Gulf Coastin Charters offers inshore fishing trips in the Tampa-St. Pete, FL area. Join Capt. Brian Gearhart and target Trout, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Snapper—and Fun!

You will fish aboard an 18’ Beavertail powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine. This boat comes with everything you need for inshore fishing, including two live bait wells, and a wireless trolling motor. On board you will find an ice box to store your catch and your drinks. There is room for up to 2 passengers aboard this vessel and children of all ages are welcome.

While fishing with Capt. Brian you will target your catch using light tackle. He provides St. Croix rods with Daiwa reels and is ready to teach anglers of any skill level about the techniques he uses. He is committed to providing a personalized experience and will do what he can to accommodate every angler on board.

While fishing inshore you might reel in a variety of species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Sheepshead, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Seabass, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and Cobia when in season. Depending on the species, you may keep your catch and Capt. Brian will fillet it for you if he has the time to do so.

Gulf Coastin Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. You may bring alcohol on board but no glass containers.

Come aboard today for a great catch and an experience to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    Tarpon fishing (May - July), 2 people, 6 hours
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    On this trip you will target a variety of species such as Redfish, Snook, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    A fishing license and gear are provided. You will target Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, and more.
  • Private trip
    2 1/2 hr Inshore Fishing - 2 people
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $250
    Private inshore trip with a shorter duration of 2.5 hours. Fishing inshore for a variety of fish.
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About the Captain

Brian Gearhart
Treasure Island, Florida, United States
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18 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2017
I have been fishing since I can remember and have owned a boat since I was 15. The majority of my early fishing years were spent fly fishing in small mountain creeks for native brook Trout. Later I became interested in tournament Bass fishing and played with this game for about 10 years. Then I got the bug for freshwater Striped Bass fishing. Moving to Southwest Virginia on Smith Mountain lake, I was catching Stripers consistently and had the seasonal patterns figured out. Now I am living on the West coast of Florida and fishing the salt water patterns. Most of my fishing now is in shore and with light tackle. Targeting species such as Trout, Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, Sheepshead, and Redfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
American Express
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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Afternoon half day of awesome memories!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 12, 2021
After days of rain before the trip, we had a beautiful day out on the water with Captain Brian. He was early and fully ready...
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Andover, MN
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Morning fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 24, 2021
My son and I were amazed at the knowledge of captain Brian.  not only did he get us fishing, but he also talked about the...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 5, 2021
Great day with Captain Brian! He put us on a variety of fish with several different techniques. He explained what to do in...
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Jennifer R.
Orlando, FL
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Half Day fishing with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 2, 2021
Awesome experience!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 14, 2021
We had a great day with Captain Brian. We caught several different species of fish. He even filleted one for us to take home...
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FAQs about Gulf Coastin Charters

Gulf Coastin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 2 1/2 hr Inshore Fishing - 2 people (2 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Tarpon Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf Coastin Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Two Bait wells for live bait)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (Ice is provided to keep fish cold and drinks cold)

Trips booked with Gulf Coastin Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. Croix rods and Daiwa reels)
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared before the trip)
  • Fishing License

Gulf Coastin Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Gulf Coastin Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Coastin Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon