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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $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
    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
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133 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.

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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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Joshua C.
Montgomery, OH
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 8, 2021
Zac and his first mate were great. Our trip was delayed due to weather which goes to show Zac’s professionalism.  He was...
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O'Fallon, MO
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   Active Duty & Former Military on April 29, 2021
I have fished with Captain Zac four or five times already over the last 4 years, every time I visit Sarasota.  He is fantastic,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2021
Captain Zac was able to put us on a variety of fish as soon as the bait was in the water. The action was pretty much nonstop...
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Lehigh Acres, FL
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So Much Fun!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 23, 2021
We had an amazing day and both Captain Zac and First Mate Ralph were top notch.  They know the waters and the great spots...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 11, 2021
My wife, sister and I had a great trip with Captain Zac Tapp and First Mate Ralph’s on 5/11/21. The US Coast Guard put a...
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FAQs about Niche Fishing Charters

Niche Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Active Duty & Former Military (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Niche Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Niche Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (On certain trips where special needs are indicated.)
  • Fishing License

Niche Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Niche Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Niche Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel