Skiff Charters

West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa FL, United States

Skiff Charters specializes in providing unique fishing experiences. Take to the waters with Captain Steve and target the area’s top inshore species. Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Jacks - you name it, it’s there.

Cruising around the renowned sportfishing waters of Tampa, FL, you will get your line into some of the best flats and inshore spots found anywhere in the country, while also enjoying Florida’s famous warm weather and beautiful nature.

You will spend the day on a very spacious 25’ vessel whose open deck is very comfortable. This vessels has been designed to give the angler a professional charter fishing experience, during which time they can move around and battle fish with ease. Each angler will be able to focus 100% on their fishing, without having to worry about controlling a boat.

Captain Steve’s boat comes rigged with a serious amount of equipment to let you get the most out of your day. Depending on your preference and target species, you can spend the day bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, popping, and drift fishing on quality light fishing tackle, with a choice of high-end lures or fresh live bait to help tempt in the most prize inshore monsters.

Captain Steve will work with you on each Skiff Charters trip, planning where you will fish and what you will target based on the weather forecasts and his extensive experience. Captain Steve will also be on hand all day to guide you to his favorite spots, and to make sure you are completely comfortable using all the equipment.

This is going to be fishing like you’ve never experienced it before, with complete freedom to stalk and follow the fish you are after to make sure there is no “one that got away”. Add to that a chance to truly feel immersed in the nature around you, and to get in the zone like you never have before, and you will see why Skiff Charters are famous for putting huge smiles on even the most grizzled fishermen’s faces!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Want a little more time to bag your limit, or go after your personal best? Then this trip is for you Spend the day aboard a large comfortable bay boat, fishing the shallows for big bull Reds, feisty Jacks, tasty Trout and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A 4 hour trip for 1-4 anglers. Enjoy a fun filled day with Capt. Steve and you will be taken around the local waters in search of Redfish, Snook, Trout and Jacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A 4 hour trip for 1-4 anglers. Enjoy a fun filled day with Capt. Steve and you will be taken around the local waters in search of Redfish, Snook, Trout and Jacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sandbars (no fishing)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Grab your family or friends, and Capt. Steve will take you to relax or party at a Tampa Bay Sandbar. Bring your beverages (alcohol allowed) and snacks for 4 hours of sun and sand. Does not include fishing.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Grouper (Gag)
  Jack Crevalle
  Redfish

  Shark (Bonnethead)
  Sheepshead
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook

  Spanish Mackerel
  Spotted Seatrout
  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
PayPal

About the Captain

Stephen Labadie
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since May 2017
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Captain Steve has been running charters and fishing in the Tampa Bay and the surrounding waterways his whole life. Captain Steve has an intense passion for fishing the shallows of Rocky Creek, Weedon Island, Picnic Island, Big & Little Bayou, Bishop Harbor, Cockroach Bay and other special backcountry spots. He currently offers a unique experience chasing Redfish, Snook, Trout and other tasty fish aboard an individually operated Solo Skiff. ​ Captain Steve is EMT trained, and holds a 100 Ton Masters of Inspected Vessels license, so you will be in safe hands on your trip.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 88%

Tampa Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fantastic with kids - patient and knowledgeable. Worked hard to put us on fish. Highly recommended.

Fished March 26, 2018
Stephen Labadie (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 27, 2018

Mr. Kato,
I had a fun day with you and your family! Thank you for the kind words, hope we get out on the water sometime in the future.

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Captain Steve was a very nice guy and professional.  He had a nice boat to fish from and good gear.  It was very rough with about 2’ chop but he handled the boat well and we didn’t get sprayed too much.  He was great at helping me and my family learn the techniques for fishing near shore on Tampa Bay.  Unfortunately we had a cold front and wind that did not make for a great day of catching lots of fish.  But he took us to a bunch of spots and we did get some catfish, and some small trout, and my daughter caught a big stingray.  We would have liked to catch more fish, but we all had fun and he was very good with kids, and willing to explain what what he is looking for.  We’re from Canada and this was our first time on a charter for this type of fishing.  I would recomend him and would go fishing with him again.

Fished March 22, 2018
Stephen Labadie (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 24, 2018

Mr. Harris,
Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure spending time with you and your family. Look forward to better weather next year when you visit again!

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Captain steve was friendly, professional and fun. Everyone had a blast on the boat, the equipment is top notch, the experience was well worth it, and the price was more then fair. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a good day fishing with the family or without!

Fished June 15, 2017
Stephen Labadie (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 6, 2017

Lee! Your a blast to fish with, glad we slayed that day! See you soon hopefully, thanks for the kind review.

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