Sarasota Inshore/Nearshore

Starting at $550 | 4 - 8 Hours | Flats, Inshore, Nearshore | 5 People | Trip #2157

About Your Trip

Head out for an awesome fishing adventure around Sarasota, FL with Captain Darius! Though he loves running further from shore to bottom fish the reefs for grouper, snapper, and pelagic species, the weather conditions have to be pretty stellar to allow this kind of trip.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
Tower with a ton of shade under a nice big T-top

About Your Guide

Captain Darius is a Sarasota native has been fishing his local waters since he could hold a fishing pole. His extensive knowledge of the surrounding water allows him to put you on the bigger fish, as he knows where the big fish hide under certain tides, weather conditions, and time of year. Beyond catching tons of fish Captain Darius prides himself on making sure all guests have an amazing experience on his trips and provides great coaching the entire time to make sure you leave with some useful knowledge for next time you head back out on the water!

Start Location

Nora Patterson Bay Island Park, 946 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, FL, USA

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Flats

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


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.


Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Red Grouper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Tarpon, Vermillion Snapper


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

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate. Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a QR code that acts like a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 5 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

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

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Cancel for free up to 5 days before the trip.
You're in good hands

Our 4.9/5 average review score speaks for itself and we've got you covered with our 100% Weather Guarantee.


Robert F.


We had an awesome morning with Captain Darius today! We caught over 20 fish - Snook, Red, Lady fish and Cobia. Darius was very patient with my 9 year old grandson as well. I would highly recommend him!

Peter H.


Darius was a great captain. Took us to several spots and we caught a lot of fish! Tonight we are having fish dinner as well. Biggest fish were about 15 to 20 lbs. great experience- highly recommended.


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Darius was polite and very knowledgeable. We caught lots of fish! Overall excellent.


Verified Review Fishing

Had a great time. Darius was great. Couldn't ask for more. Will plan to book a trip with him again next year.

Zoe M.


Captain Darius had our best interests in mind the entire trip. Right off the back he had us hooking big fish and we had an amazing day we highly recommend his charter. If you are interested in catching fish and having a good time book this captain.

David L.


Outstanding knowledge of how to catch fish around here.

John G.


Darius is a knowledgeable fisherman and a great guide.

Kyle A.


Had an outstanding trip with Captain Darius. He put us on fish all day and was very entertaining to spend the day with. He was very knowledgeable and took great care of us. I brought my girlfriend who is a beginning fishermen. Darius did a great job teaching her everything ...Read More

Amy G.


Fabulous morning of fishing with Darius! Although luck was not on our side offshore, inshore fishing was amazing. Fish on at every spot, 10 different species caught, and enough keepers for a nice dinner for 4. Highly recommend booking a trip with Darius!

Taylor I.


Captain Darius was AMAZING! We had an absolute blast fishing in-shore. Darius was super knowledgeable and took us to a number of fishing spots. We caught way more fish than we expected. We also were able to take it to a local restaurant to have it cooked. I could not ...Read More

Robert F.


We had an awesome morning with Captain Darius today! We caught over 20 fish - Snook, Red, Lady fish and Cobia. Darius was very patient with my 9 year old grandson as well. I would highly recommend him!

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!