Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters

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Explore the Tampa Bay like a true buccaneer and join Captain Kirby’s Fishing Charters on an unforgettable adventure! As a locally owned business, operated by a captain who is native to these waters, you can expect to have an experienced guide and teacher every step of the way. Captain Alex Kirby takes pride in satisfying his clients and catering to their every need.

You’ll be voyaging the surrounding waters of Bradenton and Anna Maria Island in a 22’ Hydrasports bay boat. This baby is powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine, comes with a GPS, fishfinder, wireless trolling motor, and safety gear, and can fit up to 4 guests per trip.

Cruise through Tampa’s inshore waters in style while using top-quality Quantum and Fin-Nor fishing gear. Test your light tackle skills while targeting hard-fighting fish, such as Cobia and Tarpon, or try and outsmart your nautical tricksters, like Permit and Snook. Other species that you’ll most likely be targeting are Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, and more. As long as it’s in season, Capt. Alex will clean and fillet your catch for you so it’s ready for the grill when you get home!

If you’re looking to get outside for the day, partner up with a few mates, and enjoy some quality angling, then Captain Kirby’s Fishing Charters should be at the top of your bucket list. Your captain will provide you with your fishing license, gear, bait, and lures so that you can focus on the fun part. Make the Tampa Bay/Bradenton area your next fishing destination and book your trip with Capt. Alex today!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    There's really nothing better than a full day out on the water, throwing in a few lines while you take in the surrounding beauty. Tampa Bay has no shortage of incredible fish, as well as beautiful sights. Join Capt. Alex on an action-packed journey where you'll have the opportunity to battle some hard-fighting fish like Tarpon, Permit, Cobia, and more! Gear, bait, and fishing license are included, so just pack your bags with essentials and bring yourself down to Bradenton for an unforgettable adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Nearshore Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Enjoy 6 hours of grade A angling action on the Tampa Bay and challenge yourself to some incredible inshore/nearshore species. You'll be targeting Tarpon, Cobia, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, and many more while mainly using light tackle. Gear, bait, and fishing license are included, so just bring along some sunblock, sunglasses, snacks, drinks, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jul 20
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Explore the sparkling inshore waters around Tampa Bay, home to a plethora of fish species and other aquatic wildlife. Challenge yourself using light tackle and see what you can reel in. Your main targets are Permit, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and more. Gear, tackle, and fishing license included, so just pack some sunblock, sunglasses, your favorite snacks, and you're ready to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Enjoy a beautiful afternoon exploring the unspoiled waters of Tampa Bay. You'll mainly be staying inshore and nearshore to target some tough-fighting fish, including Tarpon, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and more! Your captain will supply the gear, tackle, and fishing license, so just bring some sunblock, sunglasses, your favorite snacks, and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Alex Kirby
Bradenton, Florida, United States
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Member since March 2019
My dad got me into fishing and boating when I was a little boy and I've been hooked ever since. I've spent a lot of time on the water because that's what I love. It's a true passion of mine, and wouldn't trade it for the world. I love taking kids or beginners out for the first time, seeing them catch their first fish. I love seeing the smiles on people's faces when they catch a new species they've never caught before. To me, that's really what it's all about!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hydrasports (Bay boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

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
Lures
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
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3\/4 day trip with Captain Alex
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Stephan W.
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 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   August 26, 2020
I chartered this trip for my son’s 18th Birthday present. We left the dock a little early, and were fishing within 20...
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Todd W.
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 5.00
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Great trip with Captain Alex Kirby

VERIFIED   July 10, 2020
In the words of my son, I would give him a 10 out of 5!  How do you top that? Captain Kirby was fun, knowledgeable, and...
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Ed T.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day morning trip.

VERIFIED   March 20, 2020
Do yourself a favor and book here. I Booked a trip for my wife(who doesn’t fish much at all) and myself.  Captain Alex...
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Kevin M.
San Juan
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Great Holiday Experience

VERIFIED   December 26, 2019
Tremendous experience out on the water with Captain Alex.  I’m down from Connecticut visiting my in-laws, and was...
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Jennifer G.
Valrico, FL
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Half day with Captain Kirby

VERIFIED   NEW  October 17, 2020
What an awesome day on the water! Capt Alex Kirby was super knowledgeable and friendly. Took us to a variety of fishing spots!...
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