Anclote Adventures welcomes you to the gorgeous and productive waters west of Florida. Captain Brian Riley will meet you in Tarpon Springs and take you to some of the best spots in the area, including inshore, nearshore, as well as offshore grounds. He’s an experienced angler who’ll know how to provide a comfortable and fun-packed trip for you and your loved ones. Just pick your day and join him for a memorable day of fishing on Florida’s lovely waters!

Your adventure will start on a 23’ Shoalwater flats boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and features all the modern GPS, radar, fishfinder, as well as radio navigation electronics that will quickly and safely take you to your fishing spots. The boat has also got snorkeling equipment, a wireless trolling motor, and a livewell.

Captain Brian uses light and heavy tackle to target a number of prized species that dwell in this part of Florida. He’ll make sure you have the best chance of catching snook, redfish, trout, grouper, cobia, tarpon, seabass, tripletail, and other fine species.

You’re welcome to bring kids on your trip and enjoy a beautiful day on the water with your whole family. Also, if you decide to keep the fish you catch, Captain Brian will clean and fillet it for you free of charge.

Your trip includes all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as fishing licenses, snacks, and drinks. With that said, the only things you should do before leaving is to arrive on time and prepare for loads of fun.

Anclote Adventures is waiting for you, hop aboard and spend a memorable day of fishing in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Inshore Fishing - AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $425
    Captain Brian has been fishing Tarpon Springs and the surrounding areas for over 15 years and has vast knowledge on where to find your next catch. snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, cobia, and more await you for your next fishing adventure. Please note due to the limited time and depending on the season, two hours might not allow for enough time to catch many fish. It is recommended to book at least four hours for a better experience.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Inshore Fishing - PM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $425
    Captain Brian has been fishing Tarpon Springs and the surrounding areas for over 15 years and has vast knowledge on where to find your next catch. snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, cobia, and more await you for your next fishing adventure. Please note due to the limited time and depending on the season, two hours might not allow for enough time to catch many fish. It is recommended to book at least four hours for a better experience.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    Scalloping – AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Aug 18
    US $450
    Scallop season on the Gulf coast begins in July. Float along the surface of the water and look for the delicious scallop that sits in the grass flats. Scalloping is a fun time for the whole family! Masks and snorkels are provided, as well as water and snacks. Groups of up to 6 people are welcome to join.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    Scalloping – PM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Aug 18
    US $450
    Scallop season on the Gulf coast begins in July. Float along the surface of the water and look for the delicious scallop that sits in the grass flats. Scalloping is a fun time for the whole family! Masks and snorkel are provided, as well as water and snacks. Groups of up to 6 people are welcome to join.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    Captain Brian has been fishing Tarpon Springs and the surrounding areas for over 15 years and has vast knowledge on where to find your next catch. snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, cobia, and more await you for your next fishing adventure.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    Captain Brian has been fishing Tarpon Springs and the surrounding areas for over 15 years and has vast knowledge on where to find your next catch. snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, cobia, and more await you for your next fishing adventure.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    Experience Shark Week in real life! Available year-round, sharks are a great fight and a fun experience!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    With more than 15 years of fishing Tarpon Springs and the surroundings, Captain Brian has all the skills to help you reel in your next catch. Join in and have fun chasing snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, cobia, and many more!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $700
    Enjoy a unique fishing experience with one of the most sought-after sport fish in Florida – the Silverking. The amazing acrobatic display of tarpon flying out of the water is one you won't soon forget.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    Captain Brian has been fishing Tarpon Springs and its surroundings for more than 15 years and knows the area like the back of his hand. He can put you on cobia, redfish, trout, snook, tarpon, and many more!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $950
    Enjoy a unique fishing experience with one of the most sought-after sport fish in Florida – the Silverking. The amazing acrobatic display of tarpon flying out of the water is one you won't soon forget.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Shallow Water Grouper Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 10
    US $950
    A really fun way to spend the day! Captain Brian takes a different approach to grouper fishing that is sure to be a fun, fast-paced, and refrigerator-filling time for you and your group. As always, the captain provides everything you need for your fishing adventures!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grunt
    Grunt
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FAQs about Anclote Adventures

Anclote Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Inshore Fishing - AM Trip (2 hours)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Inshore Fishing - PM Trip (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Scalloping – AM Trip (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Scalloping – PM Trip (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Shallow Water Grouper Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Anclote Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar

Trips booked with Anclote Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (All bait is included in the overall price and will be ready at pickup so your experience starts as soon as we leave the dock!)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning and filleting fish included in the process of the trip)
  • Snacks (Light snacks, such as chips and pretzels, are included in the trip.)
  • Drinks (Water is included. We can also provide ice if requested by the day prior to the trip.)
  • Fishing License (All fishing licenses are included in the trip for all guests.)

Anclote Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)

Anclote Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Anclote Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Brian Riley
Holiday, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
40 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2021
Captain Brian has been fishing the Tarpon Springs area for more than two decades. As a carpenter, he didn't have a traditional work schedule, so he would find himself on the water three to five times a week, many times staying out from before sunrise to nearly sunset. After getting older, he decided to get his captain's license so that he can share his love of fishing and the water with others.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Shoalwater (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
All bait is included in the overall price and will be ready at pickup so your experience starts as soon as we leave the dock!
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning and filleting fish included in the process of the trip
Snacks
Light snacks, such as chips and pretzels, are included in the trip.
Drinks
Water is included. We can also provide ice if requested by the day prior to the trip.
Fishing License
All fishing licenses are included in the trip for all guests.

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Holiday to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kids of all ages are welcome but recommended a minimum of 5 years old.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (68)
Big tarpon, big trout, good time
Great Family Day
Great Family Day
+65
Angler rating
37
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
100%
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John B.
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Captain Very Good.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) on February 19, 2024
Worked hard on this particular day but very apparent the captain wanted us to catch fish. Tried for many different options....
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Ricky A.
Holiday, FL
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Capt Brian fishing & Site seeing your Anclote Key

VERIFIED   3 Hour Shelling & Sightseeing - AM on July 8, 2023
We had a blast today 9 July 2023 with a wonderful tour and historic review of fishing locations, the Anclote Key lighthouse,...
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David R.
Odessa, FL
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome morning of fishing!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Inshore Fishing - AM Trip on August 7, 2023
We took my kids out for a 2 hour inshore fishing experience and we have a BLAST! The boat was plenty big for us all to sit...
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Kayley G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Family Day

VERIFIED   2 Hour Inshore Fishing - PM Trip on March 7, 2024
Had the best time out with Brian and my family. We caught 6 fish, and my 12 year old had the time of his life. Brian was great,...
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Jerry J.
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Awesome Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on February 21, 2024
Captain Brian made sure we had an awesome trip. The weather was not the best but Brian kept us on fish. He explained the fishing...
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