Dreaming of some peaceful backcountry fishing? Seminole Wind Charters can fulfill that for you. Led by Captain Steve, he takes up to 3 people out for personalized trips in the inshore waters around St. Petersburg, allowing you to escape into nature.

The boat is 17.5 Key West Stealth flats boat. This boat is known by many keen fishermen as being perfect for flats fishing as it can get you into the shallow water with no problems. It was restored recently and features a polling platform for more precise navigation and sight fishing.

The targeted species are Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Shark, and Tarpon. You’ll be using light Penn tackle and depending on the target species will get yourself to grips with spinning, jigging, and bottom fishing.  Inshore and nearshore fishing is a true art. The tide’s play’s a big part in the bite the bigger the tide swing, the better the bite, so let’s hope the conditions are just right on the day!

You’ll fish using live bait which is provided for you. As well as that catch cleaning is also included, just be sure to throw in a tip! Your Florida fishing license is also covered so there’s no need to be concerned about that. Bottled water is available onboard so take something else if you prefer as well as some snacks if you’re joining Capt. Steve on a longer trip.

Steve’s waiting and as are the fish. If you’re looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle then book with Steve for some quiet fishing in the beautiful backwaters.



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  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip (2 Max)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $970
    Many keen fishermen dream of reeling in a Tarpon and Capt. Steve can help you to do just that! This is the ultimate Florida backwater fishing trip and Steve knows from his many years of experience the best coves and creeks where to find them. For a true flats adventure get yourself straight onto this trip!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $870
    Here's a top trip for all of you fishing nuts out there. A peaceful trip in Florida's backwaters is surely on any keen fisherman's bucket list. You'll be heading out on Capt. Steve's recently restored flats boat which is designed to get you into the thick of the shallows where many of the fish hide. There you've got a chance to lure in some Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Cobia, and many more using live bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $470
    Nothing quite lives up to beating Florida's afternoon sun and accomplishing the day early by fishing in the morning. Capt. Steve is here to help you do just that to taking you to some of the best flat fishing spots in the area. Just hope that there's a strong morning tide that brings in some of the bigger Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, and many others in.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $470
    There's always some good fishing to get up to when dusk starts to settle in. It's when many of the target species love to come out to hunt meaning they're far more likely to have a go at your live bait that you've strung out. Get ready to have a fun challenge taking on the likes of some Snook and the delicacy that is Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $470
    A spot of afternoon fishing is essential if you're hitting up Jacksonville. Capt. Steve will guide you to his favorite nearby backcountry spots to take on some of the local species using light Penn tackle. You've got a chance to take on some Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and much more when you're out on the flats.
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About the Captain

Steve Cottle
Redington Shores, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
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49 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2019
I am a 3rd generation fisherman. My Grandfather fished the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a living. My Father fished with him in his youth and continued this tradition of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he got out of the Navy. I was born in Pensacola, FL. So need I say more? It's in my blood. I was born to fish!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Key West (Flats boat) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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 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:
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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Half Day AM Trip-Inshore

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 3, 2020
Outstanding guide with a great price, top notch service and top of the line equipment from Daiwa, Shimano, Ohero, and Airwave....
Leo G. recommends Seminole Wind Charters – 18'
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Evening) on July 30, 2020
Highly recommend Captain Steve, we had a great experience!
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FAQs about Seminole Wind Charters – 18'

Seminole Wind Charters – 18' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (Midday) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $895 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - Tarpon Trip (2 Max) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Seminole Wind Charters – 18', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Seminole Wind Charters – 18' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Seminole Wind Charters – 18' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Seminole Wind Charters – 18' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Seminole Wind Charters – 18' include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon