If you happen to stay in St. Petersburg, Florida and want to hit the water, Let’s Go Fishing is a stop you shouldn’t miss. Together with Captain Manuel Portales, you’ll have a blast fishing inshore, nearshore, reefs, as well as wrecks. Wherever you go, a wide variety of interesting species will be available for catching. Captain Manuel will use all his skills to make your trip comfortable and fun, so join him aboard and have a memorable experience fishing in Florida!

Your trip starts on a restored 27’ Stiletto Catamaran that can fit up to 6 anglers. It runs on twin 25 HP Suzuki engines and uses fishfinder, GPS, and radio technology for safe and efficient navigation. It’s equipped with a livewell, snorkeling gear, as well as spearfishing gear. In case you need any sort of help, there’s a first mate you can turn to.

The species you’ll be targetting include Bull Shark, Black Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mackerel, Grunt, and Sheepshead. You can catch them in many different ways, such as trolling, fly fishing, spearfishing, and more. You’re free to keep your catch and take it home. Also, remember that the boat is family-friendly and you can take your kids on the trip.

Captain Manuel will supply you with all the fishing tackle, live bait, lures, and water. He’ll clean and fillet your catch for free and also cover you for fishing licenses. Just bring whatever food you want and you’ll be ready to start your adventure.

Come spend a day on the water with Let’s Go Fishing and create memories of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fishing/Snorkeling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    Skyway bottom, inshore, and trolling for Grouper, Tarpon, and Shark fishing. Also, have fun snorkeling at the remains of submerged ruins of the historic fort at Edmond Key. Book with confidence, your money is 100% protected. You can cancel and rebook your trip 48 hours prior, easily and flexibly. You also have a cancellation refund warranty for canceling your trip 24 hours before it starts. The crew will assist you during the trip. Having fun is a warranty!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tampa Bay
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    Built over Tampa Bay to connect St. Petersburg with Sarasota, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge became Tampa Bay's favorite fishing spot. Book with confidence. You can cancel or rebook 48 hours prior to the trip, with risk-free cancellation. A cancellation refund warranty is available if you cancel 72 hours before your trip. The boat and trips fully meet all standard boating regulations. Your crew will assist you during the whole trip, focusing on comfort and security. Catching fish is a warranty.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tampa Bay (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    This fishing charter in the Tampa Bay area targets catches such as Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Black Grouper. Your group and the crew will leave the dock at 8:00 a.m. and enjoy your stay on the boat until 12:00 p.m.
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About the Captain

Manuel Portales
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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7 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grunt Grunt
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Stiletto (Catamaran) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2020. 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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

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 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, 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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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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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  November 26, 2021
The charter operation canceled 1 days after the trip date.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tampa Bay on June 12, 2021
Captain Manuel and his son worked hard to make our trip very enjoyable!  He knows the area well and took us to all the best...
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Half day trip with the Captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fishing/Snorkeling on July 1, 2021
It was a great trip, our family had a blast and the Captain and mate where so helpful and fun. I recommend this trip!!
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FAQs about Let's Go Fishing

Let's Go Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip – Tampa Bay (MAX 3) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Fishing/Snorkeling (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Tampa Bay (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Let's Go Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment

Trips booked with Let's Go Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Let's Go Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Let's Go Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Let's Go Fishing include:
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon