Patriotic Guide Service

Patriotic Guide Service operates out of Holiday, FL, providing a range of trips to suit any schedule. Co-captains David and Michael been fishing their whole life, and have joined forces to provide the highest level of service possible.

Spend the morning fishing the local inlets before the sun kicks in, or pass the whole day on board, targeting Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish and more offshore. Fancy something even more exciting? Fish into the night in search of huge Bull and Hammerhead Sharks for some serious heart-pounding action.

No matter which trip you choose, you can fish with confidence aboard Patriotic Guide Service’s 23’ Sabalo 226 bay boat. Built in 2004, this hardy vessel can cruise at 35 knots, carrying up to four guests to the best waters at speed.

The vessel comes equipped with GPS and fishfinder to make sure you are always fishing in the right place. Her trolling motor and power pole will let you stalk the shallows in silence in search of spooky Tarpon and big tailing Reds, and her huge twin livewells come loaded with enough quality live bait to tempt in half the ocean.

Once you sink your hook, you can rely on the boat’s quality tackle to get the job done. You will be supplied with Shimano Stradic 3000s and 4000fa twinned with custom-built rods. If fly fishing is more your style, you will be kitted out with 8-weight Pflueger Patriarch rods and G Loomis reels.

No matter what trip you choose, you can trust Captains David and Michael to take you to the best spots around and to work tirelessly to put you on the fish. All trips come with tackle, bait, and lures. They will even clean and fillet all your catch for you at the end of the day, so all you need to bring is your camera and your biggest cooler!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Specialty Trips
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Patriotic Guide Service offers many specialty trips, From Tarpon to Goliath Grouper to bowfishing trips, depending on the time of year. If you have a special species you want to go after, these guys will get it done.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend the whole day on the water, targeting the best these shallow waters have to offer, including Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Snapper, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip is one for the offshore fisherman. On these trips we target our bottom species as well as our pelagic species. You can expect to catch Grouper, Snapper, Grunts, Kingfish, Cobia, Tripletail, and much more. Everything is included on this trip, from bait to beverages.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nighttime Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is one of our Specility Trips. Departing the dock an hour before sunset we venture off into the night to target one of the apex predators of the gulf: Sharks! The sole purpose of these trips is to target the biggest fish we can find. We are targeting 8 foot Bull Sharks, 10 foot Hammerheads, and many other large species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    A couple of extra hours mean even more amazing fish! Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Snapper, and more. Gear, bait, and beverages are provided.
  • Private trip
    5 hour Scalloping trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 20 - Jul 29
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Trip will consist of snorkeling in the beautiful waters of the gulf for bay scallops. The is all inclusive from gear and scallop cleaning at the end of the trip to beverages. On these trip we will commonly see dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat. Departure point for this trip: Anclote river park located at 1119 bailies bluff road holiday fl 34691.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend the morning targeting a range of inshore favorites, including Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Get out on the water for an afternoon targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Beat The Heat
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    This specialty inshore offers a great day on the water before the heat of the day begins. All of our inshore trips target a variety of species, such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Snapper, and more. All gear, bait, and beverages are provided on these trips.
  • Private trip
    Special trip for Mark Binkley
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 16 - Jan 17 (Wed)
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
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About the Captain

Michael Dawson
Holiday, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2017
Growing up in Tarpon Springs area, I grew up fishing the waters of the Tampa Bay area. The first fish I ever caught was a 32" Speckled Trout. Ever since then I have been hooked. My fishing career took off in high school when I started a fishing club at Tarpon Springs High School. I then went to USF Where I was the president of the USF fishing club and team. I have done work with TheOnlineFisherman and am the official guide of The Patriotic Angler Podcast.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sabalo 226 (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Lisa H.
Tarpon Springs, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
Captain Mike was great! Very knowledgeable and personal! Will definitely book again!
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VERIFIED   September 10, 2020
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Mike H.
Apopka, FL
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VERIFIED   March 19, 2020
Mike was great with the kids . Patient with the tangles, and put us on some good fish. Everyone had a great time.
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   January 16, 2019
I contacted numerous boat captains regarding a trip on a cold January day.  I decided on this captain and I’m very...
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