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
    4 Hour Trip - Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $500
    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?
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $549
    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
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $675
    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!
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About the Captain

Eddy Cooper
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
33 Customer reviews
Response time 3 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) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
only bottled water is provided
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
Only when local laws permit
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (24)
6 hour hot day with Captain Eddy!
6 hour hot day with Captain Eddy!
6 hour hot day with Captain Eddy!
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Angler Rating
32
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Victor D.
Hallsville, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour bay fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 26, 2022
Captain Eddy is a great guide. We landed fish at every spot we tried. Some of our catch was out of season, and 2 of the redfish...
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Greg B.
Garrettsville, Ohio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Captain Eddy

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 23, 2021
My buddy and I flew in from Ohio and had a great time fishing with Captain Eddy. We had caught and landed our first fish within...
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Bryan S.
Richmond, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 22, 2022
Captain is very knowledgeable and the trip is well worth the time and money spent . Thank you for the amazing day on the water...
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Scott F.
Plant City, Florida
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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6 he trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 14, 2022
Captain Eddie was very knowledgable, and went above and beyond with my wife as far as wildlife watching. Although fish were...
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John D.
McLean, VA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. Eddy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Afternoon on April 3, 2022
Three of us went out with Capt. Eddy.  Eddy to took us to a few holes and we landed a keeper Redfish to share with family...
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FAQs about Sundaze Inshore Charters

Sundaze Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 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 - 4 Hour Trip - Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour 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
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail