Come and join Aquatic Escapes in exploring the beautiful waters of St. Petersburg, Florida. Captain Jarrod Wallach and you will be fishing inshore and nearshore waters and exploring flats, reefs, wrecks, and the backcountry. He a second-generation captain who’s got both the experience and skills to make your trip the best it can be.

Captain Jarrod and you will use a 25’ Sportsman bay boat that can sit up to 5 people. It runs on a Yamaha 250 HP engine and has all the navigation technology needed for a safe trip. The boat is equipped with snorkeling gear and a livewell. It features a wireless trolling motor, multimedia system, and 2 Yeti coolers. A first mate will also be on board to give you any help you need. Note that when you fish Tarpon and Shark, the maximum number of guests who can fish at the same time is 2.

You’ll have fun delving into inshore areas and exploring the flats, mangroves, docks, bridges, and rock piles. Among many different species you can chase here are King and Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, and Flounder. You’ll be using light tackle and troll, spin, jig, pop, bottom fish, as well as drift fish. Kids are welcome to join provided they are at least 6 years old. You’re free to keep your catch.

The captain covers you for all the fishing gear and licenses, as well as cleaning and filleting your catch. The crew will appreciate tips. The first mate joins in when there are beginners on board and he works for tips. You won’t need to bring anything except for some food and drinks.

If you’d like to bring more people than the boat can take, Captain Jarrod will make it happen. He and the local captains will organize a large trip with multiple boats for you and your party. Small tournaments are also possible!

Book a trip at Aquatic Escapes – St. Petersburg and have a real fishing adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Fishing – Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    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.
  • 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
    $800
    Use the opportunity and chase King Mackerel in the fall, during the migration period. Captain Jarrod will supply you with all the equipment as well as take you to the best spots for landing a good catch. All you need to bring is some food, drinks, and sunscreen. A maximum of 4 anglers can come on this trip. Hop aboard and feel the excitement!
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Feel a real fishing thrill while searching the inshore waters for some sea monsters. You will specifically target some of the sharks around the area, such as Hammerhead, Thresher, Bull, and Blacktip Shark. Everything you will need will wait for you on the boat, just make sure you pack some sun protection, food, and drinks. Remember that this is a trip is for up to 4 anglers. Prepare for a thrilling shark adventure!
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $800
    Experience even more thrill and travel to the Gulf of Mexico at night! You'll search for Bull, Hammerhead, Blacktip, and Thresher Shark. The captain's got all the gear you'll need. Remember to dress appropriately, bring sunscreen for the first part of your trip, and pack some food and drinks so you stay refreshed. Have a lot of fun 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
    $800
    This spring trip will give you big chances for reeling in King Mackerel during its migration period. The captain's got all the gear ready for you, and he'll take you to the best inshore spots to make sure you land a good catch. Just dress appropriately, bring sunscreen, food, and drinks to stay refreshed throughout the day. Your Kingfish adventure awaits you!
  • 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
    $800
    Tarpon's migration period lasts from May to August, so you'll be taking this chance and hunt for it. Your search of the prized Silver King will lead you through the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. No need to worry about any gear, the captain has you covered for everything. Just bring some sun protection, food, and drinks. Up to 4 anglers can join this trip. Pack your stuff and your Tarpon mission can begin!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Spend more time on the waters of Tampa Bay and book this inshore fishing trip. You'll fish and explore the Bay's grass flats, bridges, mangroves, docks, and rock piles. The weather, tide, and species will set the course of your route. You'll chase prized fish such as Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, and Grouper. The captain provides all the equipment, so just bring some food, drinks, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Travel inshore and explore the flats, docks, rock piles, and bridges in the Tampa Bay area. If the conditions allow, you'll be fishing from the Bay inlet to the channels in Tampa Harbor. Target lovely creatures such as Trout, Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Snook. All you need is some food, drinks, sun protection. A wonderful adventure awaits you!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishhing – 4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    Sleep a little longer, join the captain in the afternoon, and have fun on the water. You'll explore Tampa Bay mangroves, flats, bridges, and docks. Depending on the conditions, you'll fish from the Bay inlet to the channels in Tampa Harbor and chase Trout, Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Grouper. All the equipment and a license await you on the boat. You should just bring snacks, drinks, and some sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    You will fish the grass flats, mangroves, bridges, docks, and rock piles in Tampa Bay. If the weather, tide, and species allow, you'll fish from the Bay inlet to the channels in Tampa Harbor. Try your luck chasing Redfish, Trout, Snook, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and Grouper. Everything will be waiting for you on the boat, so you'll only need sun protection, snacks, and drinks. Happy fishing!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing – 2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    If you don't have much time but would still like to spend a few hours on the water, this trip is perfect for you. Recharge for 2 hours in nature and chase whatever species you find. Just bring some sun protection and you're all set to go!
There are 3 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Jarrod Wallach
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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) Grouper (Gag)
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
Tripletail Tripletail

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
5 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (4)
4.33
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Good Good Good Good Good
Fishing with Jarrod
Fishing with Jarrod
Fishing with Jarrod
+1
Angler Rating
0
1
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
0%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
2 of 2 reviews
Richard S.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   February 8, 2021
The charter operator canceled 2 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

Phil V.
Dorr, MI
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  4.33
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Good Good Good Good Good Overall

Fishing with Jarrod

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishhing – 4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 6, 2021
Phil V. recommends Aquatic Escapes – St. Petersburg
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jarrod Wallach Captain replied

FAQs about Aquatic Escapes – St. Petersburg

Aquatic Escapes – St. Petersburg offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Inshore Fishing – 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishhing – 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing – 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing – 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Fall Kingfish – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Shark Fishing – 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Spring Kingfish – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Tarpon – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Offshore Fishing – Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Aquatic Escapes – St. Petersburg, 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 – St. Petersburg include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

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

Aquatic Escapes – St. Petersburg offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

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