Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters

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Tampa, US
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Tampa, US
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Embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure in Tampa Bay! Immerse yourself in the backwaters of Hillsborough and Tampa Bay, just a short boat ride away from phenomenal fishing opportunities. With a diverse range of species like Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and many more, you'll never have a dull moment on this charter. Even on windy days, there are plenty of places to fish, including barrier islands and backcountry shorelines. But this experience is more than just a fishing trip. While in Tampa, explore the unique ecosystem right within downtown and make the most of your visit with other nearby attractions like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Big Cat Rescue. With experienced local captains to guide you, ample parking and restrooms at the meeting point, and a customized itinerary, this fishing charter offers an incredible adventure for all travelers.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 4 hours - 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Explore the backwaters of Hillsborough and Tampa Bay
  • Fishing in one of Florida's most popular cities
  • Diversity of nearshore, flats, and backcountry fishing
  • Experience the unique ecosystem found in downtown Tampa
  • Plenty of fishing opportunities even on windy days
  • Bottled water
  • All fishing and safety equipment
  • Fishing licenses
  • Professional guide and boat
  • Local bathroom and marina facilities
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • On-board restrooms
  • Sun protection, t-top or shaded cover

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Escape the bustling streets of Tampa for a day of adventure and relaxation on a Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charter. With its unique ecosystem right in downtown, Tampa offers unrivaled fishing opportunities. Whether you're an experienced angler or trying your hand at fishing for the first time, this tour promises a memorable experience.

What to expect?

Embark on a 240 to 480 minutes journey that will take you to the backwaters of Hillsborough and Tampa Bay. The diverse range of fish species, including Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Snapper, will keep you on your toes and maximize your chances of reeling in the catch of a lifetime. No matter the season, there's always an abundance of fish waiting to be caught. Even on windy days, you'll find plenty of sheltered spots to fish, ensuring this isn't just another fishing trip.

Who is this for?

These fishing charters are perfect for anyone looking to escape the monotony of everyday life and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Whether you're a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family, this experience caters to all. Regardless of your fishing expertise, your dedicated and knowledgeable captain will provide guidance and ensure an enjoyable excursion for all ages and skill levels.

Why book this?

What sets the Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters apart is the captivating scenery and the unique opportunity to explore the waters of Tampa Bay. With the stunning backdrop of the city skyline, you'll feel like you're worlds away from the urban jungle. The experienced charter captains will share their local insights and fishing expertise, maximizing your chances of success. Plus, Tampa offers so much more than just fishing. After your adventure on the water, you can explore the city's attractions, such as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Big Cat Rescue, creating a well-rounded and memorable vacation.

Good to know

Your Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charter departs conveniently from the Gandy boat ramp, with ample parking and restrooms available. Your captain will meet you there and guide you through the day's itinerary. The tour duration ranges from 240 to 480 minutes, giving you ample time to immerse yourself in the fishing experience. Don't worry if you're not an experienced angler – your captain is there to assist you every step of the way. From the side cove of Old Tampa Bay to the main Tampa Bay, you'll explore a variety of fishing spots teeming with marine life. And when the day comes to an end, your captain will safely return you to the departure location.


Customers who have embarked on Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Charters have raved about their experiences. They praised the knowledgeable and friendly captains who went above and beyond to ensure an unforgettable time on the water. Many were impressed by the variety of fish species they encountered and the thrill of reeling in big catches. Overall, customers left with a sense of satisfaction, appreciating the combination of outdoor adventure and the tranquility of the scenic surroundings. If you're seeking an escape to nature and a chance to reel in some impressive catches, this fishing charter is a must-do activity in Tampa Bay.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


Visiting or staying in Tampa, fantastic we're only 15 minutes from wherever life has taken you. Let's go fishing and boating!

Gandy Boat Ramp

Your local Tampa charter captain will meet you at Gandy boat ramp by the docks. There is ample parking with restrooms. Your captain will help you board and go over the days itinerary with you. When your trip duration is over, the captain will bring you back to the same departure location. Based on the length of your trip and season, we may go by the following locations.

Old Tampa Bay

(Pass by)

We launch into Old Tampa Bay, a side cove of the main Tampa Bay. Spawning time and during cycles of species during the season this bay is a great place to fish.

Tampa Bay

(Pass by)

From Old Tampa Bay we enter into the main Tampa Bay. This is the main flow of water that dumps into the Gulf of Mexico. The bay is spectacular to fish as many species of fish migrate here from the Ocean.

Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

(Pass by)

On our way out of the Tampa Bay on the right is the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. A very popular local fishing spot for land anglers.

Fort De Soto Park

(Pass by)

A popular state park again on our right, which has campgrounds, camping store, including a welcome center which we can access from waters edge if desired.

Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge

(Pass by)

If we continue, we run through Passage Key Inlet. A popular inlet during the Tarpon season.



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Great experience, my family had fun so I’m happy. Captain was very friendly and helpful. Great for beginners or expert fishermen.


Nick was great, very helpful and patient. I would definitely do this tour again and certainly recommend our captain


Great trip caught a ton of fish! Wonderful guide! Nailed some big fish. Give nick a call he will put you on the fish!

John J

We decided on a last-minute fishing trip. Choose Tampa Florida Fishing because they had an online booking and we were doing this last-minute late at night. We arrived, the Captain was waiting and did a great job of putting us on the fish. Caught many good fish and was very knowledgeable about the local area and offered up several suggestions. Highly suggest, will use them on the next trip to Tampa!
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2024-06-24 22:52