Aquatic Escapes – Tampa

Have a great fishing experience with Aquatic Escapes on the rich and beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. Captain Jarrod Wallach is a second-generation captain who’ll make sure you have an unforgettable journey. Come to Tampa, Florida and enjoy fishing inshore and nearshore while exploring reefs, wrecks, flats, as well as the backcountry.

Captain Jarrod and you will use his 25’ Sportsman bay boat that runs on a Yamaha 250 HP engine. The boat can sit up to 6 guests and enables them all to fish at the same time. This changes only when you fish Tarpon and Shark, meaning only 2 people can fish simultaneously. The boat has quality navigation electronics and is rigged with snorkeling equipment and a livewell. It features a multimedia system, wireless trolling motor, and 2 Yeti coolers. There will even be a first mate on board.

Many interesting spots await you inshore, such as the flats, mangroves, docks, bridges, and rock piles in Tampa Bay. You can chase many different species here, such as Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Tripletail, Flounder, and Spanish Mackerel. You’ll be using light tackle and fish by trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, bottom fishing, and drift fishing. Kids are welcome if they are 6 or older. You’re free to keep your catch and take it home.

Captain Jarrod will provide you with all the gear and licenses, as well as clean and fillet your fish. The crew will highly appreciate tips. Note that the first mate joins in to help beginners and that he works for tips. You’ll only need to pack some food and drinks before you leave.

If you have a large party, Captain Jarrod and the local captains can organize a large trip with multiple boats. They can even create a small tournament for you!

Lots of excitement awaits you with Aquatic Escapes. Hop aboard and have fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – Single Angler
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    If you are a single angler on a tight schedule, this is the trip for you. Enjoy a couple of hours on the water and reel in whatever fish you find. Your captain will provide all the equipment, so just bring some food and sun protection, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Book this inshore trip and explore grass flats, mangroves, bridges, docks, and rock piles in Tampa Bay. Depending on the tide, weather, and species, you'll fish from the Bay inlet to the channels in Tampa Harbor. Target Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, and Grouper. All you'll need to bring is sun protection, snacks, and drinks!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    Sleep in and join Captain Jarrod in the afternoon. You'll be fishing the flats, mangroves, docks, and bridges in Tampa Bay. Depending on the conditions, you'll fish from the Bay inlet to the Tampa Harbor, targeting Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Redfish, and Grouper. Bring some food, drinks, sunscreen, and embark on your adventure!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Have fun in the inshore waters of Tampa Bay and search the nearby flats, docks, bridges, as well as rock piles. You'll be fishing from the Bay inlet to the channels in Tampa Harbor, if the conditions allow for it. You'll target creatures like Snapper, Trout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, and Grouper. You'll need only food, drinks, and a desire for adventure!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    8 hours on the waters of Tampa Bay give you enough time to explore the grass flats, bridges, docks, mangroves, and rock piles. The weather, tide, and fish you want to catch will all play a role in determining your route. Chase prized fish like Redfish, Snapper, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, and Grouper. Make sure you bring food, drinks, and sunscreen, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Fall Kingfish – 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 31
    $1,000
    This trip will see you target King Mackerel in the fall, during its migration period. Captain Jarrod will supply you with all the needed equipment and take you to the best fishing spots. You just bring food,drinks, and sun protection, and get excited! Please note that up to 4 anglers can come on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    If you're really in for an adventure, come and hit the inshore waters in search of sharks! You'll specifically target the local sharks, such as Bull, Hammerhead, Thresher, and Blacktip Shark. You'll find everything you need on board, just make sure you bring sunscreen, food, and drinks. Get ready for a shark hunting adventure of a lifetime! Please note that there can be a maximum of 4 anglers on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $1,000
    If you'd like even more excitement, come on this night trip and explore the Gulf of Mexico. You'll search for the main shark species, such as Bull, Blacktip, Hammerhead, and Thresher Shark. The captain will make sure you have all the gear you need for this great night adventure. For the first part of the trip you'll need sunscreen. Bring food and drinks as well so you stay refreshed. You'll have a huge experience on this fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Spring Kingfish – 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 1
    $1,000
    King Mackerel migrates during this period and you'll use the opportunity to target it. You'll have all the equipment waiting for you on board. The captain will take you to the best inshore spots to make sure you land a good catch. Make sure to wear appropriate clothes and bring some sun protections. Also, pack some food and drinks so you can stay refreshed throughout the day.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon – 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 15
    $1,000
    Spend 6 hours chasing for Tarpon during their migration period from May to August. You'll explore the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of the prized Silver King. All the equipment will be provided for you, so all you need to bring is sun protection, some food, and drinks. This is a trip for up to 4 anglers. Book now and start your Tarpon adventure!
  • Private trip
    Offshore Fishing – Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    Head a bit further from shore and fish for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and many other offshore species. This exciting trip will give you the most flexibility and the biggest chance to return to land with some prized catch in tow. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment to ensure a productive trip. Just bring food, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and a nice pair of sunglasses and you'll be good to go.
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About the Captain

Jarrod Wallach
Tampa, Florida, United States
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36 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since September 2019
From as early as I can remember, my dad had me on a boat with a fishing rod in my hands. At first, I was simply excited to have bait on my hook and hang out with my dad. As I grew up the fish got bigger and bigger… and I was hooked! Growing up in New York, we would fish for Fluke, Flounder, Strippers & Cod in the winter. We would also enter the occasional Shark fishing tournament. Fishing was, and still remains, a huge part of my life and it gave my father and me the time we needed to bond, before he unexpectedly left us in 2006. It was always my father’s dream to retire and use his captain's license to open a charter business. Every day, I strive to keep his legacy alive.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Sportsman (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 6 and up.
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Not included in the trip

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Excellent
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Satisfied with the boat
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VERIFIED   July 9, 2022
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Inshore Fishing – 6 Hour Trip on July 20, 2021
Took my Brother and Sister In-Laws on this trip.  They have never caught so my fish before on any other trip they have been...
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VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 4, 2021
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VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 25, 2021
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VERIFIED   Offshore Fishing – Full Day on June 2, 2021
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FAQs about Aquatic Escapes – Tampa

Aquatic Escapes – Tampa offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $250 per person after 1 guest - Inshore Fishing – Single Angler (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing – 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Fall Kingfish – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Spring Kingfish – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Tarpon – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Offshore Fishing – Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Aquatic Escapes – Tampa, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Boat has 2 Yeti Coolers on Board.

Trips booked with Aquatic Escapes – Tampa include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Aquatic Escapes – Tampa offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Aquatic Escapes – Tampa offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Aquatic Escapes – Tampa include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail