On board Tampa Bay Captain, Captain Mike Turner will take you on an adventure around the rich fisheries of Tampa Bay, where you can hook some of the finest Florida inshore species. No matter how skilled you are, the rich stock of Snook and Tarpon and schools of Redfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and Snapper will have you coming back for more.

Captain Mike Turner is a proud Tampa Bay native. With over 30 years of fishing experience, he knows all the hidden fishing spots in the area that offer the best angling action. 

Step aboard Capt. Mike’s boat, a spacious 24’ Privateer Renegade. She accommodates up to 6 guests and everybody can fish at the same time. The boat has a full tower that allows easy navigation and fish spotting. The boat goes smoothly in both backcountry and miles off the coast.

The fish you will target depends on the season and your preferences, but you’re most likely to go after Grouper, Snapper, Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, Kingfish, Cobia, Seatrout, and many more. Capt. Mike almost exclusively uses freshly caught live bait. He prepares it before the trip to ensure more fishing time.

Kids of all ages are welcome! Capt. Mike is a very patient teacher when it comes to children or inexperienced fishermen and he will gladly share his knowledge. So don’t let any lack of experience stop you from coming here and having fun.

The boat is docked at Holmes Beach but a pick up can also be arranged. Your captain can pick you up from any dock in the Southern Tampa Bay area, including Cortez, Anna Maria Island, Manatee River, and Longboat Key.

Capt. Mike gives his best to make your trip with him the one you will never forget. Book your fishing adventure with him and see why everybody keeps coming back to Tampa Bay Captain!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    On this 8-hour adventure, you can go inshore for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon or head out nearshore for Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Permit, and Cobia. Once you return to the dock, Capt. Mike will filet and bag your fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    A pickup can be arranged from other docks, just make sure to check the exact location with your captain. He will prepare your live bait in advance, so you can have the maximum fishing time. You can go after inshore or nearshore species, Capt. Mike will gladly accommodate the trip to your needs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Even if you've never held a rod before, Capt. Mike will help you catch your first fish! He's very patient with newbies, so don't hesitate and start your 4-hour adventure. Capt. Mike will also provide your fishing equipment and live bait, while you can bring your snacks, drinks, sunscreen, or anything else that will make your trip more comfortable.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Go after Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Snapper, or some other tasty fish. Capt. Mike will clean, fillet, and bag your catch after the trip. In case you need a pickup, please contact him and discuss the location first. All fishing equipment and live bait are provided.
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About the Captain

Mike Turner
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2014
Captain Mike Turner is a 3rd generation proud native of the Tampa Bay. Capt. Mike has been fishing for his whole life and has been a guide for nearly two decades. He loves fishing because he likes to take people on trips and give them the experience they wouldn't get on land. He is originally from the area so he knows these fisheries very well. Mike has competed and won a fishing tournament and has caught some pretty impressive Tarpon over the years. He's passionate about showing the best fishing action to his clients and also passing on his knowledge. He believes that Tampa Bay waters have a lot to offer!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Privateer (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4.2 offshore engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Holmes Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Harry L.
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Great Experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 2, 2021
Captain Mike is professional, friendly and flexible. Rare combination in a charter captain! His boat is comfortable and perfectly...
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Tom V.
Parrish, FL
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Captain Mike knows his business….

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2021
Put us on fish the entire day. Granddaughter fought a **hidden content** pound monster tarpon getting it to the boat when it...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 27, 2021
Very knowledgeable easing going guy born & raised in the area . We caught in excess of 40 snook . It was a great day .
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Minneapolis, MN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 28, 2021
Captain Mike is awesome! He’s such a great guide and a great person. He took out myself and my two boys, he was so patient...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 29, 2021
Had a great time!
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FAQs about Tampa Bay Captain

Tampa Bay Captain offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tampa Bay Captain, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tampa Bay Captain include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Tampa Bay Captain offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tampa Bay Captain offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tampa Bay Captain include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon