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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    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
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Sat)
    $300
    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
73 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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
Cobia
Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)

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

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red)
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.

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 Cancellation
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:
Cash
Checks
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
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Awesome Half day trip with Captain Zac Tapp!
Awesome Half day trip with Captain Zac Tapp!
Awesome Half day trip with Captain Zac Tapp!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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John C.
Lakeland, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome Half day trip with Captain Zac Tapp!

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Stephanie W.
Baileyton, AL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Greg

VERIFIED   NEW  November 4, 2019
We had a great day of fishing!! We caught mackerel, snapper and grouper!!! Captain Greg did an awesome job!! We had to change...
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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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Tina W.
Bradenton, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip w captain zac

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
Can’t thank captain zac and Nick enough for all the hard work they put in ensuring I found my next solid fishing beast....
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Eric S.
Tampa, FL
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Fishing with Zac

VERIFIED   September 17, 2019
Capt Zach was superb!  He met us right as we showed up, was well prepared for the day and treated us amateurs as friends....
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