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
    Active Duty & Former Military
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Sat)
    $500
    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!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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
    $700
    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.
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About the Captain

Zac Tapp
Bradenton, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
184 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) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

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
Up to 50 miles
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
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
On certain trips where special needs are indicated.
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 184 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Kenneth M.
Ponca City, OK
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Unfortunate fuel lifter problem

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 7, 2022
We had a great trip!  We caught some snapper,  then a nice dusky shark (that was a battle).  After the shark catch we were...
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Mark C.
O'Fallon, MO
Excellent
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Another Great Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2022
Captain Zac and mate Ralph are fantastic.  This was the 5th or 6th time we have gone out with the Niche II and had a great...
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Robert S.
Harriman, TN
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 5, 2022
The Captain Zac and mate Scully were excellent.  Incredibly knowledgeable, they brought us right to the fish!! Explained everything...
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Andrew S.
Eastham, MA
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Half day trip with Niche fishing charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 17, 2022
My Son and I had the best fishing trip on FV/ Niche my son age 6 had a great time with captain Zac and mate.  After growing...
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Sydnie K.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
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Half day trip with captain Zach and Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) * on May 28, 2022
We had the best fishing experience! We were scheduled for Thursday fishing but because of the weather they recommended we postpone...
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FAQs about Niche Fishing Charters

Niche Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Active Duty & Former Military (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 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
  • Radar

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