Tampa Bowfishing Charters

Captain Ike is a second generation captain and a Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s bowfishing pro staffer. 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 19’ Mako Pro Skiff center console has been set up specifically for exciting inshore fishing. She’s powered by a 115 HP Mercury Command Thrust engine that will take 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. She’s also equipped with 2 power poles, tower, and SeaDek carpet.

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. Please do not wear any boots or hard sole shoes.

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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Bowfishing Tampa Bay for Stingrays, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Bowfishing Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $475
    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 the Captain

Ike Carrasquillo
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
24 Fishing Reports
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
Captain Ike Carrasquillo is a Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's Bowfishing Pro, and Mako Boat Pro-Staffer Guide. All of his gear is top notch and in great working condition. His 2017 Mako Pro Skiff comes equipped with 750 watts of LED-powered lights to make it easy to see into the water and he offers lessons to all newcomers, while experienced anglers are welcome to come aboard too for their fishing fix.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish
Needlefish
Ray
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Tilapia

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

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bowfishing
Spearfishing

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

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Jason A.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Great Night!!!

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
Was a little on the fence when I was looking to book with Captain Ike.  We are so glad we jumped off and went for it. ...
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Kelly B.
St. Petersburg, FL
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VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
First time bow fishing was great with Ike. He teaches you all of the basics and helps you spot the fish. The trip was a lot...
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Cunningham, KY
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Night bowfishing with Captain Ike

VERIFIED   May 22, 2019
Great experience and lots of fun! It was windy and the water murky but Captain Ike put us on lots of rays and mullets. ...
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Jennifer B.
Otisville, MI
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Half day night trip

VERIFIED   March 28, 2019
Awesome experience with a knowledgeable captain. He is very informative! Highly recommend this trip with Captain Ike!!
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Dakota W.
Muscatine, IA
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VERIFIED   April 8, 2019
Very great time bowfishing! Captain was great and plenty of fish to shoot at!
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