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 Capt. John’s comfortable fishing machine and you will enjoy Florida inshore fishing at its finest!

Your ride for the day will be a 24-foot Triton 240 LTS, a spacious vessel, 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 4 anglers. It’s also equipped with state-of-the-art navigational electronics including a GPS and a fish finder as well as a power pole anchor. On board you’ll find an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day, a 113 lb thrust Minn Kota wireless trolling motor to help you sneak up on fish, 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, Capt. John will accommodate your needs.

You will be provided with everything you need for a successful fishing trip including the licenses for you and your group, as well as rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. Capt. John 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. 

Book with Rivers to Bay Fishing Charter and let Capt. John take you on a true Florida fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    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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About the Captain

John Rivers
Tampa, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Member since March 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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My personal best Snook (30\
Great day on the water with the old man!
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Half day trip

4 Hour Trip (AM) on 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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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.
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Snook Fishing in Tampa Bay

6 Hour Trip (AM) on March 18, 2019
Captain John is exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced fishing Tampa Bay!  He is personable and hard working and he put...
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Tampa, FL
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Half day with Captain John Rivers

5 HR Trip - PM on March 23, 2019
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Tampa, Florida
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Fishing with Capt John

6 Hour Trip (AM) on April 15, 2019
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FAQs about Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters

Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (113 lb thrust Minn Kota )
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon