Ana Banana Fishing Company - Nautic Star

Ana Banana Fishing Company specializes in family fun on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. The crew aims to keep you happy, safe, and full of exciting memories.

Whether you have a group of fishing buddies, a family reunion, a corporate event, or any other reason to go fishing, you have found the right place. Ana Banana will take you fishing the inshore and nearshore waters up to 9 miles out. You don’t have to travel too far out - Tampa Bay’s flats, reefs, wrecks, and backcountry waters are home to a myriad of exciting species.

Get your hands on Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Tarpon and fish along the shoreline. Or venture out just a little bit further to tackle Snapper, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and many other species. If you are traveling with kids, they will especially enjoy battling Sharks.

Test yourself in spearfishing or bowfishing for Cobia and Sheepshead. Pop for Trout, bottom fish for Grouper and Snapper, kite fish for King Mackerel. Catch fish with a fly or jig for Redfish. Whichever fishing technique you’d like to try, just let your captain know. He and his crew will make it happen. So, don’t miss to leave a tip for his First mate - he works for tips and gives his best to help you!

Hop onboard the ‘Nautic Star’, a 24’ center console. Her 200 HP Yamaha engine will power you to the hottest grounds and honey holes in the area quickly and safely. The Nautic Star can accommodate up to six anglers.

The trips with Ana Banana Fishing Company aboard the Nautic Star are all-inclusive. You will need to bring some sun protection, food, and drinks. Welcome aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $895
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This full-day trip is for those who want to get the waters all to themselves. You will be able to request a fishing technique you'd like to try and the captain will cater to your needs. There are plenty of styles and methods you could enjoy to catch Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Grouper, Kingfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $695
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Add a few more hours and check more productive spots. Target Redfish, Tarpon, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, and many other species. Fish inshore or up to 9 miles out. When you're done catching, the captain will clean and prepare the fish for you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $495
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This half-day morning trip can be customized to meet your specific needs. Fish for whatever is in season and biting. Check the waters inshore or head up to 10 miles out. Kite fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, and many other techniques are available.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $495
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip is designed specifically for those who are busy in the morning but still want catch a lot of fish later. The package is customizable. Just let your captain know which fishing technique you'd like to try. The crew will work hard to accommodate your specific need. Target Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Shark, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, and many other species.

About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Marathon, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
97 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2015
This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

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

Boat Specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 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
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Marathon to departure site is available and 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (26)
4.76
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Great day!!
Great day!!
3\/4 Day with Captain Joel
+23
Angler Rating
39
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1
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Michael P.
KNG OF PRUSSA, PA
 5.00
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6hour trip with Captain Joel

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
What a great day with Captain Joel and his first mate. We went on a 6 hour trip with Captain Joel and it was the best fishing...
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Jan B.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Great day!!

VERIFIED   NEW  March 12, 2020
We had an awesome day with Joel and Carl. They were very patient and were right there to take care of anything we needed. We...
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Steve K.
HOFFMAN EST, IL
 5.00
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Half day am trip

VERIFIED   February 8, 2020
Had half day trip with Capts Joel and Carl. We were on the fish immediately and it was none stop action for the entire trip....
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Jim G.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Joel and Carl of Ana Banana

VERIFIED   October 16, 2019
What a fun day! Kids had a lot of fun and the fishing was exciting. Captain Joel and his First Mate Carl where great with kids...
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Tom O.
Saint Augustine, Florida
 5.00
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Lets go fishing!

VERIFIED   April 21, 2019
We wanted to catch some fish we could eat and requested inshore/backwater fishing. Neither of us do well off shore in the rough...
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