Down2Fish Charters – 30' Robalo

Down2Fish Charters and Captain Richard Surber invite you to join them on a perfect day of fishing around Tampa Bay. The captain has been fishing in the area for over 40 years and knows everything you’ll need for a great day of catching fish. In case this boat is booked for the date you need, just check out his second listing.

You’ll be fishing from a 30’ Robalo center console. She accommodates up to 6 anglers, including kids. This boat is brand new, built in 2020, and features the latest navigational electronics, a private toilet, a wireless trolling motor, and a live bait tank. Since you can go offshore trolling on this boat, you’ll also find both outriggers and downriggers.

As it’s usual in Florida, the list of fish species you can catch seems endless. Closer to the shore, you can target Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. Go a few miles further and you’ll encounter Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Red Snapper, and Skipjack Tuna. You can keep most of the catch and even count on a cleaning service by the first mate.

Your fishing equipment, licenses, and fresh water are covered. It’s up to you to bring other drinks and food you’ll need for the day. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen, it can get very hot.

Down2Fish Charter reminds you that you don’t need to be a fishing enthusiast to catch fish. You only need to join an experienced guide and let him pass on some of his skills to you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore – Up to 80 Miles
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    Head out to up to 80 miles offshore and explore the deep, bountiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll target Grouper, Snapper, Greater Amberjack, and Blackfin Tuna. You'll mainly use trolling or bottom fishing techniques to land your catch. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered, so you only need to bring your food and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore – Up to 50 Miles
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Venture out of sight of the coast and fish the deep waters up to 50 miles offshore. You'll target Grouper, Snapper, Greater Amberjack, and Blackfin Tuna. You'll mainly use trolling or bottom fishing techniques to land your catch. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered, so you only need to bring your food and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore – Up to 30 Miles
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Let's go deep sea fishing offshore! You'll target Grouper, Snapper, Greater Amberjack, and Blackfin Tuna. You'll mainly use trolling or bottom fishing techniques to land your catch. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered, so you only need to bring your food and sun protection.
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About the Captain

Richard Surber
Palmetto, Florida, United States
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Member since January 2020
I grew up on the water in Tierra Verde, Florida. My family operated a bait and tackle shop from the time I was 8 to 18. I built and operated a 28' Shrimp boat. Every weekend involved some form of boating, scuba diving, or fishing. When I was 15, I built a 28′ Shrimp trawler on my own. I have been running boats ever since high school.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Cindy P.
Bradenton, FL
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Father’s Day weekend

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
Awesome Saturday out on the water with Down2Fish Charters and Captain Richard. Traveled overall 38 miles out. Fishing over...
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Windermere, FL
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3/4 day fishing with Richard

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
I took my 2 boys ages 14 and 17 fishing with Richard and we had an awesome time. We had 2 Mates to help out,  all were...
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Rob B.
Bradenton, Florida
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Great 4th of July fishing

VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
Spent 4th of July offshore with Richard and first mate, Barry. We caught plenty of fish, and even fought a shark for our tuna! ...
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Michael B.
Tampa, FL
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Fishing with Richard

VERIFIED   May 9, 2020
My family and I had a great time. This exciting trip was fantastic. Richard and crew were laid back, and very helpful. Great...
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VERIFIED   July 15, 2020
We had a GREAT time! Fishing weather and crew were awesome,  thank you Richard, Barry and Dylan.
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