Paradise Fly Sport Fishing invites you to the waters of Sarasota for a fishing trip to remember. You can be a skilled fisherman or a novice angler looking for a nice time on the water: either way, Capt. Christopher will make sure you learn how to fish and enjoy while on the boat.

Captain Christopher has been fishing the local waters his whole life. He has been running charters full time for two and a half years now, and has welcomed many customers aboard his boat. A fishing specialist himself, Capt. Christopher can accommodate anglers who want to try different techniques. He is one of 6 captains in the area who has been gulf and reef permitted, meaning he can fish past 9 miles.

You will be fishing from a 28’ Parker with room for up to 6 anglers to come along. The boat is powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines and comes equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait well, and an ice box to store your catch. The boat is also fitted with outriggers to allow for shallow and deep water trolling if you choose to head offshore.

Trips aboard Paradise Fly Sport Fishing run throughout the year. Cast your line in the mangrove and flats around Sarasota or head up offshore. Inshore waters are home to Snook, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Sharks. During Tarpon and Snook season (from May to August), you can even try night trips! On the other hand, fishing offshore is a chance to catch Sailfish, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and much more.

When packing for your trip, you should bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and some food and drinks. The captain will supply water, as well as Gatorade and soda. If you’re interested in fishing offshore, it’s a good idea to contact Capt. Christopher ahead of time to see what’s in season. A first mate will be on board all offshore charters to help you with everything from fishing to cleaning catch. For his efforts, 20% gratuity is greatly appreciated.

So, call your fishing buddy and come aboard for some fine fishing out of Sarasota!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Extreme Offshore (4MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This trip will take you and your party out to 150 miles and the possibility to catch a monster along with a multitude of pelagics. You'll typically head out and 7 AM and come back by 7 PM. This trip is for a maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Offshore Trip (4MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    This trip is similar to the 8 hour one but gives you a bit more time to find that pelagic catch of a lifetime. You'll head about 80 to 100 miles offshore and fish the deep waters searching for a trophy. This is a trip for a maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip (4MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip is your choice of trolling or bottom fishing. Depending on the season, you can troll for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and other fast-swimming pelagics. If you're after Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and other delicacies, try bottom fishing or deep dropping in up to 80 feet of water. Please contact the captain ahead of time if you're interested in catching Gag Grouper or Red Snapper since the legal season to keep these fish is brief. 4 passengers max. *No black soles or aerosols onboard*
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (4MAX)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This trip will take you and your party approximately 30 miles offshore for Red Grouper, Amberjack, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, and other species. This trip allows more time to go for larger fish in deeper water. The first mate will be on board to assist you during your trip. This is a trip for a maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 30
    $800
    This full day trip takes you fishing around inshore waters and coastal beach front sight targeting the SilverKing! Tarpon are very weary and spook easily, this trip takes time but is well worth the effort! The captain will supply all the gear and license. You should bring your own food. No alcohol is allowed onboard. Pack sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. *No black soles or aerosols onboard*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    This AM trip is a good starting point even for less experienced anglers. You will explore the inshore bay and inlets, mangroves and surrounding canals for Speckled Trout, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and Sharks. The captain will supply the fishing gear, bait, and license. You should bring your own food, sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. The captain will help you out and will teach you how to cast. This is a great way to experience Sarasota - peaceful but action-packed! *No black soles or aerosols*
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About the Captain

Christopher Brackett
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
147 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Born and raised in Sarasota and have been fishing the local area since I was a child, have always loved the water and the challenges associated with fishing, watching clients catch fish brings me more joy than catching fish myself.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 0.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM) on February 18, 2021
Captain Chris, first mate Scot, and the Norwegian Lady run a great trip.  Big roomy boat, twin 300’s to get you where you...
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6 Hour Offshore

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Offshore Trip (4MAX) on May 13, 2021
What a great day with Capt. Chris and First Mate Scot.  Landed a great Gag Grouper from the start.  Plus a Goliath Grouper...
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The captain canceled

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Patric M.
Sarasota, FL
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Half day offshore with Captain Chris and First Mate Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Offshore (4 PEOPLE MAX) on August 10, 2020
A buddy of mine and I went out with Captain Chris and his First Mate Scott, and prior to the booking we told them we were interested...
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Fun day on the sea

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore Trip (4MAX) on March 17, 2021
Captain Chris and first mate Scott worked really well together and we caught enough fish to make us happy. Captain Chris called...
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FAQs about Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (4MAX) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (4MAX) (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 10 Hour Offshore Trip (4MAX) (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Extreme Offshore (4MAX) (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (lower birth with built in facilities)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS (Simrad EVO3s)
  • Fishfinder (Simrad EVO 3s)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (large capacity cooler)

Trips booked with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels, All Star rods)
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (on off shore charters)
  • Fishing License

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon