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, Captains Christian Minami and Kenny Smith, are eager to show you what it’s all about!

Fishing aboard a brand new 22’ Tidewater bay boat, the crew 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. The trolling motor allows it to approach the fearful inshore species quietly.

You’ll fish using Penn and Shimano gear, with both live bait and artificial lures to attract your target species, depending on the conditions and your wishes. The crew will be happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day, should you want to take it home for a tasty dinner.

The crew primarily fishes for the most sought after inshore species of western Florida – Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. They can also target Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tripletail, and Jack Crevalle.

Everything you need for a productive day on the water will be provided for you, including fishing licenses, tackle, bait, ice, cold drinks, and snacks. All you need to bring is a pair of polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and suitable clothing and shoes for a day on the water.

Join Inshore Society and explore some of the richest inshore waters for a great fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
4 Fishing Reports
30 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on November 5, 2020
As always fishing is top notch.
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Fishing with Cristian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 19, 2020
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Best 4 hours ever!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on 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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Half day trip with Captain Kenny Smith

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 26, 2018
If you are booking a fishing trip in the Tampa area, book the Inshore Society immediately and look no further. I researched...
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