Prime Tide Fishing Charters

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46 Causeway Blvd
Clearwater FL, United States

Prime Tide charters is the number one guide service in the Tampa Bay area. Run by Captain Austin Mcwhorter, Prime Tide offers fishing charters on the nearshore, intercoastal waterways, and grass flats around Clearwater Beach, as well as inshore trips in North Tampa Bay. From the shallow flats to the offshore ledges and reefs, Captain Austin has the knowledge and the equipment to put you on the best bite possible. Call today to book a charter and begin your fishing adventure!

  Charters are run on a brand new 2017 Sheaffer 240v Bayboat powered by a Yamaha 300 four stroke. It has a shallow draft to fish the shallower inshore areas and plenty of room to get clients safely offshore. It has an exceptionally dry and stable ride. It is equipped with all the required USCG rated safety gear including an EPIRB. It is also rigged out with the newest and up to date electronics to precisely put you on the fish and keep you safe. This includes a Simrad evo2 bottom machine with satellite weather overlay to help navigate those afternoon Florida thunderstorms. It also includes vhf radio, powerpole, trolling motor, two livewells, and seating for six, plenty of storage, and a cooler for drinks and food.

Prime Tide charters is the number one guide service in the Tampa Bay area. Run by Captain Austin Mcwhorter, Prime Tide offers fishing charters on the nearshore, intercoastal waterways, and grass flats around Clearwater Beach, as well as inshore trips

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Sheaffer Marine (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha F300 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
Black Drum


King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Austin McWhorter
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
Living in Florida, I grew a passion towards fishing. It was something I thoroughly enjoyed doing from a young age and always dreamed of doing it for a full time job. Having the local knowledge and over two decades of experience in the area has given me the chance to turn my passion into my career and that is something I am thankful for everyday. Being able to give people the experience of catching trophy fish is what it is all about for me.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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We had a great time. Caught a large variety of different types of fish. Wish we could have caught a shark though. Would highly recommend this captain.

Fished August 10, 2017
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The Captain’s relatively new vessel was immaculately clean, well organized, and well kept. The Skipper, Capt. Austin, was very professional and attentive to everyone in our 6 adult party. There were only 2 experience fishermen in our party, so Capt. Austin took great care and patience instructing some of our less experienced anglers. Everyone had a wonderful time. We caught several fish which kept the excitement going. However, we were only able to keep about 16 or so, which, when filters, was plenty to divide up foir a nice meal for 8 people plus some leftovers. All in all, an outing worth the price. We would definitely book with Capt. Austin McWhorter again when we are in the Largo area again.

Fished August 8, 2017
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We had a great day out on the boat with Captain Austin! We didn’t catch much due to storms that had passed through a few days prior, but had a great time regardless! We would definitely spend the day out again.

Fished June 23, 2017
Austin McWhorter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 23, 2017

Thanks Stefanie, hope to see you again!

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