Adventure Charters

4.73
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews See all 5 reviews
1059 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL, United States

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 four 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hour inshore fly fishing charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    A 6 hour fly fishing charter for 1 or 2 anglers in the inshore waters of Sarasota Bay or the near shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Orvis tackle is provided but clients are welcome to bring their own if they prefer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    Head out on Sarasota Bay or the Gulf of Mexico for a 4 hour inshore fishing charter using light tackle, and live and artificial baits. Target species include Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Speckled Trout, Pompano, Bluefish and more. 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 you're welcome to bring your own.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

About the Captain

Jim Klopfer
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Sarasota Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Captain Jim does a great job.  His knowledge of the Sarasota Bay area is fantastic and his easy going style makes for a fun day!

Fished June 21, 2018
Jim Klopfer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 22, 2018

Thanks for the kind words!  It was a pleasure fishing with you and your family,  Jim

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Great morning fishing the inshore area of Sarasota . Jim had a lot of knowledge and the right gear to
Catch numerous species on the fly and spinning rod . I would defiantly recommend a trip with captain Jim

Fished May 9, 2018
Jim Klopfer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 10, 2018

Enjoyed the morning, great company and Andrew is a fine fly angler!

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Fished April 3, 2018
Jim Klopfer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2018

Thanks, it was a fun charter!

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Fishing Reports

Snook,speckled trout, please Sarasota an

July 08, 2018

Well, even after 27 years of guiding, I still see new things. I had a "first" for me on a charter, a client caught an over-slot snook in 6' of water trout fishing an open flat. Go figure. On… Read Full Report →


Good morning bite in Sarasota.

July 02, 2018

Families with children were once again my clients on my Sarasota fishing charters the last two weeks. Anglers used a variety of techniques to fool quite a few different species. Live shrimp under a popping cork, chumming with baitfish,… Read Full Report →