Florida Raised Fishing Adventures is located in Tampa Bay and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. You will be chartered by USCG-certified Captain Steven Swindal who was born and raised in Tampa, FL, and has over 2 decades of experience fishing the Tampa Bay waters. His personality and passion for fishing are contagious.

Capt. Steven will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in bottom fishing, trolling, and spinning, all to get you on that bite. This involves 4 ,6 and 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, and Grouper, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Your adventure begins on board a 26’ Blazer Bay boat with plenty of space and comfortable seating for 4 anglers. The boat is fitted with an ice box and wireless trolling motor.

The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip.

Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Florida Raised Fishing Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $500
    Price listed if for a group of 4 people, $50 additional for 5th person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    Enjoy 4 hours of inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tripletail and many other species and still have time in the day for other activities! Price listed if for a group of 4 people, $50 additional for 5th person.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    Enjoy 4 hours of inshore fishing for snook, redfish, trout, Tripletail and many other species and still have time in the day for other activities!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $550
    Have a blast catching fish at night while enjoying the beautiful Downtown Tampa lights!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    This awesome 4-hour trip is exactly what the doctor ordered. The captain will show you his techniques for landing brag-worthy fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Shark, etc.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    6 hours of inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Triple Tail and tons of other species
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $748
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $850
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    8 hours of inshore fishing with Capt Steven is definitely better than 8 hours at the office.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
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FAQs about Florida Raised Fishing Adventures

Florida Raised Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $48 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Night (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $748 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $98 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Raised Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Florida Raised Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Florida Raised Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Raised Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Florida Raised Fishing Adventures include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Steven Swindal
Riverview, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2022
I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I’ve been fishing Tampa Bay waters for over 2 decades. I come from a family of commercial fisherman and crabbers. I enjoy being able to share my passion and knowledge of fishing with my clients and being apart of their fishing memories.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
bottled water
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Riverview to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (5)
He is a great guy
He is a great guy
He is a great guy
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Angler rating
4
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
67%
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Scott C.
Murfreesboro, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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He is a great guy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 11, 2023
It was a great experience, he made sure that I caught fish and had a great time.
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Daniel L.
Lawrenceville, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Christmas-Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on December 22, 2022
Captain Steven was truly a class act. Very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. I took my boys **hidden content**)...
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David G.
Lithia, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Night on August 22, 2022
Just needed to get out for a couple of hours one evening and catch some fish. Captain Steven put us on some fish first cast....
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Brian L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Steven

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 25, 2022
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Gary S.
Tamarack, MN
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
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Fishing with Steven

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on December 27, 2022
Cold snap shut down the bite we caught a 3’ shark and that was it . Captain tried 6 different spots and could get nothing...
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