Apex Predator Sportfishing

Come make great memories on Fort Pierce,Florida’s top charter boat the Apex Predator.

Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna are just a few of the numerous species that inhabit our pristine waters making Fort Pierce a novice or seasoned anglers dream.

You will be fishing aboard a 40’ Tiara Express Sportfish which has ample room for 6 passengers. There’s a bathroom on board with seating in the helm and salon area and to help stay out of the elements. Apex Predator is powered by twin Caterpillar 3208 engines making for a fast and comfortable ride to the fishing grounds.

All licensing is covered as well as bait and tackle. We will also clean your catch at the end of the day. We can also have it arranged to be cooked at the restaurant that we dock next to.

We will also begin half day trolling and half day bottom fishing trips starting February 2023.

Our experienced captain has over 40 years of fishing both charter and tournament fishing and loves to see smiles on happy clients’ faces.

Come fish with a charter that wants to help you create fantastic memories for you and your friends or family.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Inshore trolling for King Mackerel and whatever other species the Atlantic throws our way.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    With this 6 hour trip, you get additional time to go after the big trophy. We'll cruise the nearshore and offshore locations so you can try your luck with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, several types of Tuna, and others.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore (8 hours)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,450
    Spend the full day from 0700 to 1500 hours trolling for Sailfish, Mahi-mahi, King Mackerel, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. We will also live bait at times for these species as well
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,800
    This is a 10-hour offshore charter. This is for those who really enjoy fishing. Target species are Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel. The trip starts at 06:30 a.m. and ends at 16:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $2,200
    This trip is deep dropping for Golden Tilefish, Blueline Tile, and Snowy Grouper when in season, as well as other deep-dwelling fish. Once the limit is caught, you will proceed to troll for pelagic species if time allows.
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About the Captain

Gil Coombes
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
47 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
44 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
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I started as a mate on head boats when I was 14 years old fishing the Northern Canyons of Delaware and Maryland and even worked the offshore waters of the Carolinas. Now for almost 20 years I’ve been fishing the waters of Florida, primarily Fort Pierce and Stuart running charters and providing clients the best experience ever when it comes to offshore fishing. I have fished tournament circuits, however there is nothing like having clients onboard catching a “ bucket list” fish on your boat. I love to hear the scream of reels and work my hardest to put fish on the boat and provide clients an enjoyable day on the water. Come fish with one of the Top Captains in Fort Pierce. I promise you will not regret it as we give 110% from the time we leave the dock until we return back to port safely.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 375HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
1/2 day charters for Spanish Mackerel
Offshore Fishing
Trolling for pelagic species
Reef Fishing
This is trolling or livebaiting pelagics
Wreck Fishing
Trolling or live bait fishing pelagics

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Bottom fishing only on deep dropping charters
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Live bait fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Express hard top tower
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Free of charge
First Mate
Mate works for tips only- normal 20%-30% trip cost
Fishing License
All licensing and permits covered by vessel

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Fish cleaning is free of charge
Catch and Release Allowed
If client wishes to release. All Sailfish released

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Recent Fishing Reports

Great week of fishing
Great week of fishing
January 5, 2023
Apex Predator has had a good week of fishing with the exception of a down day due to weather. We have had some fantastic anglers and what has been hooked has made it to the boat. Here is our report for the week 10 Sailfish releases A few Mahi in the 12-25 pound range Skipjack and Blackfin Tuna Limits of 10-15 pound King Mackerel with some larger fish showing as well A big fat Wahoo We expect this bite to remain consistent for the Winter months and until our big May Mahi run.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Steven M.
Casper, WY
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Captain Gil and his mate Hunter abord the Apex Predator

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore (8 hours) on March 28, 2022
My wife, father in law and I had what my father in law called “one of the best days he can remember ” abord the Apex Predator....
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Johnathan J.
Las Vegas, NV
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore (8 hours) on May 5, 2022
We had a great trip with Captain Gil and his mate Hunter.  They put us on Mahi, Sails and Kings.  It was fishing for the...
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John G.
Atlanta, GA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full day with Captain Gill and First mate Hunter

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore (8 hours) on August 16, 2022
Captain Gill was top notch. He personally cares about catching fish. Not a captain that just want to put his time in. I would/will...
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Amanda R.
Andover, MN
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 2, 2022
My son was thrilled to catch a very large Mahi on his first ever charter it was his dream come true . 6 year old grandson caught...
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Randall B.
Champaign, IL
Excellent
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Full Day Trip With Cap"n Gil

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore (8 hours) on July 29, 2022
We had a very positive experience with Cap’n Gil. This Man and Mate have a passion for fishing and it is very obvious. We...
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FAQs about Apex Predator Sportfishing

Apex Predator Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - Full Day Offshore (8 hours) (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Deep Dropping (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Apex Predator Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge Express hard top tower
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers For maximum fishing
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Apex Predator Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Free of charge)
  • First Mate (Mate works for tips only- normal 20%-30% trip cost)
  • Fishing License (All licensing and permits covered by vessel)

Apex Predator Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (1/2 day charters for Spanish Mackerel )
  • Offshore Fishing (Trolling for pelagic species )
  • Reef Fishing (This is trolling or livebaiting pelagics)
  • Wreck Fishing (Trolling or live bait fishing pelagics)

Apex Predator Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Bottom fishing only on deep dropping charters)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing (Live bait fishing)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Apex Predator Sportfishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo