Fishing Charter on 24' Action Craft Coastal Bay Boat In Tampa, Florida

Fishing Boats
24 ft
4 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy a memorable fishing trip in Tampa, Florida for as low as $100 per hour. Our boat comes with rods, reels and tackle, live bait and lures.


• Starts at $100 per hour

What You Can Expect:

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned angler, as one of Florida’s premier guides our Captain's knowledge, skill and expertise will provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime. Woody’s guide service gives anglers the chance to experience some of the most spectacular and exciting world class fishing anywhere in the world and if you are traveling a long distance, you might want to schedule more than one-day.
So, prepare yourself for the fishing expedition of a lifetime! Using cutting-edge technology, a top-of-the-line fishing boat along with decades of experience and knowledge you’ll get the opportunity to experience fishing adventures and memories lasting a lifetime.

What You To Expect Onboard:

You will be fishing from a clean and roomy 24-foot Action Craft Coastal Bay Boat. Powered by a 225 Mercury Opti-Max Outboard this shallow draft tower-boat features a 9-foot beam, smooth dry ride and plenty of storage for personal gear. Fully equipment and ready to fish it has everything from electronics to trolling motors including all safety equipment and is ready to provide an excellent day on the water.

What To Bring:

• Hats
• Sunglasses (preferably polarized)
• Camera
• Eat or drink
• Sunblock
• Light jacket or wind breaker for the morning ride


  • Type: Fishing Boats
  • Capacity: 4 People
  • Make Model: Action Craft 24
  • Year: 2009
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Length: 24 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 1 Day Prior

Rental Requirements

Important Charter Information

• An important part of each charter ensures that our Captain provide you with a courteous, professional, enjoyable and memorable fishing experience. As a result if you require access facilities, have special needs or want to target a specific fish let me know. Remember, you normally catch more fish if you go after what is biting. So, to help make your trip a success, please communicate your wishes and needs prior to the trip. Please do not wear shoes with marking soles.

• Starting times may differ depending on the time of year. Normally, from March through October charters start between 7 am and 8 am and during the winter between 8 am and 8:30 am. Live bait charters require that I get bait ahead of time so if I’m not at the dock exactly at the designated pick-up time don’t worry I’m still getting bait and will be there shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the boat have a bathroom on it?

No, although, I do have alternative methods if needed and we’re usually not too far from a public facility.

Do I need a fishing license?

No. I supply the proper license and stamps for up to 4 anglers. The only tag not supplied is for tarpon.

What should I bring with me on the boat?

Depending on the length of charter bring snack foods or sandwich, drinks, camera, hat, sun block and a rain jacket if the weather looks like rain. I supply an ice chest w/ice for your food and drinks.

Is the boat safe for me and my entire family?

Yes. I am federally licensed by the United States Coast Guard. My vessel has all the safety features and communications equipment. I will brief you at the beginning of the trip about where to find life jackets, first aid kit, and fire extinguishers. You can enjoy the trip knowing that you’re safe and secure with a seasoned professional.

Do we still fish on rainy days?

Yes we normally fish on rainy days; however, depending winds, thunderstorms and chances of lightening there is always a chance we may cancel. If we do fish, I make every effort to avoid those areas of rain. If you are in doubt of the weather, always ask me before you decide to cancel your trip. Surprisingly we have some of our best fish catching days on rainy stormy looking days.

Why is the boats capacity limited to 4 people?

Mandated by the United States Coast Guard I’m only allowed to have six paying customers on board and I have no control over this six paying passenger law. However, I do have control over the number of passengers I can fish effectively. Unlike the large offshore party boats where everyone is fishing straight down; we are casting toward certain areas where the fish have congregated. Even though my vessel can carry six anglers this type of inshore fishing would not allow everyone to successfully catch fish So, if you have more than four people… I do offer multi-boat charters for larger groups. I would be glad to set up two or more boats utilizing my other professional captains with boats comparable to mine, to take your group fishing.

What are the chances of a successful charter?

Extremely high, although I cannot guarantee the fish will bite, after thousands of trips I’ve been fortunate enough to catch fish on every charter. With extensive knowledge about the waters we’ll fishing; it’s my goal to make your trip the best fishing outing you’ve ever experienced. Depending on the weather, wind and tidal conditions I will discuss with you the best options for a productive trip outlining which species of fish we should target.

What type of fishing can I expect?

I specialize in quality inshore light tackle fishing matching the equipment to the species of fish targeted. Although light tackle does not necessarily mean we only catch small fish it’s not uncommon to catch much larger trophy size. I will recommend what types of fishing will be most productive, but do everything possible to tailor it to your desires.

I want to catch Big Fish… Can you help me?

Targeting big fish is my area of expertise, but keep in mind that targeting only big fish can limit the total numbers of fish caught. What this basically means is we may do more fishing than actual catching as the big ones do not cooperate all the time. During late spring and early summer we have tremendous success on large tarpon, snook, Redfish, mackerel, and sharks… ask me when you inquire.

What kind of bait do you use?

I use sardines, mackerel, pinfish, shrimp, grunts, blue runners and assorted artificial lures. The bait used depends on the type of fishing we do and the time of year. Live baits are always a favorite usually resulting in more numbers. However, if you’re interested in using or learning to use artificial lures, I have mastered this skill and I’m always willing to teach you.

Do you practice catch and release?

Yes and encourage this practice, because it saves one of our most valuable resources. Today, most inshore waters experience tremendous fishing pressure by the sheer volume of anglers. Most of our inshore and offshore species have bag and size regulations and under no circumstances will an illegal fish be kept. However, it’s ok if you want to keep a few fish for dinner.

What happens to the fish I catch?

If not released and you’re planning on keeping some for dinner they’re kept in the livewell. I will gladly fillet your catch and place the fillets gallon sized bags.
How do I know if the boat is available for the date I want?
When you contact us to reserve one or more days, I can usually make arrangements to accommodate you or have one of my on-staff captains be of service. The sooner you make your booking the better.

What is the deposit and cancellation policy?

I normally take a $200 deposit. You can cancel the trip 24 hours in advance and pay no fee. All trips cancelled after 24 hours are charged a $100 cancellation fee. If you fail to show up, at the designated time and place, for your fishing charter, your credit card will be charged an additional $200. If the captain cancels the charter due to weather or any other reason, you will receive a complete 100% refund.

Is gratuity expected and how much?

Gratuities are never expected, but greatly appreciated. If the captain did a good job, made the trip enjoyable and you had a good time you might consider rewarding those efforts. 15%-20% is standard.

Why do fishing charters cost so much?

Maintaining and operating a safe, properly outfitted quality fishing vessel is expensive and today’s fuel costs alone are staggering. There are many additional costs that one never sees on a fishing charter. For example, charter insurance, launch and dock fees, bait, boat maintenance, and many other factors. You get what you pay for in charter vessels, and I strive to keep my costs down to give you the best value in the area. The excitement of chartering your own guide, catching fish and having a tremendous outdoor experience while making memories to last a lifetime… is well worth the expense.


  • Fishing gear
  • Trailerable
  • Outboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • Single Engine
  • Fish Finder
  • Bait
  • GPS

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Captain Woody

From Tampa

Member Since Oct 2014

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