Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach

Florida Reels Fishing Charters will take you into the heart of Florida fishing – in Tampa Bay! This area’s estuary is loaded with the inshore sport fish everyone wishes to catch, and most of the catch is also great table fare. Come fishing with a USCG licensed Captain, Christopher Taylor. He has over 20 years of experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and will take you out for an experience that will last.

You’ll be fishing from a brand new fishing machine, called “Savannah.” This 21’ Clearwater bay boat has been built in 2019 to meet the Captain’s standards. She’s made specifically for this area, so you can fish water as skinny as 10 inches but also cut through heavy chop when necessary. The boat features high-performance Engel coolers, comfy vinyl cushions, a Bluetooth stereo, and a T-top to keep you away from the direct sunlight.

Many anglers are attracted to this area because there’s a variety of fish to catch: Tarpon, Snook, King Mackerel, Snapper, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Grouper, Sharks, Cobia, and more. Most of the time fish are close to the shore and you don’t need to travel far from the dock to catch them.

Capt. Taylor will provide your fishing equipment, lures, and live bait, cover your fishing license, and clean your catch after the trip. You can bring your beverages and snacks for the day.

Whether you’re looking for a well-earned meal or a trophy fish you can tell stories about – Florida Reels Fishing will make it happen. Book your spot on the boat now and get ready to reel ‘em in!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $350
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. This trip has limited time compared to other trips. The trip lasts 2 hours.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. The trip lasts 4-5 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $450
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. The trip lasts 4-5 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
136 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Clearwater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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