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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $699
    This full day trip allows you to get the most out of your experience. You will fish inshore for anything that's biting, from sharks and Cobia to Mackerel, Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, and more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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
    Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $550
    On this trip you can beat the heat and not have to worry about getting sun burnt. Come aboard for the moonlight bite, targeting Snook, sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $399
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $399
    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
    1/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    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.
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About the Captain

Roy Johnson
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
60 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
168 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

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

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
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 31, 2021
We booked the half day trip with Captain Roy for our family of four.  Our meet up location was changed but was communicated...
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4 hour tour

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 31, 2021
Originally we were scheduled to go out at 2PM, but rain was expected in late afternoon so I contacted Roy and he agreed to...
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VERIFIED   1/4 Day Trip on June 18, 2021
We booked a two hour trip with Captain Roy.  The one thing I wasn’t satisfied with was not booking longer.  Roy made it...
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Best fishing trip ever!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 5, 2021
I decided to take my future son in law and his friend out for a fun day of fishing while on vacation. Captain Roy made this...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 16, 2021
Captain Ron was awesome, delivered an excellent fishing experience! Caught some Jacks, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and a Redfish....
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FAQs about Ultimate Fishing Charters

Ultimate Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/4 Day Trip (2 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Night Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $699 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