If you want lots of fun, adventure, and good memories, Suncoast Fishing Adventures (SFA) is the best choice you can make. From inshore trips to offshore adventures, these guys have the skills, the equipment, and the positive attitude to make your day on the water with them special.

You will be spending the day aboard a 28’ Contender center console. Built in 2012, this modern vessel is top of the line and tailored to the waters of the Gulf Coast. She’s nimble enough to explore the shallows on the hunt for Redfish and Trout and stable enough to head all the way out to the Gulf Stream on the hunt for big fish.

It’s more than the boat that makes SFA special, though. Captain Sam Ramey has been fishing all of his life. For him, the inshore and offshore waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast are among the world’s best. Let him show you why, on an exciting charter that’s individualized to meet – and exceed – your desires.

Depending on the time of year and type of fishing you can catch Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Sharks, Mackerel, Tripletail, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Flounder and so much more! All trips come with quality Penn rods and reels, as well as a range of lures and live bait, which Capt. Sam prepares ahead of the trip to save you time on the water.

If you’re looking for an authentic Florida fishing experience with a local guide who truly loves these waters, you’ve come to the right place. So grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, food, and drinks, and jump aboard for a day that you’ll look back on and smile for years to come.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    For the anglers who takes fishing seriously, this is the trip for you! Travel up to 50 miles into the Gulf of Mexico and fish depths of 100'-200' where some of the most sought after species of fish reside. This trip is perfect for those who want to target American Red Snapper during the short season in June and July, and includes other targeted bottom species such as massive Red Grouper, Black Grouper, and Gag Grouper. Troll for pelagic fish such as King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    Let Captain Sam and First Mate Will take you on the adventure of a lifetime! This full day trip allows for ample time to jet up to 40 miles offshore and target the fish of your dreams. Show off to your friends with trophy Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack and Blackfin Tuna while filling the box with all the plentiful and abundant reef fish that Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer. Learn tactics and techniques for coaxing even the most reluctant fish to bite and join SFA for an unforgettable fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    Let Captain Sam and First Mate Will take you on the adventure of a lifetime! This full day trip allows for ample time to jet up to 30 miles offshore and target the fish of your dreams. Show off to your friends with trophy Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack and Blackfin Tuna while filling the box with all the plentiful and abundant reef fish that Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer. Learn tactics and techniques for coaxing even the most reluctant fish to bite and join SFA for an unforgettable fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Get a taste for what Florida Sport Fishing is all about! This trip will get you up to 20 miles offshore into the blue water to target bigger, tastier and more aggressive species of fish- where Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, and abundant Snapper reside. This trip is perfect for the angler looking to get acquainted with fishing areas and tactics offshore or those looking to put dinner on the plate! Let Suncoast Fishing Adventures put you on the hot bite – cast, bottom drop or troll for you next trophy fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Get a taste for what Florida Sport Fishing is all about! This trip will get you up to 20 miles offshore into the blue water to target bigger, tastier and more aggressive species of fish- where Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, and abundant Snapper reside. This trip is perfect for the angler looking to get acquainted with fishing areas and tactics offshore or those looking to put dinner on the plate! Let Suncoast Fishing Adventures put you on the hot bite- cast, bottom drop or troll for you next trophy fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip — Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 23
    $500
    Not comfortable fishing where you can’t see land? The inshore/nearshore trip is for you! Perfect for families and less experienced anglers- this trip includes fishing local bridges, passed, and surrounding bays in search of trophy fish or dinner fare, but can be extended up to 9 miles off the beach in search of some larger fish. Depending on the season we can target Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Grunts, Porgies, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. Let us know what you’re looking for and we will get them on the line!
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $350
    Enjoy a scenic sunset on beautiful Sarasota bay. Ligh tackle, inshore, catch and release fishing available upon request. Departure time may vary depending on time of sunset, please contact captain to confirm trip time.
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About the Captain

Sam Ramey
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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Captain Sam Ramey grew up on the water. He's been fishing since he was 8 and has spent a lot of his life living on boats. Capt. Sam has been fishing the Suncoast for over 10 years and knows these waters like the back of his hand. After graduating from Eckerd College with a degree in business management and ecology, Capt. Sam founded Suncoast Fishing Adventures to share his love of the ocean with as many people as possible. He prides himself on offering a superior level of service to his competition and will always go the extra mile to make your trip special.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 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
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Afternoon offshore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on July 17, 2021
I don’t usually do reviews but I will for these gentleman. I brought my GF and GFs father who are inexperienced fishers and...
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Sunset Cruise on June 15, 2021
We had a fabulous experience! There were 4 of us with different needs - my 80+ Dad, my nephew with special needs, my brother...
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Suncoast is Solid choice!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip — Inshore/Nearshore on November 21, 2020
Had the best time out on the water with Suncoast Charters. Captain Sam and 2nd Kevin were informative with out about technique...
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Half day fun for the kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 20, 2021
I have fished several times off shore and caught fish this size everywhere. The grandson and daughter had a awesome experience...
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Half day off shore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on July 21, 2021
Wow! What an experience. Kevin was great AGAIN! Jake was also super with the kids. We are already planning the next trip. Also...
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FAQs about Suncoast Fishing Adventures

Suncoast Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Sunset Cruise (2 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip — Inshore/Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Suncoast Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Suncoast Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Star Rods & PENN Reels)
  • Live Bait (Caught Prior To & During Trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Tips greatly appreciated )
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (One Fly Rod Always On Board)

Suncoast Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Suncoast Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Suncoast Fishing Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)