Want to catch big fish on a fast boat? Then hop aboard “Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter”! You’ll set off into offshore waters and bottom fish for a ton of tasty critters with Captain Gary Huggins. He’s a second generation Florida fisherman whose number 1 priority is making sure you have a great fishing experience.

Hop aboard his 29’ Everglades center console with plenty of room for 6 anglers to fish comfortably. She’s powered by twin 2021, 300 HP Suzuki engines that get you to those productive offshore grounds fast! Extras including the latest in navigational and FishFinder technology, as well as a high end stereo system make your trip even better.

Capt. Gary is USCG licensed and has the permits to get you fishing beyond the 9 mile state water limit. Bottom fishing is the name of the game here and you’ll head up to 40 miles out in search of Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, and Amberjack. You can also do some trolling for other fish that call these waters home including Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel!

Whether it’s your first fish or your trophy catch, the top-notch Penn gear on board won’t let you down when reeling them in. Capt. Gary also provides bait, licenses, and snorkeling equipment for all 6 guests. If you’re happy with the service a 15-20% tip is customary.

Bring along any snacks and drinks you’d like to enjoy while on the water and feel free to store them in the cooler on board. You should also pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. All that’s left to do is hop aboard and make some epic memories with Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,175
    Head up to 40 miles offshore on this 8-hour fishing adventure! You’ll bottom fish in the Gulf of Mexico for a variety of Snapper and Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Seabass and Amberjack. You also have the option to troll for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Mackerel. All of your gear and bait is provided. Just bring drinks and snacks to keep you going and set off!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $925
    Explore the vibrant reefs and live bottoms up to 30 miles out on this 6-hour bottom fishing adventure! Hook the likes of monster Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. If you want to go after a wider range of fish once offshore you can also target Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, and Tuna! Gear and bait are taken care of just bring drinks and snacks and head out!
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Adventure (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    We will be hunting down some of the Gulf's fiercest predators on this 4 hour trip targeting the biggest sharks to be caught. Captain Gary will get you on the action quick! You will be fishing with Penn Internationals and everything is included. Bring your camera, drinks and snacks and get ready for an epic adventure! All sharks will be safely released to battle again!
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $850
    We will be hunting down some of the Gulf's fiercest predators on this 4 hour trip targeting the biggest sharks to be caught. Captain Gary will get you on the action quick! You will be fishing with Penn Internationals and everything is included. Bring your camera, drinks and snacks and get ready for an epic adventure! All sharks will be safely released to battle again!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $825
    Head up to 15 miles into the Gulf for some of the most productive reefs and live bottoms around! Cast your line for the likes of Snapper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. It’s a great way for anglers of all skill levels to stock the cooler or land that trophy catch. Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. Gear and live bait are already on board.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip – 2 Hour Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $345
    This is a quick inshore trip combining light fishing, dolphin watching, and sightseeing. Your catch will vary with what is in season at the time. The boat usually goes just outside the Clearwater Pass with a short tour of the bay. Good trip for young kids and guests who have never been on a boat. Departure times can vary on this trip. Please contact Captain for availability.
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About the Captain

Gary Huggins
Belleair Bluffs, Florida, United States
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
44 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
Captain Gary’s father was one of Florida’s early Billfishing Captains out of Pensacola Beach and Islamorada. Capt. Gary was out catching Marlins while other kids were skateboarding! After graduating from college, he found himself in Texas and continued to offshore fish on the Texas and Louisiana Coasts. He currently captains the “Reel Bliss”, a 29’ Everglades out of Clearwater Beach. Everything necessary for making your offshore fishing trip a success is provided, including a USCG licensed experienced Captain and top-notch gear. Everyone from the novice first-timer to the seasoned pro is welcome aboard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Everglades (Center console) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
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Kurt R.
Clearwater, FL
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Private, far out and right on the fish

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 12, 2021
We had a great time today with Captain Gary Huggins . Went out to fish in about 100 feet of water , we were on the fish all...
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Four Oaks, NC
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Offshore fishing with Captain Gary Huggins

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 16, 2021
The day started out overcast and rainy but after checking the on-board weather radar, Captain Gary decided it was a small passing...
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6 hour trip with captain Gary

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 23, 2021
We had a great trip out with captain Gary he put us right on the fish from the first drop off the line. He called us the night...
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6 Hour Trip w/Captain Gary

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 21, 2021
Captain Gary showed us a great time on our trip.  He picked us up at launch that was easy to find and plenty of parking. ...
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Half Day on June 4, 2021
Fishing trip with Capt Gary was awesome and he had us out on time and on fish fist drop. Was super nice and made the day fun...
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FAQs about Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter

Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $345 per group - Kids Trip – 2 Hour Inshore (3 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour – Half Day (5 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Shark Fishing Adventure (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Shark Fishing Adventure (PM) (4 hours)
  • $925 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,175 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (when avaiable)
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)