Tide Flies Fishing Charters

Stressed? There’s no better way to decompress than amazing inshore fishing in Florida. Tide Flies Fishing Charters will put you on the hottest bite and make sure that your trip is smooth and relaxing until the reel starts screaming!

Captain Nick Halenkamp will be your guide and instructor on this journey. Join him aboard his 18’ Maverick flats boat, that can hold you and your best fishing buddy. A live bait well is ready for use on board, so don’t worry about your bait getting floppy. An advanced navigation and fish-finding system will help you find your catch quickly and easily.

You can choose to target a particular species, or several, consult with the captain about what’s best for you. The species you can target are the Cobia, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Bonnethead Shark, Spotted Seatrout, the majestic Tarpon, Redfish, and others you may run into! Captain Nick loves getting to know his customers and to talk them through any fishing technique they try.

As for live bait, you can expect to use Shrimp, Greenbacks, or Whitebait, the captain will catch and prepare everything before you arrive.

You can expect to take a break if you’re fishing for the whole day to grab some lunch at the marina, or bring your own to stay on the water as much as possible!

The boat can fit two adults and one child, or one adult and two children. Children under the age of 3 are not allowed on board. The captain will supply you with all the required equipment. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera to take pictures of their catch.

If you’re up for battling Bull Redfish, or just want to spend the day relaxing on the water, book a trip with Tide Flies Fishing Charters and see just why Florida’s inshore fishing is so famous!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    There aren't many things more relaxing than spending a full day out in the gorgeous waters of Florida, fishing inshore and nearshore. You can choose to target a wide range of fish that live in the area like Spotted Seatrouts, Cobias, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Groupers, Snooks, Tripletails, Jacks, and others you may run across. There's a lunch break intended during this trip, you can return to the marina for lunch or bring your own.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Departure times are flexible, contact the captain to figure out your best option. For the fans of the Silver King, this trip is a proper treat. You will target the Tarpon all day long. All required equipment is provided by the charter captain.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $525
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    If 4 hours isn't enough to get your fishing on, this trip will scratch that itch! The captain will take you fishing in the gorgeous nearshore and inshore waters of the area. You can target species like the Redfish, Tripletail, Snook, Sheepshead, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Bonnethead Shark, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and others you run into.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're game for some exciting fishing, this trip is perfect for you. You can target a wide range of species like Cobias, Snooks, Sheepsheads, Sharks, Redfish, Spotted Seatrouts, Tripletails, Jacks, Groupers, and others you run into. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment.
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About the Captain

Nick Halenkamp
Safety Harbor, Florida, United States
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Member since May 2017
Captain Nick Halenkamp is a true local, born and raised in the area. He was taught how to fish by his mother and became enamored with the amazing Bass fishing Florida has to offer. Years later he discovered that saltwater fishing was his passion too and decided to expand his skills in that area. He's been fishing for the past 15 years and loves passing his vast knowledge of the local waters on to his customers. Capt. Nick takes pride in his customer service skills, knowing that it takes more than a good fishing spot to keep your customers happy – he works very hard ensure that all of his guests have an amazing time on the water, no matter what their catch is.

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Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.67
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Appropriate for children
100%
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100%
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Scott M.
Clearwater, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 29, 2019
Had a great afternoon with Capt Nick. Great guy and puts you on a variety of fish in a cool setting. Will use him again!
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Kathy M.
Holiday, Florida
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Half Day fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 15, 2018
Captain Nick was very patient with my 9 year old grandson teaching him how to use the rod and reel and about the fish. ...
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Half day trip with capt nick.

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
Caught a few fish and saw plenty of wildlife.(dolphins. Turtles. Manatee.) Good experience.
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