“Skyway Sportfishing” is a premier charter service in beautiful Anna Maria Island, Florida! Hop aboard with Captain Tony Zain and you’ll be fishing the productive nearshore reefs in the Gulf of Mexico before you know it. He works hard to treat his friends and clients to the best fishing experience in pure comfort, ease, and reliability.

Your vessel for the day is 28’ WhiteWater center console, custom-built by famous boat builder Norm Collins. This fishing machine can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers and is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

She features a full walk-around casting platform and comes equipped with the latest navigational electronics including GPS and Fishfinder. There’s also an anchoring system to help you stay rooted, an ice-box to keep your catch fresh, 3 live wells, and a full T-top for some welcome shade.

The fishing experience with Capt. Tony is nothing short of world-class.  You’ll head to local honey-holes for the likes of Blackfin Tuna, Mackerel, Tarpon, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, and Sharks.

Your trip comes inclusive with all the necessary equipment to make an outstanding catch possible. That includes rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Any catch you choose will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip. Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and you’re ready to go!

Experience world-class Florida fishing with Skyway Sportfishing!



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  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $500
    We will travel 3-8 miles offshore to fish for a variety of Gulf of Mexico fish! During the Winter and Summer months we will be fishing for Mangrove Snapper, Porgies, Key West Grunts, Sharks, and the occasional Grouper and Hogfish. During the Fall and Spring we target all of the before mentioned fish, plus King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and False Albacore Tuna. This is a great trip for families and kids as the action is usually consistent on the bottom. We also may see Manatee's, Dolphins and Turtles.
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About the Captain

Tony Zain
Anna Maria, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2014
Captain Tony Zain first started fishing with his grandpa in Northern Michigan at the age of 5. After personally testing virtually all of the most celebrated hotspots in the US, he finally settled down in what he considers to be the ultimate fish heaven – the Tampa Bay waterways. Capt. Tony has had the privilege to guide fishing charters in many places throughout the country, and fishing in the bay area is by far his favorite!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

WhiteWater (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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
Disabled Accessible

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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Steven C.
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Half day trip with captain Tony

VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day Fishing Trip on July 6, 2021
You will not find Captain Tony flat footed as he is always on the balls of his feet ready for your every need! He made sure...
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Bradenton, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day Fishing Trip on July 25, 2021
Great experience, Captain Tony was patient and helpful. He did everything in his power to ensure we went home with fish! Tons...
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CHARLES S.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day Fishing Trip on July 16, 2021
Captain Tony was great and went above and beyond the whole trip.  I would definitely recommend him.  Next time we visit the...
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Ralph T.
Chester, VA
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Great Captain and what a worker!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Fishing Trip on April 6, 2021
From the beginning of coordinating the trip until we pulled back into the docks, Captain Tony was communicative and professional....
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Sean G.
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Tony works hard!

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Fishing Trip on June 21, 2021
Was a great day with my son on the water.  Tony worked like a madman the whole time making sure we were comfortable, geared...
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FAQs about Skyway Sportfishing

Skyway Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 1/2 Day Fishing Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Skyway Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Skyway Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Skyway Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Skyway Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Skyway Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tripletail