Florida Reels Fishing Charters

Florida Reels Fishing Charters are located where Florida meets fishing - in Tampa Bay! The Tampa Bay estuary is loaded with the inshore sport fish everyone desires to catch, and most of the fish offer great table fare.

Enjoy a day loaded with sightseeing, boating, and fishing with a USCG licensed Captain Christopher Taylor. There is much to see in the way of wildlife above and below the water that Captain Christopher can show you. He has over 20 years of experience fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and will take you out for an experience that will last a lifetime!

You will fish aboard his 21’ Clearwater center console boat, powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. 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 baits until you get to the fishing grounds.

Florida Reels Fishing Charters 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.

You will have all the fishing gear provided by Captain Christopher, and he will happily clean your catch at the end of your trip so you can take it home for a nice dinner.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $585
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $485
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $385
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites. Half day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Lightning Bolt Special
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $285
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
There are 7 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 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

St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (16)
4.78
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Beautiful morning on the water
Mess of mackerel
Half day afternoon trip - saved our day
+13
Angler Rating
23
0
0
0
1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
81%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 24 reviews
Roberto R.
Hollywood, Florida
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Excellent Charter and Captain

VERIFIED   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....
Roberto R. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Roberto R. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Olivia M.
St. Petersburg, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Afternoon bay trip.

VERIFIED   March 8, 2019
Started slow finished strong. Capt Taylor was very knowledgeable and a nice guy. Put us on some large snook. I look forward...
Olivia M. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Olivia M. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Jeremy M.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Morning fishing

VERIFIED   March 21, 2019
While we didn’t catch a whole lot neither did any other boat, but our captain was super nice!
Jeremy M. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Jeremy M. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Chris K.
McHenry, Illinois
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Holy moly ravioli!!!

April 1, 2017
When I say Capt. Chris was awesome… I mean he was frickin awesome!!! This is the guide all the other guides call to get...
Chris K. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Chris K. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Sean W.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   September 16, 2016
Our Captain met us on time, ready to go. He had us all setup to catch redfish and snook in less than 1/2 an hour, and we were...
Sean W. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Sean W. recommends Florida Reels Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Weather Protection
Weather Protection
Canceled due to bad weather? We'll help reschedule or refund.
Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee
Found the same trip for less? We'll refund the difference!
Service You Can Trust
Service You Can Trust
7 day customer support for a hassle-free fishing experience.
Trusted Payments
Trusted Payments
Book via our secure platform and enjoy flexible payment options.