Sarasota Family Fishing Charters

Enter Sarasota Bay and discover some thrilling fishing in the shallow waters and beyond. Sarasota Family Fishing Charters LLC specializes in nearshore and inshore fishing adventures, and they promise to give you an authentic Floridian fishing experience.

Captain Scott Tesinsky is a 3rd-generation native Floridian fisherman, having learned to fish at a young age. He’s delighted to have continued the family tradition. He loves nothing more than to introduce newcomers to fishing and to see their faces light up when they land their first catch. Capt. Scott promises to do everything he can to get you on the fish.

The 18’ Sea Fox center console is just the vessel for exploring these waters. Light and nimble, she can glide across the water tops and navigate the shallower spots with ease. She boasts near 360-degree vision, allowing you to spot your prey from way off. You’ll find fishing gear, live bait, and plenty of lures on board. If you’d like to try fly fishing, just let your captain know and he’ll provide that gear, too.

Sarasota Bay is overflowing with a range of different, exciting fish. Get your fish on as you bottom fish or troll to entice the bite of something delicious or a monster to do battle with. Go after Snook, Redfish, Trout, Mackerel, and Tarpon, when the season hits.

Head out into the Gulf’s nearshore waters and you’ll encounter plenty of tropical reefs. Like underwater metropolises, these productive feeding grounds are home to fish of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Battle it out with Groupers, Cobia, Snappers, and many more delicious fish to head home with a delicious treat.

At the end of the trip, your captain will clean and fillet your catch, so all you need to do is cook it up when you get home. Everything is taken care of, just bring some drinks and snacks aboard and make the most of your day with Sarasota Family Fishing Charters. A whole new world is waiting underwater, come and discover it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 15
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    When Tarpon season picks up, don’t miss the opportunity to enter into battle with this world-famous beast. Get ready for a thrilling experience as you hook Silver Kings as big as 200 pounds. If you’re lucky enough to land a monster one, you may be fighting for 3 hours. Keep an eye out to see him leap out of the water, like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Just make sure to contact your captain beforehand, as pick-up locations may vary depending on conditions.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $425
    up to 4 persons
    Spend that little bit extra on the water to hone your fishing skills and fill the boat with your limit of delicious fish. You'll have plenty of time to try trolling the deeper waters, as well as bottom fishing the shallows. Feel free to ask the captain to bring some fly fishing gear as well, and get the most out of your Sarasota Bay fishing excursion. Go after Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and more along the reefs. While inshore, you'll do battle with Sheepshead, Trout, Redfish, Sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    The calm and protected bays nearshore yield some incredible fishing. Target some prized trophy fish, like Snook and some monster Sharks, and try to fill the boat with some delicious Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Snappers, Groupers, Trout, and many more. Try bottom fishing or trolling to entice the bite of these beauties, or you can even ask the captain to provide some fly fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    Up to 3 miles out of the dock, you'll have some thrilling fishing. In Sarasota Bay, you'll come into contact with a range of tough-fighting and delicious fish. Try bottom fishing the reefs and shallower waters, or troll the deeper spots as you attempt to entice the bite of some seriously prized fish. From Sharks to Snappers, Flounder to Cobia, Kingfish, Groupers, and many more, there's no end to what you can catch.
  • Private trip
    November Flash Sale
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 1
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Flash November sale. Offering 4 hour inshore trip targeting Tripletail,Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, and Sharks. This special rate is only for Charters scheduled in the month of November.
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About the Captain

Scott Tesinsky
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
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11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Hello, my name is Captain Scott. I am a Coast Guard-licensed captain and a 3rd generation native Floridian. I have been handed down the tradition and local knowledge of fishing Florida waters by both my grandfathers and my father. I have been fishing our local waters for the last 35 years. I have a love for the outdoors and I know the local waters like the back of my hand. I am a proven tournament winner – 1st place 2018 Suncoast Tarpon Shootout, 1st place biggest Tarpon 2017 White Buffalo Suncoast  Tarpon Shootout, with 3rd place most releases, 2016 Suncoast Tarpon Shoot Out 2nd place overall, 2018 Economy Tackle Bass on Fly tournament 1st place. I have a passion for sharing our great fishery and the outdoors to the next generation. I love fishing with kids and it shows. The look on their face when they reel in the big one keeps me going. I pride myself in being patient, helpful, attentive and I promise to do everything I can to make your experience on the water a great one.

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Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Kevin D.
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VERIFIED   November 8, 2019
We had an amazing day with Captain Scott! 2 adults and 2 9 year old kids. He contacted us to see what town we were staying...
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VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Captain Scott provided myself and three children with an amazing experience with memories that will last a lifetime! He was...
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Father’s Day Trip with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
Great way to spend Father’s Day! Captain Scott was so helpful to the new fisherman in our family. He showed us everything...
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VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
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Lauren K.
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Fishing Reports

Sight casting to tripletail

January 26, 2020

We are still Consistently catching sheepshead, Pompano, and Triple tail Read Full Report →


Great family Action

January 19, 2020

Young family had a great time with nonstop action with Redfish, spanish Mackeral, grouper ,snapper, sea bass, Flounder, Sheepshead and lots of bluefish. Read Full Report →