Venice Reef Charters

Venice Reef Charters is based in Nokomis, Florida, and it’s run by Captain Philip Bloom, who has been fishing professionally for over 25 years. Capt. Philip can take you fishing anywhere from nearshore to far offshore and services the whole area from Venice to Sarasota. Join him for an adventure in the Gulf of Mexico!

His 26’  Century Mustang center console boat is powered by twin 150 Suzuki engines. It is equipped with Garmin electronics to make your fishing as productive as possible. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to 5 anglers.

Capt. Philip will provide everything you need for your fishing adventure: all fishing gear, lures, live bait, and fishing licenses. You’ll be fishing with quality Shimano and Penn equipment.

He can take you nearshore, targeting Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish. You can also head offshore to explore the reefs and try out bottom fishing for big Grouper and Snapper. The captain will also make sure to clean and fillet your day’s catch if desired.

The trips are 4 to 5 hours long, so they’re great for spending some family time in nature. If you have older kids, the captain will be happy to accommodate them, and their safety is guaranteed since there are life jackets on board.

There’s cold storage on board, but feel free to bring a small cooler if you wish. Bring light snacks and drinks, some sunscreen to stay safe, and you’re all set!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Get into the Gulf
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    Get 4 people together and have an inexpensive day on the gulf. 3 miles offshore, a great chance to catch a lot of fish. You can bring them back home and fry them up. You'll be mostly chasing panfish but you never know when you can catch a big one. A great trip for the light-hearted angler or families.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    For up to 5 people. This is a great family trip that'll take you fishing approximately 4 to 6 miles offshore. You'll mainly target delicious Snapper but may hook into Grouper, Sharks, Porgy, Mackerel, and more. King and Cobia are also a possibility in spring and fall.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    For up to 5 people.If you're looking for some more action, head up to 11 miles offshore and explore the wildlife around fishing ledges and natural reefs. You'll be targeting reef fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Porgys, Seabass, Mackerel. Kingfish, Barracuda, and Cobia are spring and fall mostly. This is a great family trip or for hardcore fisher people. The equipment will be provided by your captain. Bring some sunscreen, snacks, and drinks, and get ready to enjoy a nice day on the open waters.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Gulf
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $780
    For up to 5 people.Enjoy 5 hrs of catching fish.this trip is 10 to 20 miles offshore for grouper and snapper..also pelagics when around..
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About the Captain

Philip Bloom
Nokomis, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
59 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2015
Im Capt Phil Bloom...ive been fishing since i could hold a pole..your just born that way...I have fished semi pro bass tournament all the way to king of the beach for king mackeral...lake erie to key west and mexico..ive fished everywhere i could...love to take out families with kids..always fun..Have been chartering off venice for 14 years now...hope to see you..thanks..capt phil

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn, and Okuma
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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
8 and older
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
Half day with captain Phil
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Shelley M.
Huntingtown, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on September 18, 2021
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James B.
Gainesville, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain Phil and Sue.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 13, 2021
We fished off shore about 3 to 6 miles out. Captain Phil put us on some great holes and was continuously catching fish. It...
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Chris B.
Andover, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on May 4, 2021
Overall awesome experience. Definitely worth the money. Captain and crew were great. Captains hydra sport was awesome and the...
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Erica W.
WDM, IA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome family trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on December 30, 2020
Our first time fishing on the ocean. Would definitely go w Capt Phil and Sue again. We caught 40/50 fish, lost track, many...
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Gary T.
Grand Ledge, MI
Excellent
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Half day trip with Capt. Phil and Susan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on April 7, 2021
Excellent fishing and a great experience for my Grandson, son and myself. I will book again with Captain Philip Bloom.
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FAQs about Venice Reef Charters

Venice Reef Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Get into the Gulf (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $780 per group, additional $70 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Gulf (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Venice Reef Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets Provided for kids 12 years old and up.

Trips booked with Venice Reef Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, and Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Venice Reef Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Venice Reef Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Venice Reef Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)