Niche Fishing Charters

105 reviews
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Niche Fishing Charters offers trips out of Bradenton, Florida that will not disappoint. Perhaps what makes the crew 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 is all about a lot of action, fish, and a ton of stories.

Enjoy your ride aboard a brand-new 26’ Yellowfin center console boat, 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 6 anglers. Its navigational electronics include a fishfinder, 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 in the Sarasota Bay, nearshore, the reefs, wrecks, and flats. The well-trained and experienced crew is 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 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.

Enjoy a day of fishing in Florida waters with Niche Fishing Charters, and have an unforgettable time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    You will go up to 50 miles offshore depending on the season and the weather to target Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    You will go up to 50 miles offshore depending on the season and the weather to target Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Active Duty & Former Military
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Sat)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 others!
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About the Captain

Zac Tapp
Bradenton, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
105 Customer Reviews
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel 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.

Length
26 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
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
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 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 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:
Cash
Checks
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 105 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Shawn W.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Zac and 1st Mate Ralph

VERIFIED   July 18, 2020
Great day out even though the weather tried its best to mess it up. Zac was able to get us to a spot that ensued all four...
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John C.
Lakeland, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome Half day trip with Captain Zac Tapp!

VERIFIED   October 14, 2019
My 1st time experience. Captain Zac Tapp will do his best to put you on the fish and ensure you have fun! He...
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Steven M.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Half day with captain Zac

VERIFIED   July 30, 2020
I booked this trip for my son and I. We met at the dock at 7am and saw a really nice 26ft yellow fin. Really nice and fast,...
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Lee W.
Monument, CO
 5.00
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
Great day with the Capt Zach and his mate Nick.  We had a great time out on the water.  Highly recommend if you...
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Craig B.
Miromar Lakes, FL
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Great day with Capt. Zack and Nick

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
What a great trip. Weather condition weren’t the best. However Capt. Zack managed to get us on some fish to make a decent...
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