Inshore Society - Tidewater Boat

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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $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 the Captain

Cristian Minami
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Reports
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2016
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.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail 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
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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:
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Visa
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Checks
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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full day with Capt. Kenny Smith
One of about fifty total
Very nice trip with Captain Kenny during the run up to the big snow storm up north.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Alan A.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Best 4 hours ever!

VERIFIED   February 22, 2019
My father and I have been fishing southwest Florida for more than 40 years.  I wanted to do something special for his...
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David A.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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A calm and beautiful day on the bay. Too early for tarpon but Kenny put us on plenty of snook and a few red fish. Couldn’t...
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Charles A.
Apopka, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   February 9, 2019
My son and I were hoping to catch our first snook ever and Captain Cristian put us on our first 40-50 snook. No stop action...
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John V.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Full day with Capt. Kenny Smith

VERIFIED   March 10, 2019
Had a great day. Never caught that many snook in my life. Call Capt. Kenny if you want to catch some nice fish. He is the man?
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Brian L.
Hollywood, FL
 5.00
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Half day with inshore society

VERIFIED   November 8, 2018
Best fishing charter ever in Tampa bay ,the only time we were not catching fish was when we were moving to different spots...
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