Shallow Water Escape

West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa FL, United States

Shallow Water Escape invites you to escape the daily grind into the backcountry of the beautiful southwest Florida waters. You can book a fishing trip that will allow you to relax, enjoy the sun, and take home delicious dinner. Captain Jason Semayne will take you to the best and most productive spots you can imagine where you’ll have the opportunity to target a variety of inshore species.

Your trip will take you to the shallow grass flats of Bull Bay, the sandy potholes in Whidden’s Creek, or Turtle Bay. These areas are abundant with fish species such as Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Hammerhead, and other inshore species.

Captain Jason will take you out on his 23-foot Hanson center console powered by a 175 HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. This speedy beauty will whisk you to the productive fishing grounds in comfort and style. It contains all the safety and electronic equipment you might need, including a GPS and a fishfinder to locate the best spots.

Shallow Water Escape will take you out on an unforgettable fishing adventure you will talk about for many years to come. Captain Jason will provide you with the necessary fishing gear and will even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day! Don’t miss your chance to make a Shallow Water Escape!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will spend a day on the grass flats of Bull Bay, the sandy potholes in Whidden's Creek, or Turtle Bay targeting Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Hammerhead, and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Sandbar Fun
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    In order to taste the good life of Florida and live like a Floridian, you must try the Sandbar trip. You will cruise along the shoreline, into the mangroves and waterways exploring nature. You will then go to one of the white sandy beaches and have a drink in a Sandbar before returning to your starting location.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore Fish PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 425
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Florida inshore fishing experience featuring Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Hammerhead, and Snook. Spend a day on the grass flats of Bull Bay, the sandy potholes in Whidden's Creek, or Turtle Bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Florida inshore fishing experience featuring Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Hammerhead, and Snook. Spend a day on the grass flats of Bull Bay, the sandy potholes in Whidden's Creek, or Turtle Bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Sandbar Fun
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    This is the most relaxing and enjoyable day you could enjoy on the water as you will go on a boating adventure in the warm waters of Florida, see the local marine wildlife like Manatees, tropical birds and more. You will also explore the mangroves and waterways, then step off the boat onto soft white sand of a local sandbar. You will be able to enjoy a drink with your friends and live like a Floridian for a day!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Family Fun Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 250
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Take the family fishing. Tampa Bay offers exciting fishing action for the entire family. Making memories with your children on a family fishing charter is what it’s all about. We all remember our first fishing trip. This 2 hour, all inclusive trip is made for just that. Capt. Jason takes care of everything, baiting hooks, teaching skills, pointing out wildlife, and even casting for them if needed. This gives mom and dad a chance to relax and enjoy the day while still being the hero!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 175HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Tampa to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 0.5% fee.

About the Captain

Jason Semeyn
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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Captain Jason was raised on the water in South Tampa and has fished the inshore waters of Southwest Florida for over 30 years. He became so obsessed with fish and their habits and feeding patterns, that it led to him working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a Law Enforcement Officer who regulates the fishing resource for the state of Florida.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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We had a great time Captain Jason is very knowledgeable of the area and where the fish are. Unfortunately the week leading up to the trip was very windy and the sea bottom was cloudy and a little murky. Thats not his fault as he has no control of the weather. He tried very hard to put us on the fish. I did catch one small flounder under the size limit.  He gave us some great tips and instruction when needed. I will definitely book another charter with Capt. Jason and shallow water escape in future, and I highly recommend him to anyone that wants a fun day out on the water.

Fished March 17, 2017
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All this happend on one Trip ( and much more)

Fished October 24, 2015
Jason Semeyn (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 4, 2015

Great Job guys, I had a lot of fun. Thanks

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