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Life in the Salt Fishing Charters

Welcome to one of the world’s hottest fishing destinations. Based out of Holmes Beach in western Florida, Life in the Salt Fishing Charters has access to the wealth of bays and estuaries that are home to great inshore game and table fish. You can even head out into the Gulf, going after some exotic species. Captain Robert Bartholow will show you it all! With his son as first mate, you’re in for a passionate, familiar guide throughout.

Hop aboard the 23’ C-Hawk saltwater fishing boat for a memorable day on the water. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine, the vessel will dash off up to 9 miles offshore, to stay in state waters. The boat has plenty of space for 4 anglers to all fish at once, and there are covered and uncovered areas so that you can catch the rays and cool off in equal measure. There’s a cooler on board for you to keep all your drinks and snacks, so just bring them along.

Both the inshore and offshore fishing opportunities here are endless. The bite is exceptional year-round, and you can expect a thrilling adventure whenever you book. Top-end rods, reels, and tackle are provided and you’ll be fishing with live bait, prepared before the trip. Troll for delicious Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack, Permit, and more when nearshore. While inshore you’ll be spinning to catch the prized Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish.

With night giving you the chance to try your hand at gigging for Flounder, there’s always something new to experience. Trips run throughout the year, and you can tailor it to your needs and desires. All fish caught will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home ready to cook. Life in the Salt Fishing Charters will provide you with an unforgettable day on the water, so come aboard now!



About the Captain

Robert Bartholow
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2018
Having been fishing since childhood, Captain Robert decided to turn his passion into a profession as recently as 2018. After seeing his friends making money from fishing, he decided to follow suit and jump on the bandwagon – or should that be "boat"? He's crazy about fishing and has passed on this enthusiasm to his son, who is the boat's first mate on all trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Hogfish Hogfish

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

C-Hawk (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Holmes Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mark T.
San Juan
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 1, 2020
Robert was great (and john, his mate), put us on the fish, we chose to catch and release, we caught snook, trout, even a catfish....
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Burton C.
St. Petersburg, FL
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6hr near shore

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on April 7, 2019
Robert is an excellent guide, he put us on the fish all day. We caught Kingfish, Grunt Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and Grouper....
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Jesse B.
Bloomington, IL
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Half Day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) on December 30, 2018
Though we only booked a half-day trip, Captain Robert took us 10 miles out, where we reeled in fish all afternoon. It was a...
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Jeremy A.
Bradenton, Florida
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 5, 2019
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   November 9, 2020
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FAQs about Life in the Salt Fishing Charters

Life in the Salt Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $590 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Gigging (Night) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Life in the Salt Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Life in the Salt Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips greatly appreciated)
  • Fishing License

Life in the Salt Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Life in the Salt Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Life in the Salt Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Hogfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon