Discover the incredible inshore and nearshore waters of the Tampa Bay with Awestruck Fishing Charters. Capt. Phil Dyer is a native to the area. He knows these waters like the back of his hand, and his local knowledge will prove invaluable as you hit all the sweet spots in search of strong and delicious fish.

Step aboard the 25’ VIP bay boat for the trip of a lifetime. Ideal for fishing these shallow waters, she has plenty of space for up to 6 guests to fish at the same time. The 225 HP Yamaha engine will whizz you up to speeds of 40 knots as you chase the fish, while the wireless trolling motor will keep you afloat and quiet as you creep up on your target fish in the skinny waters.

Explore the productive inshore backwaters and flats of the Tampa Bay. Home to a range of both strong and delicious fish, you’ll sight cast using live bait. Get ready for an intense workout as you battle it out with a Snook or Redfish. While landing a Sheepshead, Flounder, or Trout will have you safe in the knowledge that dinner is sorted.

On longer trips, you’ll have the chance to head up to 9 miles offshore, fishing the nearshore reefs and wrecks. The Gulf is known all over the world for its diversity of fish and you’ll have them all to yourself. From Snappers and Groupers, to Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more – there’ll be no shortage of exciting fish to catch.

During the Tarpon season, Capt. Phil will take you on specialized trips in search of the “Silver King.” See for yourself why this beast is revered all over the world, as it gives you the fight of your life, leaping out of the water to get off the end of your line.

Everything you need for a productive day on the water is provided, while your captain will even clean and prepare your catch at the end of the day. All you need to do is bring some snacks and drinks aboard, and get ready for an amazing day out with Awestruck Fishing Charters. These waters won’t fish themselves, so they’re calling your name!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Start your day with some thrilling fishing and head home with something delicious for lunch. Get out on the productive inshore waters of the Tampa Bay and go after some tough-fighting fish. Using live bait, you'll drift fish, casting to lure the bite of some highly-prized fish. From Snook to Redfish, Trout to Flounder, Sheepshead, Snapper, and many more – expect to practice your skills while also providing for the table.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Get your fishing fix and explore the incredible shallow waters of the Tampa Bay. These inshore waters are home to a range of tough-fighting and delicious fish. You'll have the chance to go after all of them, using life bait as you drift fish. Test your skills against strong-battling Snook and Redfish, while you'll also look to reel in some delicious Sheepshead, Flounder, and many more to take home for dinner.
  • Private trip
    half day near shore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    fishing in the gulf up to 9 miles out
  • Private trip
    near shore half day trip (pm)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    fishing in the gulf up to 9 miles out (This trip is available if we are on the water in the morning)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    Start the day with a splash and get out on the water for some incredible, diverse fishing. You'll have the chance to explore a range of fishing grounds as you do your best to catch something delicious to take home for lunch, all the while testing your fishing skills. Along the inshore flats and backcountry, go after tough-fighting Snook and Redfish, along with tasty Flounder and Sheephead. Or head to the reefs and target Snappers, Groupers, Mackerel, Jacks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    On this afternoon trip, you'll have plenty of times to mix up your fishing styles. From the inshore flats and backcountry to the nearshore reefs and wrecks, all of these waters are overflowing with exciting and delicious fish to target. Using live bait, you'll do battle with Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and many more while inshore. While nearshore, try targeting Snappers, Mackerel, Jacks, and more and head home with a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    It's Tarpon season, so make the most of it. Spend 4 hours on the productive inshore waters and do battle against the almighty "Silver King." Known for their ferocious battle, these global favorites will do anything to get off the end of your line. Test your skills time and time again and show off to the world that you've landed plenty of these prized beasts.
  • Private trip
    near shore 3/4 day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    fishing in the gulf up to 9 miles out.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    6 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to hone your inshore fishing skills as you battle it out with the strong, tough-fighting "Silver King." When the season hits, you'll go crazy for this exhilarating fish. Get out on the water and indulge in the global phenomenon that is Tarpon fishing. See for yourself why this beast is loved worldwide.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    Don't waste a single second on the water. Leave all your energy out on the water as you spend 8 hours fishing. Target a range of tough-fighting fish, along with plenty of tasty creatures to take home for a delicious dinner. Stay inshore and do battle with exciting Redfish and Snook, along with delicious Sheepshead and Trout. While heading out to the nearshore reefs and wrecks, you can catch Snappers, Mackerel, Jacks, and more.
  • Private trip
    near shore full day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    fishing in the gulf up to 9 miles out
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,100
    As soon as the season hits, you won't want to miss the chance to target the famed "Silver King." This tough-fighting beast is glorified all over the world. Its short season makes it even more elusive, so join an elite club and have your photo taken with a famous catch. Prepare for an intense battle as the Tarpon does anything to get off the end of your line, while also providing a stunning aerial display that will leave you gobsmacked.
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About the Charter Operator

Awestruck Fishing Charters
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
55 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
An avid angler and local to the Tampa Bat area, Capt. Phil used to enjoy taking his friends out on fishing trips. Those same friends encouraged him to start doing it professionally and he decided to take up their advice and got his fishing license. He loves taking different people fishing, no matter how much experience they have on the water. He aims to get everyone targeting Snook – his favorite fish – and enjoying as much as he does. flatsfishing.net

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

VIP (Bay boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

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 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (45)
4 hour trip
Good day with captain Phil
Good day with captain Phil
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Angler Rating
50
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jim H.
Kennesaw, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 2, 2022
We enjoyed a great fishing experience with Captain Phil. He knows where to find fish! After catching mangrove snapper, mackerel, ...
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Dan H.
Madison, AL
Excellent
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Experience:
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Exceeded expectations

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 25, 2022
Family of 6 on a 4 hour trip. Captain Phil found a bunch of snook and redfish (no keepers inshore, then went offshore and helped...
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Richard D.
Hilton Head Island, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   half day near shore on September 5, 2022
You cannot go wrong with Captain Phil. He is a down to earth good guy. He truly wants you to have a good experience!  I would...
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Troy B.
Willow Street, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good day with captain Phil

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on December 29, 2022
Caught over 170 fish on 6 hr trip. Porgies, mangrove snappers, sheepshead, groupers, croakers, trigger fish, Grunts and saw...
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James R.
Sarasota, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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Overall

6 Hour Trip With Captain Phil Dyer/Awestruck

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 12, 2022
Had a great time fishing with Captain Phil. He put us on fish immediately. We caught several specied, with Snook providing...
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FAQs about Awestruck Fishing Charters

Awestruck Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - half day near shore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - near shore half day trip (pm) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - near shore 3/4 day (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - near shore full day (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Awestruck Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Awestruck Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Awestruck Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Awestruck Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail