Awestruck Fishing Charters

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!



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  • 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
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Awestruck Fishing Charters
Bradenton, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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

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Targeted Species

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

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Great captain and lots of fish!
Great captain and lots of fish!
Great captain and lots of fish!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dan H.
United States
 5.00
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Great captain and lots of fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on November 27, 2020
Captain was great, we caught lots of fish!
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John W.
Canton, MI
 5.00
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Perfect guide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 18, 2020
Phil was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. He was able to tell where the fish would be and would go the extra mile...
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Greg D.
Deltona, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 25, 2019
Highly recommended
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