Big Bay Fishing Charters

When you find yourself close to Tampa Bay, make sure to spend a few hours on the water with Big Bay Fishing Charters. Based in St. Petersburg, this charter service offers fishing trips year round, providing inshore and nearshore adventures whenever you want to go. Join Captain Nate whether you’re an experienced angler or not. He loves taking families out for fishing and teaching kids how to catch their first trophy.

You’ll be fishing on a brand new 25’ Marauder Marine Avenger, built in 2020. This special model is hand-crafted with lots of attention to detail and quality materials. She’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and features all necessary navigational and safety gear. Here you’ll find everything you need when it comes to your fishing equipment.

Inshore trips are a perfect way to get someone to like fishing and immediately catch tasty lunch meat. Some of the most popular species in these waters are Seatrout, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and many more. You can also get your hands on Mackerel, Tripletail, Shark, Cobia, and more.

Captain Nate covers your fishing licenses, rods, reels, lures, cooler with ice, and water. You just need to pack some snacks and bring your hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Please avoid black-soled shoes and glass bottles.

Big Bay Fishing Charters offers a perfect way to spend some quality time with your family and friends. Just pick a trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark/Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Let's go find some of the Kings of Tampa Bay! Shark and Tarpon are some of the most exciting fish to catch because of their size and the way they fight. Both will give those arms a good workout, but Capt. Nate will be there helping you bring them in from first bite to the boat. This is a seasonal trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Are you ready for a full 8 hour day with Captain Nate? You'll spend the day fishing all around St. Pete, from up in the bay to the intercostal and Gulf of Mexico. Some of our local favorites are Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Kingfish, Trout, Jacks, and more depending on the season. There's a variety of waterfront restaurants if you would like to take a break during your trip to grab some food.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon/Shark
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Catch the kings of the bay. This seasonal trip will take you after Tarpon and Shark. Both species are great fighters and will give you a decent workout. Tarpon starts earlier, in May, while Sharks show up in June.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Spend the day fishing the waters of beautiful Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This 6-hour trip is perfect for those who want a full fishing experience, but be back just in time for Happy Hour. St. Pete native Capt. Nate will have you fishing for a variety of inshore and nearshore species such as Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Explore the backcountry and flats on the search for Trout, Snook, and Redfish. If you go to inshore waters, you can also catch Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, Mangorve Snapper, and more. This is the perfect trip for those new to fishing, families, and maybe some who just want to spend some time on the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Did y’all say a half day trip with Capt. Nate!? Get ready to explore the backcountry and flats on the search for Snook, Redfish, and Trout. There are also a number of inshore species to target such as Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and more!
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About the Captain

Nathan Diaz
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2020
Captain Nate has been fishing his whole life and he's a licensed guide since 2014. He loves to accommodate families with kids on his boat. His favorite targets are King Mackerel and Snook.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Marauder Marine Avenger (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 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
Trolling
Spinning

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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Bank Transfer

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