Stuart Daneman Charters

Step aboard Stuart Daneman Charters to discover the riches of Sarasota Bay. Captain Stuart has spent his life on these productive waters. His career began here at the age of 15, and he’s never looked back. He can’t wait to show you the beauty of the bay and its incredible fishing opportunities.

The 25’ Aquasport center console is the ideal boat to explore these shallow waters. You’ll whizz across the bays, thanks to the 250 HP Yamaha engine, while the wireless trolling motor will see you gently navigate the mangroves, and backcountry. Utilize the outriggers and downriggers to spread the trolling lines, while the fully-stocked livewell will help you entice the bite of your prey.

Capt. Stuart has over 120 rods and reels. Take advantage of the light tackle for a thrilling experience, or try to fill the boat with heavier gear. As well as trolling the more open waters, you’ll get to bottom fish the reefs to attract some more exotic fish. In the shallows, experienced anglers can try their hand at bowfishing for a real back-to-basics experience.

The inshore waterways are overflowing with delicious fish. Along with Flounder and Sheepshead, you’ll find Redfish and Pompano, ensuring a tantalizing experience. You’ll also get to practice your skills against some prized fish. Tough-fighting Snook will give even the most avid angler a run for your money and, during the season, you’ll go after the star of the seas: Tarpon.

Up to 9 miles offshore, you’ll get to hit the reefs and target some beautiful bottom-dwelling fish. Try to reel in your fill of Groupers, Snappers, Cobia, and many more delicious creatures to take home, or troll to catch some Spanish or King Mackerel.

You’ll head back home with more than just a story to tell, as Capt. Stuart will clean and prepare your catch at the end of the day. Just bring your own food and drink, some sunscreen, and a camera to get that all important money shot. Come and experience the Suncoast’s best shallow water fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Explore the productive waters of the Sarasota Bay on this 4-hour trip. Head off first thing to catch the morning bite of some thrilling and delicious fish. You'll creep up quietly on your spooky prey, getting ready to pounce as you bottom fish, troll, pop, or even try bowfishing to land that prized catch. Spend your time going after some delicious Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper to fill the boat, and also test your skills against some prized Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 1
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Explore the productive waters of the Sarasota Bay on this 4-hour trip. Head off first thing to catch the afternoon bite of some thrilling and delicious fish. You'll creep up quietly on your spooky prey, getting ready to pounce as you bottom fish, troll, pop, or even try bowfishing to land that prized catch. Spend your time going after some delicious Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper to fill the boat, and also test your skills against some prized Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Head up to 9 miles offshore, all the while staying in Florida state waters. This trip will have you chasing after plenty of exciting and delicious fish to take back to shore. Test your skills and strength against some highly sought-after fish along the beach or on the reefs. Troll for the bite of Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, while you'll also get to bottom fish for Cobia, Grouper, and Snapper. Whatever you want to go for, you'll have a thrilling experience battling it out with these beauties.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 1
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Head up to 9 miles offshore, all the while staying in Florida state waters. This trip will have you chasing after plenty of exciting and delicious fish to take back to shore. Test your skills and strength against some highly sought-after fish along the beach or on the reefs. Troll for the bite of Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, while you'll also get to bottom fish for Cobia, Grouper, and Snapper. Whatever you want to go for, you'll have a thrilling experience battling it out with these beauties.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Snook
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Enjoy the quiet of night time fishing in the Sarasota Bay. This charter leaves before or just after dark, depending on whether you'd like to see the sunset before fishing. You'll then spend at least 3 hours going after some highly-prized, tough-fighting fish. Using light tackle for some exciting action, you can expect to target the notorious Snook, along with some delicious Trout and Redfish to take home for dinner.

About the Captain

Stuart Daneman
Sarasota, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
My entire life has revolved around Sarasota Bay. I got my first job when I was 15 working at Hart’s Landing Bait Shop. Since then I have worked on commercial fishing vessels and have even owned a stone crabbing business. Even while in school my mind was on the water and I helped build the “Care Free Learner,” the boat used by Sarasota High School’s marine biology classes.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Aquasport (Center console) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Half day inshore fishing
Half day inshore fishing
Half day inshore fishing
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Juan C. M.
Kennesaw, GA
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on June 18, 2020
Great experience, captain was great very friendly and accommodating
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David A.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Half day inshore fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on August 4, 2019
Awesome day on the water with Captain Daneman! This was a last-minute trip with family visiting from Indiana. Captain...
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Tracey R.
Sarasota, FL
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Half day bay trip with Capt. Stewart.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 27, 2019
Had a great time. Capt. Stewart was a pleasure to fish with. He was knowledge and helpful. We had a lot in common.
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John M.
China Township, MI
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on March 28, 2019
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