Pricing & Availability

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Species

Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon

Techniques

Light Tackle, Artificial Lures, Live Bait, Drift Fishing

About Your Trip

Head out to fish the waters of the coast of Clearwater, FL with Captain Jim Vanderbeck for an awesome day out on the water slaying the fish while never losing sight of the shoreline!

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Catamaran
Boat Manufacturer: ProKat
Boat Length: 27 ft
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 2
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Outriggers, Spearfishing Equipment, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Jim Vanderbeck has been fishing since he can remember. He has fished all over the East Coast, Bahamas, and the Caribbean, and has over 27 years of experience fishing in the Clearwater Florida area. He is a 12-year Coast Guard veteran. Captain Jim is more comfortable on or in the water than anywhere else!

Reviews

Phillip H.
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November 8, 2019


We did an offshore trip with Captain Jim in early November and it was a blast! We went 34 miles out and he put us right on the fish. We were pulling in snapper and grouper one after another! Several times we all had fish on at once. Captain Jim ...Read More

Dennis P.
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March 23, 2021


This was a great trip for some saltwater fishing with my son (he pulled in a nice 4’ Bonnet shark, among several other species). Captain Jim was very personable, easy to chat with and had us on fish quickly. I’ve been on charters before and this was more ...Read More

Vicky V.
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December 28, 2020


We had a great time! Jim and Mark were excellent, especially with my 9 year old. They were extremely patient with all of us. Hooks were always baited and even helped us reel in a few big ones! They moved us around if we weren’t getting bites to ensure we ...Read More

Jonathan D.
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June 30, 2021


Water was too rough for the off shore fishing, so Capt Jim adapted and changed the course. He put us on the fish and kept us there. Would highly reccomend Capt and crew were very friendly and helpful.

Jesse D.
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December 15, 2019


Great day of fishing, captain J took us to 4 or 5 spots and we caught red snapper, red grouper, mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, lane snapper, trigger fish and porgies. He is set up with all the bait choices to be able to switch up and use what the ...Read More

Karissa B.
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August 6, 2019


Jim was great! My son is 7 and he was so helpful with him and got him catching many fish! It was a great day and can’t wait to do it again. Thanks Jim!

Simon M.
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December 27, 2019


It was a windy day. We didn’t go deep, but my family caught fish all day. Grouper, mangrove snapper, reds, sheep head, black bass, lady fish, pumpkins seed, lizard fish, a stingray, and probably 10-15 other kinds. The captain was wonderful and patient working with my kids (9 and 12). ...Read More

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

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.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water, Fishing License

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Camera, Cooler to take home catch

Required Items

No black soled shoes

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 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

200 Seminole Street, Clearwater, FL 33755, United States