The Tampa Bay area is littered with great fishing hotspots and Sundaze Inshore Charters are here to take you to them. From mangrove covered reserves to little archipelagos, Captain Eddy Cooper is here to take you to them all. All of his charters can be planned to meet your wants and needs, and ensuring that you have a memorable experience.

You can launch from most major boat ramps in the Tampa Bay area or even be picked up from your private dock in Eddy’s 22’ Tidewater center console. It’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine meaning you can skip around the bay in no time at all. It features a live bait well to keep it fresh as well as fishfinder equipment to make sure you get some catches.

Your potential catches include Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Speckled Trout and much more. Eddy even runs trips specifically targeting Sheepshead as he finds them so fun to catch and loves tucking into them after a day of fishing them. You’ll use both light and heavy Florida Fishing Products tackle to reel them in by using bottom fishing and spinning techniques.

He’ll fetch live bait for you beforehand as well as providing you with some fresh water. Your fishing license is also provided in addition to catch cleaning so you can get your fish straight into the pan afterward.

All you have to do is take sunscreen, food, and sweeter drinks, if you prefer them, with you. After that, you only need to do is to get yourself excited for a day of action and fun in the scenic Tampa Bay.



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  • Private trip
    Sheepshead trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $600
    One of Captain Eddy’s favorite fish is Sheepshead as they are great to eat and fun to catch. Southwest Florida is where the species is most abundant so here you have a great opportunity to reel them in. Eddy will take you round to the spots where he knows they can be found, such as areas with a rocky bottom or by some wrecks. They love to feed on live bait, which Eddy will catch before the trip begins so you can get straight onto reeling in the Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $549
    Give yourself a couple more hours to head a little bit further out into the inshore waters of Tampa Bay. This 6 — hour fishing adventure allows time for multiple inshore species to be targeted such as Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, and Shark. Suitable for all levels of experience, you won't be disappointed on this one!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $399
    If you are looking for a relaxing trip this four hour excursion is for you! You will be able to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the water, fishing for various inshore species including Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and Speckled Trout. This trip is highly recommended for families and first-timers due to it being short and easy going. Captain Eddy always has the time and patience to help you learn the ropes!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $399
    Rise up early and get moving for a gentle day of fishing around Tampa bay. The techniques, bottom fishing and spinning, are fairly basic so the mind doesn't need to be too active, meaning you can unwind on this morning on the bay. All you need to do is think about which specie will take the bait first - Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, or something else?
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About the Captain

Eddy Cooper
Tampa, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since March 2020
Growing up in Tampa Bay I was surrounded by the water, from lakes in Valrico to the salt water flats in Tampa to the depths of the Gulf. Fishing meant family. I love to sharing my passion of fishing and Tampa Bay ecosystem with my clients. The ecosystem here is particularly special with all of the marine diversity around and we can check them out while reeling in some fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Helen L.
Skokie, IL
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Captain Cooper is the best!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Afternoon on March 27, 2021
Captain Cooper is amazing! We had a great 4 hour fishing trip with him. He is an excellent fisherman and made sure our 12 year...
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Alexandria W.
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Birthday Fishing Trip with Captain Eddy

6 Hour Trip on January 26, 2021
Absolutely amazing fishing trip with such a wonderful captain! Not only did Captain Eddy make it special for my birthday, but...
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Sarasota, Florida
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4-Hour Morning Charter

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Morning on April 7, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our fishing charter.  They had us quickly setup and in the water catching multiple fish within the first...
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip - Morning on June 19, 2021
We booked a trip for my husband for Father’s Day. Captain Eddy was the best.  With the storm in the gulf, we weren’t sure...
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Tampa, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip - Morning on June 1, 2021
It was a perfect weather day and Capt. Eddie was very professional. Very knowledgeable about local species and techniques....
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FAQs about Sundaze Inshore Charters

Sundaze Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Morning (4 hours)
  • $549 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Sheepshead trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Sundaze Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Sundaze Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (only bottled water is provided)
  • Fishing License

Sundaze Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Sundaze Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Sundaze Inshore Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail