There is no better way to explore Tampa Bay than to spend a day on its namesake, Tampa Bay. Captains across the Bay area offer deep-sea and private fishing charters on a daily basis, bringing beginners and experts alike to their favorite spots in hopes of reeling in some of Tampa Bay’s finest. 

From simple one-man shows to large-scale commercial operations, the options are bound to meet your Tampa Bay fishing needs. Here you can find a list of details and contact information from what our subscribers believe are some of the best fishing Charters, Captains and Deep Sea fishing options in Tampa Bay.


Anyone looking for an amazing fishing experience is sure to find one among those offered here. Check out all iTrekkers has to offer from inshore, offshore, private, group, family fun and much more. iTREKKERS guarantees an excellent outdoor experience in Tampa Bay. They work with the best guides, guides who show up where you want to go. Through their mobile-enabled technology platform, you can arrange Charter Fishing, Kayak, and SUP fishing, Kayak and SUP tours, No-Hassle Camping, Sandbar Fun Days, and Hiking trips. Ever wanted to try Bowfishing at night, they'll hook you up! They even arrange scalloping trips. With iTrekkers there is no need to buy or maintain gear, no setup or cleanup is necessary, all you do is experience a fantastic time in the great outdoors!  Book your Tampa trek at 1-844-468-8735.

Invasion Fishing Charters

Join Ryan Betancourt, aka "Captain Bubba," for a fun-filled fishing charter in Tampa, Florida. Captain Bubba is considered by many to be the go-to fishing Captain in the Tampa Bay area offering an unforgettable light tackle fishing experience. Invasion Charters operates a comfortable 23 ft Sea Pro powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine; his boat is perfect for nestling into the best fishing spots in Tampa Bay. Ryan loves nothing more than putting people on fish, especially kids! Call Ryan at (813) 600-7135.

Chuckwagon Fishing Charters with captain Aaron Taylor

 Board the Chuckwagon with Captain Aaron Taylor! Aaron is a Tampa native, fishing his entire life, he also tournament fishes. Taylor hosts charters specializing in "anything with tails and scales." Aaron's dedication to the chase leaves his guests with an unforgettable experience on the water. Chuckwagon Charters puts teams, couple, families, and individuals on fish! Visit their Insta account filled with photos of amazing catches like the elusive rabbit puffer and more. Call Aaron at (813) 784-1826 and follow him on Instagram: @chuckwagon_fishing.

Afishionado Guide Services  

Since 1979, Captain Wade Osborne has been fishing west central Florida. Osborne holds a Master Captain's License from the USMG and belongs to the National Association of Charter Boat Operators and the Florida Guides Association. Winning tournaments and featured numerous times on TV, Osborne and his 24' boat can accommodate one to six anglers at a time. Customers on this family-friendly charter can fish the most popular inshore and offshore species in Tampa with top of the line light tackle or fly. To spend a day on the water fishing Tampa Bay contact charter boat captain Wade Osborne at (813) 286-3474.

Tampa Fishing Charters

Captains at Tampa Fishing Charters are experts in the waters of the Tampa Bay as well as the abundant surrounding estuaries. Their charters specialize in light tackle, trolling, and bottom fishing this team searches snook, tarpon, cobia, redfish, trout, snapper, kingfish, grouper, shark, tripletail, permit, pompano, and mackerel among others. Advocates of conservation, they pride themselves on the use of proper catch and release techniques for game fish according to guidelines of state laws. Contact them at 813-245-4738.

Miss Pass-A-Grille Deep Sea Fishing

Miss Pass-A-Grille is a 51' deep-sea fishing vessel with an air conditioned cabin, fish cleaning service and soft drinks available. They supply your fishing rod, reel, bait, tackle, and fishing license. Parking passes are available inside the bait shop. Full day trips depart at 8 AM on Wednesdays and Saturdays and half day trips are every day but Saturday to fish for red grouper, gag grouper, triggerfish, sea bass, mangrove snapper, and gray snapper. To hop aboard this deep sea fishing boat and fish Tampa Bay phone (727) 367-9833.

Charlton's Reef Charters

A 'Fishing Booker" Charter fishing Award Winner in 2016, join Captain Tom; he has everything necessary to meet both your light tackle shallow water and heavy tackle deep water pull needs. With 25 years experience fishing the area he cleans and bags the fish for you at the end of your trip. Be sure to ask him for some cooking tips and a few of his mouthwatering recipes. He can tell you the BEST way to prepare your Tampa Bay fishing treasure. Yelp user Amit D. says "... knowledgeable about the Bay....He'll put you on's up to you to catch 'em.  Had a great time out on the water with Tom." Call Captain Tom Charlton at (813) 720-1575.
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