Niche Fishing Charters

12160 Cortez Road West
Cortez FL, United States

Niche Fishing Charters offers trips out of Cortez, Florida, that will not disappoint. Perhaps what makes Niche Fishing Charters unique is that they are one of the few companies that offer a special package for Active Duty and Former Military Veterans at unbeatable rates. Each day out on the water with the Captain and his crew is all about a lot of action, fish, and a ton of stories.

Enjoy your ride with Niche Fishing Charters aboard a brand-new 26-ft Yellowfin center console, which comes powered by twin 200 HP Mercury Verado engines. The boat has a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots and can comfortably take up to six anglers. Its navigational electronics include a fish finder, a VHF radio, a GPS, and a radar. The vessel is equipped with a live bait tank, and a flybridge to aid your search for the fish.

Depending on the season and the weather conditions, you can go fishing up to 50 miles offshore, inshore the Sarasota Bay, nearshore, the reefs, wrecks, and flats. The well-trained and experienced crew are very familiar with the methods that work best for the local waters, including bottom fishing, light and heavy tackle, drift fishing, trolling, and spinning.

Your main targeted species will include Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel.

Each trip with Niche Fishing Charters comes inclusive with all the necessary fishing equipment to put your catch together. The Captain will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as the fishing licenses for you and your party. Once caught, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home with you after the trip and have for dinner later or just store in the freezer. You will also be offered water, so feel free to bring your snacks with you if you want.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 200
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    You will go up to 50 miles offshore depending on the season and the weather to target Amberjack, Snappers, Groupers, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Active Duty and Former Military
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 100
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will fish up to 50 miles offshore depending on the weather and the season. Your targeted species will be Amberjack, Mangrove, Yellowtail, and Mutton Snapper, as well as Grouper, King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel, and many other!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Grouper (Black)
  Grouper (Gag)
  Grouper (Goliath)

  Grouper (Red)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Mutton)

  Snapper (Yellowtail)
  Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

26 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cortez to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

About the Captain

Zac Tapp
Cortez, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
We love the water and helping people discover what real Florida fishing is all about. Fishing with active duty and former military personnel is a great opportunity for us and they always receive special treatment on our boats. We have honed our skills as private and charter captains on both the east coast and west coast of Florida as well as the Bahamas. We like the west coast best.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Cortez Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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This was my 2nd charter with Capt Zac and 1st Mate Nick. Real pros but know how to have fun too. Lots of action fighting red grouper and also some reef snapper. Made for a great dinner with fellow fisherman Bob and his family. Tasty ending to a great day on the water. Will return again!

Fished May 12, 2018
Zac Tapp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 14, 2018

Great going out with you guys again.  The company and education are always outstanding when we fish together.  Looking forward to the next trip.


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Captain Zach made this an amazing memory for me and my family. We had a blast. We will be booking charters only with Niche fishing charters from now on. My four year old had so much fun and was entertained the whole trip. My wife was realing in fish all day and my brother caught a hammerhead shark. Cannot imagine a better time. THANK YOU

Fished April 21, 2018
Zac Tapp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 25, 2018


Thanks for fishing with us.  We enjoyed the company of you and your family and the excitement whenever a fish was landed.  We are looking forward to our next outing with your group and hope it will be soon.


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Excellent captain and mate. Knew exactly were to take us to catch good sized fish

Fished February 25, 2018
Zac Tapp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 6, 2018

Iain,  thanks for fishing with us.  Glad you had a good time.  We are looking forward to your next trip across the pond so we can get out together again.

Safe travels.


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