Tampa/Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

The Tampa Bay sun breaks on the eastern horizon. The morning still has a comfortable coolness to it. Skies are blue.  Waters are calm. The bait well bustles with 400 frisky baits caught just an hour before. Your charter boat is clean as a whistle.  Fishing tackle is rigged and ready. A big Yamaha four stroke engine purrs quietly in the background. Everything is perfect. IT’S TIME TO FISH! Your Tampa fishing charter awaits!

Why wait to reserve your Tampa fishing charter, call 727-421-5291

What type of fish will we encounter on our fishing charter?

The Tampa and Tampa Bay areas have a diverse fish population. As a result, a multitude of fish species may be landed on your Tampa fishing charter. In most cases, light tackle is used to make catching these fish both exciting and entertaining. Included among these species are: Snook, Seatrout, Redfish, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Kingfish, TripleTail and others.

Fishing Charter Equipment

What You’ll Need

There are a few things that you may want to bring along with you to make your fishing charter more enjoyable. These include sunscreen, sunglasses (polarized will help you see the fish), hat, rain gear (if required), food and drinks (if you prefer something other gatorade, green tea or water, which will be on board). It’s also best to wear shoes that you don’t mind getting a little wet such as boat shoes or sandals.

Departure Times and Location

Fishing charter departure times are typically between 7:30 and 8:30AM and are based on factors such as time of year, tides, availability of bait and species being targeted. Your captain can give you a ballpark departure time in the weeks before and will finalize that specific departure time the day before. Variance is usually no more than a half hour. Departure location is typically from Ozona Fish Camp / 286 Shore drive / Palm Harbor, Florida 34683.

 Fishing Charter Rates

4 hours; 1 - 2 anglers $600 | 3 anglers $650 | 4 anglers $700
6 hours; 1 - 2 anglers $700 | 3 anglers $750 | 4 anglers $800
8 hours; 1 - 2 anglers $900 | 3 anglers $950 | 4 anglers $1000

At time of booking, your captain will answer any questions you may have about your trip. Typical topics would include cancellation policy, weather, fish to be targeted, bringing young anglers or anglers with special needs etc.


All fishing charters include:

  • Live bait, when available, caught before the trip begins
  • All fishing tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Bottled water, Gatorade, green tea
  • Fish cleaning

Deposits / Payments

A credit card is required at time of booking your fishing charter to reserve your requested fishing date. Nothing is billed to this credit card at that time. Should a customer cancel less than 14 days in advance or the requested fishing trip date however, the credit card on file will be billed $200. Should a customer "no show" on the the day of their fishing trip, the customer will be charged for the full amount of the fishing trip. If a fishing trip is cancelled due to weather or if customer cancels a minimum of fourteen (14) days in advance of charter date, the customer will be charged nothing. Weather cancellations are made at the captain's discretion. Credit Card, check and cash are all acceptable forms of payment. Payment is handled at the conclusion of the fishing trip. Gratuities are appreciated.

Tampa Fishing Charter Gift Certificates

Tampa Fishing Charter Gift Certificate

If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate, simply call (727) 421-5291

"My three sons and I have been fishing in Tampa with Stewart 6-9 days per year since 2007 and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of those days. We’ve caught seven different species in a single day over the wrecks near shore and gone back inside for Snook and Redfish all in an 8 hour day. If you can fish one day per year or twenty days per year you will find Stewart as ready to catch fish as you are.

bryan wilson Tampa snook fishing

He’ll work hard to have bait on the boat when you board in the morning so you’re instantly ready to go fish and he knows where the fish are so you’ll be fishing quickly. I’ve recommended Stewart to all of my guests that fish and all of them enjoyed the experience and look forward to going with him again and thanked me for recommending Stewart. Stewart Ames is a professional guide in every sense of the word and he’ll make certain your day on the water meets your expectations." -Bryan Wilson, Tulsa, OK/Clearwater Beach, FL"
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