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Best Fishing Charters & Guided Tours near Tampa, Florida

Average of 16 reviews in this area.
14 listings

About Tampa

Famously known as the Big Guava, Tampa is home to more than 165 parks and an immense stretch of beach that covers more than 2,286 acres within the city limits. The surrounding suburbs add another 70,000 acres of beautiful beaches. Whether you are planning for an exhilarating adventure that lasts for hours or just a relaxing experience filled with beautiful sights to see,Tampa will stand both the tests with equal brilliance.

 

What You’ll Catch

If a fishing adventure is on the cards, why not go for a deep sea expedition on a chartered boat? Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay offers boating and fishing opportunities throughout the year.

One of the most unique qualities that Tampa’s waters hold is the types of fishing that anglers can experience. The bay hosts some of the best saltwater fish to catch while the inland lakes and rivers are filled with freshwater fish. For anglers who prefer fishing by the shallow waters, rent a fishing charter and throw your line into the saltwater for a chance to catch drum, redfish, snook, pompano, trout, and sheepshead. If you want to fish like a local, head over to Tampa’s best fishing lakes to catch largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bream.

 

Before You Go

It is important to keep in mind the boating and fishing regulations in the area. In order to fish anywhere in Florida, you need to obtain a Florida fishing license. Separate freshwater and saltwater licenses or combination licenses are available for purchase through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or some of the bait and tackle shops in select areas. We recommend that you also bring a copy and read through Florida’s fishing regulations guides. These guides are filled with information on rules, seasons, and limits while you are out angling on the water.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for Fishing in Tampa.

  1. Karina
    17' Mitzi Skiff Fishing Boat in Tampa Bay, Florida

    My baby Luckie (dog) he had passed away. Brian was one of the first ones that reached out and excepted my offer to spread my babies ashes near Saint Pete. To make the day even more special he took the liberty to look for a doggy poem for me prior to the trip. That was very sweet of him. He has excellent customer service. Aside from thatTremendous knowledge On fishing. Thank you. Brian is highly recommended!!!

  2. Steve
    21' Century Awesome Center Console Fishing Bay Boat

    Would definitely rent from Lee again. The boat was in great shape and ran strong. All electronics that were included worked perfectly. He took the time prior to our launch to point out some great fishing spots. Didn't have the time to hit all the spots he recommended so next time we're back in the area we'll be giving him a call. Thanks Lee!

  3. Valerie
    21' Century Awesome Center Console Fishing Bay Boat

    He is excellent to work with. The boat is great, even came with some fishing gear. He answered all our calls when we were out the water. Anytime we need a boat in Tampa, we'll be using Lee.

  4. virgil
    21' Century Awesome Center Console Fishing Bay Boat

    Perfect boat! Lee was outstanding! Punctual, considerate and friendly. Made the entire experience easy and simple! He was simply great. Will always use Lee from herein!

  5. michael
    21' Century Awesome Center Console Fishing Bay Boat

    Everything worked out perfectly and Lee was great to deal with. He even helped me out with some fishing spots. Would definitely rent again. Boat was great.

  6. virgil
    21' Century Awesome Center Console Fishing Bay Boat

    I’ve used Lee numerous times and EVERY time is a first-rate experience! I would never use anyone else!