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
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
33 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
Drinks
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

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
Photos by reviewers (62)
4.96
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Allen & Captain Ariel pulling the Tuna in!
Cole with 1 of his 13 Spanish Mackerel!
Cole with his Jack
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Lizz D.
Grayling, MI
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Nearshore on March 23, 2020
Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Captain Ariel was great,  he knew right where the fish where.  He made sure that...
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Andrae K.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Nearshore on February 17, 2020
Great experience, great equipment and a great captain. Couldn’t have asked for a better time. He put me on the fish and made...
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Wayne W.
Riverdale, IA
 5.00
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Half day with Ariel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Flats Fishing on January 24, 2020
What a fun day led by a wonderful captain. Two amateur fishermen were looked after by a caring and patient captain. Fun day...
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Daniel F.
Lexington, KY
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Flats Fishing on January 28, 2020
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Matthew B.
Jacksonville, FL
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VERIFIED   1/4 Day Trip (AM) on 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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