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
    Red Snapper Trip - BONUS SEASON!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 16 - Nov 5
    $1,400
    NOAA Marine Fisheries has just announced an extended Red Snapper season for federal for-hire charter boats!! This is an 8-10 hour trip, depending on the fishing results and the weather. This is a short window from Oct 15th-Nov 5th. Trips will book quickly due to the limited season. The captain prefers bringing 4 anglers on these long trips to give the best experience.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $900
    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 – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    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
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    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.
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About the Captain

Brian Hansen
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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3 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2021
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)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit Permit
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 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 3% charge will apply.

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Bob G.
Orlando, FL
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Amazing trip - all we wanted and more!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day – Deep Sea on September 22, 2021
Captains Brian and Mike were excellent guides. They listened to what we wanted and then prepared the night before by setting...
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Shannon F.
West Chester, PA
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Fantastic trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on November 13, 2021
The weather didn’t cooperate but Captain Brian helped come up with a compromise. We had a fabulous trip and will book with...
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Mike K.
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Great Captain!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on September 10, 2021
The captain was great with the whole family including kids. Made sure that the kids had fun fishing in active water. We’ll...
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FAQs about Westbound Sportfishing

Westbound Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day – Deep Sea (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $500 per person after 4 guests - Red Snapper Trip - BONUS SEASON! (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Westbound Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Available on longer trips)
  • Fishing License

Westbound Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • 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