Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing trips operate out of St. Petersburg, Fl. Capt. Ted is a Florida native and US Coast Guard licensed captain. With over 40 years of fishing experience, he knows a great deal about fishing the inshore waterways of the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the notorious Gulf of Mexico. Join him for inshore and nearshore light tackle fishing and reel in some of west Florida’s most sought-after game fish!

Capt. Ted operates a fully-equipped, 23’ Hanson center console. Powered by a 150 HP Suzuki four stroke engine, this vessel boasts a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. She’s outfitted with a 10’ PowerPole anchor system and an assortment of navigational electronics such as GPS and Fishfinder. There’s room on board for up to 4 anglers.

While fishing the Tampa Bay area, you’ll target a variety of species. Capt. Ted specializes in fishing for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Grouper, Snapper, and several shark species. Depending on the season, you might reel in other species such as Hogfish, Cobia, and King Mackerel, as well. These waters are home to plenty of delicious fish for you to take home, as well as some tough-fighting species for you to test your skills.

Fishing close to shore means you and your family can focus on the experience without getting seasick. You can come aboard and try your luck for half a day, or book a full day trip and increase your chances of catching more fish. You’ll learn the most effective techniques, from spinning and jigging to drift fishing. Capt. Ted will also clean and fillet any keeper fish you’d like to take home.

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing provides a fishing license and Okuma fishing gear, along with live and artificial bait. All you need to bring is lunch, your preferred beverage, some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses for protection. Last but not least, be sure to bring your enthusiasm for spending a great day on the Florida waters!



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  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $300
    A 2-hour trip starting at 7:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    A 2-hour trip that starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $375
    A 3-hour morning trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $375
    A 3-hour afternoon trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $475
    Spend your afternoon on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore. There's a whole world of incredible fish waiting for you out there. Tough-fighting Snook as well as tasty Redfish and Trout can be found inshore. While in the Gulf, you can find stunning Snapper, Grouper, and tough-fighting Shark.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore. There's a whole world of incredible fish waiting for you out there. Tough-fighting Snook as well as tasty Redfish and Trout can be found inshore. While in the Gulf, stunning Snapper, Grouper, and tough-fighting Shark can be found.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    Spend your morning on Tampa Bay's inshore shallow waters for smaller Sharks for the kids or head off out to the Gulf's nearshore for the BIGGER ones. Black tip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Bonnet heads and Nurse Sharks can be found.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    Get out on the water early on and catch the first bite of the day. Western Florida's inshore waters are home to some beautiful and delicious fish, and you'll get to target some tailing Redfish, along with Trout, Snook, and many more exciting fish. With a 6-hour trip, you'll have time to explore the Gulf's nearshore too, so try drift fishing the reefs for Groupers, Snappers, and Sharks, and you won't go far wrong as you try to take home a delicious fish for dinner.
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About the Captain

Ted Nesti
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
37 Fishing Reports
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108 Customer reviews
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Member since July 2014
Captain Ted Nesti was born and raised on St. Pete Beach, FL. He is a USCG licensed captain with more than 40 years of experience fishing the Tampa Bay area, Pinellas County, and the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Ted specializes in inshore and near shore light tackle fishing for Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Grouper, and Shark.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish

Boat specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Fishing oyster bars,Grass Flat, Spoil Islands and
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing the Reefs
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
grass flats
Backcountry Fishing
oyster bars and mangrove shore line

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Okuma Azores 40-s reels on Okuma 7' shadow stalker
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
garmin
Fishfinder
garmin
Live Bait Well
50 gallons

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
shrimp,pilchards,pinfish,ladyfish
Lures
soft plastics
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
will refer a restaurant to cook fish for you
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 108 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Brent B.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 20, 2022
If you are even considering going on a fishing trip like this, you need not look any further.  Captain Ted is friendly, helpful, ...
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Cypress, CA
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 16, 2022
Capt Ted worked hard and put us on fish.. Great Guide and fun guy to spend the day with!  Hope to do this again!! Thanks
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Jon S.
New York, New York
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Half day inshore with Captain Ted

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 22, 2022
Had a nice morning in the bay.  We caught catfish, sharks, sea trout, red snapper, and a ray.  Ted was very knowledgeable...
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Bill B.
Bradenton, Florida
Excellent
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 16, 2022
My son and I had an excellent time shark fishing. We also spent some time fishing for Red Fish and Snook. We are already looking...
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Bruce F.
Lake Villa, IL
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 26, 2022
Had a great time today. Caught a variety of fish. Capt. Ted was ready to go as planned,  kept moving till we caught...
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FAQs about Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS garmin
  • Fishfinder garmin
  • Live Bait Well 50 gallons

Trips booked with Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (shrimp,pilchards,pinfish,ladyfish)
  • Lures (soft plastics)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Fishing oyster bars,Grass Flat, Spoil Islands and)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Fishing the Reefs)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (grass flats)
  • Backcountry Fishing (oyster bars and mangrove shore line)

Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning (Okuma Azores 40-s reels on Okuma 7' shadow stalker )
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout