HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters

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Based out of Clearwater, FL, HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters is in the optimal position to take you nearshore and offshore fishing. Bordering the Gulf, you’ll be on the open seas in no time, and you’ll get to take advantage of the rich fishing opportunities immediately. Led by Captain Derek Morris, you’ll be in safe, considerate hands. A passionate angler, he feels his main responsibility is making sure that you leave the boat with a smile on your face.

You’ll cast off of a 35’ Custom Crusader offshore sport fishing boat that was built, simply, to cruise the Gulf of Mexico. The 380 HP Cummins diesel engine will purr as you speed along to the productive fishing spots. This is surely one of the fastest boats in the harbor. It comes equipped with more amenities than you could wish for, including ample seating, a lunch booth, resting bunks, air-conditioning and, last but not least, a bathroom.

Trips run up to 20 miles offshore and you’ll get to hit the deep seas, as well as the numerous reefs and wrecks leading up to the open ocean. These are prime congregating spots for numerous fish to feed and hide from predators. Using the latest Daiwa rods and reels, you’ll be mainly bottom fishing or trolling to reel in any number of Groupers, Snappers, Hogfish, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and many more!

HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters can take a maximum of 6 passengers, guaranteeing each guest the simple luxury of plenty of elbow room, both inside and out. With a downstairs steering station, you’re assured of a personable day with the captain and crew. Add to that the personal attention of the experienced captain and crew with over a decade of fishing the Gulf Of Mexico, and you’re in for an unforgettable day. Get on the Gulf!



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  • Private trip
    Super-Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    A must-do for all seasoned anglers and passionate fishermen, but even the less experienced won't fail to enjoy the rich delights of this fishing trip. You'll spend up to 12 hours bottom fishing up to 20 miles offshore for a range of beautiful and delicious fish, from Groupers to Snappers, to Porgie, to Black Sea Bass, Hogfish, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    It follows that the more time spent fishing, the more likely you are of catching some fish, right? So take advantage of this by spending 10 hours bottom fishing for a range of exciting nearshore fish such as Snappers, Groupers, Sharks, and many more. If you'd prefer trolling, just let your captain know.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 6 persons
    8 hours is a decent amount of time to get out to the deeper waters and take advantage of the fantastic nearshore wreck and reef fishing on offer in Florida's Gulf waters. You'll get to bottom fish for Groupers, Snappers, Porgies, Black Sea Bass, Sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    You'll spend the best part of your day either trolling or bottom fishing, all the while aboard a comfortable, spacious vessel catering to all your needs. Go after Kingfish, Bonito, and Sharks, or Snappers, Groupers, Black Seabass, and more, in the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    This 4-hour trip is ideal to give you a taste of nearshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. You'll head out to some prime fishing locations, hunting reefs and wrecks for a range of fish, such as Hogfish, Snappers, Kingfish, Mackerels, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Spend your afternoon getting to know the nearshore waters, reefs, and wrecks off the coast of Clearwater. Try trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish, or bottom fish for Groupers, Snappers, and many more on this 4-hour trip.
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About the Captain

Derek Morris
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
32 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2018
Having been fishing for over 13 years, Derek Morris decided in 2013 to turn his passion into a profession, and has been a USCG-licensed captain ever since. Capt. Derek still fishes for fun, and takes part in tournaments - favoring to go after Groupers. However, he feels his most important duty is to the customer, making sure that they have a good time on board.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Bonito
Cobia

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Crusader (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 380HP Cummins engine.

Length
35 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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September fishing trip
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Birthday fun!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Shelby H.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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4 hour PM trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
I could not recommend HIGH TIDE and captain Derek and David enough!! We were originally scheduled for an AM trip but the weather...
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Chad D.
United States
 5.00
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Half day with the crew

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
We had an amazing time. Totally quite a time, even with the weather, Capt. Derek ad David made sure to show us an amazing time....
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Brian R.
Clearwater, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Derek

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
First trip fishing very out on the ocean. Derek took us to a spot and the second the line hit the water we were catching fish....
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Missy H.
Clearwater, Florida
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 24, 2019
Awesome trip! Beautiful day, boat and catch. Can’t wait to visit again! Thank you Derrick for being so attentive to...
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Craig M.
United States
 5.00
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A great day on the water!

VERIFIED   August 4, 2019
These guys are top notch!!! They were very good and patient with the kids!! They got us on some fish and worked their butts...
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