Hop aboard for an amazing afternoon out on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Based out of Tampa, Florida, Sherwood Nautical Adventures’ nearshore and offshore charters will put you right on the action as you and Captain Will Sherwood go after many tasty and elusive species. The boat you will use is a spacious vessel that has plenty of comfort and amenities for you and your group. Does this sound exactly like what you’re looking for? Book today and let the memories begin!

Your journey starts on a 27’ Cobia center console that can take up to 6 guests. It runs on a 225 HP engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, uses modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio navigation technology, and is equipped with outriggers and a livewell. There is even an onboard shower you can use.

On your trip, there are lots of prized species you can chase and some of them include Snapper, many types of Grouper, Black Seabass, Tunas, and even Hogfish! Using both light and heavy tackle, you can bottom fish, troll, jig, as well as drift fish to catch them. You are free to choose if you will keep or release the fish you catch and you are welcome to bring along kids on your trip.

All the fishing gear, including the tackle, live bait, and lures, will be waiting for you when you arrive. Captain Will also provides you with fishing licenses and catch cleaning, so the only things you should bring are your favorite snacks and drinks.

Come visit Sherwood Nautical Adventures and secure yourself a true sea adventure out in the Gulf of Mexico!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,099
    A full day trip allows you even more time to pack your coolers. Starting at 8:00 a.m., you and your companions will head out offshore to explore the lovely waters and chase many different species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore/Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $799
    This longer trip will take you to deeper waters in the Gulf. There are a number of fantastic areas to fish here and you will find species such as Grouper, Snapper, and Kingfish that will find their way to your dinner table. Medium to heavy tackle is used on this trip with live bait, cut bait, jigging, and trolling.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $599
    This trip will take you nearshore in the Gulf waters. While on the nearshore charter, you will be fishing on areas that are teeming with life. You and your group will be fishing on reefs and natural bottom spots using a variety of live baits, cut bait, and artificial. Additionally, trolling is a method in this area that produces great results!
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About the Captain

Will Sherwood
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2021
Captain Will is a native of Tampa and he grew up surrounded by boating and fishing the Tampa Bay waters. He enjoys being on the water anytime he gets the chance. He graduated from USF in 2019 and realized that his real passion is in running his boat professionally. Captain Will looks forward to providing you with a fun and memorable day on the water!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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, 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Fishing with Will
3\/4 day off shore fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
62%
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Lakeisha H.
Haines City, FL
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3/4 trip with Captain Will

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore/Nearshore on August 8, 2021
I booked this 6 hr trip for my husband for his 49th bday. He took along his father and four siblings.. Due to unforseen...
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Penny R.
Harlem, GA
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on June 3, 2021
Well, I’ll say it was definitely an unforgettable trip! 😂  I got sea sick, my five year old had a panic attack, and we...
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Bradley B.
Tampa, FL
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Amazing time!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore/Nearshore on May 21, 2021
Waters were rough and he made it up to us. He did everything he could possible to make out fishing experience great! Also just...
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Mary D.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore on October 23, 2021
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Justin C.
Baltimore, MD
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore/Nearshore on June 18, 2021
Couldn’t have picked a better captain and boat for our fishing trip. Thanks so much for taking us out and I highly recommend...
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FAQs about Sherwood Nautical Adventures

Sherwood Nautical Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $599 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $799 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore/Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $1,099 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sherwood Nautical Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sherwood Nautical Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Cooler with ice and bottled water included )
  • Fishing License

Sherwood Nautical Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sherwood Nautical Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sherwood Nautical Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon