Skinny Water Charters

198 Seminole St
Clearwater FL, United States

Skinny Water Charters has been putting smiles on their guests’ faces since 1997! They are owned and operated by Captain Craig Lahr who loves fishing in the beautiful coastal town of Clearwater. This year-round destination offers the county’s more exquisite fishing including Tarpon and backcountry fishing, and over 300 fish species. The town is also well known for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that focuses on preserving the marine life and environment through education and rescue. 

Captain Craig can take you on a charter from 10 miles out, to the backcountry shallow water, and from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs and Tampa Bay. You will target a variety of species including Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and King Mackerel, depending on where you decide to fish.

He will provide you with all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, baits and a fishing license. You will have a first mate on board to help you with reeling in your catch, and at the end of the trip they will clean and fillet it for you.

Skinny Water Charter will take you fishing aboard a custom built Aquasports 222 tower bay boat, which is absolutely ideal for fishing in this area. The boat is fully equipped with all the safety and electronics you need for a successful trip, including a Lowrance fishfinder and GPS.

They offer a wide variety of charters for families, beginners, and advanced anglers. Come enjoy a great day of fishing in Clearwater!

Skinny Water Charters has been putting smiles on their guests’ faces since 1997! They are owned and operated by Captain Craig Lahr who loves fishing in the beautiful coastal town of Clearwater. This year-round destination offers the county’s more


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 30 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 30 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 380 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 30 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip AM
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 380 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 30 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Aquasport 222 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Grouper (Gag)
 
Redfish

 
Snook
 
Spotted Seatrout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Lowrance
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Lowrance
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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
Payment

20% 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.

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

About the Captain

Craig Lahr
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
Captain Craig grew up on the Indian Rocks Pier and started fishing as a young boy. He learned the craft from the "old timers" by carefully listening to and following their advice. Capt.Craig at 15 years of age went on to work on several commercial boats as a deckhand as well as charter boats then getting his captains in 1993. Capt.craig hold the IGFA world record for king mackerel on 6lb tippet fly division and has been and avid light tackle enthusiasts. Celebrating 20yrs as a full guide.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Fished February 19, 2018
Craig Lahr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 25, 2018

Thank you very much. Had so much fun with brook and Sean.

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Capt Craig will be my go to guy every time I visit the Tampa and Clearwater area. Knowledgeable and works hard to make sure you have a great trip.

Shared some of his 25 plus years tips and secrets. Showed us a few knots. Used a couple different techniques to make sure we all caught fish.
Even cleaned the fish and recommended an inexpensive restaurant to cook them for us.

See you next year.  Orrie

Fished February 1, 2018
Craig Lahr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 4, 2018

Thank you very much and was a pleasure fish with you and your wife.

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Awesome experience!

Fished January 27, 2018
Craig Lahr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 27, 2018

Thanks y’all very much.

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