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 250 HP Suzuki engine and features the latest navigational electronics. The boat also has a live bait tank 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 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,150
    Spend a full day fishing the offshore spots and target Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Snapper, or even Tuna. Depending on the fish you want to catch, you're most likely to use trolling and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $950
    6 hours in the offshore waters should give you enough time for a catch you'll be proud of. Target Barracuda, Tuna, Red Snapper, or Amberjack. Let the captain know in advance if you're bringing your fly fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    This nearshore trip will take you after different types of Snapper and Grouper, 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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    Start your day by visiting offshore spots and catching your lunch. 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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    Take a short trip to offshore spots and see if you can rise to the challenge! Target Snapper, Barracuda, Amberjack, and other fast species. The captain covers your license and fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    This inshore adventure will take you after Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and many other species. This is a great trip for beginners and families with children, as you'll stay in calm waters and won't go after too aggressive fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    Start your day exploring the inshore spots of the area and targeting Grouper, Cobia, Snapper, Mackerel, 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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $550
    Spend a fun afternoon fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, 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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    This morning trip will keep you close to the shore, but still within the reach of tasty fish. Target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and many more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain. Let him know if you want to try out fly fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $450
    This inshore trip is a perfect option for novices 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
18 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, the fish. Captain Augustin has very versatile approach to fishing and he practices different techniques.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

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

Boat Specs

Stapleton (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 250HP 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
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Lillian W.

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VERIFIED   April 15, 2021
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Joshua R.
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Hooking giants

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 10, 2021
Had a blast on a full day trip, we caught monster snook and grouper and flounder!!! Made a North Carolina fishermens dreams...
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Troy N.
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Half day trip with captain Austin goncalves with help of captain Rob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on April 24, 2021
Great trip!  great weather ! Very windy but our captains had complete control and still managed to put us into the fish we...
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on April 16, 2021
Captain Austin is great, what a great day. We had a blast with Austin and Rob, we got on some real good Kings and had a shark...
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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 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 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
  • 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)