Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters

Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters offers great value trips out of Port Richey and around the Tarpon Springs area, targeting the nation’s favorite inshore species of fish. Western Florida is home to the best Tarpon fishing in the world, and Captain Travis Paxton is an expert in reeling them in.

You’ll ride out on a 23’ Ranger bay boat, equipped with everything you need for a day on the water. With a GPS and fishfinder, you’ll be on your way to the hottest fishing spots possible. Thanks to the 225 HP Mercury Optimax Pro XS engine reaching speeds of up to 41 knots, you’ll be at an advantage to get there before everyone else as you dash off with the wind in your hair.

When you get on the fish, you’ll be given rods and reels and off you go – start fishing! Live bait is stored in an onboard livewell, but artificial lures are available too, should you prefer those. The captain will make sure to clean and fillet your fish so you can take it straight to the table upon your return.

Capt. Travis encourages you to bottom fish and jig for the best results, as you target Redfish and Spotted Seatrout, as well as Snappers, and Snook. You’re in for an epic struggle as you try to reel in one of these monsters! He invites you to battle the “Silver King,” too. Having been fishing since the age of 3, he’s been a captain from 18, so he knows what he’s doing.

The opportunity to fish these plentiful waters is not to be missed. There’s something for everyone, with even the option to go scalloping. Capt. Travis will go the extra mile for you to make sure it’s a trip you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.

So hop aboard Capt Travis Paxton Inshore Charters and make the most of this chance!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $1,175
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Make the most of the Tarpon season and spend all day on the waters around Boca Grande. This is home to the most fruitful Tarpon fishing in the world, so you cannot afford to miss out on this fantastic opportunity. You'll spend 8 hours on board, trying to reel in as many as possible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $875
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head a little south to the world-renowned Boca Grande pass, to search for the "Silver King," Tarpon. This prized game fish will be a tricky competitor as you try to reel it into the boat as a trophy to show off to all your friends.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Apr 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full-day trip will give you a real feel for the saltwater rivers, bays, and bayous of western Florida. The longer you spend fishing, the more chance you have of making a successful catch, and this trip provides you with the perfect opportunity to hook a Tarpon or Snook.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Apr 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend 6 hours on the waters around western Florida's unspoiled coastline, fishing for inshore species. You'll wind your way around the rivers and bays, targeting Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, as well as the big ones – Tarpon and Snook, when in season.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 11 (Sat, Sun)
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    Grab the family some masks, snorkels, and fins and go scalloping. Enjoy viewing the aquatic life beneath the surface while collecting some delicious mollusks. A great thing to do with the family for a relaxing day on the water. Minimum party of 3, maximum party of 5.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Apr 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend 4 hours of inshore fishing in the New Port Richey area. You'll be targeting Redfish and Spotted Seatrout, as well as trying your hand against some of the most prized game fish in the sea – Tarpon and Snook.

About the Captain

Travis Paxton
Port Richey, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
Response time 3 hours
Member since April 2016
I have been involved in the fishing community since my father introduced me at 3 years old. He fished multiple freshwater tournaments while I was growing up and from then on, I've been hooked! I've fished the Greater Tampa Bay Area since 1997 with my family and learned from the top guides in this area. I acquired my USCG Captain's License at the age of 18 and I haven't looked back since. I have many years of experience when it comes to tournament style fishing. I have fished in the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series held in Boca Grande Pass, Florida and I've also fished multiple inshore tournaments in the Tampa Bay area.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger 2300 Bay (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Optimax Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 41 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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 3.5% fee.