Tampa Bowfishing Charters

(9) In demand!

Tampa Rod & Bowfishing Charters is quite simply the best place to go if you are looking for some awesome inshore action, pitting your wits and your eyes against fast-moving fish in the murky shallows around the famous Tampa Bay. Fish either in the day or the night, using a style of fishing which has seen a surge in popularity over the past few year due to the sheer thrill it offers - bowfishing!

Captain Ike is a second generation captain who has been running charters for over 23 years. He has developed a true passion for bowfishing, along with his reputation as a professional bowfisherman. Before every trip, he will make sure everyone is comfortable handling and using the equipment, and once out on the water, he will be constantly on hand to offer his top tips and tricks, and to make sure you hit your target (almost) every time!

Captain Ike Carrasquillo’s 25’ Sea Chaser center console has been set up specifically for exciting inshore fishing. A cruising speed of over 50 knots rockets you off you to the very best spots, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a trolling motor and power poles let you sneak through the shallows without spooking the fish once you get there. Night fishing? No problem! The boat has an array of super-bright flood lamps to light up even the most starless night, and her high-tech electronics can sound out the murky waters below no matter the conditions.

Every Tampa Bowfishing Charters trip comes with all the necessary equipment for bowfishing, although you are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Fishing licenses are also provided by the boat, and there is a cooler for any food and drink you bring, so all you need to do is turn up. At the end of the trip, Captain Ike will clean and fillet all your catch for you, ready to take home and enjoy, because with this level of action, you are bound to work up an appetite!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bowfishing Trip (Day)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Bowfishing Tampa Bay for Stingrays, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Bowfishing Trip (Night)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Stalk the shallows by night in search of Stingrays, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, and more. The vessel is equipped with plenty of lights for us to see our shots, and has a large cooler on board for you to keep your food and drinks cool.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Ray

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako Pro Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Ike Carrasquillo
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
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Captain Ike Carrasquillo is a Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's Bowfishing Pro Staffer Guide and Mako Boat Pro-Staffer. All of his gear is top notch and in great working conditions. He offers fish cleaning after the trip. His 2017 Mako 19.4ft Pro Skiff comes equipped with 750watts of led powered lights to make it easy to see into the water. He offers lessons to all newcomers.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Stephanie Z.
Rockville, Maryland
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Bowfishing Charter with Ike

VERIFIED   November 2, 2018
We went Bowfishing with Ike at the beginning of November when we visited Tampa for my birthday.  It was a great experience...
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Tampa bowfishing charter

VERIFIED   May 22, 2018
Tampa bowfishing charter is a must! Iv been bowfishing for years now and was glad to have the opportunity to fish with Ike!...
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Jason D.
Myakka City, FL
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Bowfishing trip with Captain Ike

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
What a great trip with Captain Ike. Put us on lots of fish and help my boys out with there shooting. Definitely coming back...
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Acworth, GA
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Night Bow Fishing with Captain Ike

VERIFIED   May 4, 2018
We had a great time both night Bow fishing with Captain Ike. He put us on the fish the entire time.
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