Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions

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1029 Baillies Bluff Road
Holiday FL, United States

Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions invites you for a fun and relaxing trip on the waters of Holiday, Florida. This charger is for those who want to have fun and relax, and for families with kids. Captain Carlos, who owns and runs the charter, loves taking kids out and teaching them how to fish properly by explaining the fish, the techniques, and how to reel your catch in.

Captain Carlos operates a 32-foot Sportcraft offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. This beauty is powered by two 230HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots. The speed makes it ideal for nearshore and offshore adventures so you can relax and enjoy the ride, too, as it will be a comfortable one.

The boat has an XM radio if you want a soundtrack to your trip, and is fully equipped with all the fishing gear needed to make the trip a success. It also features safety equipment such as life jackets, and electronics that will help you locate the most productive fishing spots.

Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions will take you up to 9 miles offshore in search of the big Groupers, Snappers, Cobia, King Mackerel and more. Florida is incredibly rich in bottom-feeding fish, so, if you stay a little closer to the shore, you will also target Mangrove Snapper, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, and more.

Captain Carlos will provide individual service for everyone on the boat. All of his customers are treated like fishermen and fisherwomen. Families and children are welcomed and encouraged to come and spend a day or just a few hours with him. You will experience catching a multitude of species on a day that you’ll remember forever!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 5 persons
    You will be fishing up to 30-40 miles South or North of the starting location, and up to 9 miles offshore.You will target the big boys - massive Groupers and Snappers, and other bottom-dwelling creatures.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Coral Bottom Fishing Trip
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 5 persons
    We will be fishing farther north to Fish a large area of coral bottom that has larger seabass, margates, Groupers and snappers .
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 5 persons
    On this trip, you will be fishing up to 10 miles offshore which gives a great chance at catching bigger fish like King Mackerel, Cobia, Groupers, and Snappers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 5 persons
    This is an afternoon trip ideal for those who want to catch some dinner. You will stay in the state waters targeting King Mackerel, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead and more. The trip runs from 2 pm to 6 pm.
  • Private trip
    Family Special
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 5 persons
    This shorter trip is ideal for families as the kids sometimes get a little tired from reeling in all those fish. So, you will fish in protected waters, up to 7 miles out, catching Snapper, Grouper, Grunts, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Cobia.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Grouper (Gag)
  Grouper (Red)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Seabass (Black)
  Sheepshead
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Baha Cruiser (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 225HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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

About the Captain

Carlos Bastos
Holiday, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain Carlos hails from New Jersey, where he fished his entire life for Cod and other local species. It was four years ago that he moved to Florida in the search of the big bottom-feeding fish like Groupers and Snappers. He loves taking families and kids out and teaching them all about fishing. He is an incredibly upbeat and fun person who will make your trip very enjoyable.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Holiday Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews

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Had a great time. Caught a lot of red snapper & some black sea bass. Caught some Grouper, but none big enough to keep. The Captain & mate kept our hooks baited & kept moving to the next spot if things slowed down. Will go again next time I’m in Tampa area.

Fished June 18, 2018
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Lots of fish.  Great time

Fished June 16, 2018
Carlos Bastos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 17, 2018

Thanks for coming out with us!

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Fished June 9, 2018
Carlos Bastos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 10, 2018
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Fishing Reports

Nj and Miami together for a weekend!

June 03, 2018

This past weekend i had my good friends for gag grouper opener and it was very good on Saturday and Sunday was ok due to windy conditions. Read Full Report →