Westbound Sportfishing

You only need to pick the date and let Westbound Sportfishing take you on a memorable fishing journey in Florida. Leaving out of Bay Pines Marina in beautiful St. Petersburg, your captain can head out to inshore and offshore grounds, reefs, wrecks, limestone ledges, or the local grass flats. The captain knows where and how to put you on the hot bite, so come aboard and enjoy your next fishing trip in Florida!

The boat you’ll be fishing offshore is a 30’ Parker center console that can take a maximum of 6 guests. Ran by a brand new 350 HP Suzuki outboard and uses all the modern fishfinder, GPS, radio, as well as radar technology in order to make a quick and safe reach to the fish. The boat has a livewell, an fishbox, food cooler, as well as a portable toilet you can use. Turn to the first mate if there’s anything you need and they will gladly help you out.

On your trip, you’ll go after various species of snapper and grouper, King and Spanish mackerel, cobia, tuna, permit, mahi mahi and more. To reel them in, you’ll use a combination of bottom fishing, live bait fishing, trolling, as well as jigging. Both light and heavy tackle are available. You can keep the any fish you catch that is in season and within the legal limits. Bring your kids along for a day they won’t forget!

The captain will take care of the all the fishing tackle, live bait, fishing licenses, and will even clean and fillet your catch for free. Just bring the snacks and drinks of your choice and you’ll be ready to depart.

Westbound Sportfishing is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    This introductory half day trip is perfect for folks who want to get on the water and bend a rod, but not be out in the sun all day. The trip is great for families with children as it provides constant action for the kids! The departure time is 8:00 a.m.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $750
    This introductory half day trip is perfect for folks who want to get on the water and bend a rod, but not be out in the sun all day. The trip is great for families with children as it provides constant action for the kids! The departure time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    US $1,000
    Tarpon is a highly sought-after gamefish for many anglers. Its long and powerful runs with breathtaking acrobatics make for a fishing trip to remember. Hop aboard and try your luck with the Silver King. These trips are 6-8 hours depending on the fishing results and weather conditions. Up to 4 anglers can join the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,050
    This trip gets you further offshore to where you have a better chance of getting some keeper Grouper. Target tasty bottom fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Porgy, and more, or hit the wrecks for some bigger fish like sharks, Goliath Grouper, Barracuda, Permit, and more. Please keep in mind that most of the wreckfish put up a great fight but aren't suitable for table fare.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,500
    The full day offshore trip is for those looking to catch that trophy fish, or catch a lot of keeper fish to feed the family! Typically departing at 7:00 a.m., the fishing grounds are about an hour to an hour and a half out depending on the type of year and weather patterns. You can target the reefs for good-eating bottom fish or fish the wrecks for Amberjack, Goliath Grouper, sharks, etc. Talk to your captain about what you want to accomplish.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    US $1,600
    Red Snapper season! Available dates should be June 1 - August 10th. This is a short season in high demand. An 8 to 10-hour trip 30-50 miles offshore. Red Snapper, Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Tuna, Cobia, etc. Fish guaranteed!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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FAQs about Westbound Sportfishing

Westbound Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $500 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $250 per person after 5 guests - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group, additional US $500 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Westbound Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Westbound Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We do fish with live bait on most trips, in the winter we may only use dead, frozen bait especially on shorter trips)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We will filet and remove the skin from all of your fish. We will not scale any fish, remove the head, etc. You are free to take your fish in whole condition also)
  • First Mate (First mates work for tips (15-20% of trip cost))
  • Fishing License (We have a state fishing license that covers everyone on board.)

Westbound Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (The distance offshore varies depending on time of year and length of trip. Typically we fish from 5 miles to 50 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Westbound Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Westbound Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Brian Hansen
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
75 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
Angler's Choice
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Captain Brian is a third-generation Florida native. Fishing and being on the water has always been a passion, he's been hooked on fishing for as long as he can remember. His goal is to give you an unforgettable day on the water and get you hooked as well. Fish on!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 350HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
The distance offshore varies depending on time of year and length of trip. Typically we fish from 5 miles to 50 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We do fish with live bait on most trips, in the winter we may only use dead, frozen bait especially on shorter trips
Catch cleaning & filleting
We will filet and remove the skin from all of your fish. We will not scale any fish, remove the head, etc. You are free to take your fish in whole condition also
First Mate
First mates work for tips (15-20% of trip cost)
Fishing License
We have a state fishing license that covers everyone on board.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 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
Kids are always welcome on board! Please use your own discretion on age, length of trip, etc
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (85)
Fun day out on the water!
Fun day out on the water!
Perfect day fish
+82
Angler rating
72
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
94%
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Mary Beth Van Beek
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fun day out on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM) on March 29, 2024
Brian and John were very friendly. Always on top of putting on fresh bait. We caught gray snapper and had it blackened and...
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Brandon S.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Perfect first time out with kids!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on March 20, 2024
Our family of four went out for our first time. The 4 hour trip was perfect for our 4 and 9 year old kids, they absolutely...
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Imani W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10/10

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Deep Sea on April 1, 2024
2nd time coming & we definitely recommend Westbound Fishing! Great experience all around!
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Trudy M.
The Villages, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

1/2 day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM) on September 23, 2023
This was my 2nd charter with Captain Brian. This time was a girls from work trip. We had 5 fishing and everyone had a great...
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Roger S.
Kansas City, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day offshore fishing trip with Captain Brian.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea on July 28, 2023
Captain Brian took my son and I on a 3/4 day trip into the Gulf. He got us on the fish quickly and we had a great experience....
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