Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service

I’m a fully vaccinated, licensed fishing guide, and I expect my clients
to be fully vaccinated as well, with printed proof.

Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service offers the perfect opportunity for anglers to get out on the water and catch a variety of fish. Launching out of Steinhatchee or Horseshoe Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast, you will be positioned to fish the untamed shallows of Florida’s Coastal Bend, aboard a boat nimble enough to explore even the shallowest flats.

You will be spending the day aboard Captain Joe Richard’s 16’ AlumaCraft skiff, perfect for guiding 1–2 guests in shallow coastal waters, with top-quality tackle provided. He often takes out couples, fishing buddies, relatives, and father-and-son teams. 

During your trip, you will mostly be drift-fishing over grass bottoms in 4–8 feet of clear water. Capt. Joe specializes in targeting Seatrout, but also Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. Twelve different species, on some days. You can also set out a slightly heavier rod baited up for shark, cobia, and tarpon.

All trips come with quality spin tackle and lures, and the option to catch baitfish while out on the water, if that is more your style. Due to the boat’s size, there is a weight limit of 220 pounds per passenger, for safe weight distribution and stress-free fishing.

Explore these prolific waters like a local, join Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service and get ready to have fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day fishing [6 hours]
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $295
    Capt Joe fishes out of a 16’ Alumacraft Jon boat, equipped with a 2018 4-Stroke Yamaha engine and equipped with a GPS, safety gear, and top-quality rods and reels -- perfect for drifting shallow coastal waters. The boat accommodates up to 2 guests. Target species include spotted sea trout, redfish, tripletail, Spanish mackerel and more. He specializes in drift fishing, using artificial baits and also live bait. Note: Boat weight limit of 220 lbs per passenger. Bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen and hat.
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About the Captain

Joe Richard
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
22 Fishing Reports
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2017
Captain Joe Richard is a skilled and enthusiastic fishing guide whose articles and photos have been used in fishing magazines since 1977, including Florida Sportsman, where he was also the book editor for 5 of their Sportsman's Best Book Titles. Years ago, he won a dozen offshore Kingfish tournaments and wrote 2 books about it. Capt. Joe has fished the Gulf of Mexico since 1965 and became a licensed fishing guide in 1994. He now specializes in targeting inshore species, such as Seatrout and Redfish using spinning gear, and loves nothing more than guiding small groups towards their personal best. He encourages catch-and-release on the bigger Trout. He often takes out father-and-son teams, fishing buddies and relatives. Capt. Joe invites you to join him on this exclusive adventure and create lasting memories with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

AlumaCraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 25HP Yamaha F-25 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
GPS

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Archer, FL
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VERIFIED   Full day fishing [6 hours] on September 29, 2021
Great day on the Gulf with Captain Joe - caught fish all day and saw sea turtles, big sharks and had a fantastic time.  Joe...
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Longwood, Florida
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Fishing with Joe

VERIFIED   Full day fishing [6 hours] on September 4, 2021
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Great fishing trip with joe!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 26, 2019
Lou and I wanted to fish shallow coastal water grass. I find it way more interesting then deep sea fishing. Neither of us really...
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Day & half with Capt. Joe Richard

April 6, 2018
Joe…..A few comments on our fishing adventure along the Steinhatchee/Horseshoe Beach coastline: Catching the biggest...
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FAQs about Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service

Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $295 per group - Full day fishing [6 hours] (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • GPS

Trips booked with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Can be caught on the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License (The charter license covers all paying guests.)

Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon