Playin' Hooky Charters

Whether you want to introduce your kids to the wonders of angling or you’re chasing the next trophy catch, you’ve come to the right place. Captain Adam and Captain Tara of Playin’ Hooky Charters will share their passion for fishing with you, in the blue waters of Saint Petersburg!

Join them for an angling adventure on board their 26’ Sea Fox. She has a spacious deck and you can fish from any side – the capacity is 6 anglers plus the crew. The engines are twin Yamahas with 150 HP each, they’ll get you to your fishing grounds quickly and smoothly.

Whatever your fishing wishes, Playin’ Hooky Charters will deliver! You can hit the nearshore waters for Mangrove Snapper, Gag and Red Grouper, Hogfish, Blacktip Shark, and many other species. Bluewater fanatics will head up to 45 miles offshore and hook up the top stars of the area: Red Snapper, Bigeye, Yellowfin, and the occasional Bluefin Tuna. King and Spanish Mackerel, as well as many other species can be caught.

All trips are fully customizable. Want to enjoy the sights after a couple of hours of fishing? Not a problem. The gorgeous water looks to good to pass up? The charter carries snorkeling equipment for all guests. Just let the captains know if you have any special requests and they’ll accommodate you.

There’s no minimum age for kids and life jackets in all sizes are provided. Catch cleaning and filleting is included in the price, if the total number of fish cleaned is under 75. The tackle you’ll use is all high-quality equipment, made by Penn and Fin-Nor.

Explore the waters of the Gulf of Mexico the right way – with a rod in hand! Book a trip with Playin’ Hooky Charters today and get ready for a fishing excursion you’ll remember for years to come.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Head out into the blue waters of Saint Petersburg and fish for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, various Groupers, and many other species. You'll fish 15-20 miles offshore, depending on the species you want to target and the weather conditions.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Sleep in, eat a hearty lunch, and hit the waters of Saint Petersburg for a variety of Snappers, Groupers, Barracuda, King and Spanish Mackerel, Seabass, and many other species. You'll fish approximately 15 to 20 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    You’ll head out 3-13 miles away from the dock for great bottom fishing and free-lining for bigger fish. Popular destinations for nearshore fishing include Egmont Channel, ledges, reefs and hard-bottom areas. This is a fun experience ideal for families who just want to be on the water. On this trip you set your own agenda. Combine fishing with cruising or snorkeling, your enjoyment is the priority!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    This afternoon trip wil lsee you fishing the nearshore waters between 3 and 13 miles away from the coast. You'll fish the ledges, hard-bottom areas, and reefs for various Snappers, Groupers, Barracuda, Hogfish, and other species. You can combine the fishing with snorkeling or cruising.
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About the Captain

Adam Homan
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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33 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2018
Captain Adam Homan has grown up with a rod in his hand – he's been fishing his entire life. As a kid his brother and he were hunting and fishing in the rivers and lakes of Northern Indiana, not just for fun, but to provide food to their family too! In 1999 he moved to St. Petersburg and immediately bought a boat – before buying a house. 6 years ago he decided to pursue his dreams and became a United States Coast Guard licensed captain, having spent years learning the tricks and feeding habits of the fish in the Gulf of Mexico. He runs charters together with his wife, Captain Tara, and they hope that you'll join them for a fishing excursion.

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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)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Angler) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
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94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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The captain canceled

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Tampa, FL
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
We chose a rough day to go offshore but Captain Adam was extremely accommodating and gave us numerous options of where to go....
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VERIFIED   August 16, 2020
Adam and his fishing equipment and understanding of the seasons and times of day landed each family member a fish of their...
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VERIFIED   December 29, 2019
Captain Adam and his mate were the best. They were super fun and excited for us to catch fish. We caught a bunch of fish then...
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6hr Afternoon trip with Capt Adam

VERIFIED   March 22, 2020
Great afternoon trip with Capt Adam. It was our 1st time deep sea fishing and Capt Adam made it very memorable. Started with...
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