Ana Banana Fishing Company

Channelside Drive
Tampa FL, United States

The Ana Banana Fishing Company is a family business that has been putting smiles on all of their guests’ faces for the past 15 years since it was established in Florida. The friendly and outgoing Captain Joel has been fishing for most of his life in the Gulf waters and is able to take you on a fishing trip of your dreams on the waters out of Tampa.

The lovely yellow Ana Banana boat is a 24 foot Hanson built in 2015 which accommodates up to 6 guests. It is very spacious with a beam 10 feet wide, which gives everyone onboard plenty of space. The boat has a powerful Yamaha engine of 200 HP, with a cruising speed of 45 knots. The Lowrance electronics will put you on the best fishing spots using a fishfinder, and you will be safe no matter where you go as it has a GPS, a radar and a VHF radio for communication with the Coast Guard. This attractive boat has a 2 seated tower with dual steering and dual controls, as well as a toilet in the center console - an essential when taking your kids out for a long time.

Since you will be fishing in the beautiful and clear warm waters of Florida, you will likely be catching lots of different species. In the extensive area of the Gulf of Mexico, you can catch Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Tarpon on the inshore trips. If you decide to take a longer trip and venture further out on a nearshore trip you can catch Black Drum, Snapper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and even some mighty Sharks.

At Ana Banana Fishing Company, the fishing technique mostly used is light spinning tackle, but heavy tackle is also available. Specialist techniques such as Bowfishing, Spearfishing, and Flounder Gigging can also be arranged with this accommodating captain. Fishing will mostly be done with very fresh live bait caught on the day including Sardines, Mullet and Blue Runners. Captain Joel will also happily clean, fillet and cook your catch for you at the end of the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Captain Joel will take you on a lovely inshore or near shore trip depending on your agreement. He will go up to 10 miles off coast where you can expect to catch Snook, Redfish and Flounder among others. You can also make an inshore trip where you are likely to catch King and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    The perfect trip for a family with children, it lasts 6 hours which gives you plenty of time and opportunity to catch some nice fish. You could be fishing inshore and nearshore up to 10 miles off the coast. Potential target fish include Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Redfish. Captain Joel is happy to clean and fillet your catch so you can have a nice meal as well.
  • Private trip
    Friends Helping Friends Fish
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 395
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This charter package gives you a chance to fish a world class fishery, with a world class captain, on a world class tournament winning boat, with 6 of your best friends, colleagues, family members etc.It's extremely hard and maybe impossible to find a deal like this. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year.Over half of his charters is the Friends helping friends fish package. Many groups have so much fun after 4 hrs they choose to upgrade for more hours.$100per hr additional.
  • Private trip
    Friends Helping Friends Fish - 12pm
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 395
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This charter package gives you a chance to fish a world class fishery, with a world class captain, on a world class tournament winning boat, with 6 of your best friends, colleagues, family members etc.It's extremely hard and maybe impossible to find a deal like this. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year.Over half of his charters is the Friends helping friends fish package. Many groups have so much fun after 4 hrs they choose to upgrade for more hours.$100per hr additional.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Special
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 99
    per person
    6 persons minimum
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Tampa to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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We had a great day with Joel, definitely will return.

Fished July 1, 2018
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We had a great time

Fished June 10, 2018
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Fished April 13, 2018
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