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Head out for an awesome Nearshore adventure with Captain Will out of Sarasota! On these trips you will run further from shore off Sarasotas beautiful white sand beaches to troll for Mackerel and Cobia, and bottom fish the reefs for grouper, snapper, permit and other reef species like triple tail (when they're in season)....Read More
The boat is a 2005 Scout 240 Bay Scout powered by a 2020 Yamaha 300. The new motor provides excellent reliability and power and combined with the size of the boat creates an awesome platform for fishing the bay and venturing a few miles off the coast. The boat also has the space to comfortably take any group up to 6 people out for a day inshore fishing or cruising the sandbar on the weekends.
Captain Will recommends you bring some snacks and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, your sunglasses, and definitely don't forget your camera! for these adventures. He will take care of the rest in providing your bait, tackle, rods, reels, fishing licenses, a cooler with ice, and bottle waters.
Captain Will has a few standard pick-up locations he likes to use so depending on the day and where you are located he is willing to work with you to make getting started as easy as possible:
Centennial Park | 1059 N Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, Florida 34246
Ken Thompson Park | 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway | Sarasota, Florida 34246
Nora Patterson Park | 946 Siesta Dr | Sarasota, Florida 34242
He is also willing to pick up his customers in the Sarasota area from any hotel or residence with waterfront access.
Captain Will grew up catching grouper and redfish in the panhandle of Florida. After college, he moved down to Sarasota for an engineering career in the Marine Industry. Since obtaining a USCG Master’s License he decided to help introduce others to the sport of fishing that has influenced his entire life. Now as a part-time charter captain he is able to work on boats during the day and take people fishing at night or on the weekends.
We had the best time! Captain Will was so prepared and in the words of my son, it was the best 3 hours of his life!! Will had all of the bait prepared and ready, he baited all of our lines, took all of our fish off, and was all ...Read More around great! We would do another trip in a heart beat! We made memories, saw dolphins playing right by us, saw the amazing sunset, and caught a LOT of fish. We caught so much We must’ve threw 20 back in because we would’ve never been able to eat them all. Awesome, awesome time !
We wanted an experience that appealed to a little one for her birthday. We wanted to catch small fish that she could real in and catch often enough to make it exciting. Captain Will took us to several spots to catch a little and see a little. It made for ...Read More a short, sweet and successful outing for our 5 year old who managed to catch 5 fish. He listened to what we hoped for and delivered. Very personable and helpful and we highly recommend booking with him.
Totally Awesome!!!.. slow start but Will did not give up .. knew where to catch fish!!! Took us to spot and my 11 yo Daughter caught 5 snappers in a span of 30 minutes!! Caught beautiful trout as well.. then towards the end took us to a spot and caught ...Read More some awesome Snook and Red fish!!!!! Will was awesome, personable, and taught kids a ton all while trying to make sure we all caught fish!
My wife and I booked Will so that our grandson could experience his first saltwater fishing trip. He’s “hooked” for life! Will is a terrific young man and a great guide. He’s patient, caring, and attentive. He’s also easy to talk to and passionate about fishing. ...Read More Book Captain Will! You’ll enjoy the experience. We certainly did and will do so again. Dr. Del Jarman
We had an amazing trip fishing with Will. He was very helpful and attentive to our needs. Very knowledgeable about the area and took us to places we would definitely catch some fish. We were able to fish, catch fish, see dolphins and parrots. All in all a great trip. ...Read More If we are in the area again will definitely book another trip with Will.
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.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
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.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
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 1 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
1059 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States