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 22’ Pathfinder 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
    price breakdown
    $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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    Skiff Charters Fishing or Sandbar
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
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About the Captain

Stephen Labadie
Tampa, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
22 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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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4.98
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Michelle B.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   October 25, 2020
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting
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Rashad K.
Tampa, FL
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Half Day with Captain Steve

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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Jim C.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 26, 2020
Not only were we taking on a great day of fishing, but Steve took up close and personal for my wife and kids to see dolphins....
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Beverly J.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 31, 2020
Captain Steve was great! He was patient with us first timers and taught us so much!! He was persistent to find the fishing...
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Apopka, Florida
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 24, 2020
Captain Steve is a good dude and knows where to find fish.  I highly recommend him if your looking for an onshore experience...
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