Crabtree Fishing Charters

Crabtree Fishing Charters welcomes you on a fishing trip around the productive waters of Tampa Bay. Year-round, anglers come here to get their tasty tablefare and get it home, or break the old records. You could be just starting or a seasoned fisherman, but either way, Capt. Andrew Crabtree will help make your time on the water unforgettable.

You can hope to get sheer variety of fish here. Whether it’s Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, or Mangrove Snapper, Crabtree Fishing Charters will put you on the right track.

You will be fishing in state waters, and the captain will first brief you on your target, safety procedures. Then you will head out to find some fish. Most of the times, the bait will already be prepared and stored in a live well. The trip will then see you fishing around mangrove shorelines, flats, and grassy areas looking for fish. After the trip, if you want to keep your catch, Capt. Andrew will clean it and bag it for you to take it home.

Capt. Andrew runs a 22’ Skeeter bay boat. She is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can take up to four anglers. She is equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, a trolling motor and stores the safety gear, as well as a range of Penn rods and reels. There is an ice box onboard to keep your catch fresh and cold.

Kids are most welcome to join the chase. You should bring your own food and beverages, but please note that hard liquor and drugs are not allowed. You will also want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (not in spray), and a camera to make some memories of your trip. Gratuities are much appreciated. Book your spot on time and come get that fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This Tarpon trip will take you fishing for the Silver King. It is an action packed outing where even hardcore anglers will struggle to submit the mighty fish. The captain will provide all the gear, and you should bring food, drinks, a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. No hard liquor is allowed.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full day trip will let you explore the Tampa Bay fisheries thoroughly. The package works the best for anglers with some experience. You will go fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, scouting around the state waters. The captain will supply rods, reels, tackle, bait, a cooler with ice. Bring food and drinks, but no hard booze.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Night Fishing (3 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you want to escape the heat of the day and fish with ease, this night trip is for you. For maximum safety, the capacity is limited to three anglers. You can target Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, and other species swimming by. The captain will furnish all the gear and license, as well as bait and a cooler with ice. Pack some snacks and drinks, but no hard liquor. It is a good package for fishers with some experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this morning trip you will have time to get to know Tampa Bay fishing. It is suitable for less experienced anglers. The captain will provide all tackle, as well as live bait, and license, a cooler full of ice. Catch cleaning is available. Bring food and drinks. Hard alcohol is not ok, but beers in cans is fine. You will target Tarpon, Snook, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Trout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip is suitable for novice anglers. You will be fishing around Tampa Bay, looking for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, and more. You will find all bait and tackle onboard. The captain will provide the fishing license and a cooler with ice. He can also clean the catch for you. Pack food and beverages, but note that hard liquor is not ok.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha vmax SHO engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Andrew Crabtree
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since December 2017
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I have always had a huge passion and love for fishing! I have fished and traveled around the country experiencing some of the best fishing around and Tampa Bay holds some of the best fishing possible. Having first fished the Tampa Bay area in 1999, I immediately fell in love with this diverse and productive fishery. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the art of fishing to my customers! I have always wanted to be a charter captain to share the fishing lifestyle and experiences with others!
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