Fin-sanity Charters

5200 W Tyson Ave
Tampa FL, United States

When it comes to fishing, there isn’t quite anywhere like Tampa, Florida. Few other places offer the diversity of species—and opportunities to reel in a big catch—that you’ll find in the Bay, and Fin-sanity Charters is your guide to opening up a whole new world of angling possibilities!

Captain Charles ‘Chuck’ Rogers has been living in the Tampa area his whole life and has been fishing the local waters since he was old enough to bait a hook. Having been a fishing guide for 20 years, Capt. Chuck is well respected in this community. His understanding of the ecology and diversity of these waters means that he has plenty of knowledge when it comes to this hugely productive fishery!

Whether you’re looking to cruise the mangroves and flats for a trophy-sized Tarpon or Spotted Seatrout, or would rather head out nearshore to target Spanish Mackerel or Cobia, you’ll be undertaking your journey onboard Capt. Chuck’s 25’ Blazer Bay flats boat. She can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers, and is fitted with all the necessary safety and navigation equipment.

Capt. Chuck specializes in targeting Snook and Redfish, but never misses the opportunity to reel in a tasty seasonal catch. Unsure of when to book your adventure? Check with your captain and see what’s biting! Capt. Chuck wants to tailor your trip to fit your needs, and will fill you in on the best action possible. You can expect Snook, Trout, Cobia, Flounder, Tripletail, Spanish Mackerel, and more, depending on when you’re fishing.

Children are more than welcome aboard Fin-sanity Charters. As the father of a future angler himself, your captain has extensive experience of working with young anglers and enjoys teaching them to appreciate the water. This goes for older anglers, too—whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, Capt. Chuck can’t wait to welcome you aboard!

Your trip includes top-of-the-line rods and reels, live bait, and a fishing license. Get ready to experience Florida fishing at its finest!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Whether you want to head to the famous flats or cruise the mangroves to reel in some Florida favorites, this is the trip for you. You'll be targeting Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Flounder, Tripletail, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper and more depending on the season.

About this listing

Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout


Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP yamaha 4st engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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% fee.

About the Captain

Charles Rogers
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since February 2015
I was born and raised in Florida and have been fishing since I can remember. A smart man once said "Do something you love to make a living, and you will never have to work.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Tampa Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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This guy is local and knows his stuff. He will go out of his way to make your trip great. Great boat Great equipment we and our two boys had a great time. STOP searching and book with him you won’t have or find a better time

Fished May 23, 2017
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Had a good time with Captain Chuck. He took great care of us, caught lots of fish and he made sure we were comfortable. Can’t wait to go again sometime. Don’t hesitate to book with him, I assure you will have a great time too. Thanks for a memorable trip.

Fished March 22, 2017
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Capt and first mate Patrick were great and quite experienced guides.  The boys (12 yrs old) took turn reeling fish in and having a ball.  Bonus was seeing dolphins, a shark, a mother Manatee and her newborn, and a stingray.  Boat was perfect for in bay fishing.  Would recommend and will use Fin-sanity again.

Fished March 17, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Summer Action!!

June 12, 2018