Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach

Want to explore fishing opportunities on Florida’s west coast? Then look no further than Poseidon Fishing Charters! This operation is helmed by Captain Steven Swindal, a local pro with over 2 decades of experience, and launches out of Apollo Beach. With diverse trips for anglers of all skill levels and preferences, there’s something for everyone!

Hop aboard his cool and comfortable 26’ Crevalle bay boat. Supported by a powerful 300 HP Yamaha engine, and with plenty of room for 6 anglers to fish comfortably, this beauty is perfect for exploring the diverse Florida landscape. There’s also a small toilet inside the console, iceboxes, plenty of seating and cushions, and 3 live wells to optimize your time on board.

Few fisheries in the world offer fishing as diverse as Florida does! Opt to stay inshore and you’ll be catching Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead. Want to explore deeper waters? Mahi Mahi and various Tuna and Grouper await! Trolling, deep sea fishing, bottom fishing – whatever your target requires, the crew accommodates.

There’s no need to worry about gear, the crew provides everything you need for a successful day of fishing. He’s also happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day. Feel free to bring along any food and drinks you’d like and make sure to pack sun protection!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fish these diverse waters with a knowledgeable guide aboard Poseidon Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore 30% Off! (1PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Feb 17
    $445
    Nothing quite like a morning of inshore fishing in Tampa Bay! This 4-hour adventure will see you going after the likes of Snook, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Redfish. Bring along the whole family or head out with your fishing buddies! Capt. Dustin will provide gear, bait, soft drinks, and some light snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore 30% Off! (6PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Feb 17
    $445
    Nothing quite like a morning of inshore fishing in Tampa Bay! This 4-hour adventure will see you going after the likes of Snook, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Redfish. Bring along the whole family or head out with your fishing buddies! Capt. Dustin will provide gear, bait, soft drinks, and some light snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore 30% Off! (8AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Feb 17
    $445
    Nothing quite like a morning of inshore fishing in Tampa Bay! This 4-hour adventure will see you going after the likes of Snook, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Redfish. Bring along the whole family or head out with your fishing buddies! Capt. Dustin will provide gear, bait, soft drinks, and some light snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore (1 Person Max)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Hoping to do a little solo fishing in Tampa Bay? Then this is the trip for you! Head out with Capt. Steven for a productive inshore adventure where you'll hook the likes of Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead. All of your gear is provided, as well as bottled water. Anglers of all skill levels welcome just keep in mind this is a trip for up to 1 person.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    Flats fishing is an adrenaline rush that you will get addicted to! Tucked into the crystal clear, shallow, and calm waters of the mangroves, your captain will push pole you into fishing holes you never dreamed possible. There, you’ll find the fish other boats just can’t fish for. The funnest part about this whole experience is most of the time you and the captain will spot and stealthily stock the fish before landing your big catch. It’s an experience you will never forget! 3 persons maximum!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    Flats fishing is an adrenaline rush that you will get addicted to! Tucked into the crystal clear, shallow, and calm waters of the mangroves, your captain will push pole you into fishing holes you never dreamed possible. There, you’ll find the fish other boats just can’t fish for. The best part about this whole experience is most of the time you and the captain will spot and stealthily stock the fish before landing your big catch. It’s an experience you will never forget! 3 persons maximum!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    The real fun begins when you head out to Tampa Bay's Shark honey hole! Hooking into one of these monsters is no easy feat – they put up a fight that you won't soon forget! If you're an adrenaline junkie and crave the thrill of the fight, this is definitely the trip for you. Gear and bottled water are provided by Capt. Steven.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Nothing quite like going after Tarpon in Florida! Spend 4 hours fishing exclusively for the Silver King himself! This is one of the most unique and exciting trips an angler can experience. All of your gear is provided by Capt. Steven. Just bring sun protection and get ready to have a good time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Whether it's your first time fishing, or you are a seasoned professional, you'll have a blast on this 4-hour inshore adventure! Your exciting targets include Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead. Any tasty catch you decide to keep, Capt. Steven will happily fillet for you. He also provides all of your gear and some bottled water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    Inshore fishing is one of the most exciting things you can do in Tampa Bay. The best part is, it's great for all ages! Whether you've never fished a day in your life or you're a seasoned professional, you will surely have a blast. You'll be catching Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Sheepshead, and more. These fish are extremely fun to catch! The Captain will be taking pictures throughout the day to make sure you can cherish this trip for a lifetime. He will also fillet any keepers you catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Hoping to spend a productive morning in Tampa Bay's deeper waters? Look no further than this 4-hour offshore trip! Depending on the time of year, you'll go for species such as Grouper, Snapper, as well as Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Just make sure to check with the captain what's currently in season and within range of a half day trip. Gear, bait, and bottled water are all on board so there's nothing you need to worry about other than getting yourself down to the dock!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Hoping to check out what's on offer in deeper waters? This 4-hour offshore trip has you covered! Depending on the time of year, you'll go for species such as Grouper, Snapper, as well as Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Just make sure to check with the captain what's currently in season and within range of a half day trip. The boat is stocked with bottled water, gear, and bait, so as soon as you arrive – it's go time!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Flats Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    Flats fishing is an adrenaline rush that you will get addicted to! Tucked into the crystal clear, shallow, and calm waters of the mangroves, your captain will push pole you into fishing holes you never dreamed possible. There, you’ll find the fish other boats just can’t fish for. The funnest part about this whole experience is most of the time you and the captain will spot and stealthily stock the fish before landing your big catch. It’s an experience you will never forget! ( 3 person maximum )
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    Inshore fishing is one of the most exciting things you can do in Tampa Bay! The best part is, it is great for all ages and skill levels! You'll go after the super fun to catch Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead. Any keepers you catch, Capt. Steven is happy to clean and fillet. All your gear is on board, as is bottled water. All you'll want to bring is food, any other beverages, sun protection, and a camera to capture all those fun memories.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    Get ready for 8 hours of non-stop fun as you explore the productive offshore waters surrounding Tampa Bay! Your targets are vast and hard fighting and include Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and Amberjack! Capt. Steven takes care of all your gear and will provide bottled water. Anglers of all skill levels welcome.
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About the Captain

Dustin Quesenberry
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
34 Fishing Reports
587 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
Poseidon Fishing Charters has one goal – to provide you with an experience that you'll remember for a lifetime! Their team of captains will do their utmost to make sure you have a blast no matter your age or skill level.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Crevalle (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Equipment for 2
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
small toilet in concole
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
3 livewells
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Bull bay rods, Penn and Shimano reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Tarpon

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 103 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (109)
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Angler Rating
83
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Joey W.
Brandon, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half-Day Over/Under

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on April 4, 2022
I took my son on a half-day trip with Captain Ethan. The snook were jumping and we caught about a dozen that were all a few...
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James P.
Fishers, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on December 19, 2022
While it may have been a tad chilly, our captain made the most of our time by adjusting to help us find fish at every spot....
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Sergiy K.
Tallahassee, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great first time experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on August 20, 2022
The trip was very pleasant.  The captain and his crew member were nice and helpful.  Our family had lot of fun fishing offshore....
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Amy R.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Matty

VERIFIED   Special 4 hours trip for Amy Remick on March 30, 2022
Matt was awesome! He was all about baiting hooks, chumming and catching the fish 🎣. We had a great time trolling around...
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Robert W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore (1 Person Max) on January 5, 2023
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FAQs about Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach

Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach offers the following trips to customers:
  • $445 per group - 4 Hour – Inshore 30% Off! (1PM) (4 hours)
  • $445 per group - 4 Hour – Inshore 30% Off! (6PM) (4 hours)
  • $445 per group - 4 Hour – Inshore 30% Off! (8AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day – Inshore (1 Person Max) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Sharks (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip - Flats Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (9 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet small toilet in concole
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well 3 livewells
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle ( Bull bay rods, Penn and Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Equipment for 2)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail