Far Horizon Charters Inc.

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!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    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 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    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
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Spearfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Get ready for 5 hours of some exciting spearfishing. You'll be targeting a variety of species, and the crew will be happy to help you with everything you might need. Please bring your own spearfishing gear.
  • Shared trip
    Shared Trip – Spearfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    If you're a spearfishing fanatic who'd love to meet new likeminded people, this shared trip is made for you. Please note that spearfishing gear is not provided – bring your own equipment.
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About the Captain

Michael Nalewicki
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
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Member since April 2019
Far Horizon Charters Inc. is owned and operated by Captain Michael Nalewicki. He’s been a mariner since 1995. Captain Michael has been fishing all his life, since he could hold a rod. He enjoys being outside, surrounded by blue seas and clear skies. Smiling customers are the best part of the job for him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Goliath)

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

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

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.

42 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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