Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie

Skiff Charters specializes in providing unique fishing experiences. Take to the waters with Captain Steve Labadie 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 comfortable 25’ Carolina Skiff 258 DLV boat. This vessel 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 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Stephen Labadie
Tampa, Florida, United States
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28 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
I Love what I do and it will show! I have successfully fished around the world, but love Tampa Bay! 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 200 Ton Masters of Inspected Vessels license, so you will be in safe hands on your trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff 258 DLV (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jason H.
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Half Day with Captain Steve Labadie

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 4, 2021
What a GREAT way to spend an afternoon catching some fish!  First of all, Captain Steve has to be one of the FRIENDLIEST individuals...
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Catherine B.
Wadesville, IN
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Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on June 16, 2021
Captain Steve took my son and I out for a half day trip. We had a fantastic time fishing! Captain Steve was very helpful and...
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Andrew S.
New Baltimore, Michigan
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Super impressed with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 5, 2021
Had an amazing time out on the water with Capt. Steve. Super cool guy to talk with and was very knowledgable on all things...
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Rashad K.
Tampa, FL
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 25, 2020
This was my first Charter experience and it was a good overall trip. I went with a few of my friends whom I normally fish with....
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FAQs about Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie

Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (I provide a cooler with ice and water)
  • Fishing License (Your fishing license is included)

Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (I can tow my boat to a lake for bass fishing!)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (We can bottom fish in Tampa Bay!)
  • Wreck Fishing (In Tampa Bay!)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (If you have the equipment and knowledge!)
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing (If you have the equipment)

Top targeted fish species with Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon