Florida Reels Fishing Charters invites you to join Captain Christopher for a Tampa Bay fishing adventure out of Saint Pete Beach, Florida. Tampa is home to some of the world’s most pristine waterways that hold many species of sport fish. Captain Christopher Taylor offers four, six, and eight-hour trips in the inshore waters, as well as the flats and the backcountry.

Stepping aboard Captain Christopher’s 21’ Clearwater center console, you will get to the fishing ground very quickly. The vessel is powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots and is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. It holds all the USCG-approved safety gear and Captain Christopher is CPR-trained. The vessel features a GPS and a fishfinder which are used to locate the productive spots, a livewell for the baits, and an icebox for the catch.

Anglers from all over travel to Tampa Bay to fish for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Kingfish, Sharks, Cobia and more. These waters are abundant with fish year-round, which means no matter what season you go out, there is always something biting under the blue line.

Florida Reels Fishing Charters offers family-friendly charters and is suitable for beginners and experienced anglers looking for a challenge. Captain Christopher provides all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, ice, and a fishing license. If you want to have your catch for dinner, Captain Christopher can clean and fillet your fish, so make sure you bring a cooler!

All you have to do now is block out a date in the captain’s calendar, get your fishing group together, and start counting down the days until your next adventure!



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
    Spend an entire day enjoying what the pristine waters of Tampa Bay have to offer! During this trip, you will be fishing for Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and whatever else bites. The full day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $495
    Take your fishing game a step further with this 6-hour trip in the Tampa Bay waters. You’ll have enough time to explore the estuary known as the crown jewel among Florida’s anglers and catch some King Mackerel, Snook, Tarpon and other species commonly found in these waters. The 3/4 day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $395
    Ready to give fishing a go? This half day trip is ideal for beginner anglers just starting out their fishing adventure. The captain will take you to the best spots for catching Black Drum, Snook, Redfish, and other species. Half day charter covers fishing license, tackle, and ice.
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About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
St. Pete Beach, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
76 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.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
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
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

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
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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 29, 2021
My wife and I had a blast we caught lots of fish and made lots of memories. I loved just watching her catch those snook we...
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Great morning

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 29, 2020
Captain Christopher was great easy to talk to understood what we wanted to do, on time ready to go.  Thanks for a great morning.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 3, 2020
We did a half day trip with Captain Chris and it was a great experience. One that I would book with him again. I didn’t keep...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 15, 2020
Chris was very knowledgeable and happy to share information on the location and rod/reel setups we would be using. He was cognizant...
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Half Day Trip on August 4, 2019
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters

Florida Reels Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $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, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

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

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

Florida Reels Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Reels Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon