Get ready to explore the productive waters on Florida’s western coast with Poseidon Fishing Charters! You’ll head out from Bradenton with Captain Steven Swindal, a knowledgable guide who’s been fishing in the area for over 2 decades. Whether you’re hoping to land that trophy catch or just want to fill up the cooler, this is the charter for you!

Your ride for the day is a 26’ Crevalle bay boat, perfect for 6 anglers who all want to fish at the same time. She’s decked out with 3 livewells for super fresh bait, ample seating and cushions, and a small toilet inside the console. Capt. Steven fishes from the flybridge so you’ll essentially have the boat to yourself!

You’ll have your pick of legendary inshore and offshore fish. Stay in shallower water and you’re bound to be hooking Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead all day long. Offshore fishing fanatics will have their needs covered too! Plenty of Mahi Mahi, Grouper, King Mackerel, and Blackfin Tuna make for a day of rod-bending action.

Capt. Steven provides all of your gear and takes care of fishing licenses too. There are soft drinks and light snacks on all of his trips and on full day trips lunch is also provided. At the end of the day, he’s happy to clean and fillet any keepers and share some of his secret recipes for you to try out once you get home.

Hop aboard Poseidon Fishing Charters and find out what Florida fishing is all about!



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
    Looking for a challenge? Then this rod-bending 8-hour offshore fishing trip is the one for you! You'll battle it out with the big ones including Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and Amberjack. Capt. Steven will fillet any catch you choose to keep and provide all of the gear you need for maximum productiveness. There's also snacks, drink, and lunch on board so you have nothing to worry about!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Flats Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    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 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    Florida is known for epic inshore fishing and Tampa Bay is no different! You'll go after the likes of fun to catch Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead on this full day adventure. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are bound to have a great time on this one. All of your gear, as well as drinks, snacks, and lunch, are provided by Capt. Steven. Just head down to the dock 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
    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, Stingrays, and many more. Despite popular belief, Stingrays 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 trip, dedicated exclusively to targeting Tarpon! Anglers from all over the world come down to Florida in the summer to try their luck at hooking these prehistoric monsters. Capt. Steven will provide all of the gear you need to try and get it done too! There's also drinks and snacks on board, so all that's left is for you to get down to the dock and head out!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Head into deeper water to target the big ones on this 4-hour offshore trip! Depending on the time of year, you'll go after a variety of fish such as Grouper, Snapper, as well as Blackfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Just make sure to consult with the captain to see what's currently in season and within range of a half day trip. All of your gear is provided and anglers of all skill levels are welcome. Capt. Steven also provides drinks and light snacks to keep you satisfied.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    Head out for 4 action-packed hours of offshore fishing near Tampa Bay! Depending on the time of year, you'll go after a variety of fish such as Grouper, Snapper, as well as Blackfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Just make sure to consult with the captain to see what's currently in season and within range of a half day trip. No need to worry about gear – that's all taken care of. Capt. Steven also provides some light snacks and soft drinks to keep you going.
  • 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 - Flats Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    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 – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    If it's a thrill-seeking adventure you're after look no further than this 4-hour Shark fishing trip! You'll head out to Tampa Bay's Shark honey holes to battle it out with one of these beasts. It's no easy feat, so get ready for some rod bending action. Capt. Steven provides all of your equipment as well as drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    ]Whether you've never fished before or you are a seasoned pro, you'll have a blast on this 4-hour inshore trip! Go after the likes of Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead. These fish are all extremely fun to catch! All of your gear, as well as drinks and some light snacks, will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Inshore fishing is one of the best experiences to have in Tampa Bay! Suitable for anglers of all skill levels and ages, this is great to do with the family or your buddies. You'll go after the likes of fun-to-catch Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead. Capt. Steven provides all your gear and drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (1 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Afraid you won't be able to fish because you're a solo angler? Not with Capt. Steven! This inshore trip is tailored just for you and will see you going after the likes of Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Sheepshead. No need to worry about gear either – Capt. Steven provides that too. There are also some drinks and snacks on board to keep you going.
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About the Captain

Steven Swindal
Bradenton, Florida, United States
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
203 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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!

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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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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84%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Robert M.
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Best day of fishing ever with Captain Drew!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on August 19, 2021
My stepson and I just got back from an all day offshore excursion with Captain Drew. He couldn’t have been nicer. He asked...
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Half day trip with Captain Stephen

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (1 MAX) on September 1, 2021
Had a great day fishing with Captain Stephen ,we caught lots of Redfish and Snook, had loads of fun I highly recommend Poseidon...
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Dustin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on July 14, 2021
Great trip under tough conditions. Red Tide had the fish messed up but Capt. Dustin worked hard and got us on some Snook and...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on June 24, 2021
Couldn’t have asked for a better time for me and my family Captain was great, fishing was terrific and we all had a great...
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Danielle F.
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Thanks Capt Drew!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on May 12, 2021
We had a great time with Capt Drew.  Kids had a lot of fun. Captain was very knowledgeable and fun to be with.  We saw a...
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FAQs about Poseidon Fishing – Bradenton

Poseidon Fishing – Bradenton offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Inshore (1 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Bowfishing Half Day (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM) (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 - Flats Fishing (8 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 – Bradenton, 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 – Bradenton 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 – Bradenton offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Poseidon Fishing – Bradenton offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Equipment for 2 people )
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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