Bay Reef Charters welcomes you aboard for amazing inshore and flats fishing in beautiful St. Petersburg! Captain Dmitri caters to both novice and experienced anglers of all ages, for memorable trips under the Florida sun.

If you choose to explore the backcountry and flats, you’ll be fishing for Snook and Redfish. Head further out to bottom fish for a variety of Snapper, Amberjack, and Grouper, or troll for Kingfish.

Your boat for the day will be a brand new 23’ Key West bay boat. She can accommodate up to 4 guests and comes equipped with 2 live wells for bait, Simrad electronics and an i-Pilot trolling motor.

Capt. Dmitri will provide all the equipment you need including rods, tackle, and Daiwa reels. He can also accommodate spearfishing, flounder gigging and bowfishing, so long as you bring your own equipment. Feel free to store any snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy during the trip in the onboard icebox.

Let Capt. Dmitri help you explore some of the calmest waters in the US year-round! Not only will he take you to the best spots in the backcountry and flats, but he’s also happy to clean and fillet all your tasty catch.

So, what are you waiting for? Join Bay Reef Fishing Charters for some of the best fishing Florida has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    This 6-hour trip gives you ample time to fish for Snapper, Mackerel, and Grouper nearshore, or explore the flats for the likes of Redfish and Snook. All the necessary gear and licenses are provided, just be sure to bring snacks and refreshments. If you have your own spearfishing or bowfishing equipment, feel free to bring it with you!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Head out into the Floridian sunshine on this half-day morning trip! Stick to the backcountry and flats to target tasty Redfish and Snook, or head further out to bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. This trip is suitable for anglers of all skill levels and all necessary gear will be provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    This afternoon adventure is a great way to explore the diverse waters in the St. Petersburg area. Explore the best spots in the backcountry and flats to hook Redfish and Snook, or head a little further out to target Snapper and Grouper. All the gear you need will be provided, just bring any snacks or refreshments you'd like to enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    $500
    Boat equipped with custom Lighting for Night fishing. Targetting fish in canals and docks, as well as out in Tampa Bay
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About the Captain

Dmitri Stefaniwsky
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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84 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2019
Captain Dmitri Stefaniwsky has been fishing the waters in St. Petersburg, Florida for over 20 years. Last year, he decided to turn his passion into a career and become a chartered captain. His favorite part of the job is showing novice anglers the ropes, and helping more experienced anglers hook their dream catch. A true local, he knows all the inshore fishing grounds and backcountry spots. Sharpen your skills and hook plenty of tasty fish with Bay Reef Fishing Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 250 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Mallory E.
St. Petersburg, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Dmitri

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 15, 2021
Dmitri was very knowledgeable about where to go to find the best fishing experience. We tried to go farther out but it wasn’t...
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Six Hour Trip With Dmitri

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 13, 2021
Captain Dmitri said he would get us a meals worth of fish and had some great spots to fish in the bay! Afterwards he took us...
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Glen Allen, VA
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Inshore fishing for 6 hours

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 25, 2021
Targeted snappers and groupers. Captain Dimitri made a good effort of finding our targeted species which he did. Unfortunately...
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4 Hour Morning Trip with Capt. Dmitri

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 28, 2021
We had a great experience fishing with Capt. Dmitri! He is extremely knowledgeable and laid back, which allowed us to easily...
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Orlando, FL
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8-6-21 inshore

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 6, 2021
We did an inshore trip after a recent outbreak of red tide. Dmitry put us on fish and the bites were fast and furious. We were...
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FAQs about Bay Reef Fishing Charters

Bay Reef Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Bay Reef Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bay Reef Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Bay Reef Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bay Reef Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Bay Reef Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook