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.



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  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $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, some sunglasses, sunscreen, and be ready for a great day on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 10 AM to 2 PM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $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! Please note, start times are either 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 12 PM to 4 PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Half-day trips are 4 hours of fishing. You'll have the chance to fish in and around Clearwater 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! Please note, start time is 12:00 pm.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $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.
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About the Captain

Charles Giarrizzo
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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115 Customer Reviews
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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 Marina 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 lb 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

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

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
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
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
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
73%
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Joanne B.
Clearwater, Florida
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on February 23, 2021
Bought this trip for my husband and 2 sons. They had a great day and caught a lot of fish. They enjoyed their time with Captain...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Nearshore on September 5, 2020
Great day fishing 🎣 will be back soon!
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Full day with captain chuck

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 1, 2020
Caught over 10 plus species. Captain chuck our is on fish right away and he’s a great story teller too! Thanks for the great...
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Largo, Florida
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Three hour tour with Captain Chuck

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Flexible Times on March 18, 2020
Beautiful day with CC.  We all caught a # of fish.  We would recommend this trip.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – 12 PM to 4 PM on March 2, 2020
Weather and water had been cold so the fish weren’t biting real great but we had a great time. Captain Chuck did give us...
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