Ultimate Fishing Adventures

Want 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 local 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 Taylor’s 23’ Angler center console. It’s big enough to carry 6 guests and comes equipped with top-of-the-line navigational electronics and safety gear. There’s also a T-top to provide protection from the sun, an ice-box, a live bait tank, and snorkeling equipment on board. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine able to develop a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Captain Taylor and Captain Kyle will take you fishing and exploring the waters of Bradenton in numerous different ways from inshore areas to the most productive offshore spots. You’ll be targeting a variety of species including Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Captain Kyle, a 5th generation inshore specialist and an expert on live bait fishing will be there to share his know-how and ensure a productive day. Want an adventure to tell your friends about? Ask them about Shark fishing trips!

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’ll 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
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    Get ready to chase some Amberjack, Tuna, Permit, Groupers, Snappers, and many others on this exciting 6-hour 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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    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. Get offshore and explore the famous reefs, wrecks, and deeper waters out in the Gulf of Mexico. Leave all your worries behind and focus on some serious fishing as you go after Amberjack, Tuna, Groupers, Snappers, and even Blacktip Sharks, among plenty more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $875
    This trip is designed to get you on the private reefs and numbers that Capt. Taylor has found over the years. You will target Snapper, Cobia, Tripletail, Kingfish, and more exciting and delicious fish to take home after a thrilling day on the water. Expect to go around 3-8 miles offshore, in search of these incredible fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $875
    Make the most of your time on the water and spend a full 6 hours chasing the elusive "Silver King." This highly-prized fish is sought by anglers all over the world. Known for their tough fight and their tendency to leap out of the water, get ready for an intense battle to guide them to the boat before heading home with the knowledge that you've ticked off something on your bucket list.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    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. These tough-fighting beasts are a prize for anglers the world over, so reel one in and head home with some very impressive bragging rights.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $675
    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 as you search some strong fish. Battle it out with Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and many more, and you may even catch something delicious to take home. If you prefer nearshore and offshore fishing, this trip could easily be converted into such.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $675
    This trip is designed to get you on the private reefs and numbers that Capt. Taylor has found over the years. You will target Snapper, Cobia, Tripletail, Kingfish, and more exciting and delicious fish to take home after a thrilling day on the water. Expect to go around 3-8 miles offshore, in search of these incredible fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    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. Target Tarpon and Snook to test your skills, while going after Redfish, Sheepshead, and plenty more, will see you head back to shore with a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $475
    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 for a range of tough-fighting fish. If you prefer nearshore fishing, this tour can be transformed into a nearshore trip for Snappers, Groupers, Seabass, and more
  • Private trip
    2 Hr Adventure Blast
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    2-hour adventure inshore blast, fish the flats, and backcountry and inshore terrain of the gulf coast. Primarily live bait fishing you will be able to target Snook, Red fish, Cobia, Triple tail, grouper and more.
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About the Captain

Taylor Rahn
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
40 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
161 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Angler (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
23 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
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
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 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.

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 135 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Kent W.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  July 10, 2020
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Jaclyn K.
Frederick, MD
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Kyle

VERIFIED   NEW  June 22, 2020
Capt Kyle was awesome! We did the half day trip in the PM with out three kids ages 5, 12 and 15 and he was great! Super kid...
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Christy S.
Sarasota, FL
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   May 26, 2020
We had such a great experience with UFA. We each caught fish (in-shore, so they were smaller than off-shore, but that’s just...
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Kevin F.
Buford, GA
 5.00
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Best fishing trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 29, 2020
My two boys, age 14, had a blast with Captain Taylor! They learned lots of fishing techniques while having fun! He took us...
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Ross, OH
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1/2 day trip with Captain Kyle!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 22, 2020
Excellent trip with Captain Kyle. He took us to a couple different areas. We were catching fish as soon as our bait hit the...
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