Baytime Charters invites you on an exclusive adventure through the Tampa Bay with USCG certified Captain Samuel Newman. He specializes in nearshore and inshore trips, running anywhere from 4 to 12 hours long, and is an expert in catching trophy Redfish, Snook, Grouper, and many more!

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Nautic Star bay boat, outfitted with state-of-the-art amenities, safety gear, and navigational equipment. Her shallow draft makes her perfect for inshore fishing and she has a sturdy hull that can take the waves really well so you don’t get beat up on windy days. She accommodates up to 4 guests per trip and children of all ages are welcome to join.

Capt. Samuel entertains both beginners as well as hardcore anglers and caters each trip based on your preferences. You’ll be fishing in the Tampa Bay and its numerous coves, inlets, and flats to target big inshore and nearshore fish. He offers evening fishing, fly fishing, relaxing trips, and intense, 12-hour “Iron Man” excursions.

Each trip is customizable and you’ll be provided with quality rods, reels, and tackle, mostly by Penn, so you can fish like a pro. If you’d like to give fly fishing a try, please let the captain know before your trip so he can bring all the necessary equipment. Please note that up to 2 people can fly fish at the same time.

You’ll target trophy Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, Kingfish, Goliath and Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail, and many more! After the trip, the captain will offer to clean and fillet your catch so you can go home and make some delicious fish tacos for the family! Just be sure to bring an extra cooler so you can take the fish home with you.

Everything you need is taken care of, including your fishing license. Just pack snacks, drinks, and sunscreen and show up at the Gandy Boat Ramp 20 minutes prior to departure. Get ready for an incredible journey in the Tampa Bay with Baytime Charters and book your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Iron Man
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    Baytime Charters invites you to join Captain Sam on this exclusive 12-hour journey! You'll be targeting tons of species on this trip, including Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Snapper, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and many more! You can combine fishing with a little bit of relaxation time, or have lunch on the beach, then get back to throwing lines in the water. This trip can be easily catered to your preferences and skill-level. Get ready for a fun adventure and get ready to catch some awesome fish!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon or Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    These trips are for someone who wants a real battle. Tarpon are a world famous bucket list fish known for their acrobatic jumps and intense fights. Or, you could go after some of the biggest Sharks in the world as well. Between Tiger Shark, Hammerheads, Bull, Blacktip, and more, this area provides habitat for some of the meanest Sharks around. Be sure to do a few pushups before these trips. These trip times are subject to change as we want to catch the tides right
  • Private trip
    A Day in the Bay Customized
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    This is a great trip for kids or beginners. We will customize this trip to best suit your personal needs. For the first few hours, we will target gamefish on the flats. Mid-day we will hit the sandbar and or beach bar for lunch and a swim. In the last few hours we will target fish for our diner.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Get ready for a productive day on the Tampa Bay and target a wide range of inshore and nearshore species! You'll be able to catch monster Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Sheepshead, and Blacktip Shark! Your tackle and fishing license are included. Bring whatever food and drinks you like, and don't forget the sunscreen. Everything else will be taken care of so you can enjoy a fun day of fishing and relax on the bay!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Join Captain Sam on this exciting adventure on the Tampa Bay! You'll be fishing some of the most productive waters in the country, home to a plethora of exciting fish with excellent game qualities. Your target species include Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Goliath and Gag Grouper, Tripletail, Cobia, and more! You'll be given top-quality Penn gear and live bait is caught before the trip. Your fishing license is included as well. Just bring snacks, drinks, and sunblock and get ready to battle some incredible fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $450
    Get ready for an exciting adventure on the Tampa Bay and let Baytime Charters put you on some incredible fish! On this trip, you'll be targeting lots of Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses and tackle. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and don't forget the sunscreen. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    This mid-afternoon trip is perfect for those who like to sleep in. Just show up 20 minutes before 3:00 p.m. and get ready for a relaxing and fun day on the Tampa Bay! You'll target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and many other inshore species. Everything you need is included, just bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and any other personal items you want and show up ready to catch some awesome fish with Captain Sam!
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About the Captain

Samuel Newman
Tampa, Florida, United States
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106 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2019
Captain Samuel Newman began fishing when he was only 3 years old, has been working on boats since he was 10, and became a deckhand at the age of 15. He moved down to Tampa from eastern Connecticut, got his captain’s license in 2017, and has been running charters since 2018. He specializes in catching Bull Redfish and other big trophy species, such as Goliath Grouper, Snook, Tarpon, and more! He loves his job because “there’s no greater feeling than helping someone catch their first monster fish and just making people happy.” It’s why he does what he does. Captain Sam invites you to join him on Baytime Charters and experience the thrill of a lifetime!

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Nautic star (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha V6 4-stroke engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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

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Great Day fishing with Captain Sam - we caught over 20 fish in 4 hours.
Great Day fishing with Captain Sam - we caught over 20 fish in 4 hours.
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half Day Trip - Monday 10/23

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 26, 2020
Capt. Sam was very concientious, texting 2 days out, and again the night before (conditions can sometimes change, so I am told)....
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Half day with Captain Sam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 12, 2021
Feel extremely fortunate to have had Captain Sam guiding us on our first charter fishing trip.  He is a seasoned guy, fun,...
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Danvers, MA
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Half day with Captain Samuel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 16, 2021
We just had a good day. Sam had communicated well in advance and was set up and ready to go when we got to the dock. Sam was...
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Fun charter with Captain Sam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 6, 2021
This less than ideal conditions as it was very cold the night before and water temperature was low.  I was also a newbie. ...
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Great half day trip with captain Sam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 12, 2021
Captain Sam was awesome. He knew exactly where the fish were and luckily that day they we’re eating like crazy. My husband...
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FAQs about Baytime Charters

Baytime Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - A Day in the Bay Customized (8 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon or Shark (7 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Iron Man (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Baytime Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Baytime Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn )
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Baytime Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Baytime Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (2 people can fly fish at the same time )

Top targeted fish species with Baytime Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail