Custom Charters operates a 27’ Loa Grady White sportfisherman with a cuddy cabin that includes a toilet for privacy and convenience. Built in 2013, it has plenty of space for up to 4 guests.

Captain Chuck hails from Montauk, NY where he primarily targeted Mako Shark, Bluefin Tuna offshore, and Striped Bass and Bluefish inshore. In Clearwater, he still targets a variety of Shark species and Cobia to provide his clients with the ultimate thrill of tangling with the rod-bending, tackle-busting toothy denizens of the deep.

Species such as Sea Bass, Grunts, Porgies, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Hogfish, and a variety of Snappers are all common to these waters as well.

The boat provides all fishing gear, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses for everyone aboard. You only need to bring your favorite drinks, snacks, hats, and sunscreen. Customary gratuities between 15 and 20 % are always appreciated.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $650
    You'll be fishing the Gulf of Mexico for Grouper, Snapper, Grunts, Kings, Cobia, Hog Fish, Sharks, Redfish, and many more. This is a great trip for anglers of all levels. Bring a cooler, sunglasses, sunscreen, and be ready for a great day on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $550
    You'll have the chance to fish in and around the pass, along the beaches, or out on the Gulf for a variety of species, depending on the season. Your trip includes all bait and tackle, fishing license, and bottled water on ice. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen. This is a great trip for all anglers!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $550
    This nearshore trip is great way to spend four hours on the water. Bottom fishing not too far from land is a great trip for beginners, young anglers and just about anyone who loves fishing, but does not want to venture too far from shore. You will be fishing within sight of land and targeting a variety of species. Lots of action and lots of fun. Like all our trips we provide bait, tackle and license along with bottled water on ice.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $450
    If you are new to fishing or have little ones and don't want to go out too far or stay out too long, this trip is for you. A little fishing, a little sightseeing, and dolphin watching all while staying close to shore. Leave the dock at 09:30 am and be back by 12:30 pm.
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About the Captain

Charles Giarrizzo
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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Member since June 2017
Captain Charles Giarrizzo is a life-long fisherman. He began fishing in Long Island Sound years before acquiring his USCG Merchant Marine Credential and began chartering Shark and Tuna trips aboard the "The Hustler", a 32' Black Fin Sport Fisherman, out of Montauk, N.Y. He was plying his trade along side such notable shark hunters as the late Captain Frank Mundus and retired tournament champion Captain Joe Monday. Captain Mundus still holds the world record for the largest shark ever caught on rod and reel, a 3,427 pound Great White shark, caught 28 miles off Montauk N.Y. Captain Chuck founded Clearwater Beach Charter Fishing in Clearwater Beach, Florida in 1999. He continues to be the consummate shark hunter here in the Gulf waters providing the ultimate thrill for his anglers. While still encountering tackle busting sharks, he will also pull more than his share of Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, and most other species that are biting in season.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grunt Grunt
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Grady White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 325HP 5.7L Vortec SBC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
74%
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4 hour trip with Captain Chuck

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore on July 24, 2021
Had an awesome time today and very happy we chose Custom Charters for our father/daughter fishing trip this morning. Captain...
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 9, 2021
Captain Charles was excellent to hang out with. He was very hard working to make sure everything was to perfection. We didn’t...
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Half Day Trip – 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on June 2, 2021
Captain Charles was extremely accommodating from the moment we booked to the moment we stepped off the boat. Beyond just the...
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Great day on the water with Captain Charles

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 20, 2021
We had a great day,  the captain put us on fish.  We also saw sea turtles and dolphins.  The Captain was great. I will...
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5 hr day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 6, 2021
Capt Charles was awesome!! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait for another trip out on the water with him!
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FAQs about Custom Charters

Custom Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Custom Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private enclosed cabin)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (W/A)
  • Multimedia System (Rock The Boat Audio SYS)
  • Ice Box (Bottled water on ice.)

Trips booked with Custom Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (As needed)
  • Lures (As needed)
  • Drinks (Bottled water and soft drinks on ice)
  • Fishing License (Boat License )

Custom Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing ( Intracoastal Waters & Clearwater Pass)
  • Nearshore Fishing ( Pass up to 9 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing (Clearwater, Dunedin, )

Custom Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle ( Sea trout, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Seabass)
  • Heavy Tackle (Cobia, Sharks, Red and Gag Grouper)
  • Bottom Fishing (Red and Gag Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack , More)
  • Trolling (Kings and Spanish Mackerel, )
  • Spinning (Redfish,Trout, more)
  • Jigging (Mackerel, Grouper, More )
  • Drift Fishing (All of the above )
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, More)

Top targeted fish species with Custom Charters include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel