Niche Fishing Charters

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Niche Fishing Charters offers trips out of Bradenton, 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
    Red Snapper Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Jul
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    We travel up to 40 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 & Former Military
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $200
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 the Captain

Zac Tapp
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
54 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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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:
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Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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4.88
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Clay B.
Wauseon, OH
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Zac Tapp

VERIFIED   May 9, 2019
Our fishing trip was amazing! Captain Zac is a funny guy that is patient and he was more than willing to help with the members...
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Eric B.
Daleville, IN
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Day out with Captain Greg

VERIFIED   April 16, 2019
In Anna Maria for the week. Scheduled a trip with Niche Fishing’s charters 6 months ago. Wouldn’t you know the week I’m...
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Kevin R.
Midlothian, TX
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Zac

VERIFIED   NEW  June 20, 2019
Conditions were rough with lots of wind and we couldn’t go as far out as we’d hoped, but Captain Zac kept us entertained...
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Cheryl A.
United States
 5.00
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Amazing Trip!

VERIFIED   June 2, 2019
My father, daughter and I went on the charter with Captain Zac & Captain Nick. It was Amazing! These gentlemen were absolutely...
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Brittany D.
Palm Harbor, Florida
 5.00
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Day Trip in the Gulf ( During Red Tide)

VERIFIED   September 16, 2018
I just have to say if you want a trip with an honest and genuinely good crew you’ll definitely book with Captain Zac and...
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