Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay

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
    Quick 2 Hour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $300
    Looking to try out some fishing but not sure if the 4 or 7-hour trip is for you? This 2-hour trip is for the beginner or someone who just wants to bend the rod quickly.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $550
    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!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $550
    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!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Sunset bite
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $600
    Enjoy the evening bite and the tampabay sunset. Can be a very productive feeding time in the warm months
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Sharks!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $750
    If you’re looking for a battle or have had sharks on the bucket list then this is your trip. Get ready to test you muscles battling some of the worlds biggest meanest sharks. Tampa bay is home to all species including Bulls, tigers, hammerheads, blacktips, spinners, reef, lemon sharks and many more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $900
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 204 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
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David E.
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome day fishing in Tampa Bay!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2024
I got lucky and was able to book a last minute trip with Baytime Charters, and Captain Samuel came through making it a day...
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Jim H.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Baytime Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 26, 2024
Captain Sam was wonderful.  Very informative and got us on fish we cannot catch here in NC-Snook!!  We also caught Trout...
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Chris H.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Captain Sam is Great

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 24, 2024
Challenging conditions on our trip but Captain Sam was relentless to find a spot where the fish were biting. He knew every...
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Michael B.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Surprised

VERIFIED   Quick 2 Hour on June 16, 2024
I booked a two hour trip and came in with thought we wouldn’t catch anything. I was surprised that all four of us caught...
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Nick W.
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Captain Sam was GREAT

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
We had a great time on the charter with Captain Sam and he put us on a lot of fish. He was very patient with teaching the kids...
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FAQs about Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay

Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Quick 2 Hour (2 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Sunset bite (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Sharks! (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day (7 hours)

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

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

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

Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay 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 – Tampa Bay include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Samuel Newman
Tampa, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
205 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Angler's Choice
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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)

Boat specs

Nautic star (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki 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
2 people can fly fish at the same time

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Caught before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
No minimum age
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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