Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters

West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa FL, United States

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
    8 HR Trip - Tarpon - AM - MAX 3 PPL
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 800
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    A maximum of 3 anglers! You will be fishing the inshore waters in style and comfort with Captain John, targeting Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    6 HR Trip - Tarpon - AM - MAX 3 PPL
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    The package is for 3 anglers only. If you want to spend your day catching Tarpon, this trip is ideal for you. Bring your snacks and drinks if you want.
  • Private trip
    6 HR Trip - Tarpon - PM - MAX 3 PPL
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This package is for a maximum of 3 anglers. You will be chasing Tarpon, guided by Captain John. You only need to bring your own snacks and drinks - all the gear and tackle, as well as the licenses, will be provided for you.
  • Private trip
    4 HR Trip - Tarpon - AM - MAX 3 PPL
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This trip is for a maximum of 3 anglers. You will enjoy Tarpon fishing on the waters of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Florida. All the necessary equipment will be provided, along with bait and licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 HR Trip - Tarpon - PM - MAX 3 PPL
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    The package is for 3 anglers only. Dedicate your afternoon to chasing Tarpon with Captain John. All the gear and tackle will be provided, as well as the licenses. Feel free to take your snacks and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    6 HR Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and many other fish species depending on the season. Bring your own snacks and drinks if you want!
  • Private trip
    6 HR Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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
    5 HR Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The flats and backcountry waters of Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St Petersburg offer exciting opportunities for those anglers, who want to catch Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more species. You will be using light tackle to capture the fish.
  • Private trip
    4 HR Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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!
  • Private trip
    4 HR Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This package is ideal for those, who want to start their day a bit later in the afternoon. With all the necessary equipment and the licenses provided, you will be searching for Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and many other species.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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 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

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
5
Captain John Rivers has over 45 years of experience. After quitting the Marines, John decided to start his own charter company and has now been successfully guiding for 14 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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