If you’re up for exploring Florida’s nearshore waters out of Venice, book a trip with Go On The Water Charters, a veteran owned and operated business! Captain Harold Roebuck III has spent the past 30 years enjoying the waters of the Sunshine State. He knows where to take you, and how to make your day enjoyable and fun. Specializing in family fun nearshore fishing, he’ll help you make some amazing memories!

You’ll head out on his 26’ Calcutta catamaran boat that provides a stable and dry ride. Its wide beam gives you plenty of elbow room for up to 4 passengers, and enough storage for your gear. There’s an extra-large sun pad with shade and seating for your comfort. The onboard wireless trolling motor will help you sneak up on any fearful specimens you might encounter.

Florida is known for its natural views and abundant wildlife, and the nearshore waters out of Venice can testify to that. There’s a variety of fish species lurking underwater, so you’ll get to target creatures like Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Permit, King Mackerel, Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, and Spanish Mackerel.

Capt. Harold will provide you with everything you need for a successful fishing trip – rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait and a range of artificial lures depending on what you’re targeting. He’ll be happy to clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home after a fun day on the water, and prepare a nice family dinner.

As the captain specializes in family trips, it goes without saying that kids are more than welcome to join in on the fun. Bring them along and teach them how fun fishing can be, making some invaluable family memories. You’ll be provided with drinks on board, but bring any snacks you’d like to eat, as well as sunscreen to protect you from the hot Floridian sun.

All that’s left to do is book a trip with Go On The Water Charters, and you’re off to your newest fishing adventure!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $625
    This is a 4-hour trip that will take you to the nearshore reefs out of Venice. You'll head out up to 10 miles from shore, and target a variety of species including Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Permit, King Mackerel, Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, and Spanish Mackerel. This trip is designed for maximum fishing time, so you'll have lines in the water within 30 minutes of leaving the inlet. All the equipment will be provided for you, just bring sunscreen and some snacks, and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Harold Roebuck III
Venice, Florida, United States
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Hi, I’m Captain Harold Roebuck III. I spent my life on the water growing up in the US Virgin Islands and Florida boating, diving, and fishing. I’ve been a private boat owner for the past 30 years, enjoying all the waters of the state of Florida from the Panhandle to the Keys. I served 28 years in the military, 18 of those years with the Coast Guard here in Florida. I love seeing people enjoying themselves on water.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Calcutta (Catamaran) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha HPDI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Venice to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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Great morning on the water

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on March 31, 2021
When the bottom fishing was slow Captain Harold Roebuck targeted King Fish and put us on them within minutes. Great trip with...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on March 27, 2021
Captain Harold and his wife were awesome, friendly and knew where to go to catch a variety of fish. We went out in the morning...
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FAQs about Go On The Water

Go On The Water offers the following trip to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Go On The Water, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta Potty)
  • GPS (Lowrance HDS12 with side view for finding the fish)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Rhodan GPS for holding us on the fishing spot. )

Trips booked with Go On The Water include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Go On The Water offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Go On The Water offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Go On The Water include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel