Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa

Poseidon Fishing Charters shows you what Tampa Bay fishing is all about! You’ll head out from East Tampa with a knowledgeable captain. Whether it’s inshore or offshore fishing you’re after, the crew makes sure anglers of all skill levels have an adventurous day.

Your vessel for the day is 26’ Crevalle bay boat, ideal for 6 anglers who all want to fish at the same time. You’ll be comfortable all trip long thanks to ample seating, shade, and a small toilet inside the console. She’s got 3 livewells to keep your bait fresh and ample ice storage where you can store any keeper catch.

When it comes to your targets, you have a variety of famous Floridian fish at your fingertips. Cast your line in shallower waters and hook Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Sheepshead, and the captain’s specialty – Tripletail! In deeper waters, you’ll have your shot at battling it out with Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, and Grouper. If you’re hoping to do some target-specific fishing, he’s also got trips tailored to Shark and Tarpon!

All of your gear, bait, and fishing licenses are taken care of. There’s also bowfishing equipment for 2 on board if you’d like to try something new. Soft drinks and some light snacks are provided on all trips an on full-day trips you’ll also be treated to lunch. All that’s left for you to do is pack your sun protection and your crew!

Get ready for an epic day of Florida fishing with Poseidon Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    30% OFF - Half Day Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 14
    $445
    Nothing quite like a morning of inshore fishing in Tampa Bay! This 4-hour adventure will see you going after the likes of Snook, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Redfish. Bring along the whole family or head out with your fishing buddies! Capt. Steven will provide gear, bait, soft drinks, and some light snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (1 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Hoping to get some solo fishing done? Head out with Capt. Steven on this 4-hour inshore adventure, tailored for the single angler. You'll go after a variety of Florida fish including Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and Sheepshead. All of your gear, bait, and licenses are provided. There are also soft drinks and some light snacks on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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
    Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    There's nothing quite like inshore fishing in Tampa Bay! The novice and seasoned angler alike will have a great time going after a variety of fish on this 4-hour adventure. Your targets include Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Snapper, and Tripletail. No need to worry about gear, bait or licenses – that's all taken care of. There are also some snacks and soft drinks on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Cast your line for Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Snapper, and Tripletail on this 4-hour adventure! Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard for this Tampa Bay inshore adventure. All of your gear, as well as bait and fishing licenses, are provided. There are some light snacks and soft drinks on board but you're free to bring any other refreshments you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $650
    The real fun begins when you cast your line to battle it out with the mighty Shark! Tampa Bay is full of productive honey holes that are home to the likes of Bull and Blacktip Sharks. Hooking into one of these monsters will be no easy feat and your reels will be screaming all day. The perfect trip for the adrenaline junkie who craves the thrill of the fight. All of your gear, as well as some light snacks and soft drinks, are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    There's no better kind of fishing in Florida than Tarpon fishing! Head down in the summertime to hook the inshore angler's dream catch. These prehistoric monsters are super hard fighting and fun to catch and Capt. Steven will provide all of the gear you need to do so too. Light snacks and drinks are also included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    This trip is a great way for anglers of all skill levels to explore the productive offshore waters in Tampa Bay! 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. All of your gear and bait are provided, as are soft drinks and some light snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    Explore Tampa Bay's deeper waters on this 4-hour offshore fishing adventure! 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. Any catch you choose to keep Capt. Steven is happy to clean and fillet and he provides all of your gear as well. Light snacks and soft drinks are also included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Flats Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    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
    $1,300
    Spend a full 8-hours going after inshore legends on this fishing adventure! Anglers of all skill levels are invited to cast a line for famous Florida fish including Snook, Sheepshead, Snapper, Tripletail, and Redfish. Capt. Steven will provide all of your bait, gear, and licenses. Soft drinks, snacks, and lunch are also included so all you have to do is bring yourself down and get ready for a good time!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,500
    Offshore fishing enthusiasts will have all their fishing needs fulfilled on this 8-hour epic adventure! Your targets include Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Amberjack, and Grouper. Capt. Steven is happy to clean and fillet any catch you choose to keep and also provides all of your gear. On board you'll also find soft drinks, snacks, and lunch to keep you going all day long.
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About the Captain

Dustin Quesenberry
Tampa, Florida, United States
26 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
505 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2019
Captain Dustin Quesenberry 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. Quiz 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. Quiz 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

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
Equipment for 2
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Small toilet inside the console.
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
3 livewells
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Bull bay rods, Penn and Shimano reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Bottled water, soft drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
On full day trips

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
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Tarpon

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Captain Dawson
Captain Dawson
Great fishing trip with my son
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Mike H.
Tampa, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great fishing trip with my son

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) on July 15, 2022
The crew was extremely knowledgeable and put us on fish. Wish we would of caught more but all in all had a great time. Would...
Mike H. recommends Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
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Tonya T.
Miami Beach, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Captain Dawson

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on August 3, 2022
We had a awesome time off shore fishing with Captain Dawson.  We’ll definitely be coming back.
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William C.
El Paso, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full day with Captain Dawson

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 18, 2022
Good service but Knowledgeable young captain.  Knows where the reefs and fish are.
William C. recommends Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
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Frank B.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Morning Trip w/ Captain Cornbread

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (1 MAX) on July 2, 2022
Absolute blast of a time! Captain knew all the good spots and got us there safely. Highlight of the trip was hooking a Sting...
Frank B. recommends Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
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Richard F.
Fort Collins, CO
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on November 19, 2021
I took my 11 year old son on his first Florida fishing excursion. Captain Mike nailed it. He was so patient and helpful and...
Richard F. recommends Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
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FAQs about Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa

Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa offers the following trips to customers:
  • $445 per group - 30% OFF - Half Day Inshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (1 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Sharks (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Flats Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (9 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Small toilet inside the console.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well 3 livewells
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Bull bay rods, Penn and Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Bottled water, soft drinks)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On full day trips)

Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa 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 – East Tampa include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail