The Red Dawn-Gulfside

3500 Pinellas Bayway South
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Gulf of Mexico, Near Coastal, Tampa Bay or Pinellas Intercoastal? This is the boat for you!

24’ Carolina Skiff holding up to 6 passengers comfortably. This multipurpose boat is powered by a reliable 130HP Honda outboard, it is extremely stable and has plenty of room for the whole family. It has Lowrance electronics, VHF and above and beyond all required safety equipment. The cockpit is newly upholstered and has seating for 6 plus the Captain and plenty of dry storage along with a circulating livewell for live bait.

The stern area has a surprising 8 foot beam, Plenty of room to battle the big fish! The bimini top provides protection against sun & rain, and the windshield provides a nice wind break for the passengers. It has downriggers for trolling as well as a dual station tower so the Captain can spot the fish with a bird’s eye view.

NEAR COASTAL SPECIES (1-6 Persons) Florida State Gulf waters (out to 9 miles offshore) fishing wrecks, artificial reefs, natural live bottom, ledges and springs for Grouper (Gag & Red), Snapper (Mangrove, Lane, Yellowtail & Hogfish), Shark (Black Tip, Sandbar, Atlantic Sharp Nose, Nurse & Hammerhead) Kingfish (King Mackerel), Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, White Grunt, Sea Bass, Porgy, Triggerfish, Permit, Barracuda, Bluefish & Goliath Grouper.

TAMPA BAY SPECIES (1-6 Persons) Tampa Bay waters fishing bridges, wrecks, artificial reefs, natural live bottom, ledges for Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Kingfish (King Mackerel), Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Grouper (Gag & Red), Snapper (Mangrove & Lane), White Grunt, Porgy, Sea Bass, Sea Trout, Cobia, Shark (Black Tip, Sandbar, Atlantic Sharp Nose, Nurse & Bonnethead) & Barracuda.

Gulf of Mexico, Near Coastal, Tampa Bay or Pinellas Intercoastal? This is the boat for you!

24’ Carolina Skiff holding up to 6 passengers comfortably. This multipurpose boat is powered by a reliable 130HP Honda outboard, it is extremely sta

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 130HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel

Triggerfish (Gray)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Available on request
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Blake Harris
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
I am a Florida native with a lifetime of fishing experience on the west coast and Gulf of Mexico. I mated and worked on all kinds of fishing boats until getting my license 8 years ago. I am now a full time tugboat captain in the port on nights, and do morning charters and weekends
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.62 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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My husband and I went with our 25 year old disabled son,  this was planned for him to do something he has always wanted to do.  Not everyone is patient with our son,  he has some mobility and cognitive issues.  Captain Blake was awesome!  He was so kind and patient with our son,  he helped him out when our son was struggling but also treated him like one of the guys which made our son feel very capable and he loved every minute of this trip!  Captain Blake is also very knowledgeable and has a laid back and friendly personality.  Our focus was really just to have our son do something he has dreamed of and he had a blast, he will talk about this for years to come!  We may start planning our next trip back in the next year or two and we would definitely book a tour with Captain Blake again!

Fished September 5, 2017
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The girls had a great time and they outfished the rest of us, we all enjoyed out outing and had a lot of fun fishing,  Captain Harris was great and we are hoping to go out again with him very soon!  He works hard to find fish and has tons of patience for kids.

Fished June 25, 2017
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Capt. Blake really knows how to take care of his customers. Very professional and knowledgeable on how to catch fish. Every spot we went to ,we were reeking in fish. We took our 70yr old father out with us and he had a blast. Doesn’t matter what age you are Capt. Blake will get you hooked up

Fished June 11, 2017
Blake Harris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 14, 2017

Hey Thanks a lot! You guys were a great crew and I had a good time fishing with you. Little choppy in the Gulf that day but I blame the weatherman.

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