Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg

Head out of St. Petersburg Florida with Captain Steven Swindal aboard Poseidon Fishing Charters! This local pro grew up in the Tampa Bay Area and has been fishing these waters for 2 decades. Novice and seasoned anglers alike are bound to have a great time exploring these productive inshore and offshore fisheries!

You’ll board a 26’ Crevalle bay boat that’s fully equipped with all the goods. We’re talking 3 live bait wells for the freshest bait, a small toilet inside the console, ample seating and cushions, and lots of shade to keep you out of the blazing Florida sun. Plus, Capt. Steven usually fishes from the fly deck so you’ll feel like you have the whole boat to yourself!

Your targets are vast and you’ll employ a variety of techniques to go after them. Inshore you’ll go after famous Florida fish including Snook, Sheepshead, Redfish, and Tripletail. If you head down in the summer, don’t miss out on the chance to go after the Silver King, Tarpon! Offshore you’ll find rod-bending Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and Grouper on the other end of your line.

Capt. Steven provides all of the rods, reels, and tackle you need for a productive day. There’s even bowfishing equipment for 2 on board if you’d like to try your hand at something new. All trips include soft drinks and some light snacks. On full days trips, you’ll also have lunch.

Bring your sunscreen and a good attitude and get ready for an epic Florida adventure 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
    $1,100
    Dedicate a full 8 hours to the productive offshore waters surrounding St. Petersburg! Your targets are hard fighters and include Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Cobia, and Grouper. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome and Capt. Steven takes care of all your gear, bait, drinks, snacks, and even lunch!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    Nothing beats inshore fishing in the waters surrounding St. Petersburg. The best part is, anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Go after super fun to catch targets including Redfish, Tripletail, Snook, and Sheepshead. In the summertime, you may even land a Tarpon! No need to worry about gear and bait, Capt. Steven provides that. He also brings along snacks, drinks, and lunch so all you have to bring is yourself!
  • Private trip
    Bowfishing 3/4 Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $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
    Go after the Silver King himself on this 4-hour trip dedicated to targeting Tarpon! These prehistoric monsters draw anglers from all over the world, hoping to hook a trophy catch, every year. Capt. Steven provides all of your gear, as well as bait, soft drinks, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    If you're hoping to cast your lines in deeper water then the 4-hour offshore trip is the way to go! Depending on the time of year, you'll go for species such as Grouper, Snapper, as well as 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. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome aboard. Gear, bait, soft drinks, and snacks are all included and waiting on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    The offshore waters here are super exciting and your targets will have your lines bending. 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. Capt. Steven is happy to show novice anglers the ropes and help seasoned pros land their dream catch. All of your gear and bait are provided, as well as soft drinks and some snacks.
  • Private trip
    Bowfishing Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $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 – Shark
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    Go after some of the ocean's fiercest predators on this 4-hour trip targeted towards Shark fishing. Your reels will be screaming as you battle it out with Blacktip and Bull Sharks on the other end of your line. Capt. Steven knows all the best Shark honey holes and he'll get you to where the action is fast. No need to worry about gear, that's all taken care of. There are also soft drinks and snacks on board so all you need to bring is yourself!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    There's nothing quite like inshore fishing in Florida! Anglers of all ages and skill levels are bound to have a great time going after Redfish, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Snook. Whether your goal is filling the cooler or catching a trophy, you'll go home happy. Gear, bait, soft drinks, and some light snacks are all provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Spend 4 hours in the productive inshore waters surrounding St. Petersburg! This is a great trip to take with the family or your fishing buddies. Your targets include both tasty and fun to catch fish including Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, and Sheepshead. All of your gear and bait, as well as soft drinks and snacks, are included and waiting for you on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (1MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    If you're a single angler hoping to get 4 productive hours of fishing in, this is the trip for you! St. Petersburg offers some of the best inshore fishing around and your targets include Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, and Tripletail! All your gear and bait, as well as soft drinks and some light snacks, will be on board and waiting when you arrive.
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About the Captain

Steven Swindal
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
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161 Customer Reviews
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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
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

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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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76%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on May 30, 2021
Captain Cody was personable and very knowledgeable about the waters and fish around Tampa bay. It was a great trip and the...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on April 29, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on March 23, 2021
If you are looking for an amazing memory on the water,  look no further than Poisedon fishing charter.  The captain was amazing...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon on April 29, 2021
We had an amazing trip. Steve was very knowledgeable. He put us on the fish and never stopped looking for the next one. I will...
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Captain Cody was great, a pleasure to meet him.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (1MAX) on March 1, 2021
Wife’s first time fishing so we wanted low key starter trip and the captain was accommodating. Learned about the bay...
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FAQs about Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg

Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Inshore (1MAX) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Bowfishing Half Day (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Bowfishing 3/4 Day (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (9 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg, 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

Trips booked with Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg 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 – St. Petersburg offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail