Explore the Gulf with Pirate Fishing Charters! Captain Joe has been guiding fishing trips for over 20 years and loves to share his vast knowledge. Choose whether you want to stay closer to the coast, or head out to reefs, wrecks, and offshore waters. One thing is for sure, every fishing ground offers a variety of fish species, each challenging in their own way. Brush up on your technique or learn something completely new. Now is the time!

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 25’ Sea Hunt that accommodates up to 4 guests. This center console is powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines and reaches the maximum speed of 30 knots. The boat is equipped with safety gear, navigational electronics, and she also features a toilet, a cooler, and a live bait tank.

During its summer season, the star of the show is definitely Red Snapper but there’s so much more. Besides several species of Snapper and Grouper, you can also catch Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, etc. Let the captain know what you want to catch or what technique you want to practice and he’ll adjust the trip to meet your needs.

Fun isn’t over when the trip ends. If well-prepared fish meat is something you love, you’ll be happy to hear that you get to keep the catch. Capt. Joe will clean and fillet it free of charge, so you only need to find a nearby restaurant and have it prepared for you.

All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. You only need to pack your food, drinks, and sun protection.

Getting the freshest fish fillets has never been more exciting. Get your slice of action with Pirate Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    Go bottom fishing for 8 hours and get your trophy. There's a variety of Snapper and Grouper species in these waters but you can also go after Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and many more. All fishing equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    On this adventure, you'll go around 15-25 miles off the shore for bottom fishing. With this technique, Snapper and Grouper are the first species that come to mind, but there are others as well, such as Amberjack. Your fishing license and equipment are covered.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Target some inshore species using bottom fishing. This short trip is perfect for families with kids and beginner anglers. Fish in the morning and catch your lunch! You get to keep the catch, so start looking for some nearby restaurants right away.
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About the Captain

Joe Gullo
Venice, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2019
I was born and raised on Long Island and my first love was fishing. After catching my first fish when I was only 3 years old, I was hooked for life. At the young age of 15, I started working in the commercial fishing industry, mostly on draggers and scallop boats. Then I started a commercial rod and reel business with my own two boats, fishing and harvesting seafood 10 months out of the year for over 30 years. From Flounder to giant Bluefin Tuna, I've caught them all. I got tired of the cold winters and decided to move down south to Venice, I enjoy teaching fishing both to young beginners and advanced anglers. From inshore to offshore, we catch them all. So bring your lunch, and catch your dinner.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Venice to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Checks

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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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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on October 13, 2021
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Great day out fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 21, 2021
Three of us had a ton of fun going out and fishing. Captain Joe made sure we were catching fish all the time. It was wild....
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Half day trip with captain joe and Dawn

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 9, 2021
This was my family’s first private charter and he was great!! Captain joe promised us to catch fish and he definitely held...
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Fantastic 4 hour trip!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 3, 2021
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FAQs about Pirate Fishing Charters

Pirate Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Pirate Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pirate Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Pirate Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Pirate Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pirate Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)