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Tampa: 298 fishing charters available

Florida Professional Charters

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

Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing

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

Sundaze Inshore Charters

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

Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Tampa
 Instant Confirmation

Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(175 reviews)
Tampa
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Downtown Tampa Charters

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

Baytime Charters

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

Take A Day Off Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $475

Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 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

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Tampa

The average price for a private 4 hour Tampa fishing trip is $510, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $842 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Florida Professional Charters, Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing, and Sundaze Inshore 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 Sundaze Inshore 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
4.6 / 5
Based on 25041 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

Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(116 reviews)
Me and my son Jackson came feom Scotland and had a great half day fishing in Tampa Bay with Max and his first ship mate Conner. We caught 5 or 6 different species and few trophy fish, Snook and Spanish Mackerel. The wildlife in the bay is amazing, and Max really knows all the local spots and how to find the schools of fish. I'd recommend.
David  S.
David S. Lady Lake, Florida
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Couldn’t asked for a better trip!! Captain Max and Connor were the best guides ever! Will definitely book them again!
Victor  C.
Victor C. Lund, Skåne County
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
The captain was great. He knew where to go, but, unfortunately, the fish weren’t biting. He was very nice to talk to and very knowledgeable. I recommend the trip.
Van  V.
Van V. Land O' Lakes, FL
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
This was a great trip. Captain Thomas put us on some snook right of the bat. Then on some reds. By the end of trip we had caught 6 different species. It was non stop fun.
Charles  D.
Charles D. KNGSLY LK, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a kind considerate guide to walk us through the whole trip. My son is experienced and had as much fun as I did and I haven't fished for over a decade.
Jerry  C.
Jerry C. Glendale, OH
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain David went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. Was very knowledgeable and put us on a good amount of fish. Looking forward to the next trip with David when we come back to the area
Michael  D.
Michael D. Anna, TX
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Was a great day, lots of action. Capt. Tony is great, easy to talk to and finds fish!
Derrick  T.
Derrick T. Tampa, FL
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great time. Great day. Good people. Fish were bitting. Capitan and first mate were awesome. Friendly. Knowledgeable, answered my dumb questions! Lol… and knew how to handle all the work side of fishing and allowed us to have fun …. we caught many verities of fish and had a blast…capitan filleted fish for us and suggested blackened seasoning. I cooked it (blackened) next day turned out very good…. can’t wait to do it again.
Don  C.
Don C. Bloomfield, IN
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Thank you captain Dave for a great time! Great experience catching over 5 species of fish! Great boat, great equipment ,great company!
Ron  R.
Ron R. Newton, NJ
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Very professional and just an all around nice guy! Very educated on the area and the best places and times to fish. Was a joy to converse with and an al around humble guy with a great fishing tour! Will definitely come back to Capt. Max!
Dian  O.
Dian O. Miami, FL
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Booked with Captain Max as a birthday gift to my boyfriend and it was easily one of the best gifts! Max guaranteed we would catch fish, and that’s what happened! He is very knowledgeable on the water, will make sure you enjoy your time and even give you a stroll through Tampa! We will be booking with Captain Max again, no doubt! 10/10 recommend!
Hannah  S.
Hannah S. Ruskin, Florida
Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa
Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great time out with Captain Mike F! 10/10 highly recommend. Very skilled and knowledgeable about the area and fishing. Awesome trip so we booked it again. Bill
William  M.
William M. Austin, TX
Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa
Poseidon Fishing Charters – Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
They knew where to go to get the fish and they are great people. I brought my wife and 3 daughters during our vacation and this was the highlight of our whole vacation. Well worth the money!
Jeremy  P.
Jeremy P. Freeland, MI
Slot Boys Charters
Slot Boys Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Had a great time and experience with capt Dillon of the slot boys out in the bay on a half day trip ! Caught snapper, grouper, and my wife caught a big ray! Can’t wait till next year !!
Nick  N.
Nick N. Powhatan, VA
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great day on the water. Fish were biting and we went to several spots. We would book again with Captain Mike.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Jacksonville, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had fun fishing with captain David. The kids were very happy catching fish and especially a shark. Captain David was very patient and helpful. Definitely recommend him for your fishing trip.
Levi  W.
Levi W. Huddleston, VA
Salty Gillz Fishing Charters
Salty Gillz Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We were on fish first thing in the morning and early afternoon. Caught about 16 fish total. Very satisfied! Kid friendly also! Captain works well with beginners and experienced fishers.
Carlos  G.
Carlos G. Marcus, SD
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain David did a great job of getting us on some fish even though the conditions were not in our favor. He worked really hard at trying to get me and my boys some fish. We really appreciate his hard work and would recommend him for anyone wanting to have a good time.
Justin  H.
Justin H. Valrico, FL
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
A lovely afternoon. We caught some good fish (including a little shark!) and had a relaxing, fun time. Would recommend
Claire  S.
Claire S. Tampa, Florida
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
This was truly the real deal, clearly Capt. David Clark knew what he was doing and what fish to target. It's like this man had a crystal ball. He knew all the hot spots to go to and the bait to use. Today was a great day. We even caught two fish on one hook which I never in my life saw nothing like that. He then cleans the fish for me. His equipment and vessel was top notch. Strong work Capt. David Clark, I'll be back very soon.
David  E.
David E. Haines City, FL

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