Maverick Fishing Charters

Maverick Fishing Charters specializes in providing private offshore fishing adventures in the prolific Gulf of Mexico. Their full time captain, Chris, caters to a variety of trip options, created to accommodate anglers of all ages and all levels of fishing expertise, from first-time rod holders to advanced professionals. Whether you’re on a vacation, thinking of organizing a creative team building, or even a birthday celebration, Maverick Charters is happy to customize the trip to your personal wishes.

Capt. Chris is the hardest-working captain in the Tampa Bay area and is committed to helping you catch fish and to making sure all members of your party enjoy a memorable experience on the water. Apart from providing all the necessary fishing equipment needed for a successful trip and other amenities, the crew of Maverick Charters and their flagship boat - ‘The Big Red One’ also take their time teaching you how you should fish, making sure you’ve got the knowledge you’ll need to keep bringing the fish on board.

The Big Red One is a 40’ Dorado center console with a maximum capacity of 6 anglers per trip. The boat features a 13’ beam and stocks a 100-gallon livewell, and is outfitted with a stand-up head and shower. It sports a queen-size V berth and a shaded cockpit and comes with all the modern marine electronics, such as GPS, radio, and fishfinder. The boat is handicapped-accessible.

All tackle, including live and artificial bait, are provided by the Maverick crew. You’re welcome to bring along food and drinks of your choice for the trip - a cooler with ice can be found on board. Fishing licenses for all occupants of the vessel will be covered by Captain Chris, so all you need to do is bring your energy and climb aboard the Maverick Fishing Charters, where the fish is guaranteed – or you don’t pay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,550
    This trip consists of 12 hours of fishing. This is a trip for serious fishermen only. You will be doing deep water fishing, targeting big fish, long range.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip consists of 8-9 hours of fishing. You will go after many species, and the route can range between 15 and 40 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY!
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $975
    This trip will take you fishing between 15 to 30 miles offshore depending on the fishing conditions and the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    This trip consists of 4-5 hours and will vary between 8 and 20 miles offshore depending on the conditions of both the fishing results and the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $650
    This afternoon trip includes 4-5 hours of fishing and will take you out 8 and 20 miles offshore depending on the conditions of both the fishing results and the weather. You will be targeting Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Erich Jaeger
Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
69 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2014
Captain Erich Jaeger is not only a skilled angler and a commercial fisherman but is also an enthusiastic guide. Originally from Rhode Island, Erich grew up on the waters of the North Atlantic battling Swordfish, Tuna, Fluke, Bluefish, Sharks, and Striped Bass. He moved to the West Coast of Florida almost two decades ago to share his passion and knowledge with others. Erich runs Maverick Fishing Charters with Captain Chris Castendyk.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Dorado (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 440HP YANMAR Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
40 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
88%
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William M.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Thursday Afternoon Catching

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM) on April 8, 2021
We spent Thursday afternoon fishing with Capt. Chris. 3 generations of my family first time offshore fishing. Chris was awesome....
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Tim L.
Jackson, MI
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Happy times

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM) on May 5, 2021
First I screwed up booking and Captain accommodated. Thanks for the that which turned into a great time.  Captain Chris and...
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Half Day with Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM) on April 13, 2021
Perfect day on the water… Chris kept the three off us on grouper and snapper the entire time. Lots of tired arms and big...
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Joe V.
St. Petersburg, FL
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4 hour afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM) on March 27, 2021
Went home with 69 fish (hehe) and had a blast with captain Chris and first mate John. They were super cool and even recommended...
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Hammond, IN
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM) on April 23, 2021
Had a great time! This was the first time charter fishing in the Gulf for most of us, and we couldn’t have asked for a better...
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FAQs about Maverick Fishing Charters

Maverick Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY (PM) (4 hours)
  • $975 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY! (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - Extended Day Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Maverick Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Fully private head)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Maverick Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% tip is expected)
  • Fishing License

Maverick Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Maverick Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Clients bring their own equipment)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Maverick Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo