Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions

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Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions invites you for a fun and relaxing trip on the waters of Holiday, Florida. This charter 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 30-foot Baha offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. This beauty is powered by two 225 HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 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 a full bathroom, 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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $875
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $675
    We will be fishing farther north to Fish a large area of coral bottom that has larger seabass, margates, Groupers and snappers .
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    On this trip we will focus on the many different varieties of shark species available. We have blacktips, Atlantic sharpnose, nurse and lemon sharks abundant.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip-PM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $475
    We will focus on the vast amount of sharks available in our area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $475
    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! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $475
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $375
    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 the Captain

Carlos Bastos
Holiday, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
178 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) 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 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 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

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 178 reviews
Boat
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Experience
3 hour trip with Captain Carlos
Full day trip
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Angler Rating
173
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Sherilyn K.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Cap’n Carlos and First Mate Jeremy

VERIFIED   NEW  June 16, 2020
Three generations went out for a morning fishing trip and it was so much fun! Every spot we stopped had us catching fish; we...
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Rukmini P.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Carlos Bastos

VERIFIED   March 1, 2020
My husband and I took our daughter and her husband on a half day fishing trip with Captain Carlos and his crew- a young man...
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Britain P.
Woodstock, GA
 5.00
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4 hour morning trip, 6/3/20

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
Captain Carlos and Jeremy were fantastic today. Consistently put us on the fish and made sure we were bringing them up. Helped...
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Allen J.
United States
 5.00
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4hr trip with Captain Carlos

VERIFIED   June 1, 2020
Had a fantastic day catching fish including snapper, blow fish, grouper, sea bass, some kind of sucker fish (poop?) & More....
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Robert B.
Pinellas Park, Florida
 5.00
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6 hour Reef Trip

VERIFIED   March 20, 2020
Captain Carlos and mate Jeremy were top notch; they knew where the fish were and kept us in them throughout the trip. We limited...
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