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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • 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)
    $750
  • 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
    $600
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    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
    $400
    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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113 Customer Reviews
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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) Mangrove Snapper

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
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 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Tucker P.
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Better than sea world.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 29, 2021
It was a great experience Alex is a really cool guy and very knowledgeable. Not only did we have a great time catching some...
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Patrick J.
Spring Hill, FL
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Awesome 4 hour trip with Capt Alex Kirby

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 28, 2021
We caught a TON of fish. That’s generally all I want to know about a fishing guide. Grouper, gags and reds, mangrove snapper,...
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 1, 2021
Great day fishin with Capt Kirby. Second trip with him this week. We had a blast. Gags and snook and lots of them. Professional...
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Six hour trip with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 19, 2021
Our family had a great time with Alex. Two adults and three older teenagers. The trip was fantastic. He knows exactly where...
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James L.
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It was a great day on the water with Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 13, 2021
It was a great day on the water with Alex. When we got there Alex showed up with a big smile on his face we didn’t know the...
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FAQs about Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters

Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Nearshore Reef Fishing (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Fin-Nor & Quantum.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon