Quiet Waters Fishing

Join Quiet Waters Fishing on an unforgettable journey through Sarasota’s pristine backcountry flats, inlets, rivers, and inshore waters. Captain Brian Boehm is a local expert when it comes to understanding fish habitats, so you can count on him to show you around some of the most productive waters in the area.

Your boat for the day is a 17’ Maverick Mirage flats, powered by a 90 HP Yamaha engine, and equipped with a fishfinder, GPS, and safety gear. It hosts up to 3 guests per trip, including children ages 5 and up, making it great for both full and half-day trips.

You’ll mainly stay within one mile inshore, where you can choose from a variety of techniques using light tackle to spin, drift, or even fly fish if you’re really up for a challenge. Get ready to target some impressive species like Redfish as they feed off the bottom of the shallow waters around the Sarasota Bay and surrounding grass flats.

You’ll also come face-to-gill with the mighty Tarpon, as he jumps in and out of the water trying to break free from the line. The “Silver King” is known for its acrobatic showmanship and is really quite a sight to watch! Just please keep in mind that the captain strictly practices catch and release on all species.

Quiet Waters also has exciting night fishing trips targeting Snook under the dock lights. These trips are action-packed and great because few people are out fishing at this time and you can easily see all the fish due to the lights.

Top-quality rods, reels, tackle, and fly fishing equipment are included, as well as lures and live bait. Your fishing license will also be provided for you, so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy fishing without worrying about any of the paperwork.

Capt. Brian is dedicated to putting you on the fish of your dreams. He will accommodate your trip based on your preferences and ensures a safe and enjoyable time on his boat. Make Sarasota, Florida your next destination and book a trip with Quiet Waters Fishing today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    8 hours gives you plenty of time to try out various techniques and hit a few different spots, depending on the bite. You'll explore a little bit of the backcountry waters, flats, and rivers connecting to Sarasota Bay. Come face-to-gill with some big inshore species such as Tarpon, Redfish, Tripletail, and more! Tackle, bait, and a fishing license are provided on each trip. So just show up at the dock, bring sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses and enjoy a beautiful day of fishing under the Florida sun!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $540
    up to 3 persons
    Go on an adventure of a lifetime and book your next trip with Quiet Waters Fishing in Sarasota, Florida! Target some incredible inshore species, including Tripletail, Tarpon, Redfish, and many more! Choose between spinning, drifting or even fly fishing if you're really up for a challenge. Bait, tackle, gear, and a fishing license will be provided for you. Just show up at the dock in the morning and enjoy a fun day of action-packed fishing!
  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Dock Lights
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    One of the captain's favorite places to take his clients is the legendary Snook Alley. A variety of fish like to congregate under the dock lights around here at night to feed. These late-night meals can get pretty aggressive as large amounts of fish, especially Snook, start to crowd the lights to scavenge for food. This makes them a pretty easy target as hundreds of Snook show up to get a taste of the action. If you like sight fishing, then this is the trip for you!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Join Quiet Waters Fishing on this fun morning trip and work up an appetite right in time for lunch! Capt. Brian will take you through some of Sarasota's most beautiful backcountry waters and rivers where you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, and more! Feel free to bring snacks, sunscreen, and a pair of your favorite sunglasses and get ready for a full-on adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Join Capt. Brian on this 4-hour adventure of cruising Sarasota Bay and its connecting backcountry flats, inlets, and rivers. You'll be staying within one mile inshore to target a variety of species including Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, and more! This trip is perfect for the kids and the family as it's not too long, but not too short. Just pack up some snacks, sunscreen, and sunglasses and let's go fishing!
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About the Captain

Brian Boehm
Sarasota, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Before running charters, Captain Brian Boehm used to work in environmental science, managing fisheries, native plant communities, and aquatic ecosystems. He officially became a captain in 2018 but has been running charters from kayaks since 2016. He loves to take people out on the water and show them a good time. The biggest fish he usually snags around Sarasota are Tarpon and Redfish but he enjoys targeting any kind of species and is always up for a challenge. Book a trip with Quiet Waters Fishing and enjoy a fun, relaxing day on the water!

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Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Maverick Mirage (Flats boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift 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
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Bill/lloyd T.
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Afternoon trip with guided Brian.

VERIFIED   March 14, 2019
We had a present afternoon on the water. Our first time saltwater. Fishing was not great but Brian worked hard at instructing...
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Opa-locka, Florida
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Half day trip am

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
Wonderful captain. Very attentive and accommodating.
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