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Florida Professional Charters

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

Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing

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

Baytime Charters

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

Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa

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

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(43 reviews)
Tampa
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Charlton’s Reef Charters

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

Downtown Tampa Charters

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

Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa

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

Sundaze Inshore Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Tampa
trips from $549

Tampa Bowfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Tampa
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Tampa

The average price for a private 4 hour Tampa fishing trip is $504, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $819 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Florida Professional Charters, Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing, and Baytime Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Tampa, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Tampa.

Florida Professional Charters, Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing, and Baytime Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Tampa.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Redfish, and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
4.7 / 5
Based on 24785 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

Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Captain Tony was awesome. He kept the rods bent and was very kind and courteous. He treated my 8 yo son like his best friend. I would highly recommend a trip with Captain Tony. Thanks for the great trip and memories.
Anthony  H.
Anthony H. Snell, VA
Charlton’s Reef Charters
Charlton’s Reef Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Very good
4.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Overall experience was a very good. I booked a half day with 4 guys. Tom is incredibly quick to communicate and respond to questions. The boat is a little tight for four people plus the captain. Tom is really nice guy and was very accommodating to us because for the first three hours we caught nothing, but he kept moving around to find the right spot. He wanted to make sure we ended on a good note, and we did catch a few fish in the last hour!
Lisa  B.
Lisa B. Plant City, FL
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
He was family friendly and did great instructing the kids and adults on how to fish. Everyone had a great time fishing with Capt Max.
Theresa  H.
Theresa H. Zephyrhills, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Had a great afternoon out on the water with Captain David for my wife's birthday. Not much was bitting but we still caught fish! Captain David is very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be booking with Captain David again!
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. United States
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain Max was great and knew the perfect fishing spots… we caught snook, snapper & a jack crevalle but the most exciting catch was a nice size bull shark!!! Definitely recommend 10/10
Leslie  S.
Leslie S. Huntsville, AL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
The half day trip with captain David will definitely be one to remember! Super nice guy and really knowledgeable about the fishing areas. Was an amazing day out on the water and would 100% book with captain David again for the full day
Kayla  G.
Kayla G. Tampa, Florida
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Awesome day on the water with Captain David. My brother-in-laws from out of state had a fantastic day. David is very personable and knowledgeable. He put us on fish on a day others we not catching. We had a wonder fish dinner with the whole family. David made sure we caught plenty for the meal. Get ready to fish, David does all the work!
Rick  F.
Rick F. Tampa, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Captain David was awesome! He made me and my husband feel very comfortable and confident on the boat. He was very enthusiastic the entire time and gave some excellent tips for fishing in different spots. I loved that everything was included (rods, tackle, bait, ect.) and that all we had to do was show up. We will certainly recommend him to our family and friends and be joining again in the future!
Amber  B.
Amber B. Grovetown, GA
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(33 reviews)
My family and I had a great time fishing around the bay with Captain David. He was conscientious and professional and we plan on booking with him again. Thank you for a great day!
Cameron  W.
Cameron W. Auburndale, FL
Captain Skunk Beard Inshore Fishing
Captain Skunk Beard Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain was very enthusiastic and accommodating. We had a terrific experience for our grandson's 12th birthday, wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
Chuck  F.
Chuck F. Rose Valley, PA
Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa
Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
We had a great time and Joe was awesome. Everyone was friendly and willing to help. Joe took around everywhere, and despite the Gar controlling what we caught, we had a blast. Can't wait to go again some time.
Christopher  F.
Christopher F. Land O' Lakes, Florida
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Took us to several spots. Very personable and we had a good day. Caught some snook and snapper. Looking forward to another day out fishing with Captain Dave.
Oriel  V.
Oriel V. Zephyrhills, FL
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
One of the best fishing charters I have been on. Captain Ike is a great teacher for my girlfriend who went on the trip with me and she had never bowfished before. Within no time she was shooting and hitting fish with his tips. Captain Ike explains things very well and his upmost priority is safety. He is very experienced and will put you on the fish. We shot fish all night log, shooting many big sheepshead.
Sawyer  L.
Sawyer L. Norwood, NC
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Capt. David is a very experienced & personable charter Captain. I highly recommend him for your next trip.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Sterling, VA
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Outstanding, true local!! A joy to be on the water with! His mate Sabastian was so helpful!! Totally recommend this captain!!
Savannah  B.
Savannah B. Gallatin, TN
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Thank you very much Captain Clark , you give us a great time and good experience fishing in Tampa bay . We will not hesitate to book another trip with you !
Valer  B.
Valer B. Odessa, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Great trip today with Captain Dave. Went to a few different spots and seemed like we were always the only boat in the area getting bites! Dave was very friendly and helpful.
Michael  V.
Michael V. Zephyrhills, Florida
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Great time fishing. Took my nine year old and Dave was super patient. Just an overall good day on the water.
Kevin  J.
Kevin J. Highland Charter Township, MI
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Took my son n his friend wife n I Captain Tony was friendly helpful and knowledgeable. We caught fish at every location lucky us huh. It was very fun everyone had a great time and enjoyed it very much my family said been the best of the visit thus far. It was a great experience and very enjoyable
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B. Waynesville, MO
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Have been on many different fishing charters here in Florida this was by a long shot the best one. The wind picked up witch made it hard to stay in the flats. But the captain still did a great job keeping us on fish!!
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. Mechanicsburg, OH

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