Captain Zach Charters

Captain Zach Charters is inviting all anglers looking for a true Florida offshore fishing experience to go after the catch of a lifetime! Federally licensed and located in Gulfport, the charter is able to run trips as far as 60 miles offshore and access some of the richest fishing grounds the Gulf has to offer.

The boat that will take you to these fishing grounds is a 27’ Sea Hunt center console, powered by dual 200 HP Yamaha engines. Equipped with radar, navigation, communication, and fish finding electronics, the vessel provides anglers with all the tools you’ll need for a productive fishing adventure.

Another crucial piece of equipment is the Rhodan 84 offshore trolling motor. It’s extremely useful for holding the boat steady over the reefs, ledges, and wrecks, without the need for an anchor.

The boat can accommodate up to 6 guests who can all fish together comfortably. Kids are welcome to join in on the trips and will be provided with appropriate life jackets. The recommended minimum age for the young ones coming aboard is 8.

Captain Zach uses high-end fishing gear, mostly Daiwa and Shimano. He has both conventional and spinning setups to make sure his clients are comfortable with the equipment they’re using. If you’re deep dropping, you’ll also have access to Daiwa electric reels.

Also included in the price is any bait you’ll be using on the trip. Live bait will be caught or bought prior to the trip so you can get to fishing for your targeted species as soon as possible. A fishing license is also included in the price so the only things that you should bring are food, drinks, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses. The captain will provide water and ice and there’s both cold and dry storage on board. 

Now, check the captain’s calendar, find an open day that works for you, and book your offshore adventure with Captain Zach today!



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Extreme Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This extreme fishing trip is sure to result in an abundance of fish and maybe some personal best catches! Fight to pull up prized fish from the deep, over 60 miles away from shore! During this charter, you’ll go past high-traffic fishing areas to Captain Zach’s favorite spots. This is the ultimate trip for anglers wanting to catch a variety of fish and explore multiple reefs and wrecks. Going far offshore is your best shot at impressive Red Grouper, Black Groupers, Red Snapper, and larger pelagic fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    This is the most popular charter booked. This option gives you a great opportunity to catch a wide assortment of bottom-dwellers up to 50 miles offshore. These trips are for those wanting the full experience of Florida offshore fishing. Captain Zach can accommodate both novice and advanced anglers. Trips won’t be pressed for time while focusing on ledges, hard bottom, and wrecks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Taking you up to 30 miles offshore, this half day trip is a great choice for those wanting to test the waters at offshore fishing. This shorter trip is an opportunity to catch some Florida favorites, ready for dinner that night. Captain Zach recommends this excursion for first-timers, families, and those looking for a shorter but memorable trip!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Tarpon charters are available from May–July. These Silver Kings are some of the best fighting fish in the world! Landing a Tarpon shows to be a true feat, as they jump and roll, all while you battle to reel in these big fish. Tarpon in the Bay Area can be up to 200 pounds. Seeing these massive fish jump up to 6 feet in the air is some of the most exciting fishing available.
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About the Captain

Zachary Miller
Gulfport, Florida, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since August 2019
Captain Zach Miller is an avid angler, and has been fishing Tampa Bay constantly for 18 years. His love for fishing grew from freshwater fishing for Bass and Catfish with his father in Kentucky and Indiana. Living on the waterfront as soon as he moved to Tampa, his passion for saltwater fishing surpassed all other things! He got a johnboat at the age of 14 and hasn’t looked back since. Capt. Zach has always been an outdoorsman, learning as much as he could about all different species as a child. He has accomplished many of his personal fishing goals so now he loves to share his passion with others, teaching them the ins and outs of the sport. He has competed in many local tournaments and coordinated with researchers about the habits of local fishes. Capt. Zach’s countless hours on the water have allowed him to find the best fish and spots in the Bay.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Gulfport to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
American Express
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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