Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat

There’s nothing better than fishing opportunities of Tampa Bay - at least according to Capt. Pat from Coquina Key Charters. Fishing is not his only passion - he’s an army veteran, who’s involved in the conservation of wildlife. If you’re looking for a great fishing guide, Capt. Pat is your man.

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Ranger bay boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. This bay boat features the latest navigational equipment, a 175 HP Suzuki engine, a wireless trolling motor, a live bait tank, and a cooler. A variety of rods, reels, bait, and artificial lures are also there, always ready for a new battle with fish.

The most targeted species are Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Snapper but during certain times of the year, you can also catch Kingfish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Tarpon. Depending on the fishing season and your hopes and requests, Capt. Pat will adjust the trip as much as he can.

Since your fishing equipment and license are covered, there’s not a lot of things you need to do before the trip. Just bring some cold drinks and snacks, and don’t forget your sunscreen and a hat. Kids are welcome to join as well, and this can be a great first-time fishing experience for them.

Coquina Key Charters and Capt. Pat are here to make this trip a memorable experience for you. Join!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    This full day adventure will take you fishing for inshore and nearshore species. You'll mostly target Redfish, Snook, and Trout, but you can also catch Mackerel and Cobia if they are in the season. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, just bring something to eat and cold drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Go after Flounder, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, while you can bring something to chew and drink. Catch your dinner and enjoy this day with your friends and family.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Go after Flounder, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, while you can bring something to chew and drink. Catch your dinner and enjoy this day with your friends and family.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Go after Flounder, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, while you can bring something to chew and drink. Catch your dinner and enjoy this day with your friends and family.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:45 PM
    $400
    Go after Flounder, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, while you can bring something to chew and drink. Catch your dinner and enjoy this day with your friends and family.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, while you can bring something to chew and drink. Enjoy your day with your friends and family.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $250
    The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, while you can bring something to chew and drink. Enjoy your day with your friends and family.
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About the Captain

Patrick Bale
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
37 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2020
Capt Patrick is an Army veteran with a passion for not only fishing but the conservation of wildlife, especially vertebrates. Patrick moved to Franklin NC in his teens but came back to his hometown in adulthood because he never found fishing like it is here, in Tampa Bay.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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:
Cash
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 15, 2021
Captain pat went out of his way to make our experience great caught many fish and fulfilled all our expectations. It was very...
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Half day trip with captain mike

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (PM) on July 4, 2021
Captain pat did an awesome job today he was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had he called me prior to our...
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Sunny trip with Coquina Charters / Patrick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 28, 2021
From the start, Patrick was an ease to talk to and plan our charter. He was ready to go as soon as we arrived.  He took us...
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Awesome afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 24, 2021
We had an amazing afternoon out yesterday out with Captain Pat. He was really easy going, knowledgable and had awesome communication....
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Half day trip with Captain Pat

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 12, 2021
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FAQs about Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat

Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Coquina Key Charters With Capt Pat include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon