Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa

Florida Reels Fishing Charters offers exciting inshore trips in Tampa, Florida. Tampa Bay holds some of the world’s most pristine waters and is home to many species of sport fish. It is located on the west coast of Florida, a short 80 minutes away from popular theme parks located in Orlando. Captain Christopher Taylor invites you to partake in a fishing experience that is sure to make memories that will last.

You will fish aboard Captain Christopher’s 21’ Clearwater center console originally built in 2019 with a capacity for up to 4 guests. The vessel is very fast being powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. You will find a GPS and a fishfinder on board which both help with locating productive spots, all the safety features including life jackets, flares, and a CPR-trained crew. The boat features a livewell that holds the bait and an icebox for your catch.

Captain Christopher will take you fishing in the inshore waters as well as the flats and backcountry of Tampa. There, you can target Redfish which is available year-round, Trout, Tarpon, and Snook. There are other species such as Shark which can occasionally bite your bait. You will mostly use light tackle and spinning techniques to target your fish.

Florida Reels Fishing Charters will include all the fishing gear such as rods, reels, tackle, baits, and ice on your trips. The vessel is also licensed, so all you have to bring is some food and water for the day and enjoy yourself. Captain Christopher can clean and fillet your catch which you can take home for a delicious dinner. 

Florida Reels Fishing Charters facilitates a very positive family-friendly environment so book one of the trips offered below and come enjoy some quality time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $645
    The full day trip is perfect for anglers looking for a trip that will allow them to get after the targeted species for as long as it takes. Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Snook are some of the more popular targets available on this trip. Fishing licenses, top-notch tackle, and ice are all provided on full day charters. All you have to bring is your A-game!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $495
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours and get after your target until you get on some solid bite. This 3/4 day trip will see you visiting multiple spots in the area, allowing you enough time to stick around at your favorite spot of the day for a bit longer. You'll be fishing the waters of Tampa Bay for Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Snook. The 3/4 day charter covers the fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $395
    Get on the water for 4 hours and visit some proven fishing spots in the surrounding waters. You will be fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else bites. Half day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Lightning Bolt
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2 hour time frame. Many of the most popular targets available in these waters are still available even on this short of a trip. This includes species such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, Shark, and more.
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About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Tampa, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
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80 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2015
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Clearwater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

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
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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half Day morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 23, 2021
Great time out on the water with Captain Chris. Fishing was a little slower but we still put quality fish in the boat. Wanted...
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6 hour day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 13, 2021
Had a great time out with captain Chris.  Weather wasn’t ideal with the wind but we still had a great trip and caught quite...
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Half Day Trip on April 28, 2021
Awesome captain. He was very pleasant, social, and very patient with my 2 young sons. Would recommend to anyone that ask. Beautiful...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 2, 2018
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip – Lightning Bolt (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa include:
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon