Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters

Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters offers fishing trips out of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, Florida. If you are planning your next vacation, step aboard his comfortable fishing machine and you will enjoy Florida inshore fishing at its finest.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters aboard a 24-foot Triton 240 LTS, which is a spacious fishing machine, powered by a 250 HP Mercury Verado 4-stroke engine. The boat has a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots and provides comfortable fishing space for four anglers. The state-of-the-art navigational electronics include a GPS and a fish finder. The vessel’s quiet Power-Pole anchor will not scary those spooky fish and will root your boat in shallow water. There is an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day, a 113 lb thrust Minn Kota wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride, and a live bait tank. The boat was designed with safety in mind: if the bay gets bumpy, you won’t feel it, and the motor doesn’t give off any fumes.

Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters offers a great variety of packages to choose from. The trips are from four to eight hours on the water, depending on the season and your personal preferences. Easing into the shallow water flats, you will be searching for Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Barracuda, Little Tunny, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and Tarpon when in the season. Whichever type of fishing you prefer – artificial bait or live bait, the Captain will accommodate your needs.

A fishing adventure with Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters comes inclusive with all you need to make a successful catch possible. You will be provided with the licenses for you and your group, as well as rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. The Captain also offers cleaning and packaging service for whatever you want to take home. You can feel free to bring your own food and drinks with you. 



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 HR Trip - AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing the backcountry waters and the flats of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, chasing Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Trout, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    5 HR Trip - AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will be fishing the flats and backcountry waters of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St Petersburg for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many other species using light tackle for a great inshore adventure.
  • Private trip
    4 HR Trip - AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and many more - all depending on the season and what is biting. All the necessary gear and tackle will be provided, along with the licenses. You can bring your own drinks and snacks on board!
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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Triton 240 LTS (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Verado 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

John Rivers
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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Captain John Rivers has over 46 years of experience. After the Marines, John decided to start his own charter company and has now been successfully guiding for 17 years. His first passion was Bass fishing, which later transformed into love for saltwater species: for John, there is nothing like hooking into a monster Snook and pulling him out of the Mangroves or chasing Redfish on the flats. His first ever saltwater fish was 30lb bull Redfish, which got him hooked for life. The Captain enjoys sharing his knowledge with his friends and clients, putting them on fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.90
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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My personal best Snook (30\
Great day on the water with the old man!
Revive then release this big ol girl
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Wayne S.
Edison, New Jersey
 5.00
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Half day trip

March 26, 2019
I been wanting to charter a trip for Snook for some time and found Captain John on a Florida fishing website. Being an avid...
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Bill L.
Clermont, Florida
 5.00
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We had a terrific day with Captain John. We caught around 30 snook and probably 10 of them were in the 20 to 30 inch category....
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Matt S.
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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Snook Fishing in Tampa Bay

March 18, 2019
Captain John is exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced fishing Tampa Bay!  He is personable and hard working and...
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Scott K.
Tampa, FL
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Half day with Captain John Rivers

March 23, 2019
We have been out with Captain John a few times and have had a great experience every time.  Whether it is taking clients...
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Christopher A.
Tampa, Florida
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Fishing with Capt John

April 15, 2019
I’ve lived in St. Pete/Tampa for almost 2 years and I finally found a Captain that I will go back and charter a fishing...
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