Fishhawk Charters - Silverton

32nd Way South
Saint Petersburg FL, United States

Cruise out of St Petersburg in style aboard Fishhawk Charters’ glamorous Silverton Convertible. Whether you want a rod bending offshore adventure targeting big game fish, or you just want to treat yourself to a few hours of fishing the Tampa Bay area aboard a really well-equipped craft, this boat will meet your desires.

Take a trip aboard this 48 ft Silverton Convertible, and you will be able to combine fishing with good quality equipment with relaxing. The boat’s large convertible flybridge gives excellent views of the surrounding area, and inside it features a full bathroom, a kitchen, and comfortable seating and sleeping areas. Powered by two Volvo engines, the boat can access the offshore waters fast and reliably, and it has a range of electronics to keep you in contact with the shore as well as helping you get to the best fishing spots.

Fishhawk Charters specializes in catching delicious fish species, such as Kingfish, Groupers, and Snappers, and they will make sure you get the chance to target the best bite of the day. They carry light and heavy tackle on board, and always make sure their fishing gear is in good working condition. And if you want a truly unforgettable fishing experience in the Gulf of Mexico, they offer overnight adventures that you will never forget, where target species include Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and even Marlin.

Any keeper fish will be cleaned and bagged for you after the trip, and Fishhawk Charters will supply you with all the gear you need. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Over Nighter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3500
    up to 6 persons / day
    Traveling offshore, fishing for species such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and more. This is the ultimate Florida Gulf fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing the Tampa Bay area, or simply enjoying cruising aboard a spectacular boat. This charter stays within 9 miles of the coastline.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing the Tampa Bay area, or simply enjoying cruising aboard a spectacular boat. This charter stays within 9 miles of the coastline.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)


Boat Specs

Silverton (Convertible) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 715HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

48 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

About the Captain

Richard Vargas
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
Captain Rich has been fishing his entire life. He recently finished third at the prestigious King of The Beach kingfish tournament on November 5th 2017.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.17 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Capn Rich put us on a lot of fish.  First Mate was top notch.  3 of us when on the charter including my older father.  Everyone caught fish.  We took enough home to feed our family that night.  Will do it again.

Fished May 8, 2018
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Nothing but spectacular! Thanks guys for the experience I will never forget. My dad and I couldnt get the smiles off our faces all day! You guys keep up the great work! Thanks again!
-Oberacker’s from Beantown!!

Fished March 5, 2018
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Unfortunately, I can’t leave a good review. The boat was fantastic, but that’s about where the good ended. We picked our hotel to be close to the docks as we knew we’d be getting in very late the night before. About 9:30 pm the night before, we got a new address to board the boat. When I asked the captain how far that was from the hotel, he said 20 minutes ish… was a 45 minute drive. The original location was within walking distance of our hotel. Also, we booked the 8-12 trip, he told us to be there at 6am instead. So not only did we have to drive 45 minutes, we had to be there two hours earlier than booked with less than 9 hours notification. Okay, whatever. Just wanted to fish.  Got to the boat and it was gorgeous, but everything else was subpar. The fishing line was the wrong weight for what we were fishing for. Lines kept breaking. Said something to the captain about it and he basically ignored us. Then, we ran out of bait about an hour or so into fishing. The captain also mentioned several times that the booking agent messed up and we didn’t pay enough for the trip, and that he couldn’t afford a first mate for the trip.  Kind of thinking that’s why no effort was made to improve the quality of our trip. Overall, really disappointed. A few of us had been deep sea fishing before, and this was the worst. Caught very little fish…. I know that’s not a guarantee, but feel it could have been so much better than it was. Absolutely will not ever book with them again, nor will I use fishingbooker again.

Fished August 25, 2017
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