Ultimate Fishing Adventures

If you’re eager to explore the incredible variety of fishing experiences that Sarasota has to offer, you can’t go wrong with Ultimate Fishing Adventures. Captain Taylor Rahn is a local who grew up in the Sarasota Bradenton area and has fished there his entire life. He will share six generations of fishing experience with you on your charter trip. 

From hardcore fisherman to kids and ladies - anglers of all types are welcome on this 25’ Century Boats center console. The ship is big enough to carry seven guests in full comfort and comes equipped with top-of-the-line navigational electronics and safety gear. There’s also an ice-box, a live bait tank, and snorkeling equipment on board. The boat comes powered by a 350 HP Yamaha engine able to develop a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

The captain will take you bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging and popping in pursuit of species such as Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel and much more. Watch out for Blacktip Sharks too and get ready for a light tackle battle with them. You’ll be exploring the waters of Sarasota in numerous different ways - from inshore areas to the most productive offshore spots teeming with your dream catch.

If you want to bring your kids along, Ultimate Fishing Adventures will be more than happy to welcome them on board. There is no age limit - the captain will provide anglers of all ages with a fishing experience of a lifetime.

He will also take care of the cleaning and filleting the catch free of charge after the adventure is over. Live bait, lures, drinks, fishing gear, and even fly fishing equipment are included in the price too. So grab a rod and get ready for an ultimate day on the water!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get ready to chase some Amberjack, Tuna, Permit, Groupers, Snappers, and many others on this exciting 3/4 day trip. Join the captain in this offshore adventure and let him show you the hottest deep sea game of the Gulf. All you have to bring is food and beverages because the captain will provide you with all the necessary fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    In case you want to land monster fish but don't want to spend the whole day on the water, this morning trip is the thing you need. Captain Taylor will take you fishing for Amberjack, Tuna, Groupers, Snappers, and even Blacktip Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $875
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    3/4 Day Tarpon trip for the silver king!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This thrilling half day trip will give you the opportunity to land the elusive 'Silver King.' All you have to bring is a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat because the captain will provide you with all you need to catch Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You'll be exploring the bay of Sarasota and Anna Maria on this exciting 6-hour trip. The captain will take you fishing in flats, docks, and mangroves and show you the hottest spots. If you prefer nearshore and offshore fishing, this trip could easily be converted into such.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is designed to hit private reefs and numbers that Capt Taylor has found over the years. We will target snapper, Cobia triple tail kingfish and more. We will be going 3-8 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Let the captain take you backcountry and flats fishing in the exciting waters of Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Island. You'll be exploring mangroves and docks on this amazing 4-hour adventure that could be converted into a nearshore trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you'd like to sleep in, but also spend 4 hours on the water, this afternoon trip is the thing for you! Join the captain on this backcountry and flats fishing trip and explore the local mangroves and docks. And if you prefer nearshore fishing, this tour can be transformed into a nearshore trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Century Boats (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 350HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Taylor Rahn
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since March 2016
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Capt. Taylor is a sixth generation fisherman who has been fishing the area his whole life. He grew up on Anna Maria Island, and he knows local waters like the back of his hand. The captain focuses on presenting a variety of fun options to his guests and providing them with an unforgettable fishing adventure. His enormous experience is a guarantee you will have a great time on your fishing charter.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 99%

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 111 reviews
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February fishing trip
Some nice catching!
Another great day with Taylor
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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South Bend, Indiana
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Half Day with Captain Taylor Rahn

September 15, 2018
My husband and I chartered a half day fishing trip with Captain Taylor Rahn in Bradenton Florida. He had a great personality,...
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Beat charter captain around

October 24, 2018
We’ve been coming to the area for the past 3 years and linked up with captain Taylor through our friends who have been using...
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February fishing trip

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Great day fishing,checked off another species from my list. As a former capt. and guide it is important to me to come back...
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Ray B.
United States
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Great morning with Captain Taylor Rahn

January 11, 2019
Even tho my family was still waking up for our early excursion, Captain Taylor brought some great energy and humor to get us...
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Best Charter captain around !

July 17, 2018
Capt Taylor was not only professional but was an awesome captain. He was waiting for us at the dock with a live well full of...
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Fishing Reports

Inshore and reef action report!

January 25, 2019

Inshore fishing has been off the charts with loads of black drum red fish snook sheepshead pompano and more. The bite has been super consistent now for weeks into months. These fish are thriving and we are catching! For… Read Full Report →


Inshore Reds and Drum are on FIRE

January 01, 2019

This is a quick report on the inshore fishery. The red fish bite and black drum bite is freaking awesome right now. This is like combat fishing dock fishing is insane if its done the right way. Fighting these… Read Full Report →