Spend a beautiful relaxing day on the waters of Florida and create memories fishing with Reel Passion Charters. Starting out of Clearwater, you and Captain Nick will explore inshore and nearshore waters up to 9 miles off the coast as well as lovely flats and the backcountry. Captain Nick has been fishing Florida’s West Coast for as long as he can remember and will provide you with a trip to remember. Join him aboard and have a terrific time catching fish!

Your boat for the day will be a beautifully restored 25’ Privateer bay boat. It’s powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine and can sit up to 4 anglers. The boat is equipped with a fishfinder, radio, as well as GPS for efficient navigation, a wireless trolling motor, second station, and a livewell. Also, there’s an ice-box you can use for storing your drinks and fish.

There are some great species you’ll encounter on your sea journey, some of them being Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Gag Grouper, Spotted Seatrout, and Sheepshead. You’ll use light tackle bottom fishing and spinning to attract them and you’re free to keep all the fish that doesn’t require releasing. Kids are always welcome, so feel free to bring them on your adventure.

Your trip will include all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, fishing licenses, drinks, as well as catch cleaning. The only thing left for you to bring is whatever food you like.

Come spend a day with Reel Passion Charters and enjoy the beauty of fishing in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Dolphin/Island Tour (12PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $300
    Not everybody is looking to go chase trophy fish, This trip is perfect for people less serious about fishing and just enjoy spending time on the water, we will have fishing equipment ready if you decide you want to cast a line. Come enjoy Florida's wildlife and scenery, we are sure to get up-close encounters with dolphins and manatees, our white sand beaches and islands also provide great shelling.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Dolphin/Island Tour (4PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $300
    Not everybody is looking to go chase trophy fish, This trip is perfect for people less serious about fishing and just enjoy spending time on the water, we will have fishing equipment ready if you decide you want to cast a line. Come enjoy Florida's wildlife and scenery, we are sure to get up-close encounters with dolphins and manatees, our white sand beaches and islands also provide great shelling.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Introductory/Kids (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    2-hour trips are perfect for younger children just getting into fishing or adults that are trying inshore fishing for the first time. However, for the more serious anglers, Captain Nick would recommend a longer time frame to be able to specifically target some bucket list fish and have more time to make longer runs if needed. Keep in mind that you can also start this trip at 10:00 a.m. Tips are always appreciated by captain and crew if you feel it was an enjoyable experience.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Introductory/Kids (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    Younger kids new to fishing as well as adults who want to fish inshore for the first time will find these trips perfect. However, if you're a more experienced angler, the captain recommends joining a longer trip. This way you can specifically target bucket list fish as well as have more time for longer runs. If you wish, you can also start this trip at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the sunset. Tips are always appreciated by captain and crew if you feel it was an enjoyable experience.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $350
    Two-hour trips are perfect for younger children just getting into fishing or adults that are trying inshore fishing for the first time. However, for the more serious anglers, Captain Nick would recommend a longer time frame to be able to specifically target some bucket list fish and have more time to make longer runs if needed. Keep in mind that you can also start this trip at 10:00 a.m. Tips are always appreciated by the captain and crew if you feel it was an enjoyable experience.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sunset
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $600
    On a 4-hour trip, you'll have enough time to specifically target a species you have in mind. On calm days, you and the captain will be able to go a few miles offshore as well as fish inshore so you can experience everything on the offer! Tips are always appreciated by the captain and crew if you feel it was an enjoyable experience.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    On a 4-hour trip, you'll have enough time to specifically target a species you have in mind. On calm days, you and the captain will be able to go a few miles offshore as well as fish inshore so you can experience everything on offer!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    This 4-hour afternoon trip gives you enough time to specifically target a species you want. When the waters are calm, you can also go a few miles offshore and inshore so you can enjoy everything this area has to offer! If you'd like to experience fishing at night, you can start this trip at 6:00 p.m. instead. Tips are always appreciated by captain and crew if you feel it was an enjoyable experience.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    When you book this trip you are booking a chance to catch your bucket list shark on stand up tackle. In springtime and summer, there are big sharks along the intercoastal that will give you the ride of your life! These trips require patience letting the big sharks find our baits with their nose. However, if conditions are right, you can sight fish them. Generally, you will be fishing while waiting for a shark bite so there is never a dull moment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    6-hour trips provide you with sufficient time to ensure you cover everything you're hoping to catch and experience in a day on the water! You and the captain will leave the dock at 8:00 a.m. and get back at 2:00 p.m. Bring nothing but some food for the trip, sunscreen and any of your favorite beverages. Tips are always appreciated by captain and crew if you feel it was an ejoyable experience.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $800
    On this 6-hour afternoon trip, you and the captain will have enough time to go after any species you hope to catch as well as experience all that this beautiful part of Florida has to offer. Your trip normally starts at 2:00 p.m. but you can start at 6:00 p.m. if you prefer to. Tips are always appreciated by captain and crew if you feel it was an enjoyable experience.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Tarpon fishing is easily one of the captain's favorite things to do during the summer months. The average size Tarpon will be between 80 and 150 pounds. As soon as you hook into one, you'll experience an adrenaline rush like nothing you've felt before. 6 hours minimum is recommended to target the "Silver King" that will leave your arms sore for days. This is a migratory fish that usually shows up in early May through mid-August. Every year is different, consult with the captain before booking!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    When you book this trip, you are booking a chance to catch your bucket list shark on stand up tackle. In springtime and summer, there are big sharks along the intercoastal that will give you the ride of your life! These trips require patience letting the big sharks find your baits with their nose. However, if conditions are right, you can sight fish them. Generally, you will be fishing for smaller fish while waiting for a shark bite, so there is never a dull moment.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    Come spend the whole day chasing Silver King! The listed time shows 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., however, an earlier start never hurts during Tarpon season. This migratory fish will show up around May and call these waters home until mid-August.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    This 8-hour trip is perfect for anglers that want a serious fishing experience. In 8 hours, you and Captain Nick can cover several different types of fishing showing you everything that this bountiful area has to offer. You'll only need to bring some food, sunscreen, and any of your favorite beverages. Tips are always appreciated by captain and crew if you feel it was an enjoyable experience.
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Passion Charters
Clearwater, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
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123 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2021
Spending his whole life growing up on the West Coast of Florida, fishing has been in Captain Nick's blood since the time he could walk. He has spent his whole life making a living off of fishing, from tournaments to commercial fishing and now full-time inshore charter fishing. Children of all ages are welcome aboard and he's quick to adjust the type of fishing to your crew's needs. From keeping kids busy the whole trip reeling in fish, to hardcore trophy hunting with experienced anglers looking to catch a personal best, Clearwater Florida's plentiful waters have something to offer for everybody. If you're looking for a memorable, all-inclusive fishing charter, Reel Passion Charters is the way to go. Captain Nick is fully licensed, insured, and provides everything needed for a memorable day on the water, from cold drinks and ice to top-end fishing tackle and the freshest live bait possible.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Privateer (Bay boat) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Max 9 nautical miles
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Fantastic spring fishing!
Fantastic spring fishing!
March 22, 2023
With water temps continuing to rise and prime lunar tides the fishing has been nothing short of epic! Targeting BIG redfish snook and trout along the shallow grass flats and islands has been keeping rods bent and drags screaming. The snook fishing along the beaches will continue to get better jnto summer time and with big schools of redfish startung to show up it’s looking like it will only get better!
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Customer reviews

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Patrick G.
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Beginner Trip (2hr) with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour – Introductory/Kids (AM) on March 11, 2023
First timers from NC - dad and two sons (11 & 9). Did the two hour in-shore trip and was an awesome experience for the boys....
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William S.
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Half day trip with captain Nick

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 4, 2023
Would definitely recommend booking with captain Nick. He was straight forward about the time of year and the quality of fishing...
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Half Day with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 5, 2023
Nick was great from the moment we booked on **hidden content** He called us literally 2 minutes after we sent the “Request...
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Todd M.
Cutler Bay, FL
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Clearwater FL Fishing at it's Finest - Hot Redfish Bite on a Short Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 27, 2022
Review - Reel Passion Capt. Nick is a true professional.  He does what he says, and tells you what he does. ...
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Ian A.
Clearwater, Florida
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4 hours with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   2 Hour – Dolphin/Island Tour (12PM) on October 24, 2022
10/10 would do this excursion again, and again. It is worth every penny. Captain Nick made this so enjoyable. His knowledge,...
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FAQs about Reel Passion Charters

Reel Passion Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour – Dolphin/Island Tour (12PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour – Dolphin/Island Tour (4PM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour – Introductory/Kids (AM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour – Introductory/Kids (PM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing (2 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Sunset (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Passion Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Passion Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Reel Passion Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Max 9 nautical miles)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Passion Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Reel Passion Charters include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail