Capt Ariel Charter Boats Inc.

Captain Ariel Charter Boats Inc. invites you to sign up for an unforgettable fishing adventure in Tampa, Florida. Capt. Ariel has been fishing Tampa Bay professionally for more than a decade now and would like nothing more than to show you a good time on the water and maybe teach you a thing or two. He believes in treating guests like family and will help you make the most from your trip.

His boat is a 20’ Sea Fox center console that’s powered by a 115 HP Yamaha V6 engine. It’s equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, and all the necessary gear to ensure a safe and productive trip. It will serve you well both in the inshore flats as well as the deeper waters near Egmont Key.

The local flats offer plenty of opportunities to fish for the likes of Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and Jacks, while Sharks, Cobia, Kingfish, Grouper, and others are found nearshore. Anything from free-lining to trolling and bottom fishing goes, and Captain Ariel will help you use the best way to catch the fish you’re after.

All trips come with rods, reels, licenses, water, and light snacks. Once you’re back on the shore, the captain will clean, fillet, and bag the catch for your convenience. All that’s left for you to do is to bring a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera to show off what you’ve caught afterward.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $545
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip gives you the opportunity to experience more action for a longer period of time. You'll visit more spots and see more of Tampa Bay itself. Some of the species you can target are Kingfish, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, along with all the necessary fishing licenses. The only thing you will need to bring is whatever you'd like to eat and drink. Departure times may vary according to your needs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A quick nearshore trip is a good way to go after some tasty fish. You'll mostly be targeting species like Mangrove Snapper, Jacks, Sheepshead and Sharks. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with all the necessary fishing licenses. All you need to bring is a pair of sunglasses and some drinks and snacks if you want.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    An afternoon trip is a perfect option for someone who's not a big fan of early-morning fishing. You'll be fishing the nearshore waters for species like Jacks, Sharks, Mangrove Snapper, and more besides. The price of this trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, along with the necessary licenses. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen so you can fish in comfort.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Flats Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip comes ideal for a quick taste of fishing. It serves as an introduction to Tampa Bay, giving you the opportunity to catch a variety of species like Redfish, Snook, and Flounder. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, along with all the necessary fishing licenses. The only thing you will need to bring is whatever you'd like to eat and drink. Departure times may vary according to your needs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Flats Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip provides you with a nice sense of what Tampa Bay fishing is about giving you the opportunity to catch a Redfish, Trout, Snook, and more. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, along with all the necessary fishing licenses. The only thing you will need to bring is whatever you'd like to eat and drink. Departure time may vary according to your needs.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2 hour time frame.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip allows anglers with limited time to get out on the water and fish for whatever is biting within a short 2 hour time frame.
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About the Captain

Ariel Gonzalez
Tampa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
From a very early age, I have always been passionate about the art of fishing. Inspired by my father, who kindled my hobby, I have fished locations such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Bahamas. After fishing these locations, I stationed myself in Tampa to explore it's diversity. I am also an experienced scuba diver and spear-fisherman. I dedicated my life to commercially collecting exotic marine species for three years in the Keys. In the Keys I honed my skills in catching fish such as Snapper, Mackerel, Jacks, and Tarpon. These experiences have helped me catch more fish in Tampa Bay. Overall, fishing is not only a sport to experience the adrenaline of a prized catch, but to also experience memorable events with friends and family. Everyone I fish with I regard as my family in order to show what fishing is really about. My first mates will sometimes be my nephews who I have taught to fish for all their life. Showing my clients that beauty of fishing is my goal.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha V6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 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 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 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Matthew B.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt Ariel

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
My 2 kids and I had an amazing time with Capt Ariel. He was super friendly and put us on the fish right away. We caught...
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Daniel D.
Fayetteville, Georgia
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
Captain Ariel was absolutely great. He was incredibly professional and an all around great fisherman. As soon as the anchor...
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Dan H.
Wautoma, Wisconsin
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Ariel.

VERIFIED   March 26, 2019
Fishing was tough so he gave us an extra 2 hours. He is very observant of his surroundings.  While we were out with him...
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Ed P.
Stoughton, MA
 5.00
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Fishing with Ariel

VERIFIED   April 22, 2019
On time, right boat, right gear, plenty of fresh bait, great knowledge of the bay and conditions ,and best of all an attentive...
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Timothy M.
Zephyrhills, FL
 5.00
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Best thing to do in Tampa

VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
Great trip with my Bud Pat and Capt Ariel.  3 hour evening trip did not disappoint.  Capt got us on the fish ASAP....
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