TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters LLC is a veteran-owned business that runs private fishing trips around the beautiful diamond blue waters of Siesta Key. Here you will find experienced Owner Captain Tony Fudoli Jr, a stable boat, big fish, and enjoyable trips. With Captain Tony, it’s not just about fishing, it’s about learning and understanding the sport.

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters has had numerous repeat customers onboard. Captain Tony has been running trips locally for 9 years and caters to both novice and pro anglers. These inshore waters offer productive fishing and smiling anglers – just have a look at the photos and reviews, and you’ll see why anglers, kids, and families want to fish again with Captain Tony Fudoli.

The fishing is great year-round, and he has the right vessel to put you on fish. You will join Captain Tony aboard his 22’ Scout center console. She is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and can reach speeds of up to 52 knots. The vessel is rigged with GPS, a fishfinder, and has a trolling motor, power pole, and live bait well. The fishing is best done with up to 4 anglers on board.

You will be fishing bay and backwaters, searching for the likes of Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tarpon, and more. Whether you choose trolling, bottom fishing, fishing on the fly, popping, or jigging, he’s got you covered. Fly anglers should bring their own gear.

When you come aboard, you will get the rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Captain Tony will provide the fishing license and will have ice and water on board. You can keep the catch and he will get it cleaned and filleted. Captain Tony works together with his partners in the Hidden Harbor Marina and recommends a restaurant to cook you a meal from the fish you catch.

You should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and a great attitude to reel in some fish. Captain Tony is great with kids and families of all ages. There is a 20% discount for all veterans.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $412
    Night fishing for trout and tarpon on the light dock and bridges. If the day is too hot for you, come out at night and experience the bite at night on the lights.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Rise and shine! You can go fishing for all the awesome fish species in the Gulf Coast, bay, and backwaters of Siesta Key/Sarasota. The captain will provide the gear. You should bring a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, put on comfortable clothes and footwear, pack some snacks, and take your camera with you. There is a 20% discount for all veterans.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $450
    Care to spend your afternoon chasing Snook, Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon? Then come along. It's great for beginners who want to learn. You can go fishing for all the awesome fish species in the Gulf Coast, bay, and backwaters of Siesta Key/Sarasota. You should bring a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, put on comfortable clothes and footwear, pack some snacks, and take your camera with you. There is a 20% discount for all veterans.
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About the Captain

Tony Fudoli Jr
Sarasota, Florida, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
287 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2015
If you're looking for a Captain who has a true passion for fishing and people, then you are in the right place. After serving two tours as a combat infantryman in the United States Marine Corps, Captain Tony knew he wanted to start a business where he could truly do what he loves every single day, and that's when his fishing career began 9 years ago. Captain Tony is now an experienced local Captain here in Sarasota/Siesta Key who is in high demand. Captain Tony gives his absolute best as your fishing guide so that his guests have a memorable time on the water. He is fully certified and has the knowledge to make your trip enjoyable and exciting. Captain Tony is great with kids and families of all ages, He also offers 20% discount for all veterans. Words from the Captain: "I have true passion for people first, catching fish, and this great country that we live in. A fun and fish filled day can be expected."

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Scout (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 287 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (203)
What an amazing day!!!
What an amazing day!!!
What an amazing day!!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Jessica W.
Tampa, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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What an amazing day!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) on March 9, 2023
Booked the half day pm trip and it did not disappoint. We started at a sand bar and were on the fish immediately. Snook, Sea...
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Josh P.
Kearney, NE
Excellent
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Got Us on the Fish

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 25, 2022
Captain Tony was great. Being on the boat with him was a ton of fun. He wasn’t just giving us a ride out in the bay. He really...
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Kymm N.
South Bend, IN
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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It was a great day for fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on August 7, 2022
Tony was great! Very friendly and outgoing. Knew his stuff about different fish, their behaviors and where to find them. Our...
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Blake E.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Capt Tony

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on March 7, 2023
Had a great time with Capt Tony! Got us on the fish and kept us there. Professional, great sense of humor, tireless. will be...
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Ron K.
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Captain Tony Was Great

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on February 4, 2023
There were four of us. We are old friends and just wanted to have some fun. It was the best. Captain Tony was knowledgeable,...
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FAQs about TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key offers the following trips to customers:
  • $412 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Radio
  • Sonar
  • Radar

Trips booked with TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon