Inshore Society - Tidewater Boat

5108 West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa FL, United States

Tampa Bay is famous for its superb year round fishery, where the combination of light tackle, shallow water and live and artificial bait makes for explosive strikes and drag pulling fun. Florida Guides Association members Capt. Christian Minami and Capt. Kenny Smith are eager to show you what it’s all about!

Fishing aboard a brand new 22 ft Tidewater bay boat, the company is well equipped to access the inshore waters of Tampa Bay and the surrounding area. The boat is fitted with a 150 HP Mercury engine, allowing it to travel quickly to the best fishing spots, while a Minn Kota trolling motor allows it to approach the spooky inshore species quietly and discreetly. Top of the range gear is supplied on board, including a Power Pole anchoring system and Lowrance electronics. There is also plenty of dry storage for all your personal items.

Inshore Society primarily fishes for the most sought after inshore species of western Florida: the Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout. They can also target Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tripletail and Jack Crevalle. They fish with good quality Penn and Shimano tackle, using both live bait and artificials to attract their target species, depending on the conditions and the customer’s wishes.

Inshore Society will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water, including fishing licenses, tackle, bait, ice, cold drinks and snacks. They will also clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day, should you want to take it home for a tasty dinner. All they suggest you bring is a pair of polarized sunglasses, sunscreen and suitable clothing and shoes for a day on the water.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Exceptional inshore fishing can be experienced year-round in Tampa Bay. Light tackle, artificial bait, live bait and shallow water is the recipe for explosive fish strikes and drag pulling fun! Anglers can expect to target Florida's most sought after inshore species of game fish: Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout. Other species can be targeted too, though; Our Captains target Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tripletail and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Anglers can expect to target Florida's most sought after inshore species of game fish: Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout, as well as Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tripletail and Jack Crevalle.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum
  Cobia
  Flounder
  Jack Crevalle

  Redfish
  Shark (Blacktip)
  Sheepshead
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Snook
  Spanish Mackerel
  Speckled Trout
  Tripletail

Boat Specs

Tide Water (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Cristian Minami
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
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Join us, Capt. Cristian Minami and Capt. Kenny Smith, on an inshore fishing charter in the Tampa Bay area. Growing up in Tampa Bay, fishing became our passion at a young age. Participating in local fishing tournaments and fishing events brought us closer to the fishing industry. As we got older and gained more experienced on the water we decided to get our Captains Licenses and started Inshore Society LLC, a fishing charter company directed at guiding anglers in the Tampa Bay area. Our main focus as a charter Captain is to provide clients with a once in a lifetime fishing experience that will be memorable for the rest of their life.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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If you are booking a fishing trip in the Tampa area, book the Inshore Society immediately and look no further. I researched my trip which included my son, daughter and my daughter’s fiancé for several weeks and booked two months in advance. Both Captain Kenny and Captain Chris were professional and knowledgeable. I was contacted shortly after booking by Captain Chris to introduce himself, and we ended up going out with his partner Captain Kenny. We caught fish from the moment our lines went in. Captain Kenny took us to three different location and we caught snook, trout, and mackerel. We landed over twenty fish and had just as many that we hooked and did not land. We had action the entire time. Captain Kenny was very personable, fun to fish with and he certainly knew what he was doing. I would recommend these two Captain’s and Inshore Society fishing charters to anyone that wants to catch fish and have a great time. I’m already looking forward to the next time in I’m in Florida to go again.

Fished May 26, 2018
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Great experience with Capt Cris Minami.  Very knowledgeable about the fishery.  Put us on fish immediately and catch fish consistently all day.

Fished February 17, 2018
Cristian Minami (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 18, 2018

Thank you Jerime! Glad you guys had a great fishing trip!

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Great inshore trip in Tampa Bay.  Caught some beautiful trout and snook along the small salt water creeks. I would highly recommend a trip with inshore society it was a blast!

Fished December 28, 2017
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