Tampa Bay Fishing Classic

Starting at $300 | 2 - 8 Hours | Inshore | 4 People | Trip #767

About Your Trip

Head out with Captain Christopher for a half, 3/4, or full day of fishing around the inshore waters and flats of Tampa. Captain Christopher will put you where you need to be to put Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and Snook on the line. You will mostly use light tackle and spinning ... Read More

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
15 Years of Experience
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Christopher
Captain Chris is a proud Florida native, International Game Fish Association (IGFA) certified captain, and is a member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA).

In addition to spending considerable time on the water guiding groups around Tampa Bay and the Boca Grande area, Captain Chris is also an ... Read More

Start Location

5108 West Gandy Boulevard, Tampa, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay

Amenities and Information

Water Type


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.


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.


Barracuda, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Bluefish, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Grunt, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Lemon Shark, Red Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, food and water. Rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, cooler 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 boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass 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 7 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

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

Select a date to view pricing.

Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.



Verified Review Fishing

Chris was excellent. Great knowledge nice boat had a fantastic time. Thank you so much.


Verified Review Fishing

It was a blast! Chris knew where the fish were biting. And I caught my first hammerhead shark! Overall 10/10!


Verified Review Fishing

Bad weather plagued our trip. A big fog bank rolled in on us. Caught a few but it could have been better. I saw no other boats catching fish either. Chris knows his stuff and I'm booking a Tarpon trip with him next month.


Verified Review Fishing

Christopher was an excellent captain and fishing guide who gave me and my buddy a memorable trip across tampa bay! We caught many shark, and other fish at our stops. If you’re anywhere near the Tampa area it’s worth the drive and Captain Christopher will make the experience a life ...Read More


Verified Review Fishing

We had a Great Time. The Captain was a very nice guy made the experience worthwhile.


Verified Review Fishing

What a great experience! I booked this trip for my husband, my son (12), and myself. Captin Chris was very knowledgeable, had some great spots for us to fish and my son had a shark on in the first 5 minutes of our fishing trip. We all had a great ...Read More


Verified Review Fishing

Chris was awesome we did an inshore fishing trip and caught a bunch of hammer head sharks and catfish!! Lots of fun, definitely recommend, really nice guy.


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Chris was great. He showed up on time answered any questions my wife and I had before the trip. I caught my first shark and snook with him as our captain. He shared good stories and we had a great time.

Adam T


My two young boys wanted to catch a Shark. I called Chris and talked to him about it. He was extremely confident about where there was a good shark fishing area. Within 15 minutes of fishing we started catching sharks. They were the perfect size so my boys could still ...Read More

Tanner M.


We definitely caught fish! Not only did we catch fish, we caught sharks! 7 to be exact! Captain Chris definitely knew what he was doing to put us on a bite for the day. The boat was just big enough to fit a group of 3 comfortably. Nothing fancy. We ...Read More

William M.


Captain Chris was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the area and fishing spots iv been an angler for over 30 years and you can tell when someone knows what their doing. Great guy all around and we had an awesome time chasing trophies 🏆. Thanks Chris ! -Bill

Sarah D


We had a great time on the boat with Capt. Chris! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. Nice equipment and we all caught a fish including some sharks. It was a nice day on the water. We will do it again ...Read More

James D.


Capt. Taylor is the reel deal. He put us on more fish within the first hour than I caught in all of 2021. Seriously; we got into schools of redfish that made Louisiana look like Kansas. It was a truly magical day of fishing for our family. ...Read More

Christian V.


My colleague and I had a fantastic sunny day with Christopher. He was on time and ver professional. He even jumped in the water to untangle the line to allow the catch in picture to be brought on board! I would highly recommend !

Todd W.


Captain Chris put us on a variety of fish my 10yr nephew had a great time !!! Much appreciated great day of fishing even though we had crappy windy weather !

Catriona L.


What an amazing trip! I booked this for my husbands 50th birthday. The Captain promised us he would put us on the fish and he certainly did that! We out fished all the other nearby boats and were constantly busy reeling them in. I even caught two bonnet sharks and ...Read More

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Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass 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.
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