Captain Roy Johnson was spot on when he named his business “Ultimate Fishing Charter.” If you’re looking for fish, friends, and family fun, you have picked the Ultimate experience, with all three to be found in abundance on one fine fishing boat!

Capt. Roy was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and has spent most of his life on the waters of West Central Florida. As a third generation native Captain, Roy grew up fishing with his father, grandfather, and brother, learning to truly appreciate the wonderful fishing of the Tampa Bay area’s Gulf Coast. He has devoted his career to sharing the ultimate fishing experience with you and your favorite fishing gang. Captain Roy can provide a fun day of family fishing as well as personal fishing guidance for the more serious angler.

You will fish aboard a 22’ Skeeter powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. This vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots and comes equipped with everything you need. Capt. Roy provides Eupro rods, Penn reels, and Spiderwire fishing line. You are also welcome to bring your own fly fishing equipment.

While fishing inshore you can target a variety of species. Depending on the season you might reel in Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Sharks, and more. Capt. Roy will help you target your catch by spinning, jigging, or handline fishing.

Without friends, fishing isn’t as much fun, and you will always find plenty of both friendship and fish when you fish with Ultimate Fishing Charters. A fishing license is provided for you and Capt. Roy will clean and fillet any fish you’d like to bring home.

Book now and see what everyone is talking about—fish, friends, and family fun are waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    If you're limited on time but still eager to get out on the water, this is the trip for you! The short duration also makes it ideal for families with kids, as well as anglers looking to get their sea legs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $499
    This half day trip gives you a chance to fish for a variety of species, including Tripletail, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and more. A fishing license and gear are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $499
    This half day trip gives you a chance to fish for a variety of species. Starting time is flexible depending on your request, the captain's schedule, and the tides. You can target Tripletail, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and more. A fishing license and gear are included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This trip is ideal for those who want to spend a little more time on the water without committing to a full day. Come aboard for six hours and target Snook, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Tripletail, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $799
    Enjoy the water for 8 hours starting at 8:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Roy Johnson
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
60 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
225 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2015
Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Captain Roy grew up fishing with his father, grandfather, and brother. He has fished his entire life in the local waters of Tampa Bay, from Sarasota to Clearwater and everything in between.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano

Boat specs

Skeeter 220sx (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
BYO fly rod
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Eupro rods, Penn reels, Spiderwire line
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
Must be able to stand on their own 2 feet
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 225 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fishing with Roy
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Janeen W.
Belle Plaine, IA
Excellent
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Fun Entertaining Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2022
We had a very fun trip, catching a range of fish that we have never seen before (being from Iowa)! My son caught a puffer fish...
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Mark I.
Orlando, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Half Day Trip with Captain Roy

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on November 25, 2022
Had a great experience out on the inshore waters of Tampa Bay with my son and Captain Roy.  The boat is pretty fast so you...
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Michael D.
Littleton, CO
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5.0 / 5
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First Time Sea Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 10, 2021
We booked an afternoon half day trip with Captain Roy on the tail end of our vacation, and it was the highlight of the trip....
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Jeasica A.
Tampa, FL
Excellent
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Half day, full fun.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 18, 2022
Booked the trip for me, my parent, and my fiance for father’s day. It was a blast. Roy took us to a few spots to catch,...
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Travis G.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Hardest Working Captain

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 19, 2022
Captain Roy worked his tail of doing his best to keep us on fish on our 8 hour trip. He was personable and funny. He worked...
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FAQs about Ultimate Fishing Charters

Ultimate Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/4 Day Trip (2 hours)
  • $499 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $499 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $799 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Ultimate Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Eupro rods, Penn reels, Spiderwire line)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Ultimate Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ultimate Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (BYO fly rod)
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Ultimate Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail