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, Capt. Steven accommodates.

There’s no need to worry about gear, Capt. Steven 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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    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 – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $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 (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
56 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) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

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

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

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

There’s A Storm a’Brewin! How We Prepare
There’s A Storm a’Brewin! How We Prepare
November 11, 2020
Tampa Bay is known for its smooth waters and calm seas. A typical day fishing in the bay will bring minimal waves and sunny skies. However, fishing in Florida comes with its challenges. When the forecast calls for a tropical storm or hurricane, Poseidon Charters gets all hands on deck (pun intended) to prepare for the worst. Here are a few steps we take to ensure the safety and well-being of our captains and boats when there’s a storm heading for Tampa Bay. Preparation of the boats. First and foremost, we make sure to store any loose items that are on the boat, including fishing rods, casting nets, and even seat cushions. Anything else that is not able to be stored will be tied down. We then cover the electronics to protect against rain damage. Our next step is to take the boats out of the water due to the impending storm surge. Surprisingly, our biggest enemy during a storm is typically the rising water levels and flying debris, not necessarily the strong, gusty winds. Depending on the severity of the storm, our boats will either go into the mangroves to be put on lifted docks, or, if the hurricane is projected to be a category two or higher, the boats will be put on a trailer and taken inland to ride out the storm on dry land. Watch the weather closely leading up to the storm. In the 24 hours leading up to the hurricane or tropical storm, we watch the weather very closely in order to stay ahead of it in our preparations. We typically move or take the boats out of the water 24+ hours before the storm track is projected to hit Tampa Bay. This gives us ample time to finish all necessary preparations, get the boats out of the water, and ensure that our friends and family are safe before the storm ever makes landfall. After the storm. Once the worst of the storm has passed, we check on the docks before putting the boats back in the water. This allows us to make any repairs to these structures immediately before we are having to step foot on them, potentially saving us from causing an avoidable accident. We also put our Poseidon Charters sign back up, take our equipment out of storage, and begin preparations to get back out on the water. Tropical storms, hurricanes, and even severe thunderstorms are not to be messed with. We take each weather phenomenon seriously to ensure the safety not only of our crew and boats, but of our clients and guests as well. By preparing beforehand and taking every precaution necessary, we are able to get back out on the water doing what we love as quickly as possible. Now let’s go fishing!
Things To Do Near Tampa... AFTER Your Fi
Things To Do Near Tampa... AFTER Your Fi
November 8, 2020
While we think the best thing to do in Tampa is to go fishing, there are so many other amazing places to see and activities to experience around this beautiful, waterfront community. Below are our top three recommendations for things to do AFTER your fishing trip with us around Tampa Bay. Keel Farms, located in Plant City, FL, is 45 minutes from Little Harbor Marina, but well worth the drive! Family-owned and operated, this restaurant triples as a winery, brewery, and micro-farm. Bring your whole family and let the kids play on their outdoor patio and feed the animals. From their pub-style food made with fresh ingredients, to their award-winning Keel & Curley wines and craft agrarian ales and ciders, there is something for everyone at this little slice of heaven. Topgolf, deemed the “Ultimate in Golf, Games, Food, and Fun”, is located in Tampa, FL, just minutes away from the marina. Step off the boat in the afternoon and step into an incredible night at Topgolf, where you get to try your hand at golf (with a twist) while enjoying a yummy meal and taking in the nightlife atmosphere. This is a great activity for the whole family and will be sure to bring out the kid in all of you! Just got off the boat but still itching for more time in the water? Check out The Florida Aquarium! Their exhibits foster entertainment and education that the whole family will love. Take your time exploring Florida’s natural aquatic and terrestrial environments, as well as others from around the world. They are also at the forefront of protecting and restoring our “blue planet” through conservation, research, and rescue efforts. We hope that when you come to Tampa, you will enjoy more than just the amazing fishing. From a whole array of restaurants, wineries, nightlife, and family-friendly activities, there are so many places to fall in love with here… AFTER your fishing trip, of course!
Our Cooking Tips For Your Catch
Our Cooking Tips For Your Catch
November 7, 2020
Our captains not only love catching fish, they are enthusiastic about eating it, too! This week, Captain Steven shares some of his tried and true recipes for cooking up your catch. Try one or all three methods and thank him later! Grilled Tripletail Have your captain filet your triple tail catch at the dock. Once home, prepare your fish by squeezing half a lemon over the top and sprinkling on Weber’s Mediterranean Herb seasoning. Let it cook on the grill over a low flame for about 20 minutes, or until the meat starts to split open by itself. Your triple tail should peel off the skin like it wasn’t even there. Serve over a bed of rice and enjoy! Fish Fry This recipe can be used for any fish you catch out on Tampa Bay! Heat peanut oil up to 350 degrees. Cut your filleted fish into bite size nuggets and coat them in Louisiana Lemon Fish Fry breading. Drop the nuggets into the oil and fry until they are golden brown and floating. Blackened Fish Just like with our fish fry, this recipe can be used with most any fish! Heat up your black iron skillet and coat the bottom with a cooking spray appropriate for your pan, just enough so that the fish doesn’t stick. Coat your fish in either Old Bay Garlic & Herb or Classic Old Bay seasoning. Toss a small slab of butter into the skillet. Add the fillet once the butter has melted down about half way. Let your fillet cook for about 30 seconds and then flip it over for another 30 seconds. Your fish is cooked all the way through when the meat turns white and starts to split apart. Whether you caught triple tail, snapper, grouper, or even shark, you will definitely want to try at least one of Captain Steven’s mouth-watering recipes. Just ask your captain at the end of your trip which method of cooking he recommends for your catch. Let us know if you’ve tried any of these cooking tips!

Customer Reviews

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4.77
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Perfect evening on the water!
Best birthday surprise ever
Best birthday surprise ever
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Ashley D.
Fort Worth, TX
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Fantastic morning of fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on July 22, 2020
What a great experience! Captain Steve was so helpful and accommodating. He even called the day before and suggested we come...
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Fun Trip. Caught lots of fish and several sharks

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on August 7, 2020
HIGHLY recommend the 5:30 am trip with Captain Steve. We didn’t have to deal with the extreme heat of the day and the...
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Lehigh Acres, FL
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Perfect evening on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on October 15, 2020
We spent the evening on the water with Drew and we couldn’t have asked for a better captain to take us out! He was fantastic...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on October 28, 2020
Drew was great! Would definitely recommend the Poseidon fishing charters, very easy to work with an honest. Request Drew!!!
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Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on November 28, 2019
We went thanksgiving morning ,we only had time for about 5 hours of fishing ,we had to be back for Thanksgiving supper,but...
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