Cruise out of St Petersburg in style aboard Fishhawk Charters’ glamorous 48’ yacht. 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 highly equipped 48 ft Sport Yacht and you will be able to combine fishing with high 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 diesel 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. Fight chair equipped 2 bring in the large battle fish.

Fishhawk Charters specializes in catching delicious fish species, such as Tuna.  Kingfish, Grouper, and Snapper, AJ. Cobia, Tuna, Hog Fish and they will make sure you get the chance to target the best bite of the day. On board full 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
    4 Hour – Majestic Shark Encounter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,774
    Many types of Shark can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, and Capt. Rick and his experienced crew are just the guys to lead you on a Shark-chasing adventure! They have the skill and knowledge to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler, Capt. Rick will provide you with everything you need for a successful trip, including fishing gear and a valid license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Excursion
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $1,799
    An evening Shark fishing excursion – the ultimate experience on a 48' Sport Fish Yacht. Many types of Shark can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, and the captain and his experienced crew are just the guys to lead you on a Shark-chasing adventure! They have the skill and knowledge to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler, the captain will provide you with everything you need for a successful trip, including fishing gear and a valid license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore / Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,999
    Fishing the Tampa Bay area, or simply enjoying cruising aboard a spectacular boat. This charter explores the Deep Blue!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,399
    If you can think of nothing better than spending a whole day exploring the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, then this is the trip for you! You'll embark on an 8-hour adventure, and will get to cast your line for world-famous fish including several pelagic species such as Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Tuna, Sailfish, Amberjack, Hogfish, etc. All of your fishing gear will be provided for you, as well as a valid fishing license. All set to achieve success!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Snapper / Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,399
    Fully credentialed and equipped including federal pelagic permits. Want to hook yourself a seriously huge fish? Join your captain on this epic Snapper fishing trip, which only federally permitted vessels can offer! Book to experience deep-water Grouper & Snapper fishing. You'll also target Tuna, Cobia, and many other species. Your captain will provide your fishing gear for you, as well as a valid fishing license. All set 2 achieve Success!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,499
    Fishing the Tampa Bay area, or simply enjoying cruising aboard a spectacular boat. This charter stays within 9 miles of the coastline.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Seasonal Trip ARS Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 19
    $2,999
    American Red Snapper / Grouper limited season duration. Fully credentialed all pelagic permits. The crew's hitting the max number and upsizing keepers! The crew's grateful for your interest in chartering a fishing excursion with it. This request requires federal permits, a fully licensed/certified/insured Master Licensed captain, and a first mate due to rules and regulations. What a great idea you have to commemorate this special occasion. The crew delivers the results and exceeds expectations!
  • Private trip
    1 Day Trip – Night Fishing Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,299
    An ideal night trip adventure. Traveling offshore, fishing for species such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and more. This is the ultimate Florida Gulf fishing at night experience!
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About the Charter Operator

Fishhawk Charters
Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
52 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
I was fortunate to grow up on Anna Maria Island, located just south of Tampa Bay and the St. Pete's Beach area. I was surrounded by the pure white quartz sandy beaches and turquoise clear blue Gulf of Mexico. It brings me great pleasure to provide guests with the ideal conditions, choice equipment, and best, top-shelf vessels, so they can fully enjoy "the full true fishing experience" here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Our goal is to exceed your expectations!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Super Sport (Convertible) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 715HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Federally Credentials All Palagic Permits

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Any keeper fish will be cleaned and bagged for you
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4.5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Benjamin G.
Binghamton, NY
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

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VERIFIED   8 Hour – Seasonal Trip ARS Offshore on July 27, 2022
Is my niece enough you had a great time. The crew is very helpful when we got fish and to make sure we were well baited up....
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Lance G.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip Inshore/Nearshore on July 22, 2022
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Dan R.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Snapper / Grouper on June 18, 2022
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Kristine C.
Winfield, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   1 Day Trip – Night Fishing Offshore on February 17, 2022
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Hoyett G.
Pell City, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Snapper / Grouper on December 30, 2021
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FAQs about Charter 48' Yacht Experience

Charter 48' Yacht Experience offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,699 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour – Majestic Shark Encounter (4 hours)
  • $1,799 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Excursion (4 hours)
  • $1,999 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore / Offshore (4 hours)
  • $2,399 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Experience (8 hours)
  • $2,399 per group - Full Day Trip – Snapper / Grouper (8 hours)
  • $2,499 per group - Full Day Trip Inshore/Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $2,999 per group - 8 Hour – Seasonal Trip ARS Offshore (8 hours)
  • $3,299 per day per group - 1 Day Trip – Night Fishing Offshore (1 day)

When you book a trip with Charter 48' Yacht Experience, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Charter 48' Yacht Experience include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Federally Credentials All Palagic Permits )

Charter 48' Yacht Experience offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Charter 48' Yacht Experience offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter 48' Yacht Experience include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo