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.

The brand new 2023 22 foot Bulls Bay boat with shade and 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
    2 hour mid day trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $250
    Enjoy a couple hours on the water and target mackeral, sharks, mangrove snapper, snook, trout and jacks just minutes from departure. Stop by and cool off at the sandbar if you wish. Cruise by multi million dollar homes and watch dolphins if you would like or we can comcentrate on fishing its completely up to you.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Sunset
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $375
    Beat the crowds and the mid-day heat and get on that evening bite and enjoy a sunset at the same time. A great way to spend the evening with friends our family. Please, have in mind that 700-pound is the weight limit combined for guests, which is usually equal to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 kids.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip–Inshore/Nearshore AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $475
    Come fish in style with a brand new 22 foot 2023 Bulls Bay boat with shade and a new motor. We will target trophy Snook, Cobia and try to fill the boat with some delicious Snapper , Sharks Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, Trout, and many more. We will use fresh caught live bait . Beginers to expert welcome .
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip–Inshore/Nearshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $475
    We will target trophy Snook, Cobia and try to fill the boat with some delicious Snapper , Sharks Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, Trout, and many more. We will use fresh caught live bait . Beginers to expert welcome . Please, have in mind that 700-pound is the weight limit combined for guests, which is usually equal to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 kids.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
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FAQs about Sarasota Family Fishing Charters

Sarasota Family Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 2 hour mid day trip (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $35 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Sunset (3 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip–Inshore/Nearshore AM (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip–Inshore/Nearshore PM (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Sarasota Family Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor gps enabled
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sarasota Family Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Fresh bait, frozen bait and chum)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request )

Sarasota Family Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Out to 9 miles when seas are less then 2 feet)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Sarasota Family Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Available upon request, 8 weight rod included)

Top targeted fish species with Sarasota Family Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Scott Tesinsky
Sarasota, Florida, United States
44 Fishing Reports
104 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Hello, my name is Captain Scott. I'm a Coast Guard-licensed captain and a 3rd generation native Floridian. I've been handed down the tradition and local knowledge of fishing in Florida waters by both my grandfathers and my father. I've been fishing our local waters for the last 35 years. I have a love for the outdoors, and I know these waters like the back of my hand. I'm a proven tournament winner – first place 2018 Suncoast Tarpon Shootout, first place for the biggest Tarpon in the 2017 White Buffalo Suncoast Tarpon Shootout, third place for most releases in the 2016 Suncoast Tarpon Shootout, and 2nd place overall, and at the 2018 Economy Tackle Bass on Fly tournament, I got 1st place. I have a passion for sharing our great fishery and the outdoors with 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 on being patient, helpful, and attentive. I promise to do everything I can to make your experience on the water a great one!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Bulls Bay (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 200HP Susuki 4-Stroke engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Out to 9 miles when seas are less then 2 feet
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Available upon request, 8 weight rod included

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
gps enabled
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fresh bait, frozen bait and chum
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Upon request

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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