AMI Sportfishing Charters

Taking a trip with AMI Sportfishing Charters means you’re in good hands for your day out! Captain Austin has been fishing these waters ever since he could hold a rod. This isn’t just a job for him, it’s a way of living. There’s no fish in this area he doesn’t know how to catch. Just pick a target and see it for yourself.

You’ll be fishing aboard his 26’ Offshore Stapleton boat that accommodates up to 6 anglers. She’s powered by a 2021 300HP Suzuki engine and features the latest navigational electronics. The boat also has two live bait tanks and a cooler for your catch. During offshore trips, you’ll be accompanied by first mate as well, who’s going to set up your equipment and show you the best ways to use it.

The trips take place in the waters near beautiful Anna Maria Island. Capt. Austin offers a wide variety of fishing adventures, depending on where you want to go and how long you want to stay. The main targets for the day are Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and Sharks.

All fishing equipment, tackle, and licenses are Included. If you want to go fly fishing, make sure to bring your own equipment and notify the captain in advance. Bring your food, drinks, hats, and sunglasses.

AMI Sportfishing Charters welcomes all anglers and all of you who want to become one. Pick a trip and catch your trophy today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    Spend a full day on the Gulf of Mexico fishing the offshore spots and target Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Barracuda, Skarks, or even Goliath Grouper. Depending on the fish you want to catch, you're most likely to use live bait and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    6 hours in the offshore waters should give you enough time for a catch you'll be proud of. Target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Sharks, Baracuda, and many more. Let the captain know if you have any species on your bucket list!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    This nearshore trip will take you after Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, and many more. Test out different techniques and see what works best for you. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Start your day by heading Offshore to target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Sharks, Baracuda, and many more. The captain will show you the best tricks to catch fish and you'll have a hands-on experience. Don't forget to bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $750
    Take a trip to Offshore spots and see if you can rise to the challenge! Target Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Amberjack, and other large species. The captain covers your license and fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    This inshore adventure will take you after Redfish, Snook, Trout, and many other species. This is a great trip for beginners and families with children, as you'll stay in calm waters and close to land.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Start your day exploring the Nearshore spots of the coastal waters and target Cobia, Snapper, Mackerel, Sharks, and many more. The crew covers your fishing equipment and license. Just bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $650
    Spend a fun afternoon fishing for Snapper, Cobia, Mackerel, Sharks, and many other nearshore species. It doesn't take too long to reach your fishing spot. Join even if you don't have any fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    This morning trip will keep you close to the shore, but still within the reach of tasty fish. Targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout and many other shallow water spieces. Your fishing equipment and license is fully covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $450
    This inshore trip is a perfect option for beginners and families with kids. Join for a few hours and see what fishing is all about. Catch some tasty species and cook them for dinner.
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About the Captain

Austin Goncalves
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since February 2020
Captain Austin has been fishing since he was 3 years old and got his first boat at only 8 years old. It just felt natural to him. He started with tournaments and switched to guiding fishing trips. He likes spreading his knowledge and experience, letting people who don't get to fish every day to see what they do there in Florida. Likes to show them the scenery and the fish. Captain Austin has very a versatile approach to fishing and he practices different techniques.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Stapleton (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Shawn T.
Oak Creek, CO
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Full day

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Offshore on November 22, 2021
We went for a full day with Capt Austin. Everything was excellent! The weather wasn’t cooperating and and he was still able...
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1/2 day With Captain Austin and Rob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on October 10, 2021
My husband and I went for a 1/2 day with Captain Austin and Rob. It was such an awesome and fun morning to be out on the boat...
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Kate L.
Riverview, Florida
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Austin is Awesome

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on June 24, 2021
Our family of novice fishermen could not have been happier. We landed at least 60 fish and brought over 40 on board. Austin...
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Joshua B.
Walden, TN
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on October 12, 2021
Great experience.  Captain knew where to go and how to fish the areas properly.  We had an enjoyable day and caught...
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Beecher, IL
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Tarpon trip with Captain Austin, AMI Sportfishing Charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on June 21, 2021
Fantastic guide and a great trip!  The Captain worked hard and kept us on fish all day. Great information and instruction....
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FAQs about AMI Sportfishing Charters

AMI Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with AMI Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with AMI Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

AMI Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

AMI Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with AMI Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)