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
    Lightning Bolt Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2-hour time-frame. Target some of the inshore species, such as Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, or Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    A half day charter covers your fishing license, tackle, and ice. You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else bites.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    You'll be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else bites. This 3/4 day charter covers the fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites. This full day charter covers your fishing license, tackle, and ice. Bring your snacks and drinks for the day.
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About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
93 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
Life Jackets

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 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Barry G.
Depauw, IN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 25, 2022
Friendly captain.  First trip fishing for the wife and we caught fish!  Good day!!
Barry G. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach
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Robert T.
Plano, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 7, 2022
Slow day of fishing but still a lot of fun.
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Aaron K.
Wasilla, AK
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 10, 2021
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William R. C.
San Jose, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Girls Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 9, 2021
Got my girls to go out and try so fishing with their old man. Smack talk was hitting hard and the game was on. To bad the Bay...
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Douglas D.
Gainesville, FL
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 29, 2020
We had a wonderfull time. The Captain was very accommodating and knowledgeable; he was also very personable and friendly....
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Lightning Bolt Special (2 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 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
  • Life Jackets

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