Charlton’s Reef Charters

(24) In high demand!
5108 W Gandy Blvd
Tampa FL, United States

Charlton’s Reef Charters offers flats and deep water fishing in the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay area. Join Capt. Tom for a fun and productive day on the water. He is on the water 7 days a week and knows where and how to put you on fish!

Capt. Tom specializes in taking his clients to the hottest spots that produce Snook, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. However, if you are after something bigger, just let the captain know. He will take you to deeper water, where you get your hands on Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and Tarpon.

Charlton’s Reef Charters tailor their trips to the tides and weather conditions. If you are planning a trip to the nearshore waters to catch Grouper and Snapper but the weather is not cooperating, don’t worry. Check the honey holes closer to shore and get a healthy dose of drag pulling enjoyment. The opportunities abound!

Even if you have never held a fishing rod in your hand and don’t know what species patrol the waters of Tampa Bay, Capt. Tom will show you the ropes. He will guide you through the basics before you make the first cast. On your day out, you will be able to come close and personal with Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Capt. Tom will arm you with quality fishing rods, reels, and tackle. You will be using frozen and live bait to make that catch of the day possible. When you return to shore, your catch will be cleaned and ready to go straight into the frying pan. Just bring along some appropriate clothes and your own snacks.

You will be exploring the Tampa’s waters aboard a 20’ Mako Marine center console. This is a newly uphauled fishing machine which comes powered by a 200 HP Yamaha Saltwater Series engine. There is plenty of fishing space for you and two fishing buddies. All aboard!

Charlton’s Reef Charters offers flats and deep water fishing in the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay area. Join Capt. Tom for a fun and productive day on the water. He is on the water 7 days a week and knows where and how to put you on fish!


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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Afternoon
    3 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 325 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Evening
    3 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 325 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Morning
    3 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 325 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mako Marine (Center console) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha Saltwater Series engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

20 ft
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Tampa Bay
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Only 8 years old and above
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Tom Charlton
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
I have been a Coast Guard licensed fishing charter captain in Tampa for 25 years. Having full coverage insurance and Red Cross training, I have your safety always in mind. Check me out and see how a quarter century of experience can put you on the fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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Fished February 17, 2018
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Fished February 16, 2018
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A perfect day. Captain Tom was fabulous plenty of fish at every stop and wonderful service. Couldn’t have been better

Fished February 9, 2018
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