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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $585
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full day trip will see you fishing the pristine waters of Tampa Bay for Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Snook. The full day charter covers the fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $485
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 3/4 day trip will take you fishing the pristine 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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $385
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    Lightning Bolt Special
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $285
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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. Redfish, Trout, Snook, Shark, and more are your possible targets.
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About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Shark (Blacktip)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.83
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83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Perry I.
Wayne, New Jersey
 5.00
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Half day Capt Taylor

VERIFIED   April 25, 2019
Great day with an experienced guide. Capt Taylor is about bringing families together on the water. Highest of recommendation.
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VERIFIED   May 3, 2019
Captain Chris put us right on the snook and we started catching them immediately. Great experience.
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Joseph D.
Brandon, Florida
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Day out fishing with my son.

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
We had a great time on a beautiful day.
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Jim M.
Guilford, CT
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4 Hour Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   April 18, 2019
We had an epic day fishing for Snook.  It the first time my son and I fished for Snook, and Capt. Chris put us onto the...
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Lakeland, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 2, 2018
Captain Taylor had plenty of knowledge on the area we were fishing. You wouldn’t wait for more than 10-15 minutes in...
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