Florida Reels Fishing Charters – RN

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
    2 Hour Trip (AM) Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $350
    On this trip, for a short duration you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. This trip has limited time compared to other trips. The trip lasts 2 hours.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    On this trip, you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. The trip lasts 4-5 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $450
    On this trip, you'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon depending on the season and what's biting. Everything you need is provided, including fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a large cooler filled with ice for your snacks and drinks. The boat has a shaded T-top, however, don’t forget the sunscreen. The trip lasts 4-5 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters – RN

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – RN offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip (AM) Inshore (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) (4 hours)

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

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

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – RN offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – RN offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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

Meet the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Ruskin, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
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143 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
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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

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

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (16)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
95%
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Jason C.
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Christopher

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (7AM) on March 12, 2024
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William W.
Land O' Lakes, Florida
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1st Time Tarpon Trip

4 Hour–Inshore/Nearshore (11:30AM) on May 26, 2022
I took my son on his first Tarpon trip.  Captain Chris was very knowledgeable and had a system that was easy to understand...
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Jim B.
Valrico, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome trip

October 15, 2022
A big thank you to Captain Chris for a great trip!! He was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire trip and we...
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Josh M.
Minneapolis, MN
Excellent
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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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William M.
Austin, TX
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 27, 2022
Great time out with Captain Mike F! 10/10 highly recommend. Very skilled and knowledgeable about the area and fishing....
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