Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service

Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service offers the perfect opportunity for two 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-foot 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 four to eight feet of clear water. Captain 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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Spend the whole day out on the water, fishing for great inshore and nearshore species like Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel and Black Drum, as well as Tarpon, Cobia, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Sep 10
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Get out on the summer waters to dive for delicious Scallops. These trips are perfect for families and children because of the fun, active fishing style, and you get to go home with a huge bag of delicious Scallops!
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About the Captain

Joe Richard
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 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 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 couples, father-and-son teams, and relatives. Capt. Joe invites you to join him on this exclusive adventure and create lasting memories with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
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
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.73
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Lou B.
Oakland, California
 5.00
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Great fishing trip with joe!!!

VERIFIED   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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Phillip S.
Macon, GA
 5.00
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8 hour trip with Capt. Joe.

April 12, 2019
This was our second trip with Capt. Joe. My grandson and I enjoy the real fishing experience on the flats in the 16 ft. boat...
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Cory C.
United States
 5.00
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Day trip with Joe

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Captain Joe was very kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommend fishing with him.
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Michael J.
Osseo, WI
 4.67
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   March 14, 2019
We caught really nice redfish in the morning. Tons of Sea Trout. Some surprise flounder. It was a great day on the water with...
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Noel E.
Tallahassee, FL
 4.33
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Nice day on the water

VERIFIED   March 9, 2019
Captain Joe was a delight to fish with.  He was patient, extremely knowledgeable, and willing.  We actually had to...
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Fishing Reports

Chilly weather fishing

January 18, 2020

We managed to find six keeper-sized redfish and three eating-size black drum, after a chilly morning ride. Also a couple of flounder. Trout have been very scarce. It warmed up at mid-day and the weather was nice. This was… Read Full Report →