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 175 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 Sea Trout, Snook, Red Fish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Sharks. 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
    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)
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    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!
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About the Captain

Doug Deming
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
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59 Customer Reviews
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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 10 years, he likes nothing more than sharing the saltwater experience with his guests.

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Targeted Species

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

Shark (Tope) Shark (Tope)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Angler Offshore (Bay boat) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2006. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Travis D.
Dawsonville, GA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 23, 2021
Captain Doug was awesome and very knowledgeable. He was up early at the crack of dawn to be sure we had ample bait and was...
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Ruskin, FL
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Captain Doug Deming met us at the dock with a smile and positive outlook of the day fishing.  We were 3 adults and one 9 year...
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The kids will never forget a shark day with Captain Doug!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 9, 2021
We had a great day with Captain Doug.  While there were six of us on the charter, our primary focus was having the two kids...
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Albertville, AL
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 7, 2021
So much better than I had anticipated. Wind was a little nasty, so I was worried. It made it slow on the first hole, but after...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 11, 2021
Captain Doug ensured we had a GREAT TIME! He kept us out fishing longer than scheduled to make sure everyone in the group caught...
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FAQs about Jewel Of The Bay Charters

Jewel Of The Bay Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 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