Tampa Fishing Charters, Inc.

401 Channelside Walk Way
Tampa FL, United States

Captain Oliver O’Riordan is a Tampa fishing expert, specializing in inshore fishing for a variety of game fish inhabiting the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay and its many prolific estuaries. Covering three locations which virtually span the entirety of the Tampa Bay area, Captain O’Riordan and Fishing Charters Tampa provide its guests with a full spectrum of convenience, paired with over 30 years of fishing expertise and knowledge of the area. Serving Downtown Tampa, Apollo Beach and Ruskin.

Oliver and his crew are licensed and insured by the United States Coast Guard, and specialize in a wide variety of fishing techniques, most notably light tackle, trolling as well as bottom fishing. Some of the species Captain O’Riordan frequently targets include Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, Snook, Kingfih, Permit, Mackerel, Pompano, Grouper, Snapper and plenty more. You’ll be fishing on a 24’ center console, powered by a single Mercury engine and with enough room to accommodate groups of up to 6 passengers. If deep sea fishing is what you prefer, Fishing Charters Tampa is happy to get you lined up with a high quality big game fishing vessel, for some prime deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Our goal is to provide the guests with as much fishing expertise and local knowledge as possible, while providing a safe and comfortable fishing trip of a lifetime. Vocal conservation advocates, we promote proper catch and release techniques for all species of game fish that do not fit the guidelines of the Florida state laws. If the fish you catch is a keeper though, we’ll of course be happy to help with cleaning and bagging of the catch.

Let’s fish Tampa Bay and its estuaries!  We truly believe this is the finest fishing charter experience around.

Captain Oliver O’Riordan is a Tampa fishing expert, specializing in inshore fishing for a variety of game fish inhabiting the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay and its many prolific estuaries. Covering three locations which virtually span the entire

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Trip Date:
  • 1/2 Day
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 425 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Fish Box Fun Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 99 per person, 4 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Custom Pro Guide () originally built in 2014. Powered by a 225HP Merc engine.

24 ft
6 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Oliver O'Riordan
Tampa, Florida, United States
Member since August 2014
Response time: 19 hours
Response rate: 75%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Easily, I can say this trip with Capt. Oliver and Capt. Sean was the most fun and rewarding by far. Started the day out in the bay. First cast in and my sister caught 3ft black tip shark. That wasn’t the end for sure! From there we fished all day long and catching cobia, black tips, kingfish, mackerel, silver trout and bonnet heads. Just to make this trip outstanding, we caught a HUGE flounder, snook and reds

I highly recommend Capt. Oliver to anyone. You WILL catch literally a boatload of fish.

Fished May 29, 2014
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The best day with Capt. Oliver! It was a blast! Kind and helpful explains captain that day. A lot of fun for sure - we caught a ton of fish, he cleaned it for us. Only thing left was to cook it and enjoy it. :) My kids are super excited about next fishing trip with Capt. Oliver!!

Fished March 26, 2014
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Capt. Oliver is one of the most knowledgeable fisherman and guide I have been around. Due to weather conditions we rescheduled our trip and was able to get on the water 4 days after. After a minutes we wir on fish and continued that way till the end of the fishing trip. It was great! The highlight of the trip and future once with Capt. Oliver are in the planning.

I recommend Capt. Oliver and his service. He’s the best!

Fished March 24, 2014
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