Get onto the water with Slobby Joe Charters and ready yourself for some of the most exciting inshore action you could ask for. Explore Tampa Bay’s endless flats and backwaters to target a who’s who of inshore favorites!

With Captain “Slobby” Joe, you’ll get way more than just great fishing. He aims to give everyone he guides the full Tampa experience, learning about the local waters, and getting truly immersed in this unique corner of America.

Captain Joe’s 23’ Ranger bay boat is a purpose-built shallow-water explorer, designed to make her way deftly through the murky sandbanks and backwaters which Tampa Bay is best known for.

Combine her shallow draft with her silent trolling motor, and you have yourself the ultimate weapon in your hunt for the big Bull Reds and super-sized Snook which lurk in wait for some tasty bait or realistic lure to be cast their way.

Head out into the bay, and the vessel still holds her own, with high-tech electronics able to pinpoint the most active spots in the area. Troll for Spanish Mackerel, or wrestle some giant Jack’s onto the boat for pure angling pleasure.

Whatever you target, you can do so with confidence, knowing you are using nothing but the best fishing tackle to tackle nothing but the best fish!

The real X-factor with Slobby Joe Charters is the captain himself. Despite his name, Captain Joe is anything but a slob, jumping to every challenge with an energy that can only ever come from true passion from the sport.

He is a man determined to make a name for himself and to build his reputation as one of the most dedicated and welcoming captains operating in this highly-competitive fishing paradise. So climb aboard and see for yourself why his clients keep coming back time after time!



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  • Private trip
    The Waterman
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,300
    Full day 12hr trip built for "The Waterman" Think you can handle 12hrs on a boat, here's your chance to give it a shot!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon/Sharks/Mackerel/Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    Only available from May-August for Sharks and Tarpon, however, Grouper season extends till December starting June 1st.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $900
    The boat is yours for the day, and what you do is up to you. Spend 7 hours targeting one species, or take a tour of several habitats to bring home a huge mixed bag of delicious fish. The choice is yours and if you want to take a break for lunch at one of the area's great dockside restaurants, the captain will be happy to oblige!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $500
    Get out on the water for a morning targeting top inshore species like Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Sheepshead, and more on this 4-hour charter. You'll use gear, bait, and lures provided by Capt. Joe. Bring along any snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy on board and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    Spend the afternoon targeting Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, Jack's, and more in the famous Tampa Bay! This 4-hour trip gives you ample time to make good use of the gear provided by Capt. Joe and go home with some tasty fish. Bring along snacks, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothing and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    Beginner
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Short 2 - 3 hour fishing trip good for someone who is either new to fishing or is limited to the amount of time they have to fish.
  • Shared trip
    Friend Finder
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Friend finder is a great way to meet some new fishing buddies, book a split charter and maybe make some new friends in the process!
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About the Captain

Joe Burruezo
Tampa, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
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123 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2017
Fishing has always been my passion! I grew up in Tampa Bay and have fished here all my life. I can't wait to show you the waters I've grown to love. I prefer light tackle fishing and shallow water sight fishing. From time to time I target Mackerel, Cobia, and Tarpon, but my main targets are Snook and Redfish.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
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 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Angler Rating
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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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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2021
Captain Joe fit us in last minute after our booked charter cancelled due to a maintenance problem. We were so glad for the...
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Once of a lifetime fishing trip! Amazing! 100%

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 17, 2021
We booked the 7 hour trip! We are from Tennessee and fish a lot! We wanted to try something different. The name caught our...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 16, 2021
15 snook, two red fish, 1 catfish, 1 jack crevalle.  Great day on the water in what were average conditions.  Joe helped...
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LaGrange, GA
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Half day trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 27, 2021
Was great. Been on others but nothing as great as this one. Put us right on fish. Did not have to ride very far so most of...
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FAQs about Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa

Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per person - Friend Finder (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Beginner (2 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon/Sharks/Mackerel/Grouper (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - The Waterman (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon