Bradenton Classic Nearshore

Starting at $500 | 4 - 6 Hours | Nearshore | 6 People

About Your Trip

Head out with Captain Alex for a day full of fishing fun and making memories hammering the inshore and nearshore waters around Ponce Inlet.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Alex, U.S.C.G. Certified and Insured, is a fun and knowledgeable guide to take you fishing in the waters around Manatee County. Captain Alex is a fourth-generation Manatee County native and has been around boats his entire life. He knows these waters like the back of his hand and will do everything he can to make your trip successful and enjoyable. Kids are always welcome aboard – Captain Alex loves teaching them about fishing and watching their faces light up when they reel in a big one! Don't hesitate to book your trip with Captain Alex. You're guaranteed to have a great time – and maybe even catch a record-breaking fish!

Certified Damn Good Guide

Start Location

Riverview Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34209, United States

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.


Cobia, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Permit


Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Gear & Packing

Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Recommended Packing
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Required Items
Nothing additional needed.

Things To Keep In Mind

Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

Free Cancellation

Rest easy with free cancellation up to 7 days before the trip.

100% Weather Protection

Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.



Verified Review Fishing

October 26, 2022

Captain Alex put us on the fish today. We caught snook , sea trout , and hooked into a huge cobia that took my wife for a fun ride until it broke off. It was a fun time and great trip.


Verified Review Fishing

October 21, 2022

Captain Alex Kirby was a knowledgeable guide. Quick to get everyone's line in the water and manage them whenever there was a tangle or snapped line. Great conversationalist if you wish to chat and fish. Great experience all around, no complaints.

Jake S.


May 6, 2022

My dad, brother, and I spent half a day with Captain Kirby in early May. Knowledgeable captain that put us on the fish right away. He took great care of us and will definitely recommend. Can’t wait until the next trip!

Bryan D.


May 4, 2022

This was a great trip. A couple of young fisher people (my youngest son and daughter) gained a lot more confidence in their fishing abilities. My son now has some work to do to perfect his finesse with the big ones. We had a good time on the water with Captain Kirby. He put ...Read More

Michelle J.


April 27, 2022

Captain is very knowledgeable and did a great job bringing us to the fish. He is very kind and attentive to his customers. Highly recommend.

Chris J.


November 12, 2021

Captain Kirby was wonderful. He was very professional, friendly, and competent. We had a great day. He was knowledgeable, extremely competent switching out gear, even when I hooked a gull! (in all fairness, the gull was stalking my bait) He knew where to go, and for me, ...Read More

Adam F.


April 21, 2021

We had a great time on the water. We were on the fish early and often! We had a great time. Captain Kirby was very kind and professional. My 12 year old son and I had a great time. Will definitely be calling him again when we are visiting here ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!