Seminole Wind Charters is owned and operated by Captain Steve Cottle, a Florida Gulf native, and a USCG 100-Ton Master licensed captain. He also holds a Federal Reef & Pelagic Permit, which allows him to fish much larger bodies of water. He’s been fishing the Gulf and its surrounding waters for over 50 years and is just the guy you want to take you on an offshore adventure!

His boat is a 30’ Pro-Line walkaround with plenty of space for 6 people to fish comfortably at the same time. She’s outfitted with state-of-the-art navigational features, safety gear, outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, a fish box for your catch, and a cooler for drinks. You’ll have a private head, a shower, a bed, and a multimedia system to listen to your favorite tunes while you fish.

Capt. Steve will take you to some of the best fishing locations along the Gulf Coast. You can choose to go bottom fishing over reefs and other underwater structures that harbor a plethora of species. You’ll target Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more!

You can head even further out on a full-day trip to target a wider range of species including Mahi Mahi and different types of Tuna. He also offers 12-hour trips reserved for anglers really looking for some deep sea action. These extended trips will see you fishing in deep “monster territory,” up to 40–60 miles offshore.

You’ll be using top-of-the-line Penn gear and you can purchase live bait at an additional cost. Your fishing license is covered and you’ll have a first mate on board to help out with anything you need. Capt. Gene and his crew will also offer to clean and fillet your fish so you can enjoy the fresh catch of the day! Just bring an extra cooler so you can take your prize home with you.

Seminole Wind Charters invites you and the family to join them on an unforgettable adventure! Just bring some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and a hat, and get ready to create lasting memories on the Florida Gulf with Capt. Steve!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,295
    This is a custom-designed trip for serious anglers. You'll be fishing 40 to 60 miles offshore, to the pipeline and several other underwater structures. Your main target species include Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, Triggerfish, and more. You'll be provided with rods, reels, and a fishing license and you can buy live bait at an additional cost. Just pack up some snacks, drinks, and sunscreen and get ready to create lasting memories with us! Mate works for tips (15%-20%)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $895
    This trip will see you fishing between 4 to 6 different locations approximately 25 to 35 miles offshore. Get ready to target a range of different species, including Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Snapper, Grunts, Porgy, and Triggerfish. Your fishing license and tackle are included and you can buy live bait an additional cost. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and don't forget the sunscreen! Please note that the mate works for tips (15% to 20%) and there is a possible fuel surcharge as well.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip – SILVER KING (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $895
    The Tarpon are here from late April through mid to late July. They are migrator a speices. The best time to fish for them is when we have a Full Moon or New Moon known as spring or hill tide days. Because when we have the big tide's it washes the crab's and bait fish out of the bay. If you have never fought a Tarpon it is a experience of life time. My Biggest is 178 lb. Please note that the mate works for tips (15% to 20%) and there is a possible fuel surcharge as well.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef & Structure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $695
    Invite the whole family on this exciting bottom fishing adventure. You'll head out up to 20 miles offshore to fish above reefs and other underwater structures that produce lots of beautiful and not to mention, delicious fish! Capt. Steve will take you to 4 to 6 different spots to target Grouper, Hogfish, Snapper, Porgy, Triggerfish, Grunts and many more! Everything you need is included, just bring drinks, snacks, and sunscreen and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! Mate works for tips (15% -20%).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 30
    $595
    This half-day morning trip will take you about 8 to 12 miles offshore, hitting between 3 to 5 prime fishing locations, depending on the bite. Your target species are Hogfish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Grouper, Mangrove and Grey Snapper, and more! Fishing tackle and license are included, just bring some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses and get ready to create lasting fishing memories! Please note that the mate works for tips (15% to 20%) and there is a possible fuel surcharge as well.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:20 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 30
    $595
    Head 10–12 miles offshore, hitting between 3 to 5 prime fishing locations, depending on the bite. Target species include Hogfish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Grouper, Mangrove and Grey Snapper, and more! Fishing tackle and license are included, just bring some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Please note that the mate works for tips (15% to 20%) and there is a possible fuel surcharge as well, depending on the price of fuel.
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About the Captain

Steve Cottle
Redington Shores, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
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49 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2019
I am a 3rd generation fisherman. My Grandfather fished the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a living. My Father fished with him in his youth and continued this tradition of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he got out of the Navy. I was born in Pensacola, FL. So need I say more? It's in my blood. I was born to fish!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Hogfish Hogfish
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Pro-Line (Walkaround) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
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April 6th - PM 4 hour Trip Offshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on April 6, 2021
My boys and I had a fantastic time with these guys at the helm!  We didn’t catch quite as many as we had hoped for but that...
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on May 26, 2021
My friend and our wives went salt water fishing for the first time. S Captain Steve and Caleb made our trip absolutely wonderful....
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Hal Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on May 30, 2021
Captain Steve was excellent in the waters. The first mate Caleb did a great job making sure everyone was rigged and fishing....
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Half day trip with Captain Steve and his son Brandon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on May 27, 2021
We caught around twenty five keepers, none real big but Captain Steve told us up front that would be the case . To get into...
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Lake Wales, FL
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Half day with captain Steve

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Reef & Structure on June 1, 2021
Captain Steve is a very nice and helpful. We caught plenty of fish. We had a great time fishing with him.
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FAQs about Seminole Wind Charters – 30'

Seminole Wind Charters – 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $695 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef & Structure (6 hours)
  • $895 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (9 hours)
  • $895 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon Trip – SILVER KING (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Extended Full Day Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Seminole Wind Charters – 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • GPS (Furuno NavNet)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno NavNet)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Seminole Wind Charters – 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (15–20% gratuity )
  • First Mate (Works for tips, customarily 15 to 20%)
  • Fishing License

Seminole Wind Charters – 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Seminole Wind Charters – 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Seminole Wind Charters – 30' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)