Florida Reels Fishing Charters are located where Florida meets fishing – in Tampa Bay! The Tampa Bay estuary is brimming with the inshore sport fish everyone wants to catch. Captain Christopher Taylor has over 20 years of experience fishing these waters and he will take you out for an experience that you’ll never forget!

You’ll fish aboard his 21’ Clearwater center console boat, powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine. The speedy vessel will take you to the best and most productive fishing grounds easily and in style. It contains all the safety equipment and electronics you’ll need on the trip, as well as a live bait tank where you will store your bait until you get to the fishing grounds.

You will have all the fishing gear provided by Capt. Christopher, and you’ll fish using live bait.  The captain will be happy to clean your catch at the end of your trip so you can take it home for a nice dinner, or to fill the freezer.

There is much to see in the way of wildlife above and below the water. Capt. Christopher will take you fishing for Black Drum, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Spotted Seatrout and the mighty fighter Tarpon.

Feel free to bring your kids along for the ride, and make some amazing new family memories. Make sure to pack some food and drinks so you can stay refreshed throughout the day, as well as some sunscreen for your protection, and you’re all set.

Join Florida Reels Fishing Charters, explore the productive Florida waters, and have the fishing trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $645
    On the full day trip, you can target more species such as Black Drum, Sheepshead, Redfish, Goliath Grouper and other species as you'll have plenty of time. The fishing gear will be provided for you, just bring some food and drinks, and you're all set for a great fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $495
    This trip will see you fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Snook. The 3/4 day charter covers the fishing license, tackle, and ice. You should pack some sun protection, and some snacks to stay refreshed. Come explore these beautiful waters and have a great time fishing!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $395
    You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites. The half day charter covers the fishing license, tackle, and ice. All you need is some sun protection, and you're ready for some serious fun!
  • Private trip
    Lightning Bolt Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2-hour time-frame. The captain will provide all the equipment you need, just bring some sunscreen, and you're ready for this in-and-out adventure!
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About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
73 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Clearwater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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SUSAN W.
Casselberry, FL
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Half day with Captaon Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 14, 2021
Fun to fish and sight see, however, no luck catching any fish. Would recommend
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Polk City, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 26, 2020
Very enjoyable trip. Captain is a friendly, knowledge guy!!! Great day.
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Berlin, WI
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6 hour am trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 5, 2021
Inshore fished caught snook and one puffer fish.  Red fish didn’t cooperate.
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Margaret H.
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Fishing with Christopher

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 25, 2020
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Hollywood, Florida
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Excellent Charter and Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 28, 2019
We had a great time. The captain was very clear about everything we should expect and how to do stuff, everything was as promised....
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters

Florida Reels Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Lightning Bolt Special (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Florida Reels Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Florida Reels Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Reels Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Reels Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon