Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping fishing adventure, or if you want a laid-back ride, Apex Predator Sportfishing has a trip for you. When you find yourself in the neighborhood of Fort Pierce, Florida give them a visit. Captain Gil Coombes will do his best to put a smile on your face and fish in your bag.

You’ll be fishing aboard a Tiara offshore express sportfish. This 40’ boat has ample room for 6 guests per trip and features an air-conditioned cabin and helm to keep you fully comfortable on your adventure. The boat can reach a top speed of 28 knots thanks to its twin 375 HP Caterpillar engines and it’s equipped with outriggers for maximum fishing action. It also features all state-of-the-art electronics, depth finder, GPS, and radar onboard. It’s USCG safety inspected and a drug free vessel.

On these trips, you can cruise nearshore and offshore areas along with wreck and reef locations. You can try your luck with some light and heavy tackle, deep-sea fishing, or active trolling. You’ll have a great time as you test your skills while going after a variety of fish. Fort Pierce is truly a hidden gem when it comes to offshore fishing as the Gulf Stream is usually no further than a 12-mile run. However, due to all the bottom structure a normal run to put lines in is about 3 miles. Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Cobia can all be found in the shallows.

You keep all the fish you catch and the Captain will clean and package your catch for free. Also don’t worry about all the necessary equipment, rods, baits, and lures. The captain has you covered with the necessary fishing licenses as well

Don’t miss out on an authentic adventure at sea. Book a trip with Apex Predator Sportfishing, and you’ll have an experience you won’t forget.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore (8 hours)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,250
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,100
    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
    Half Day (4 hours)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    Primarily targeting Spanish and King Mackerel
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About the Captain

Gil Coombes
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
I started as a mate on head boats when I was 14 years old. Later, I worked my way onto offshore boats after a couple of years and fell in love with blue water fishing. I got my Captain's license and ever since I have fished offshore and inshore charters, competitive and operating others vessels. I thoroughly enjoy putting clients on the fish and seeing their smiles at the end of a successful trip. We are all about having a good time and catching fish. I try my best every trip to make sure everyone onboard has a great trip. Please remember that it’s called fishing and not catching and even though we try our best sometimes fish just won’t bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

Weather is looking great for this weeken
Weather is looking great for this weeken
October 18, 2021
Weather is looking great for this coming weekend of October 22,23 and 24. Weather has kept most boats at the docks this week which means fish should be abundant and ready to eat. Strong Northerly winds will only push more Mahi, Wahoo and Sailfish into the Fort Pierce area. Get booked and get hooked on the fastest big boat in Fort Pierce Florida
Fall fishing is kicking into gear
Fall fishing is kicking into gear
October 10, 2021
Fall fishing is starting to really kick off. Mahi Mahi are starting to arrive in decent numbers and even though most are 10-15 pounders, we have sighted some really big fish. Today we worked really hard for our fish, however was not due to lack of fish. Battling 4’-6’ waves we managed 2 nice Mahi Mahi and a monster 80 pound Wahoo. Fishing will continue to improve each passing day. Get your date booked today
Fall Mahi run is starting up
Fall Mahi run is starting up
October 5, 2021
Fall Mahi run seems to be starting to kick off. Numerous hit the dock this week so far and it seems like Apex Predator has them dialed in.

Customer Reviews

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Full Day - First Class Experience
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93%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
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James A.
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Remarkable & Unforgettable Experience on the Apex Predator

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 29, 2021
Captain Gill immediately responded to my request to book a charter through Apex Predator and even went as far as rescheduling...
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Cliff K.
Suwanee, GA
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Full Day - First Class Experience

VERIFIED   Special 8 hour trip for Cliff Kelley on September 18, 2021
Impressed with Gil’s experience and insights, certainly knows the waters. Hunter, our first mate, hustled all day to ensure...
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Dennis W.
GRANT VLKRIA, FL
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Trolling Ft.Pierce

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – June Special on June 15, 2021
We had a great day with the father/son team on Apex Predator.  The fish weren’t cooperating as much as we would’ve liked,...
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Robert S.
Miami, Florida
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Great day of fishing.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 20, 2021
Great fishing experience.  Capt Gil put us on the fish right away. His mate Hunter was also a lot of helped. Both guys were...
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Demetrius S.
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Fishing trip with Captain Gill

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 30, 2021
25 minutes in and we had our first fish in the boat. 20 minutes later had the second. Captain Gill and first mate Hunter did...
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FAQs about Apex Predator Sportfishing

Apex Predator Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - Half Day (4 hours) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Offshore (8 hours) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Apex Predator Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning (Helm and salon AC)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge (Express hard top tower )
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Apex Predator Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Mate works for tips only- normal 15-20% trip cost)
  • Fishing License

Apex Predator Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • 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
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing (Live bait fishing)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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