Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa

5 reviews
In demand!

Poseidon Fishing Charters shows you what Tampa Bay fishing is all about! You’ll head out from East Tampa with Captain Steven Swindal, a local to Tampa who’s been fishing these waters for over 2 decades. Whether it’s inshore or offshore fishing you’re after, Capt. Steven 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 the private onboard toilet, ample seating and shade, AC, and heating in the winter. 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 Capt. Steven’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
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $849
    price breakdown
    $849
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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
    Bowfishing 3/4 Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    Bowfishing Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 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 – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 – Inshore (1 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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.
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About the Captain

Steven Swindal
Tampa, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Troy H.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Capt Drew

VERIFIED   NEW  August 30, 2020
Phenomenal day with captain Drew We only caught one small shark But his professionalism and great sense of humor...
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Dolly K.
Akron, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Captain Ty took us right to the Mangrove Snapper and Spanish Mackerel. He was friendly, knowledgeable and put us on the fish....
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Beckie S.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Steve

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
This was our first time saltwater fishing and we had a great time. Will definitely go again.
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Monica G.
Sarasota, FL
 4.67
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Sweet 16 fishibg trip..

VERIFIED   August 13, 2020
Excellent day out.. very personalble captain. Will definitely book again.
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Charles H.
Lebanon, TN
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VERIFIED   February 6, 2020
The captain was awesome had a blast
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