Skiff Charters

South Mascotte Street
Tampa FL, United States

Skiff Charters specializes in providing unique fishing experiences where clients take to the water in their own solo skiff to target the area’s top inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Jacks. Cruising around the renowned sportfishing waters of Tampa, FL, you will be able to 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!

Skiff Charters specializes in providing unique fishing experiences where clients take to the water in their own solo skiff to target the area’s top inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Jacks. Cruising around the renowned sportfishing


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About this listing

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
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Jack Crevalle
 
Redfish

 
Snook
 
Spotted Seatrout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Stephen Labadie
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since May 2017
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.

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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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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My Dad is an avid fisherman so I took him for a charter with Captain Steve around Father’s Day. The boat is beautiful and new, and it’s very comfortable for fishing and relaxing (Dad did the fishing, I did the relaxing). Captain Steve is extremely professional but also ensured we had a fun time. My dad caught a half dozen beautiful Reds, some big snook and trout, and was so happy for the fun day out on the water. He isn’t quite used to the Florida heat, so the large easily raised top was a huge help for us! Thanks Captain Steve!

Fished June 10, 2017
Stephen Labadie (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 28, 2017

Thank you for the kind words Megan and Douglas! I hope we will get another fishing trip together soon.

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Capt Steve was a very safe, fun and knowledgeable Captain that knew Tampa Bay and where to catch the fish I have always wanted to catch!!! Hitting the flats for trout and redfish or mangrove fishing for monster snook! We caught them all. I would highly recommend Captain Steve to anyone looking for a memorable fishing trip!

Fished May 28, 2017
Stephen Labadie (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 5, 2017

Glad to hear you had such a good time Ryan! Excited for our next trip at the end of the month.

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