Welcome to Florida’s West Coast, where Jewel Of The Bay Charters is ready to give you a fun-filled day of fishing the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, and surrounding waters! Adventure awaits you whether you are a die-hard or a casual angler. You’ll be under the guidance of Captain Doug Deming who will share his fishing knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

You can explore all the various fishing locations on his Angler Offshore bay boat. The boat is 22’ and can accommodate groups of up to 6 guests. For your better fishing experience, the vessel is equipped with fish-finding / GPS equipment and a Suzuki 200 HP motor – and for a more stealthy approach, a Minn Kota trolling motor.

Their charters cover inshore, and nearshore locations such as reefs, wrecks, grass flats, and backcountry fisheries. There’s action all year round, but not all species are always available. Depending on the season you can catch Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Shark. But, when fishing saltwater, you never know what may bite your hook.

The charter will cover your fishing license, and the necessary fishing gear and live bait will be waiting for you on board. You can just bring your refreshments, snacks, and sunscreen. The crew is enthusiastic about teaching children to catch fish, and they’ll happily clean and bag your catch.

So start planning your fishing adventure now! Book Captain Doug and Jewel of the Bay Charters and make some memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Choose this 4 hour trip to get a chance to explore the nearshore reefs on the Gulf of Mexico or any of the bays and backwaters that our beautiful area has to offer!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    With this 6 hour trip you get more time for exploring the nearshore reefs on the Gulf of Mexico or any of the bays and backwaters that our beautiful area has to offer! Give yourself a better fighting chance at getting that coveted catch.
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FAQs about Jewel Of The Bay Charters

Jewel Of The Bay Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Jewel Of The Bay Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Jewel Of The Bay Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Jewel Of The Bay Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Jewel Of The Bay Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Jewel Of The Bay Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Tope)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Doug Deming
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
155 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2020
Born and raised in South Eastern Michigan, Captain Doug started fishing as soon as he could hold a fishing rod. Captain Doug earned his Coast Guard Captain's license while still fishing the Great Lakes in Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Now guiding on the Gulf of Mexico and the many beautiful bays that make up the Tampa Bay area for over 13 years, he likes nothing more than sharing the saltwater experience with his guests.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Angler Offshore (Bay boat) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Holmes Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We love to get children catching fish!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 155 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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What a great trip!
What a great trip!
Caught a boat load
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
98%
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Calvin W.
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What a great trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on November 25, 2023
Captain Doug was awesome! He knew his stuff. We are not from Florida so we had a ton of local aquatic questions. He was very...
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Cody T.
Nanticoke, PA
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 15, 2023
Awesome time. Capt Doug was very professional and understanding! We had a member of our trip who was not feeling well and he...
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Beau B.
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Fishing with Doug

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 10, 2023
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Kevin M.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
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Caught a boat load

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on November 21, 2023
My nephews and I had a great 4 hour trip with Captain Doug.  We went out in search of mackeral and bonita and hit the jackpot...
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Sean C.
Chicago, IL
Excellent
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Half Day (am) with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 8, 2023
Captain Doug took myself, my brother, and sister in law out for an awesome half day of fishing. I spoke with him the day prior...
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