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
    Over Nighter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,500
    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 – Snapper / Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,750
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,400
    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 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,750
    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 the Charter Operator

Fishhawk Charters
Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
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44 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
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

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

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Super Sport (Convertible) originally built in 2015. 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
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
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

Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
91%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
55%
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Full Day Trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 30, 2021
Had a great day of Fishing with my family.  The boat and captain were great.  Caught plenty of fish despite having a full...
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Edisto Island, SC
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Full Day trip - rough seas Great Trip on plan B

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 2, 2020
The wind was blowing way too hard to go into the gulf BUT the captain and first mate made a terrific trip anyway. They...
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Riverview, FL
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10 species day!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 16, 2020
Captain and crew are top notch. We limited out and caught fish all day. Red Snapper season is in.
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Frank M.
Cumming, Georgia
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Full Day with Capn Rich

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 8, 2018
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...
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Tampa, Florida
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Full day trip with captain rich Vargas and 1st mate Ryan

VERIFIED   Over Nighter on March 5, 2018
Nothing but spectacular! Thanks guys for the experience I will never forget. My dad and I couldnt get the smiles off our faces...
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FAQs about Charter 48' Yacht Experience

Charter 48' Yacht Experience offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,750 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,750 per group - Full Day Trip – Snapper / Grouper (8 hours)
  • $3,500 per day per group - Over Nighter (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

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