Wish Upon A Fish Charters

If you’re ready to have a fun day of fishing around Clearwater/Clearwater Beach, book a trip with Wish Upon A Fish Charters. Having logged many hours on the waters surrounding Clearwater Beach, Captain Ethan is prepared to put you on fish!

Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Tarpon, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Tripletail, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Pompano, and more could be biting, depending on the season.

Trips with Wish Upon A Fish Charters are great for kids, so feel free to make a family day out of it! Children under the age of 6 are required to wear a life jacket while the boat is under way. Snacks are also a good idea so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

Your trip begins aboard a 22’ Tidewater bay boat that holds up to 6 passengers. It has all the essentials no fishing machine can run without.
You’ll find rods, reels, live bait and all the proper tackle waiting for you.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Bringing sunscreen (non-spray), and sunglasses is never a bad idea. Drinks will be available for you. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now and then the fish might get away, but a day on the water never should. Time to make it happen, with Wish Upon A Fish Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hr AM Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $350
    Get a quick taste of what our fishery has to offer!
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    2 Hr PM Trip - Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $350
  • Private trip
    3 Hr AM Trip – Inshore (Kids trip)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $450
    Easy, light tackle fishing perfect for young anglers! Price includes up to 2 kids and one adult.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    3 Hr PM Trip – Inshore (Kids trip)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $450
    A shortened trip perfect for young anglers! Price included for up to 2 kids and one adult!
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Half Day AM Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $500
    Our most popular charter is ideal for families, beginners, and kids!
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $500
    Our most popular charter is ideal for families, beginners, and kids!
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Extended AM Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    This charter targets a variety of our inshore species.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Extended PM Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Half Day-Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $600
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $700
    This charter gives clients a chance to catch more species and fish more spots.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day –Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $800
    On this charter, get a taste of the nearshore action.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $900
    Experience a full day of targeting little bit of everything our inshore waters have to offer!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
  • Private trip
    Full Day–Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $1,000
    Get the full experience with a full day of targeting nearshore species.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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FAQs about Wish Upon A Fish Charters

Wish Upon A Fish Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hr AM Trip - Inshore (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hr PM Trip - Inshore (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hr AM Trip – Inshore (Kids trip) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hr PM Trip – Inshore (Kids trip) (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day AM Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day PM Trip - Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Extended AM Trip – Inshore (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Extended PM Trip – Inshore (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day-Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day –Nearshore (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day–Nearshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Wish Upon A Fish Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wish Upon A Fish Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Wish Upon A Fish Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Wish Upon A Fish Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Wish Upon A Fish Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Ethan Hamrick
Belleair Bluffs, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
47 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2023
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Capt Ethan Hamrick has always had a passion for fishing and the outdoors. He has been fishing the waters of Tampa Bay and Clearwater for over 15 years and can ensure you an exciting day on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Tidewater (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (73)
Fishing with Ethan
Captain Ethan was Fantastic
Good time!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Jennifer B.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

So much fun!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hr PM Trip – Inshore (Kids trip) on April 10, 2024
Our family (2 adults, 2 kids: 5 and 8 yrs old) had so much fun with Captain Ethan! He worked really hard the whole trip and...
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Nick W.
Centerville, OH
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4 hour inshore with Captain Ethan

VERIFIED   Half Day-Nearshore on September 24, 2023
Captain Ethan was incredible. We had some last minute changes on our trip which opened up a morning to do some fishing. I booked...
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Jill S.
Kissimmee, FL
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The One that Got Away

VERIFIED   3 Hr AM Trip – Inshore (Kids trip) on August 7, 2023
My 8 y/o son had his first sea-fishing experience.  Capt. Ethan was excellent with ‘warming’ him up to this new adventure.....
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Di L.
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day PM Trip - Inshore on July 26, 2023
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Dan R.
St. Louis, MO
Excellent
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Inshore fishing with Captain Ethan, Wish Upon a Fish

VERIFIED   3 Hr AM Trip – Inshore (Kids trip) on July 21, 2023
You don’t need to Wish to catch any fish with Captain Ethan and Wish Upon a Fish charters.  I chose this charter from the...
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