Venice Reef Charters

(9) In high demand!
Venice
Venice FL, United States

Venice Reef Charters are based in Osprey, Florida. Join Captain Phil and First Mate Ursula on one of their comfortable and fun offshore fishing trips within the Venice and Nokomis areas on the Gulf of Mexico.

Their 30’ Hydrasport center console boat is powered by twin 225HP Johnson engines, and is equipped with GPS, fishfinder and VHF radio. It can accommodate up to six anglers, and features a roomy deck area so that everyone on board can fish in comfort. It is also fitted with a T-top, live bait tank, and toilet. The crew will provide everything you need for your day of fishing: all fishing gear, lures, live bait, and fishing licenses, while the crew can clean and fillet your day’s catch if desired.

Venice Reef Charters use quality Shimano, Penn and Akuma fishing equipment, and mainly fish for Barracuda, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Kingfish, Mackerel, Cobia, Triggerfish, and more, depending on seasonality and conditions. Charters are 6 hours long, and the round trip is between 20-30 miles. The crew are, however, happy to cater to your every need, so trips can be modified to whatever you prefer. These trips are great for families, and the children are very welcome aboard their vessel.

Join Venice Reef Charters today and they will put you on the fish!


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hydrasport (Center console) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Seabass (Black)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Triggerfish (Gray)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn and Akuma
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Philip Bloom
Venice, Florida, United States
Member since December 2015
I started fishing when I could hold a pole, and have professionally fished for about 20 years. I have fished the Chesapeake Bay where I grew up, all the rivers, outer banks extensively and the Great Lakes. I have also fished in the Keys for Bonefish and Tarpon quite a bit. I finally found my way to Venice and Sarasota, which I've been chartering for 7 years. I'm 54 years young.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Venice Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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We had a beautiful day on the Water with Captain Phil and his First Mate, Ursula.  Our group of four included my wife and 18 year old daughter that had less interest in fishing and more interest in getting out for a nice day on the water.  Captain Phil and Ursula were encouraging and patient, and ultimately got them both fishing.  My daughter pulled in one of our largest catches of the day, and really enjoyed the experience.  A great time was had by all.

Erik Ness  • Fished March 9, 2017
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Keith Knight  • Fished March 8, 2017
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I am 82, grandchildren 12 & 14, Son and Son-in-law in mid 40’s, This is a boat and crew for any
age. We caught 125 - 145 fish, it was terrific, fish-on 4 poles at a time. A remarkable experience.
Thank you Captain Phil!

Larry Gillis  • Fished December 29, 2016
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