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’ Hanson bay 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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Jul 24
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Jul 24
    $650
    July is the time for scalloping on the Gulf coast. Have a great time floating on the water surface and go after delicious scallops sitting in grass flats. Captain Brian provides masks, snorkeling gear, water, as well as snacks. Up to 6 guests can join this trip. Scalloping trips mean lots of fun for the whole family!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day 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)
    $700
    Enjoy a unique fishing experience with one of the most sought-after sport fish in Florida – Silver King. The amazing acrobatic display of Tarpon flying out of the water is one you won't soon forget.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Jul 24
    $750
    When scallop season on the Gulf coast opens in July, Captain Brian offers you the chance to enjoy a lovely day of collecting this delicious seafood. Use this opportunity and spend a fun day on the water with your whole family. The captain supplies masks, snorkeling gear, snacks, and water. These trips accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Grouper Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day 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)
    $800
    Enjoy a unique fishing experience with one of the most sought-after sport fish in Florida – Silver King. The amazing acrobatic display of Tarpon flying out of the water is one you won't soon forget.
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About the Captain

Brian Riley
Holiday, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hanson (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

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Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Anthony J.
McDonough, GA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing on June 4, 2022
Brian Is an excellent guide, knows the area and where the fish are. Even with post frontal conditions from a tropical storm...
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Donald K.
Odessa, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Half Day Fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore Fishing on January 6, 2022
Captain Brian was very knowledgeable, teaching us about the local fish we were fishing for as well as pointing out dolphins...
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Dennis F.
Utica, MI
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Inshore Slam x 2

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing on March 1, 2022
Brian Riley knows how to put you on the fish. My son and I had a great experience today. Cold front came through and we didn’t...
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Simon N.
Mohnton, PA
Excellent
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April 18, 2022

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore Fishing on April 18, 2022
Went out with Brian, had a great day fishing the mangroves & the shoreline for a variety of fish. Brian is very knowledgeable...
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Justin L.
Woodbridge, VA
Excellent
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Full day Trip, and what an adventure

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore Fishing on April 3, 2022
We booked a full 8 hour trip, and fishing is fishing, it started out a little slow, but quickly turned into the Adventure of...
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FAQs about Anclote Adventures

Anclote Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Scalloping (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip – Scalloping (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Grouper Fishing (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon 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

Trips booked with Anclote Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

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

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