Nearshore Tampa Bay - 25' Sportsman

Starting at $1000 | 6 - 8 Hours | Nearshore | 1 - 6 People
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Cobia, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

There’s nothing like spending quality time on the water with a rod in your hands, and there's no better place for it than Tampa Bay. Head out with Captain Jarrod for a wonderful day on the water, chasing Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Grouper, and more! You'll venture between 3 and 9 miles off, where you have a ton of options to target. Whether you’re fishing with family, friends, or coworkers, Captain Jarrod is especially adept at handling all skill levels and is able to customize your trip to your preferences.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Sportsman 234
Boat Length: 25 ft
Year Built: 2019
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 250 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box, PowerPoles, Yeti Coolers

About Your Guide

Captain Jarrod is a second generation captain. Born in New York, he transplanted to Florida in 2014.

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Dominique G.


April 4, 2021



If you’re reading this looking for reasons ... let me save you the trouble; Stop now and hit Book now! You won’t be disappointed. We just did a 4hr trip and it was amazing. Captain Jerrod was great! He Knows his stuff. We had a really great time! Highly recommended ...Read More

Hannah M.


May 17, 2022



Had a blast on an island day charter. Very personable. I highly recommend booking with Capt Jarrod & his crew!

Jason H.


May 17, 2022



I've been out with Jarrod several times. The most memorable was when we took our dad out for Father's day. Seeing the joy on my dad's face catching fish with his sons was priceless. Thanks Jarrod for being the greatest captain ever.

Matt C


May 17, 2022



Hands down best charter service in Tampa Bay! The Captain was on it and I have been on his boat for both Fishing and beach day charters, both were an amazing time!

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!

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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.


You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


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.

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, 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.

Start Location

Aquatic Escapes, Ruskin, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay