Tampa Bowfishing Charters

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3011 West Cordelia Street
Tampa FL, United States

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 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.

Captain Ike is a second generation captain who has been running charters for over 20 years. He has developed a true passion for bowfishing, and now specializes in this hands-on form of the sport. 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!

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
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 second generation fishing guide, and the passion for fishing runs in his blood. He is a Bass Pro Shops Bowfishing Pro Staff Guide and Mako Boat Pro-Staffer. All of his gear is top notch and in great working conditions. He offers cleaning of fish after the trip. His 2017 Mako 19.4ft Pro Skiff comes equipped with 550watts of led power to make it easy to see into the water.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Tampa Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Tampa bowfishing charter is a must! Iv been bowfishing for years now and was glad to have the opportunity to fish with Ike! His equipment and boat is top notch and Ike is a great guy and even better guide! He was able to easily put us on the fish and point them out in the water even though the water wasn’t the clearest. I am a Midwesterner that bowfishes regularly used to shooting large carp but shooting and trying to haul in a stingray is no easy task at all! Tampa bowfishing charters is perfect for every one from beginners to some seasoned bowfishers! You northern state bowfishers prepare to be humbilized by the difficultly of shooting salt water fish. You beginners prepare yourself for the excitement of hauling in a nice big stingray!

Fished May 22, 2018
Ike Carrasquillo (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 25, 2018

I had an awesome time with Luis and Trevor. It was my pleasure having these two veteran shooters aboard taking action and bustn scales.

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

Fished May 4, 2018
Ike Carrasquillo (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 7, 2018

Chris and his crew kept me in stitches for hours. They relationship between them all was awesome how they shared one another opportunity to shoot and not be greety. The winds was a major factor both night but they still managed to build there battle ground.

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Ike was awesome. Took the time to make sure the trip was what we wanted and would enjoy.

Fished March 27, 2018
Ike Carrasquillo (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 30, 2018
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