Afishionado Guide Services

Twenty-six year veteran Tampa/St. Petersburg fishing guide, Captain Wade Osborne is among the very best in the business when it comes to providing world-class light tackle spin, fly or plug inshore sportfishing for snook, redfish, seatrout and more. Most charters are provided with spinning gear, but fly and bait casting tackle is available upon request.

Very few fishing guides provide Osborne’s level of customer service, expert instruction, and quality equipment to their clients. His 26 years of guiding professionally full-time on Florida’s west coast has propelled him to one of the top fishing guides in the Tampa Bay region.

Whether Osborne is guiding one or six anglers to some of the world’s best inshore fishing, you’ll never catch him fishing himself or sitting on his butt. That’s because he’s too busy chumming, rigging, baiting hooks, and releasing fish.

He prides himself on being the hardest working fishing guide in the industry and remains on his feet tirelessly during your entire charter making sure you have the very best fishing experience available.

You’ll be fishing from a 24’ Sheaffer boat with enough room for up to six anglers at any single time. It also includes an ice box and a fighting chair (available upon request).

When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during your trip and Osborne will fillet them at no extra charge.

Kids are welcomed aboard Afishionado, so feel free to make your memories on the water a family experience.

Note: Captain Osborne also offers charters at Demens Landing Boat Ramp in downtown St. Petersburg, FL as a starting location for your trip. Please don’t hesitate to message him for more information.

Book your adventure now and hit the water with Afishionado Guide Services, Inc.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3-Hour AM Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Three hours provides a great introduction to Tampa Bay and time to catch multiple species of fish. This is ideal for first-timers, couples, seniors, or parents with children of all ages. Experience professional, family-friendly service and courteous expert instruction. Fish safely and in comfort, aboard my spacious 24′ customized Sheaffer boat. Afishionado, “Always an Adventure”. Providing world-class light tackle spin, fly or plug inshore sportfishing since 1997 for snook, redfish, seatrout and more.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    4-Hour AM Adventure
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Four hours provides a greater opportunity to cover a larger area of Tampa Bay and catch more fish. Many people find this amount of time ideal for entertaining friends, clientele or hosting bachelor parties. Have a blast, while competing to see who catches the biggest and most fish. Fish in comfort aboard my spacious 24′ customized Sheaffer boat. Afishionado, “Always an Adventure.” Providing world-class light tackle spin, fly or plug inshore sportfishing since 1997 for snook, redfish, seatrout and more.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    6-Hour AM Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Six hours is highly recommended to maximize your fishing adventure on Tampa Bay. This charter is ideal for avid anglers, and enthusiasts looking to hone their inshore angling skills. Experience fishing numerous grass flats, mangroves, oyster beds, creeks, and back bays. Fish safely and in comfort, aboard my spacious 24′ customized Sheaffer boat. Afishionado, “Always an Adventure.” Providing world-class light tackle spin, fly or plug inshore sportfishing since 1997 for snook, redfish, seatrout and more.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
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FAQs about Afishionado Guide Services

Afishionado Guide Services offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3-Hour AM Adventure (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4-Hour AM Adventure (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6-Hour AM Adventure (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Afishionado Guide Services, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair available upon request only
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Afishionado Guide Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water.)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon prior request.)

Afishionado Guide Services offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Afishionado Guide Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Afishionado Guide Services include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Wade Osborne
Tampa, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
20 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2014
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Twenty-six year veteran, captain Wade Osborne strives to make every adventure a memorable fishing experience. Whether instructing children, novice or avid anglers, his approach is patient and courteous.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Sheaffer (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
available upon request only
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water.
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Upon prior request.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Great fishing trip!
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Amazing day in the water
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
95%
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Matt A.
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Fishing with Wade

VERIFIED   3-Hour AM Adventure on July 8, 2023
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VERIFIED   NEW  3-Hour AM Adventure on December 2, 2023
The original plan went to crap due to no fault of Capt. Wade’s, however, he regrouped, was a true professional and had a...
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Jon W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Best guide service in the Tampa Bay area

VERIFIED   4-Hour AM Adventure on April 7, 2023
I’ve chartered a lot of fishing services in the past and Afishionado ranks up at the top. In addition to having a well-maintained...
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CORIE D.
Alexandria, Virginia
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Best Morning with Captain Wade!

VERIFIED   3-Hour AM Adventure on April 5, 2023
We had the best morning with Captain Wade. My daughters love to fish and doing a private charter was one of their vacation...
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David A.
Columbus, MN
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Great day in Tampa Bay

VERIFIED   6-Hour AM Adventure on February 27, 2023
Five of us chartered a 6-hour trip with Wade Osborne on his 24-foot Sheaffer the end of February.  We had a great day on the...
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