Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa

Poseidon Fishing Charters knows what Florida fishing is all about! Whether you’re looking for inshore and offshore adventures, or you’re just hoping to fill up the cooler with tasty fish, Captain Steven Swindal has got you covered. He’s been fishing the waters in Tampa for over 2 decades and loves to head out with novice and seasoned anglers alike.

Hop aboard his 26’ Crevalle bay boat, ideal for navigating the diverse waters in Tampa. She’s perfect for anglers who all want to fish at the same time and is decked out with features to keep you comfortable all day. That includes a small toilet inside the console, ample seating and cushions, and lots of shade to keep you out of the Florida sun.

If it’s inshore fish you’re after you’ll head out in search of Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Snapper, and Tripletail. If deeper waters are calling to you, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Amberjack, and Grouper are yours for the taking. Hoping to hook only Shark or Tarpon? Opt for one of his target-specific trips!

All of your gear, bait, and licenses are provided. There are also soft drinks and some light snacks on board on all trips, and on full day trips, you’ll even be treated to lunch. Capt. Steven is happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day and share his secret recipes for you to try out when you get home!

What are you waiting for? Gather up the family or your fishing buddies and head down to Tampa 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
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Nothing beats a full 8-hours of fishing in Tampa's productive offshore waters! You'll go after the likes of pelagics and hard fighters including Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Amberjack, and Grouper. Capt. Steven provides all of your gear and snacks, soft, drinks, and lunch are all included!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Take in some of the best inshore fishing around on this 8-hour adventure in productive Tampa Bay! You'll go after famous Florida fish including Snook, Sheepshead, Snapper, Tripletail, and Redfish. Best of all, anglers of all ages and skill levels will have a great time on this trip. Gear, bait, snacks, soft drinks, and lunch are all included.
  • 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 – Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Explore deeper waters on this productive 4-hour morning trip! Depending on the time of year, you'll go after a variety of fish such as Grouper, Snapper, as well as Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi with gear provided by Capt. Steven. Just make sure to consult with the captain to see what's currently in season and within range of a half day trip. He'll also take care of bait and provide soft drinks and some light snacks to keep you going. Anglers of all skill levels welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Spend a productive afternoon in the offshore waters surrounding Tampa Bay! Depending on the time of year, you'll go after a variety of fish such as Grouper, Snapper, as well as Kingfish, 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. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome and Capt. Steven will provide gear, bait, soft drinks, and some light snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Have the true Florida fishing experience on this 4-hour trip dedicated to hooking Tarpon! The Silver King is a dream catch for anglers all over the world and many head to Florida in the summer months to take their shot. Capt. Steven will provide all the gear you need for a successful day. He'll also make sure there are drinks and some light snacks on board to keep you going.
  • 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
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend a productive afternoon fishing Tampa Bay's productive inshore waters! Go after delicious and fun-to-catch fish including Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, and Tripletail. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome and Capt. Steven will provide all of your gear and bait, as well as some light snacks and soft drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Looking to battle it out with Florida's fiercest residents? Then this Shark fishing trip is the one for you! Bend your rods as you head into Tampa Bay's Shark honey holes in search of Bull and Blacktip Shark. All of the necessary rods, reels, and tackle are provided by Capt. Steven. He also has some light snacks and soft drinks on board 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
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fish for a variety of Florida inshore fish in solitude on this 4-hour fishing trip, tailored to the single angler. You'll go after Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, and Tripletail on this productive morning adventure. Capt. Steven provides gear, bait, soft drinks, and some light snacks.
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About the Captain

Steven Swindal
Tampa, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 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!

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

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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4.67
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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+3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
78%
Catch intended fish
67%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 9, 2020
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Greg C.
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Half Day w/Captain Drew

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on November 21, 2020
Was our first experience on a charter and Captain Drew made it fun and memorable.  Was a decent wind and bay waters were...
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Michon O.
Tampa, Florida
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Had a wonderful with Captain Drew “Brofy” great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on September 25, 2020
We all got tons of fish and even snagged a shark!  We brought two young girls and the five year old caught at least 6...
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SHERRIE J.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on November 25, 2020
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John B.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sharks on July 14, 2020
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