Real Life Charters runs angling trips out of Belleair Bluffs and is eager to show you a day full of endless possibilities in the prolific Gulf waters!

Capt. Phil will do his best to "put you on the fish" and help you create wonderful memories, so come aboard! He specializes in light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, and spinning, all to get you on that bite. This involves 2 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for King Mackerel, Cobia, Shark, Hogfish, Snapper, and Grouper, depending on the season, type of trip, and conditions of the day.

You’ll be fishing from the "Real Life," a 25’ Parker boat out of Clearwater Beach, with enough room for up to 6 anglers at any time. This seaworthy sport vessel has everything you’ll need to fish the Gulf and even go offshore into deeper waters, where the big fish are found. It also has a toilet on board for your convenience.

All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip, as well as your fishing licenses. You will be able to take home all legal species caught during that time. We provide complimentary water and ice. You are welcome to bring your own soft drinks and snacks.

Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests. Children are welcome on board, so bring your kids along for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Captain Phil from Real Life Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Light Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    US $375
    Captain Phil will take you inshore on the beautiful Clearwater Pass waters to watch Dolphins and do some sightseeing around Clearwater Beach, then head over to Sand Key jetty for light fishing for the kiddos. You might also see some Manatees hanging around. This is a great way to view the beaches from the Gulf waters. Sundays only.
  • Private trip
    Shark Adventure-Afternoon 4 hr
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    US $925
    Real Life Charters will hunt down the strongest fighting sharks that Gulf Coast Reefs has to offer. Great action. Bring a cramera.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr - Reef-Wreck-Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $950
    Head out from Cleawater Pass and fish some of the best reefs & wrecks off Flordia Gulf Coast. Mangrove, Snapper, Grunt, Grouper,Hogfish and Kingfish.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip-Most Popular
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,100
    We will be running offshore to deeper waters to some very active reefs and hard bottoms. You will experience some larger fish in the deeper waters, Gag Grouper, Snapper, Red Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, and Hogfish. You can also run into Mahi Mahi, Tuna. We will provide your gear, bait and licenses. Bring drinks, snacks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip-In Demand
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,300
    Offshore to deep water. You have more time to bottom fish and land the big ones. Great opportunity to go after various species such as Snapper, Vermillion, Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Seabass, and Amberjack. Your gear, bait, and licenses are provided. The different species of fish can be subject to seasonal closures. Bring drinks, snacks and a lunch.
  • Private trip
    8-Hour - Red Snapper Trip (Max 4)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 25
    US $1,675
    Red Snapper! (Max 4 guests)
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
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FAQs about Real Life Charters

Real Life Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Light Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $925 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Shark Adventure-Afternoon 4 hr (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hr - Reef-Wreck-Nearshore (5 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip-Most Popular (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip-In Demand (8 hours)
  • US $1,675 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8-Hour - Red Snapper Trip (Max 4) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Real Life Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Raymarine
  • Fishfinder Raymarine
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar Raymarine

Trips booked with Real Life Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Real Life Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Go to different Reefs from Clearwater Pass)
  • Wreck Fishing (Target many species around Clearwater Wrecks)

Real Life Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Real Life Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Philip Costanzo
Belleair Bluffs, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2022
Captain Phil was first introduced to fishing as a young boy in Connecticut, fishing the Long Island Sound from Block Island to Montauk, from the Connecticut River to the Thames River. The first boat he owned as a youngster was a 12’ MirroCraft, which was referred to as a “tin boat” back then. Captain Phil’s parents moved to Florida in the early 1980's which opened up a whole new world of fishing for him. He was eager to learn the different species in the Gulf and quickly fell in love with all it had to offer. He relocated to Florida in 2017 where he was given the opportunity to work with a few charter captains in the Clearwater area. Throughout his life, Captain Phil has been mentored by serious sport anglers and captains, and has the passion and desire to provide others the experience of “real life” fishing in the Gulf Coast, teaching and guiding along the way as he was taught over the years. Whether you're a novice or expert angler, Captain Phil will do all he can to provide you with a fun fishing adventure and a great day on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Parker 2510 (Walkaround) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Go to different Reefs from Clearwater Pass
Wreck Fishing
Target many species around Clearwater Wrecks

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Raymarine
Fishfinder
Raymarine
Live Bait Well
Radar
Raymarine

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Belleair Bluffs to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 8 and up
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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