Sunstate Fishing Charters

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Come have an exciting, fish-filled day with Captain Matthew Yaquinto! Capt. Matthew grew up fishing the waters of Tampa Bay, and he can’t wait to share his local tips and tricks with you. Whether you’re an experienced angler looking for some top-notch Floridian fishing, or want to take your family on the vacation of a lifetime, Capt. Matthew can’t wait to welcome you aboard Sunstate Fishing Charters for the trip of a lifetime.

Capt. Matthew comes from a family of fishermen, and has had generations of knowledge passed down to him. Join him for an adventure, and he’ll have you cruising the backcountry, flats, and bay waters for your dream catch. He offers angling trips that are suitable for hardened fishermen and families looking for a fun day on the water alike – all he asks is that you bring a smile and a readiness to reel ‘em in!

You’ll be cruising on board your captain’s 23’ Skeeter SX230, perfectly built to accommodate 6 guests, as well as exploring a variety of waters. Four members of your group will be able to fish at the same time, allowing plenty of angling action, as well as some much-needed relaxation! Your vessel is decked out with top-of-the-line safety and navigational gear, including GPS to get you on fish, and life jackets for little ones.

Once you arrive at the fishing hotspots, you’ll have the chance to reel in some world-famous Floridian favorites! Get ready to come face-to-gills with Snook, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Redfish, Gag Grouper (Dec – Feb is a great time to hook these fish!), and even the “Silver King” (Tarpon), plus plenty more. Your captain will be on hand to show you the best techniques to use, along with some local tips he’s picked up. Even little ones will be able to reel in their first ever catch!

Your trip includes everything you need for an exciting day on the water – rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a valid fishing license for all guests. Come aboard Sunstate Fishing Charters and get ready to make some memories!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Join Capt. Matt for this 8-hour adventure that'll see you targeting a huge host of world-famous species! You'll get the opportunity to explore a wider variety of fishing grounds, which means you'll be hooking into more fish - Redfish, Grouper, Snapper, Tarpon, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel...the list goes on. Your captain will provide you with top-notch rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license for all guests.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Join Capt. Matthew for this 6-hour morning adventure! You'll explore the waters of the bay, including the flats and backcountry, for some world-famous species. Get ready to hook into Snook, Spanish Mackerel, the "Silver King" (Tarpon), and plenty of others. Your captain will be on hand to show you the best techniques to use. This trip is family friendly, and children of all ages are welcome. You'll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a license – just bring a smile and a readiness to fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Spend an afternoon on the water with this 6-hour adventure! Capt. Matthew will take you to explore the waters of the bay, where you'll have the chance to reel in a variety of saltwater superstars – Tarpon, Snook, Tripletail, Redfish, and plenty more. Children of all ages are welcome on board, and your captain loves helping them hook their first catch. Rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a license are provided. Please note that your departure time may change depending on the tide – discuss with your captain.
  • Private trip
    Gag Grouper Special – 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Come join your captain between December and February for the chance to spend a full day out on the water, and hook these fish! Capt. Matt knows all the hottest local spots, and he'll use this knowledge to take you to the most secret fishing grounds around to hook tasty Gag Grouper. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license are included.
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About the Captain

Matthew Yaquinto
Riverview, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
It's fair to say that a love for angling definitely runs in Capt. Matthew's blood – his family has been fishing in this area for over 50 years, and he was raised on these waters! He started fishing at the age of 4, and discovered his passion for exploring the waters of Tampa, FL. He left his job as a firefighter to pursue his dream of turning fishing into a career, and now successfully owns and runs his own charter company. His main goal is to make his guests happy – especially those who have never fished before!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel

Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Skeeter 230SX (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Riverview to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
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Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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4.92
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Matt W.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Matthew

VERIFIED   NEW  November 7, 2019
Awesome trip. Put us on the fish and had a blast. Will definitely do it again. Thanks
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Jared C.
Riverview, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
We caught our limit of snapper.  Had a great time.
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Arturo M.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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6hr trip with Capt. Matthew

VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
Excellent service! Very knowledgeable! Put us on the fish immediately! Was a fantastic trip Captain Matthew worked very hard...
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Robert L.
Newberry, FL
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Full Day Trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
This trip included all facets of the fishing experience from catching bait to reeling in multiple species of fish, many of...
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Brad C.
Lithia, FL
 5.00
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 4, 2019
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Fishing Reports

Snapper/grouper

November 11, 2019

This is my favorite time of the year for big snapper and gag grouper inside the bay, feel like your watching nat geo live, experience of a lifetime if you have never done it, come see for yourself before… Read Full Report →


Snappergrouper

November 02, 2019

Serious snapper and grouoer bite right now, gurnateed now dont miss this bite Read Full Report →


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