Adventure Charters

Sarasota FL, United States - Show map

Adventure Charters offers light tackle saltwater fishing charters on the inshore waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Jim welcomes all levels of angler, from novices to the seasoned pro, and encourages families and children to come along and give it a try!

You will fish aboard a 2016 22’ Stott Craft bay boat that is suitable for five guests, and offers a safe and smooth ride on the open waters. It comes equipped with a 150HP Yamaha outboard motor and a trolling motor, which means it can easily navigate the shallow flats. Other features include GPS, fishfinder, live bait tank and ice box, as well as a wide and roomy deck.

There are many exciting fishing spots to choose from on Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. When fishing the Bay, anglers will drift the flats and cast out live or artificial baits in search of many species, including Speckled Trout, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish within the grass flats of the shallow bays; Snook, Redfish, and Jack Crevalle in the backwaters and creeks of Big Sarasota Pass and New Pass; and Sheepshead, Snook, Snapper, Grouper, Drum, Redfish and Flounder around bridges and docks.

For those heading on the Gulf of Mexico inshore waters, you will try your hand at drifting live bait, trolling, casting lures, and fly fishing to reel in Spanish Mackerel, mighty Tarpon, False Albacore, King Mackerel, Shark, and more. The artificial reefs just off Lido Key are very productive fishing spots in the spring and fall, while Tarpon season is hot between mid May to early July, when these beasts migrate through the area. All trips include rods, reels & tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, a cooler with ice and water, as well as catch cleaning and filleting. Orvis fly fishing gear is also provided, or guests are welcome to bring their own.

Adventure Charters also offer Snook fishing charters on the Myakka River, where you will fish in picturesque surroundings teeming with native wildlife.

Adventure Charters offers light tackle saltwater fishing charters on the inshore waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Jim welcomes all levels of angler, from novices to the seasoned pro, and encourages families and children to come

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Trip Date:
  • US$ 450 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
  • 3 hour afternoon special
    3 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 275 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Jack Crevalle

Boat Specs

Stott Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sarasota to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

About the Captain

Jim Klopfer
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
Captain Jim Klopfer is a fully insured USCG licensed guide, who has been a full time guide in the Sarasota area since 1991. He mostly fishes Sarasota Bay for it’s saltwater species, while also offering fishing trips on the Myakka River.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Two of us went out in Sarasota Bay with Captain Jim and had a great time! We caught lots of fish including tons of lady fish plenty of trout and a few catfish. Got to keep a nice 20” trout for dinner. We would gladly use his charter service again!

Fished February 28, 2018
Jim Klopfer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 1, 2018

Thanks!  It was fun fishing with you guys today.

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Fished March 6, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Good action in Sarasota beteeen fronts!

March 22, 2018

Weather was once again a factor this week as a pretty strong front moved through early in the week, impacting my Sarasota fishing report. The bite was strong on Sunday as we drifted the flats casting Bass Assassin jigs… Read Full Report →

Steady action with a lot of variety in S

March 07, 2018

Fishing was good this week, though on most trips we did have to work a bit for them. I would characterize the bite as "steady" this week for clients on Sarasota fishing charters. We did a pretty even mix… Read Full Report →