna get a quick trip in but you're short on time or don't want to be out long? Then this trip is perfect for you! Captain Brett will take you to his most productive spots within a few miles of the marina to make some quick catches! There's a reason Captain Brett is strategic in where his boat goes out of...more productive fishing spots with less travel time! Feel free to ask him about different departure times.
  • Private trip
    1 Hour Trip – Flexible Departure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $140
    Captain Brett takes you on a quick trip at any time of day. The marina is close to productive fishing spots so the captain will put you on fish with almost no travel time! As with any of his trips, he fillets your catch and has restaurants to cook your catch. EVERYTHING is provided, all equipment, bait, and his Captain's license covers everyone on the boat.
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About the Captain

Brett Lutze
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
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158 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2018
Captain Brett Lutze has been guiding charters for 8 years now. He is Coast Guard & State of Florida licensed with a Bachelor's and MBA from Purdue University. Up until the point when he decided to leave the corporate world and take on angling full-time he spent his weekends fishing. After a while, his love of being outdoors and on the water prevailed, and he decided to pursue his captain calling. Today, Capt. Brett prides himself in providing great customer service and putting his clients on the fish constantly, while giving a personal tour guide of your surroundings. Captain Brett loves to coach and educate his clients on the type of targeted fish, their habitat, and the best techniques to catching fish. His personal biggest catches are a 250-pound Goliath Grouper, 6-foot Shark, and 40-inch Cobia.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Tiara Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 1984. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
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 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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97%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Half day trip with Captain Bret

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
After a really slow start, we were able to finally start reeling in some fish. Captain Bret was even worried for a while that...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 23, 2020
Capt Brett was amazing. From start to finish he made the trip so much fun. As we left the dock and headed to the first fishing...
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Orlando, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2021
We had a blast my wife and I, the captain was very nice and knowledgeable about everything he showed us. Also told...
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3/4 day fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 22, 2021
Captain Brett was personal and didn’t waste time finding areas where the fish was biting. He took us to 5 different places...
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Half Day Trip with Family

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2021
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FAQs about Sunrise Fishing Adventures

Sunrise Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $70 per person - 1 Hour Trip – Flexible Departure (1 hour)
  • $100 per person - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $245 per person - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Sunrise Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sunrise Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Sunrise Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sunrise Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sunrise Fishing Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel