Hillsborough Bay

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Hillsborough Bay Fishing Charters

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Hillsborough Bay: 39 fishing charters available

Florida Professional Charters

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

Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing

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

Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
Apollo Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Baytime Charters

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

Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(45 reviews)
Tampa
 Instant Confirmation

Downtown Tampa Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(105 reviews)
Tampa
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $295

Charlton’s Reef Charters

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

Slobby Joe Charters – Tampa

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

Take A Day Off Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Tampa
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Apollo Beach

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Apollo Beach
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trips from $250

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Hillsborough Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Hillsborough Bay fishing trip is $497, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $748 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Florida Professional Charters, Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing, and Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach are some of the most popular fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay.

Florida Professional Charters, Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing, and Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Hillsborough Bay.

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

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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
You will be fishing in the bay, so theres no need for a 30' boat. Waves are pretty calm .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will be fishing in the bay, so theres no need for a 30' boat. Waves are pretty calm .
Dan  T.
Dan T. Greenville, MI
All aspects of the trip were excellent. I suggest that any July trip be in the morning only, since afternoon rains are probable. Captain Jarrod was pleasant, knowledgeable, and put ous onto fish for the entire trip. J. W. Wilde
Excellent
5.0 / 5
All aspects of the trip were excellent. I suggest that any July trip be in the morning only, since afternoon rains are probable. Captain Jarrod was pleasant, knowledgeable, and put ous onto fish for the entire trip. J. W. Wilde
John  W.
John W. Tampa, FL
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
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.
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FishingBooker Member United States

Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Capt Ike was very knowledgeable. Very enjoyable trip we had alittle experience bow fishing freshwater so it was a good change to see and shoot different things that where legal to shoot at.. you’ll get to see slathered variety of life remember aim low..
Chris  E.
Chris E. Camdenton, MO
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Our family experience was wonderful! Captain Max was so knowledgeable and wanted us all to have a great experience. . . And we did!
Sheri  L.
Sheri L. United States
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
This was our 2d trip w/ Capt Max. Max & Sébastien diligently work to get us on fish - see photo. Snapper, trout, triple fin, Snook, mackerel & blues all ended up on Max's filet knife; 11 lbs of snapper filets, plus the other species! At $26 per lb for snapper in town our trip was nearly 1/2 paid for! Max knows the Bay, knows where & when to hit certain spots for consistent strikes. Capt Max will strive to get fish on your line; highly recommended!!
Patrick  M.
Patrick M. Myakka City, Florida
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
I had a great day off with Captain Thomas. He was on time, prepared and had great communication before the trip. It was my first time fishing in Florida and he had a great plan for targeting different species, over a wide area of the bay. I am an experienced fisherman and it was great to fish with him and learn from him. Thanks for everything, it was a great day! Hope to come back again!
Tim  F.
Tim F. Holland, NE
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
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 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
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
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
4.7 / 5
(105 reviews)
Max had a day w/ 'Mr Murphy'.... I will skip the details, they're irrelevant - Capt Max & Sébastien worked their way through every obstacle & got us on fish! They sorted things out in speedy fashion & kept us on hot spots throughout the morning. Snapper, trout (one giant - see photos), cobia, snook, & even a shark to liven things up. Displayed a positive, can-do, attitude which made for an excellent family experience. We strongly recommend Capt Max!
Patrick  M.
Patrick M. Myakka City, Florida
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 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
Capt. Chris Camps Triple C Charters
Capt. Chris Camps Triple C Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Had an amazing half day charter with Captain Chris in Tampa Bay. Caught about 3 dozen fish with my 11 year old son, 9 different species. Capt Chris is knowledgeable and professional and his boat is well set up and a smooth ride. I've been on many charters and Triple C Charters was exceptional. I will definitely use them again the next time I am in Tampa.
John  A.
John A. Tomkins Cove, NY
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
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Fishing charter in Apollo Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
We had a great time flats fishing for Father’s Day. Definitely recommend!
Holly  L.
Holly L. Los Angeles, California
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
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
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
(47 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