If you’re looking to experience the best that the West Coast of Florida and Tampa Bay have to offer, you can’t go wrong with Far Horizon Charters Inc. Launching out of renowned John’s Pass in Madeira Beach, they have been running charters for over 25 years, and they specialize in sportfishing, spearfishing, and scuba diving.

Captain Michael Nalewicki welcomes you aboard his custom-built 42’ Jersey Marine offshore sportfishing yacht powered by twin 450 HP Cummins diesel engines. It’s clean, roomy, comfortable, and comes with a spacious cockpit packed with the latest marine electronics and safety gear. The boat also has AC and heating, a restroom and shower, beds, TV, and a galley with a refrigerator and microwave.

On board, you’ll also find coolers, a fish box, and a live bait tank. This fishing machine can accommodate 6 anglers – depending on the technique, customers will either fish at the same time or take turns. Kids of all ages are welcome, parents should just bring life jackets for kids under 5.

You should arrive at the location 15 minutes prior to departure. The captain will then take you exploring the bite of these bountiful offshore waters, as well as productive reef and wreck areas. You’ll be bottom fishing and trolling for the likes of Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Hogfish, Kingfish, Grouper, and more. Spearfishing is also an option if you bring your own gear.

All other fishing gear (mostly by Penn), live bait, lures, and fishing licenses will be covered by the charter. After the trip is done, the first mate will gladly clean and bag your catch, so 15–20% tips are recommended. Soft drinks and snacks are provided – you should just bring your own lunch.

Far Horizon Charters Inc. will take care of everything else and make sure you go home with brag-worthy stories!

Fuel Surcharge: Please note that there is a fuel surcharge not included in the price. The cost of fuel will be added at the end of the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri)
    $1,800
    Fuel Surcharge: Please note that there is a fuel surcharge not included in the price. The cost of fuel will be added at the end of the trip, depending on the type of trip/distance. Nothing beats a full day on the water with an experienced captain at the helm! You'll be fishing for 8 hours, targeting Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Hogfish, Kingfish, Grouper, and many other attractive species the area is famous for.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,220
    Fuel Surcharge: Please note that there is a fuel surcharge not included in the price. The cost of fuel will be added at the end of the trip, depending on the type of trip/distance. This 6-hour trip will see you fishing these rich waters since the early morning. You'll get to come face to gills with the likes of Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Hogfish, Kingfish, Grouper, and more.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $985
    Fuel Surcharge: Please note that there is a fuel surcharge not included in the price. The cost of fuel will be added at the end of the trip, depending on the type of trip/distance. Five hours on the water will give you enough time to target some of the most interesting species in the area. Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, and others will be on the menu.
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About the Captain

Michael Nalewicki
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
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Far Horizon Charters Inc. operated by Captain Michael Nalewicki US Coast Guard Master 100 Ton license Member of the APCA Drug Consortium Better Business Bureau Accredited NOAA Fisheries F/V carries Federal Fisheries Permits Gulf of Mexico Coastal Migratory Pelagic & Reef fish S. Atlantic Charter/Charter Headboat for Pelagic, Snapper-Grouper, Dolphin/Wahoo

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Hogfish Hogfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Nurse) Nurse Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Boat Specs

Jersey Marine (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Nathan K.
Owosso, Michigan
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Half day trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 24, 2021
We had a blast!!! It was a struggle to find fish in the early morning, but captain Mike was persistent on finding fish! We...
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John P.
Safety Harbor, Florida
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Family Reunion Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 10, 2021
We had a great experience with Captain Mike and Randy. Couple first timers- didn’t matter. We were well taken care of! Captain...
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Manny R.
Knoxville, TN
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3/4 Day Fishing with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 12, 2021
Our family went fishing for 3/4 day and had a blast. We immediately got bites as soon as we were over the fishing ground. We...
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Kim W.
Osceola, IA
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3/4 day with Captain Mike and Randy!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 23, 2021
We had a great day with Mike and Randy. We had our 5.5 month old daughter with us and they were so kind when worrying if she...
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Amarillo, TX
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Half Day Deep Sea

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Trip on June 12, 2021
Great fishing experience although we didn’t catch many fish. Some trips are like that. Captain and first mate did all they...
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FAQs about Far Horizon Charters Inc.

Far Horizon Charters Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $985 per group, additional $80 per person after 4 guests - 1/2 Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,220 per group, additional $90 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $140 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Far Horizon Charters Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Stand-up head)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Far Horizon Charters Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft drinks)
  • First Mate (Works for tips)
  • Fishing License

Far Horizon Charters Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Far Horizon Charters Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Far Horizon Charters Inc. include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Hogfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)