Invasion Charters Captain Bubba

5108 West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa FL, United States

“Captain Bubba”, aka Ryan Betancourt, runs fun-filled fishing charters in Tampa, Florida. If you are ready for an unforgettable experience catching fish with light tackle, Captain Bubba is your guy.

Invasion Charters operates a 24 ft Blazer Bay boat that is a very comfortable boat to fish off, and has plenty of room all over for you and your belongings. Powerd by a 250HP Suzuki engine, the boat is perfect for reaching the best fishing spots quickly. High end, good quality fishing equipment and tackle is provided by the captain, and the boat is fitted out with top of the line electronics.

Captain Bubba promises that he will give you 150% on every charter, always striving to catch your target species. As well as offering great fun flats, backcountry, and nearshore fishing trips, he also provides boat tours of beautiful downtown Tampa, and if you like to scallop in Homosassa he is your guy.

“I am looking forward to hearing from ya but until then tight lines!”

“Captain Bubba”, aka Ryan Betancourt, runs fun-filled fishing charters in Tampa, Florida. If you are ready for an unforgettable experience catching fish with light tackle, Captain Bubba is your guy.

Invasion Charters operates a 24 ft Blaz

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 6hr trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
There are 7 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Boat Specs

Blazer bay (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
Jack Crevalle


Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Speckled Trout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express, PayPal.

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Ryan Betancourt
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
Are you ready to catch some fish?? Let me take on an awesome charter. I’ve been fishing Tampa Bay's waters since I was 10 years old and I have over 22 years of experience on the water. I am an outgoing Captain who loves to have fun but also loves to put people on fish .
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 82%

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Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Great fishing trip with Captain Bubba and first mate Alex! Captain Bubba really wanted us to have a fun experience and knows the best fishing spots. He and Alex were great with the kids and really went out of their way to help them catch. We had a beautiful afternoon and came home with trout and redfish filets for dinner! We will definitely take another trip with Captain Bubba next time we are in town!

Fished April 13, 2017
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He took us to a lot of good spots and warned us ahead of time the weather wasn’t ideal but it was the only day we could do. Regardless, we caught about 25 trout , but none of them were large enough to keep which was just a matter of poor luck. Also caught 1 pufferfish. Overall compared to everyone else fishing that day we did the best and still had a lot of fun catching those trout. We also came across a pod of dolphins that had about 10 dolphins who swam right up next to the boat and even swam alongside us which was a cool experience. Also a plus, he was the cheapest charter boat in the area, and he also got a barn dance new boat as of today, 3/16/17. He even gave us an extra hour for free because he wanted us to get some fish that we could take home! Great captain who knows a lot about the area. Highly recommend. I can’t wait to come back next year so we can catch a ton of large fish once we get good weather.xx

Fished March 16, 2017
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We all had a blast I’m a native Floridian and I had 4 friends who were down from ny and Indiana and from Canada   the weather was great the captain was a real nice guy the boat was easy to fish from bubba had a lot of spots to fish in we were on fish all day thank you Captain bubba and your first mate for the trip

Fished March 11, 2017
Ryan Betancourt (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 12, 2017

thanks I had a great time I’m glad you guys had a great time I am looking forward to doing it again!

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