Fishing Charter Tampa Bay wishes you a warm welcome to Tampa, Florida. Fishing is one of the most exciting adventures that Tampa Bay has to offer. The trips are great for all ages and whether you have never fished a day in your life or you’re a seasoned professional, you will surely have a blast. Join Captain Manuel Portales and chase many fun-to-catch species.

Your journey will start on a 27’ restored Stiletto catamaran. The boat uses modern GPS and fishfinder technology to help you find fish. It’s also equipped with a fighting chair and a livewell. Onboard, you will also find a first mate you can ask for help any time.

You and the captain will go inshore and nearshore to catch Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and Permit, to name just a few prized species you’ll have the chance to encounter. You can also try out many techniques to reel them in, meaning you will catch them on light tackle by bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, popping, as well and kids are more than welcome to join in.

Captain Manuel covers you for everything needed for the trip except fly fishing gear and food. You’ll also have your catch cleaned and filleted free of charge.

Come visit Tampa and have a great experience with Fishing Charter Tampa Bay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bottom Fishing (3 Anglers)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $420
    Bottom fishing at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. You can expect to chase Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Flounder, as well as many other fish fun to catch. Book with confidence, the boat, trips, and crew fully meet all standard boating regulations. You Cap and mate will assist you throughout the trip, making sure you're comfortable and safe at all times.
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About the Captain

Manuel Portales
Tampa, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
Captain Manuel has been fishing all his life and he wishes to share his passion with others. Join him in Tampa and spend a beautiful time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Stiletto (Catamaran) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 25HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 hour bottom fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Bottom Fishing (3 Anglers) on May 30, 2021
Boat captain Manuel and son did a phenomenal job with putting me on the fish. It started kindnn by of slow but surely picked...
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Bill F.
SELFRIDGE, MI
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Bill and 3 grandchildren

VERIFIED   4 Hour Bottom Fishing (3 Anglers) on April 8, 2021
Manuel was a great host. His patience with the grandkids was super. He had all he could do to keep 3 lines in the water. The...
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FAQs about Fishing Charter Tampa Bay

Fishing Charter Tampa Bay offers the following trip to customers:
  • $420 per group, additional $90 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Bottom Fishing (3 Anglers) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing Charter Tampa Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment

Trips booked with Fishing Charter Tampa Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fishing Charter Tampa Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Charter Tampa Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishing Charter Tampa Bay include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon