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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!...Read More
Captain Jim - with his 27 years of experience - will take you where the fish are biting. For these trips, you can either hang around the inshore waters to hook into big Redfish, Speckled Trout, and a variety of Snapper species or head a little further offshore to troll the nearshore waters for denizens like Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia. On longer trips, you can even do a mix of both!
For these trips, Captain Jim uses his 27’ Pro Cat Catamaran, which comes with the latest marine electronics and safety gear. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers fishing in full comfort.
Captain Jim provides all the fishing licenses, rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring are your favorite snack and drinks, your sun protection, and your camera to record your trophies!
Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out for a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Jim!
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!
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 and his crew mate were very skilled and knowledgeable and helped us out the whole way. We will definitely do this again.
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 like a fishing with a buddy - easy going and good spirited. Captain Jim had our catch quickly filleted after we docked and we were able to grill our catch that evening - while the Kings and Triple Tails weren’t biting, we got our share of Sheepshead and Pompano - both were amazing! Simply stated, we couldn’t ask or hope for a better time.
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 had a great fishing experience. They even cleaned our fish at the end of the day. I would give Jim more stars if I could. Book with Jim JVan Charters you won’t be sorry!!!
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.
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 fish are into which made it a day of constantly catching fish! Would recommend to everyone!! Jesse
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!
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 He answered the questions about the biggest fish, species of fish, and anything they could think of to ask. Good sense of humor. They pulled snapper non-stop. The captain knows the spots where the fish are and tides. Very well thought out plan for the day. This is our 2nd time using him and will use again. Highly recommend!!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water, Fishing License
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Camera, Cooler to take home catch
No black soled shoes
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
200 Seminole Street, Clearwater, FL 33755, United States