Marine Zone Fishing

1197 N Pinellas Ave
Tarpon Springs FL, United States

If you are looking for a knowledgeable guide who can show you the finest inshore fishing spots that the West Coast of Florida has to offer, Captain Matt Cowden is a great choice. He runs Marine Zone Fishing, a family-friendly company that caters to anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Capt. Matt operates from various locations throughout the state. If you want to check the bite inshore and get your hands on whatever is in season and biting, then feel free to join him in Tarpon Springs. There, you will be able to sample Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Snapper, Cobia, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel… and the list just keeps going!

If you want to spend your day battling the mighty “Silver King” Tarpon, then Capt. Matt will show you the best spots in St. Petersburg. And finally, if you want to try something different and have a relaxing and fun-filled day on the water – a scalloping trip is ideal for you. These trips run from Ozello and include the use of all the necessary equipment for snorkeling.

A trip with Marine Zone Fishing will take place on a 22’ Century center console, a spacious and clean boat with a single 250 HP Yamaha engine. The vessel is fully outfitted for whatever fishing experience you’re hoping to get. You will only need to bring your own lunch, drinks, and fly fishing gear if you are an enthusiast.

Come along and hold on!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - St. Pete Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 700
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Tarpon out of St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - St. Pete Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 600
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip leaves out of St. Petersburg, Florida. You will be targeting the 'Silver King' Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip includes inshore fishing targeting Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ozello Scalloping
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    You will be snorkeling for scallops out of Ozello, Florida.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fish the beautiful waters of Tarpon Springs for Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip includes four hours of inshore fishing out of Tarpon Springs, Florida.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Ozello Scalloping
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will leave out of Ozello, Florida. You will be snorkeling for scallops.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Scallop
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Century (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Marine Zone Fishing
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
Member since August 2015
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Marine Zone Fishing is run and operated by Captain Matt Cowden. A Florida native, he grew up fishing the waters of Tarpon Springs. Matt has been running fishing charters for the past decade and has never looked back. Fishing has always been a big passion of his and he enjoys sharing his love and a wealth of local knowledge with his clients and friends.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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