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Tampa: 315 fishing charters available

Florida Professional Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $250

Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $500

Downtown Tampa Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(132 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $295

Sundaze Inshore Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $500

Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(179 reviews)
Tampa
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Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Tampa
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Baytime Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(145 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $300

Slot Boys Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(46 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $490

Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $600

Charlton’s Reef Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(145 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Tampa

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Tampa, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Tampa

The average price for a private 4 hour Tampa fishing trip is $512, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $909 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Tampa that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Tampa are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Tampa are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Tampa are:

Many fishing charters in Tampa provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Tampa are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Tampa are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $282
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $555
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $658
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $915
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,020
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,400
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,500

Just by looking at the sheer number of Tampa fishing charters, you can easily conclude that angling action in the area is fantastic. Here, it’s all about that stupendous inshore fishery, where prized catches are abundant and available throughout the year. While Tarpon (aka the Silver King) is the star of the show, there’s so much to do in Tampa’s waterways that you’ll find it hard to leave.
 
These waters are brimming with the likes of Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon, with a wide range of inshore and nearshore species to keep you busy. For a change of pace, you can go after Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Flounder, among many others.
 
Tampa Bay fishing hot spots don’t end with the bay. The Tampa area has some of the most productive inland lakes and rivers. Whenever you’re done fighting Tarpon in the bay, head to a local lake for Largemouth Bass. Or just explore the Tampa fishing piers!
 
Hit the nearshore grounds in search of King and Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Snappers’ galore, and Grouper of every size and shape. The deep offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico will put you on the bite of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Hogfish, Triggerfish, and more than a dozen Shark species.
 
Whether you’d like a family fun excursion on the flats, a night Snook fishing adventure, or a 12-hour deep sea fishing expedition, you’ll easily find a charter captain ready to take you out.
 
There are plenty of departure points in Tampa, and one of the most popular boat launches is West Gandy Boulevard, as well as the Ballast Point Park. 
 
Whatever your fishing ambitions are, Tampa fishing charters will make it happen!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you're fishing from a guided charter or a party boat with a valid license, you don't have to worry about buying your own fishing license. Pay attention to seasonality of certain species, so that you come to Tampa at the right time.
Tampa
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Use south winds to your advantage and work the shorelines. The Redfish bite can be pretty good, with chances of catching Trout and Snook. Small Black Drum and Sheepshead can also make an occasional appearance.
February
The weather is warming up and the abundance of sunshine makes it ideal for sight fishing. You never know what’s crushing the flats! Look for Jack, Redfish, and Tarpon. Sheepshead is in full swing this month to fill the freezers. 
March
The weather is outstanding and even a few days of winds can’t spoil it. Make Snook your main target this month, but don’t forget about Trout and Redfish of all sizes. Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Blackfin Tuna start to show up offshore. 
April
Fishing in Tampa is reaching its peak! The big Tarpon are on their way! Practically everything is biting right now. The baitfish start to fill up the flats and both game fish and anglers follow in pursuit. Redfish and Snook fishing is hot.
 
May
Wherever you want to go fishing, this is your time of the year. Spring is a great time to hit the water, enjoy the beautiful weather and catch a mixed bag. Pretty much all the species are up for grabs. Don't miss your chance!
June
The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo Tournament has come! Tarpon are the star of the show. Redfish are all over the flats and mangrove shorelines. Spanish Mackerel and Mangrove Snapper invade the bay and Trout are feeding on the grass flats. 
 
July
Midsummer is here and fishing can be very productive! Early mornings and late evenings are the best time to go fishing this month, especially for Trout and Snapper in the bay. Anything from Tuna to Marlin is biting in bluewater.
August
Redfish are schooled up in a few areas of Tampa Bay, ready to put up a fight. Head out during the night and Snook fishing will be just as exciting. Good-sized Snapper are among the popular catches. The Tarpon bite is still hot, hot, hot.
September
The flats and back bays are abundant with Redfish. When the tide is low, you can see their spotted tails cutting through the water’s surface, perfect for sight fishing. If you know where to look, you can also catch your late-season Tarpon. 
October
Get your dose of Redfish while the fishing is still hot! The Snook bite is consistent on the outgoing tide, and you can find some real lunkers. Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper are around the bridges and on the rock piles.
November
Fall has finally settled in! Redfish, Trout, and Snook are keeping anglers busy. Nearshore reefs are alive and produce some quality-sized Spanish Mackerel. 
December
Fishing can be somewhat a weather-controlled event. Cold fronts are starting to sweep through Tampa, so the fish are on the move. Some days are better than others, but fun on the water is constant!

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Captain Ike would be an excellent choice for a beginner and experienced person wanting to get out on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Ike would be an excellent choice for a beginner and experienced person wanting to get out on the water
Jamie  R.
Jamie R. Underwood, MN
If looking for a bigger boat to go out farther don't forget to ask about the boat lol I was expecting a bigger boat (didn't ask or specify) and wanted them to go further out but from the two boys point of view I got exactly what I wanted...a great experience...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If looking for a bigger boat to go out farther don't forget to ask about the boat lol I was expecting a bigger boat (didn't ask or specify) and wanted them to go further out but from the two boys point of view I got exactly what I wanted...a great experience...
Donna  R.
Donna R. Charlotte, North Carolina
Book with FishingBooker.com. Easy to do and you will not be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with FishingBooker.com. Easy to do and you will not be disappointed.
Jason  A.
Jason A. Tampa, FL
Just like fishing anywhere else, book a great guide and have fun on the water !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like fishing anywhere else, book a great guide and have fun on the water !
Ed  P.
Ed P. Stoughton, MA
Get in touch with Captain John Rivers at Rivers 2 Bay Fishing Charters, (727) 313-1781. He will put you on some great fish! I know who I'm going to call for my next trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with Captain John Rivers at Rivers 2 Bay Fishing Charters, (727) 313-1781. He will put you on some great fish! I know who I'm going to call for my next trip.
Christopher  A.
Christopher A. Tampa, Florida
If you can't catch fish in Tampa, something is wrong! Great place to wet a line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can't catch fish in Tampa, something is wrong! Great place to wet a line.
Robert  C.
Robert C. United States
Tampa Bay Florida has one of the most beautiful pristine and preserved Fisheries any fishing fanatic or professional fisherman would want to to enjoy. And when you go fishing with a professional fishing charter like Captain Joe from sloppy joe fishing charters in Tampa Florida you can find yourself catching unbelievable record breaking number of fish like Snook redfish and jack crevalle just to name a few.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tampa Bay Florida has one of the most beautiful pristine and preserved Fisheries any fishing fanatic or professional fisherman would want to to enjoy. And when you go fishing with a professional fishing charter like Captain Joe from sloppy joe fishing charters in Tampa Florida you can find yourself catching unbelievable record breaking number of fish like Snook redfish and jack crevalle just to name a few.
Antonio  C.
Antonio C. Tampa, Florida
Call the guide ( Tom Charlton ) and ask him or her what fish are biting when you want to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call the guide ( Tom Charlton ) and ask him or her what fish are biting when you want to fish.
Wendy  O.
Wendy O. Lakeland, Florida
Unfortunately we couldn't keep the snook we caught because the season was ended early in this November due to the red tide, but we still had fun catching them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unfortunately we couldn't keep the snook we caught because the season was ended early in this November due to the red tide, but we still had fun catching them!
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FishingBooker Member Jenison, Michigan
We had a good day, enjoyed ourselves however it would have been nice to try for some bigger fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
We had a good day, enjoyed ourselves however it would have been nice to try for some bigger fish.
Craig  P.
Craig P. London, ENG
I would find out a head of time the allowable length of fish and in-season fish that you can keep. We caught snook and couldn't keep because they were out of season. The trout we caught didn't meet the 15 inch requirement. Even though we enjoyed catching the fish, we were hoping to take some home with us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would find out a head of time the allowable length of fish and in-season fish that you can keep. We caught snook and couldn't keep because they were out of season. The trout we caught didn't meet the 15 inch requirement. Even though we enjoyed catching the fish, we were hoping to take some home with us.
Anthony  C.
Anthony C. Rock Hill, SC
For maximum action as number of catches. I recommend the flats. More serious fishermen and conditions permitting Inrecommend Tarpon or Grooper.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
For maximum action as number of catches. I recommend the flats. More serious fishermen and conditions permitting Inrecommend Tarpon or Grooper.
Louis  L.
Louis L. LaGrange, GA
Find someone experienced and honest about the species that are biting at different times of the year so your experience are realistic. This will make for a much more fun experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find someone experienced and honest about the species that are biting at different times of the year so your experience are realistic. This will make for a much more fun experience.
Randy  S.
Randy S. Orlando, FL
Get ready for some of the best inshore fishing of your life. The flats and mangroves of Tampa Bay have some truly world class fishing. Be prepared to hear your drag scream with bull reds, over slot snook, and slob trout.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for some of the best inshore fishing of your life. The flats and mangroves of Tampa Bay have some truly world class fishing. Be prepared to hear your drag scream with bull reds, over slot snook, and slob trout.
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FishingBooker Member Valrico, Florida
Since this was my first time fishing this area, I really didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. There is a wide variety of fish, and they are EVERYWHERE. I don't know how the rest of the year is, but March 2018 was a fantastic trip for me. I caught 20 fish in a 4-hour charter, including four different kinds of fish, and I just finished dinner made from part of my catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Since this was my first time fishing this area, I really didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. There is a wide variety of fish, and they are EVERYWHERE. I don't know how the rest of the year is, but March 2018 was a fantastic trip for me. I caught 20 fish in a 4-hour charter, including four different kinds of fish, and I just finished dinner made from part of my catch.
Ted  P.
Ted P. Miami, Florida
Talk to local fisherman or lady fisher persons where to fish as they know and will help or a local bate shop
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to local fisherman or lady fisher persons where to fish as they know and will help or a local bate shop
Tom  M.
Tom M. Lakeland, Florida
I recommend that you look for a captain of experience like Captain Ariel Charter Boats inc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend that you look for a captain of experience like Captain Ariel Charter Boats inc.
Jose  A.  G.
Jose A. G. Tampa, Florida
Research the locations available and may sure you book a Cap with the knowledge of the area and over all is all about the fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research the locations available and may sure you book a Cap with the knowledge of the area and over all is all about the fun.
Roberto  J.
Roberto J. Sarasota, Florida
Start with redfish or snook. They are more reliable and are in shallow water. Out of the wind on cooler winter days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start with redfish or snook. They are more reliable and are in shallow water. Out of the wind on cooler winter days.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member United States
Get a guide. Read reviews to select the right guide for you. Be patient and dont expect miracles. Tip the guys running the boat and make sure they have a lot of live bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide. Read reviews to select the right guide for you. Be patient and dont expect miracles. Tip the guys running the boat and make sure they have a lot of live bait.
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Tampa, Florida

Baytime Charters
Baytime Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(145 reviews)
This dudes on point. Knows a lot about fishing and is really helped us catch a lot of big fish.
Travis  B.
Travis B. Prairie View, TX
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain David met us as scheduled, had his boat, the equipment, and bait all ready for us, took us out into Tampa Bay to several spots, was personable, shared good tips, and got us hooked into some great fish despite some tough conditions and rather shy fish on the day. We would highly recommend him for your next fishing charter!
Alexander  M.
Alexander M. Lutz, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Great day with a great Captain. Dave made the trip fun and entertaining from start to finish. I would highly recommend looking him up if you are in the area. Thanks again Dave we will be back!!
Troy  B.
Troy B. Humble, TX
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We enjoyed the experience. Captain David was informative. He made the trip fun!
Diane  T.
Diane T. Chapmansboro, TN
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We had a great day on the bay with captain David!! He is a great captain!! I highly recommend booking a trip!!
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. Greater Northdale, FL
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Captain Dustin was great a real professional. I took my 3sons and son in law fishing and he made it a great day. Would recommend him to anyone.
Michael  H.
Michael H. Lake Wales, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
My son and I had a half day trip with captain David and definitely would recommend it. He new all the good spots to fish. Thank you for a great experience.
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Kinnelon, NJ
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Though a cold front had come through and it wasn’t the best day for catching fish, David took the extra time to make sure my kids caught something. We really enjoyed our time on the water and would definitely recommend David
Cammi  B.
Cammi B. Nashville, Tennessee
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
Capt. Tony was great. Easy going and knew his fishing. Was a good trip. Would recommend Capt. Tony
Tim  P.
Tim P. Norwalk, IA
Baytime Charters
Baytime Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
Captain Sam had us on fish in the first cast. A nice upper slot redfish. We were catching fish all morning. Reds, snook and trout. Captain Sam is a wealth of knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Phillip  S.
Phillip S. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Max. He put us on fish pretty early and kept us there most of the day. I would recommend this hard working captain to anyone.
STEVEN  C.
STEVEN C. Lakeland, Florida
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(132 reviews)
Knowledgeable captain, well acquainted with this area. Had a great time and caught a variety of fish.
Steve  G.
Steve G. Lakeland, FL
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Captain Tony brought my son and I out for a 5 hour trip, amazing - caught a ton fish. Totally recommend him and will definitely be a repeat client. Thanks again Captain. jjb
JIm  B.
JIm B. Park Ridge, IL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Capitan David ;) did great at helping my 9 yr old feel important, reveled in his successful catches and was very personable and interested in making this short trip fun for us.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Knoxville, TN
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Enjoyed the half day with Captain David! Saw rays, manatee, sharks, dolphin and lots of fish!! Caught some good ones!!
Lisa  M.
Lisa M. Charlottesville, VA
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Caught a ton of fish. Captain Max was very nice and knowledgeable about where to go and what to do. Highly recommend!
Christel  V.
Christel V. Lithia, FL
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Max did a great job putting us right on this fish and had a catch within 5 minutes of getting to the spot 10/10 would recommend every time
Nick  P.
Nick P. Hickory, NC
Slot Boys Charters – G
Slot Boys Charters – G
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a blast ! Can’t wait till go back out again with Dillon super cool crew ,and plenty of fish .
Whitney  S.
Whitney S. NEW PRT RCHY, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
My friends and I had a great trip with Captain David. He was very knowledgeable on which local spots were good and what we'd get there. Highly recommend!
Tyler  G.
Tyler G. Crestview, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We were late to our initial appointment. We were two hours away. David was very understanding. We had a great experience. I would definitely recommend going for a longer trip to get the full experience. I will definitely be back to book a full trip.
Tina  B.
Tina B. Fort Wayne, IN

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