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
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    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.
  • 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
    $900
    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
    Bowfishing 3/4 Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $600
    Bowfishing uses a specially designed bow and arrow set that is attached to a fishing line, so when you take aim to hook onto a fish, you can easily reel it in. The types of fish that are most popular to catch in Tampa Bay while bowfishing are the ones that hang out in shallow water, including Sheepshead, Snapper, Sting Rays, and many more. Despite popular belief, sting rays are quite yummy, and are the best to bowfish for because of their wide surface area compared to other fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $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) – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    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
    $550
    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
    Bowfishing Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $450
    Bowfishing uses a specially designed bow and arrow set that is attached to a fishing line, so when you take aim to hook onto a fish, you can easily reel it in. The types of fish that are most popular to catch in Tampa Bay while bowfishing are the ones that hang out in shallow water, including Sheepshead, Snapper, Sting Rays, and many more. Despite popular belief, sting rays are quite yummy, and are the best to bowfish for because of their wide surface area compared to other fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    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 - Flats Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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
    $450
    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 (AM) – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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
    $450
    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 – Inshore (1 Person Max)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

Steven Swindal
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
229 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
Captain Steven Swindal was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. With over 2 decades of experience here, he knows these waters in and out. One of the things he's best known for is starting the Tripletail fishing craze in these parts! He takes safety super seriously and does everything he can to ensure you have a great, and above all safe, time on board. An all-around great guy, you'll find his personality and passion for fishing is contagious. When he's not on the water Capt. Steven is a family man. You're likely to find him on the baseball diamond, where he coaches his son’s travel baseball team. Whatever your fishing desire is, inshore, offshore, or target-specific, Capt. Steven has got the trip for you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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.

Apollo Beach Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Weekly Fishing Report 10/4
Weekly Fishing Report 10/4
October 3, 2021
The pumpkin patches are continuing to grow in the bay, flats, and mangroves! Fall is the best time of year to catch the elusive Redfish because as the water temperature starts to drop, they move to shallower areas. Additionally, the Snapper bite is staying strong, which is good news for those of you who are hoping to fill the coolers. Lastly, the Gag Groupers have started showing up, with Sheepshead and Kingfish following soon after.
Fishing Report 9/27
Fishing Report 9/27
September 27, 2021
The pumpkin patches in the flats have continued to shine as we head into the last week of September! Both Redfish and Snook have become more aggressive and hungry as the water temperatures have started to drop. We have also been reeling in some monster Snappers and other great eating fish in Tampa Bay and offshore.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Morning fishing trip with Capt Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on October 19, 2021
Three moms coming back for more after having so much fun on our shark fishing trip. It did not work with our schedule to go...
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on October 15, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Everything went off like clockwork.  The boat was clean and well-stocked.  The captain...
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High expectations...met (+ fun)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on April 19, 2021
Bad weather + a 5yrolds hope to catch a shark.  You can’t actually expect to catch anything, let alone a shark given those...
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GODSON FIRST FISHING TRIP

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on December 12, 2020
I went online to find a fishing charter for my 6 year old Godson. He wanted to go fishing, and we wanted him to have a memorable...
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Awesome half day with Quiz

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on October 15, 2021
Quiz has us on great fish all afternoon! Saw lots of different species and learned lots. The boat was awesome. Would highly...
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FAQs about Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach

Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Half Day – Inshore (1 Person Max) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Sharks (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Bowfishing Half Day (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Bowfishing 3/4 Day (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip - Flats Fishing (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (9 hours)
  • $1,100 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

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