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.

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

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Trip Date:
  • Half Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 100 per person, 2 persons minimum
  • US$ 50 per person, 2 persons minimum
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About this listing

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
Sarasota Bay
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 10 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
On certain trips where special needs are indicated.
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours 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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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, Checks.

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%

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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It was a great experience. The weather was not in our favor but it was quite the adventure overall. The captain and crew were amazing and were very respectful! I will definitely schedule another trip as soon as I can!

Fished July 22, 2017
Zac Tapp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 23, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us.  Glad you had a good time,  it was a fun adventure.

Looking forward to your next trip.


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We really enjoyed our trip. Zac And Raz we’re so helpful and very attentive to our needs. They also went out of their way to please. Will definitely go on a fishing excursion with them again. My husband caught 3 groupers & I caught a Nice Red fish and snapper. We will definitely go again.

Fished June 24, 2017
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Zac Tapp and his 1st mate Nick were absolutely great. Not only did he put us on fish, he gave use a few tips on how to set the hook. This was a father’s day treat with my son who landed a bunch of fish plus the one that got away. Zac and Nick went above and beyond to ensure that my son and I had a great experience. Zac is a true professional and safety is at the top of his list. I will definitely book another trip with Zac and Nick and I strongly encourage anyone to book with this team. And if you’re a veteran Zac will definitely look out for you. Thanks again Zac and Nick. We will see you soon. Miguel & Mikey Resto.

Fished June 17, 2017
Zac Tapp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 19, 2017


That was fun. Thanks for fishing with us.  We enjoyed the experience as much as you guys did and are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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