Hillsborough Bay Fishing Charters

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Hillsborough Bay: 53 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(75 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from US $575
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from US $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(186 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from US $300
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(130 reviews)
Apollo Beach
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trips from US $445
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(113 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from US $445
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Ruskin
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trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from US $250
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(164 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from US $400
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Apollo Beach
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trips from US $450

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Hillsborough Bay

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Hillsborough Bay fishing trip is US $527, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $847 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Hillsborough Bay are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Hillsborough Bay are:

Many fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay 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 Hillsborough Bay are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Hillsborough Bay?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $283
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $367
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $539
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $833
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $850
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $910
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,400

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What anglers said about fishing in Hillsborough Bay

A private charter is definitely the way to go, and Cody was the best! We’ve tried a few different charters and the experience with Captain Cody was by far our best experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A private charter is definitely the way to go, and Cody was the best! We’ve tried a few different charters and the experience with Captain Cody was by far our best experience.
Captain Cody's Charters
Captain Cody's Charters
Be open to catching a different variety of fish, some that may not be listed or even large but still fun too reel in & delicious to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to catching a different variety of fish, some that may not be listed or even large but still fun too reel in & delicious to eat.
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Book with Captain Tommy! He knows the waters and where to find the fish and will take care of everything to ensure you enjoy your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Tommy! He knows the waters and where to find the fish and will take care of everything to ensure you enjoy your trip.
Bait-N-Bite
Bait-N-Bite
Bring a jacket in case it's chilly. Temperatures were in the high 50's, low 60's, and "cold" when moving between fishing spots across the bay. Luckily, our Captain Brian had extra jackets to share with us and kept us warm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a jacket in case it's chilly. Temperatures were in the high 50's, low 60's, and "cold" when moving between fishing spots across the bay. Luckily, our Captain Brian had extra jackets to share with us and kept us warm.
Optimus Fishing Charters
Optimus Fishing Charters
Know the species caught in the time of your trip and the open and closed seasons.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know the species caught in the time of your trip and the open and closed seasons.
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Take sun cream and a hat as the sun can still burn. No head on board so use the bathroom before hand. Listen to the skipper as her knows what he’s doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take sun cream and a hat as the sun can still burn. No head on board so use the bathroom before hand. Listen to the skipper as her knows what he’s doing.
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Definitely fish with Slot boys! Very knowledgeable of the area and knows what he is doing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely fish with Slot boys! Very knowledgeable of the area and knows what he is doing!
Slot Boys Charters
Slot Boys Charters
It's a good inshore trip and starting downtown makes it easy for convention goers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a good inshore trip and starting downtown makes it easy for convention goers.
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Just let the expert teach you how to fish. We went quite a ways out and caught lots of fish, I was hoping to catch a tarpon but they weren’t biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just let the expert teach you how to fish. We went quite a ways out and caught lots of fish, I was hoping to catch a tarpon but they weren’t biting.
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach Ruskin, Florida
Try to go out early and on an over cast day if you can. BRING YOUR SUN SCREEN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to go out early and on an over cast day if you can. BRING YOUR SUN SCREEN
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters Miami, Florida
Bring longarmed UV shirt and sunscreen. We had some snack with us but not time to eat it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring longarmed UV shirt and sunscreen. We had some snack with us but not time to eat it.
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach
Poseidon Fishing – Apollo Beach Ruskin, Florida
Find a good tackle and Bait shop. Fish early morning and afternoon Fish early morning and Evening
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good tackle and Bait shop. Fish early morning and afternoon Fish early morning and Evening
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa Rifle, CO
Watch the moon . If it's a full moon the fish eat all night making them harder to catch during the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the moon . If it's a full moon the fish eat all night making them harder to catch during the day.
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay LaGrange, GA
Tampa is full of fish, many different species. Makes for a great fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tampa is full of fish, many different species. Makes for a great fishing experience.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters Lineboro, MD
Call captains prior to going out to see current species, conditions… and how to pay captains because app can be confusing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call captains prior to going out to see current species, conditions… and how to pay captains because app can be confusing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing Apopka, FL
Have fun and enjoy the experience. You get out, what you make of it. It’s about making the memories. Good luck and keep the lines tight!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun and enjoy the experience. You get out, what you make of it. It’s about making the memories. Good luck and keep the lines tight!
Red White & Reel
Red White & Reel Lysander, NY
Book the AM trip before the sun gets too hot. A tad cold heading out to the fishing spot but once settled it was a perfect weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the AM trip before the sun gets too hot. A tad cold heading out to the fishing spot but once settled it was a perfect weather.
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa
Poseidon Fishing – East Tampa Elk Grove Village, IL
Know when the tide is coming in and going out. Guys at the bait shops are helpful. Even the charter captains will give you tips if you talk to them.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know when the tide is coming in and going out. Guys at the bait shops are helpful. Even the charter captains will give you tips if you talk to them.
Aquatic Escapes – Ruskin
Aquatic Escapes – Ruskin Waterford, Michigan
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
Tampa Bowfishing Charters
Tampa Bowfishing Charters 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 .
Shaky Legs Fishing Charters
Shaky Legs Fishing Charters Greenville, MI

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Hillsborough Bay?

Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Captain Eddy was great! My wife and I had a great time, he put us on some good fish and my wife was able to catch her first redfish ever then she caught two more after that. So overall great trip I will definitely be recommending Sundaze fishing charter to my friends and family. Thanks again
Clifton  B.
Clifton B.
Sea Dawgs Fishing Charters
Sea Dawgs Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apollo Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
I took my family for a half day inshore fishing trip. Captain Dawson was very professional, he put us on non-stop action, and all we said was Fish On! We caught a lot of fish and kept him very busy, but he was always very patient with us even though we don’t have a lot of fishing experience. Thank you for showing us a great day on the water!
Linda
Linda Sun City Center, FL
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We had a great trip with Capt. David. I would recommend him to all of my friends. Hopefully we will get another chance to come to Tampa and fish!
David  B.
David B.
Beyond Fishing Charters – Ruskin
Beyond Fishing Charters – Ruskin
Fishing charter in Ruskin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We talked to Captain Zach prior to the trip and asked him to put us on some fish for fish tacos, then go for some game fish, like redfish or snook. That’s EXACTLY what he did!! We had 6 to 8 sheepshead in the boat before the motor could even cool down. Caught about 15-20 fish (tacos baby!!) then moved on to try a couple other spots. The last hour we fished the mangroves and Captain Zach put us on reds as well as some more sheepshead. We couldn’t have been happier, great trip!!
Gregory  R.
Gregory R.
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Tony was an amazing host. We’re going to use them again when we come back to Tampa for sure.
Don  S.
Don S.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had a great half day fish with Captain David. Put my son and I on some fish and provided great conversation and fishing guidance. If it’s your first time or five hundredth, give Captain David the opportunity to guide your next fishing trip in the bay!
Ben  G.
Ben G.
Nomad Charters
Nomad Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had an awesome fishing trip. Caught lots of fish and Captain Lee was great. Definitely will book him again in the future.
Kelsey  K.
Kelsey K.
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Sundaze Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Capt Eddy put us on fish from the start and got us up close to see Manatees as well. Hrs not only knows the right locations but the man and his wife are foster parents and dedicate time to taking kids fishing as well. Book Capt Eddy. Worth evety penny!
Matthew  D.
Matthew D.
Bait-N-Bite
Bait-N-Bite
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We made a last minute booking while here for a conference. The captain responded to all my questions very quickly. The morning of our charter, the weather turned out perfect and Captain Tommy was very personable, always made sure you had a baited pole, took care of all tangled lines or caught hooks, and put us on to fish. He even dropped us back at the dock to our hotel and saved us an uber. My husband and I enjoyed our time out and would highly recommend. It was the highlight of our trip!
Jennifer  D.
Jennifer D.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
David was consistently on our hooks and providing us with everything. He went above and beyond to make sure my niece and I had a great time.
Trevor  E.
Trevor E.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Capt David had us on fish all morning! He grew up fishing this water, knows it well and is a fun & friendly guy.
Kerry  D.
Kerry D.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
I couldn’t ask for a better host. From the beginning to the end David was just all round amazing. I was with my grandfather who is 81 years old and David made him feel young as ever. Very patient, polite and knew what to do out there on the water 10/10 I recommend! Definitely going back out with him in the near future!
Marcus  H.
Marcus H.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We had a younger angler on board and Capt Dave did great with him. He got us on fish right away and was able to keep his attention. Highly recommend this charter.
Jeff  R.
Jeff R.
Optimus Fishing Charters
Optimus Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Ruskin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a great day of fishing with Brian on Feb 1. Brian was a great communicator and knowledgeable of the entire Tampa Bay Area. We successfully caught fish at every spot and had a wonderful day relaxing and enjoying our time on the water. We also got to see dolphins, manatees, sting rays, and sharks! I will definitely book again with Brian and Optimus Fishing next time we're back in Tampa, and highly recommend to everyone!
Tina  H.
Tina H.
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Baytime Charters – Tampa Bay
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
Had a great time! Very knowledgeable and made sure we caught fish. Also knew all the good spots to fish in. Will definitely book again
Nuribeth  G.
Nuribeth G.
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(80 reviews)
Went out fishing and they weren’t biting but based on the knowledge of the captain we were able to move around finding the fish. We had so much fun and caught several different species
Aaron  C.
Aaron C.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We had so much fun going around with captain Dave in the boat! We went on a half day trip with him, it was cold but it'll all pay off once you start catching fish! We were able to see many manatees and dolphins and even got to try and catch a shark! Truly an amazing experience and good company with great techniques, thanks again captain!
Rich  P.
Rich P.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had a great time with captain David. It was a cold morning but he made sure we still had a good time. The fish weren’t very active due to the cold water, but he was still able to find us some that were buying. Would definitely recommend.
Jeff  L.
Jeff L.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
A relaxing couple hours of fishing! Dave made sure it was as comfortable as possible and where to have the best chance of getting good fish. A great time and we'll worth the money.
Tyler  A.
Tyler A.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
I highly recommend booking with Captain Dave. He communicated early and often about what to expect. We had to delay by one day due to the high winds. Again, Dave and I communicated clearly through text and phone call about the rescheduling. He was great with me and my two sons, baiting the hooks and giving pointers. We caught a good variety of species. He cleaned our catch for us and gave recommendations on how to prepare them. Would definitely book again.
Andrew  A.
Andrew A.

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