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
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $800
    Experience a little bit of everything Tampa had to offer with this Full Day fishing trip. From the flats to the reefs and everything in between.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    A half day fishing trip for the working man or person who likes to sleep in. You will be targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, Jack, sharks, Grouper, Snapper, and more. Come see what Tampa Bay has to offer!
  • Private trip
    The Beginner
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    A quick afternoon trip for the beginner fisherman or someone in a time crunch. This trip is great for kids, someone who doesn’t have much time, or someone just wanting to try things out!
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About the Captain

Samuel Newman
Tampa, Florida, United States
117 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

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

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dustin K.
Denver, CO
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Sam is the Man!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2021
You can tell that Captain Sam is very passionate about fishing. He guides multiple teams and tournaments and can also take...
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Tampa, FL
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Five Stars: 4 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 4, 2021
Dad was down visiting and we decided to go fishing with Captain Sam. Great time even with the summer heat challenging us. I...
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Templeton, MA
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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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FAQs about Baytime Charters

Baytime Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - The Beginner (2 hours)
  • $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)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day (7 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