Tearin’ Em Up! Charters

Tearin’ Em Up! Charters specializes in fun family fishing charters in the beautiful surroundings of Sarasota, Florida. All ages are welcome on board, and Captain Doug Riccardi will make sure even the most novice anglers will have an enjoyable time out on the water.

There is a multitude of fish species available in the inshore and nearshore waters around Sarasota, and Captain Doug will show you the most enjoyable way of targeting them. Try your hand at catching pretty and delicious fish such as Sheepshead, Redfish, Snappers, Jacks, and many more. The boat is loaded with Penn reels and Ugly Stick rods and the captain will show you exactly how to use them so you can reel in a beauty.

Captain Doug runs over 300 years a year, with people from all over the world. He knows that you will become friends, and likes to remind customers that when he comes to visit he will have no clue as to the complexities of your fishing strategies, just like when you come to Florida to fish. All the tackle he uses is relevant for the current species running in the local waters. You are welcome to bring your own gear, but please speak to the captain before your trip so you can discuss what is needed.

Don’t forget that you are out to have some fun. Hopefully, you’ll catch some dinner, but the aim of the trip is not to pack coolers full of fish. It’s about a combination of pure enjoyment of being out on the water and fishing and the responsible management of the finite natural resources in this wonderful ecosystem.

All trips are all inclusive, so all your bait, licensing, quality equipment, a cooler full of ice, bottled water, and digital photos are provided for you. If you catch some fish you’d like to take home to eat, Captain Doug will clean and ziplock it for you. All you need to bring are sunglasses, a hat, and your favorite beverage.

We’re Tearin’ Em Up! in Sarasota Florida!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 4 Hour VIP
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    Inshore and nearshore fishing for a wide variety of species. You will be provided with all the fishing gear you need - just bring sunglasses and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    Inshore and nearshore fishing for species such as Redfish, Snapper, Trout, Sheepshead, and many more. Trip includes a cooler with ice, bottled water, crystal lite, live bait, Penn Reels & Ugly Sticks. Digital Photos and Video Available. The captain will clean the fish for you. All you'll need are sunglasses and a hat

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Permit

Redfish
Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Angler (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sarasota to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Doug Ricciardi
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
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Captain Doug Riccardi is an experienced charter captain who runs upwards of 250 charters every year. With over 2500 charters under his belt, he has learned a lot about where to fish, how to fish certain species, and much more besides. His credentials include Military Service - Army Military Police '85-'92, Culinary School, Work & College 1987-2006, and finally his Captain's license, which he has held since 2006.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.67
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Terry Mygrants
Bradenton, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 17, 2016
Captain Doug of Tear Em’ Up Charter Fishing provided an excellent fishing experience!  His customer service is...
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Logan Chappell
Bradenton, Florida
 4.67
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Tear 'em up -- 5 stars

VERIFIED   September 20, 2016
We had a wonderful time! em Totally!
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Gilman Farley
Port Charlotte, Florida
 4.67
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Great Experience with Terin Em Up!

VERIFIED   February 23, 2016
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Peter Wilms
Serbia
 4.33
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Ok experience

VERIFIED   March 29, 2016
Didn’t catch nearly as many fish as another boat that was mostlying fishing along side of us.
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