Capt. Ray Culver Guide Service in St. Petersburg, Florida

Guided by Ray Culver

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Ray Is the owner/operator of his own charter business and is a licensed U.S.C.G Captain. As a Florida native and 3rd generation Fishing Guide, He has over 25 years of fishing experience. He began fishing at the age of five and grew up fishing the 10,000 islands where he learned from one of the best captains in area his father the original Captain Ray. He began fishing tournaments at a young age and by the age of 16 was fishing professionally on the FLW Redfish Tour and IFA Redfish Tour. Now he fishes many large tournaments throughout the entire state of Florida. This is where he has built a network of the best guides on the west coast. He learned how to fish the Tampa Bay area in depth while attending University of South Florida eight years ago. Since then, he has been able to work with several different fishing companies which includes: Salinity Fishing Gear, Everglades Fishing Co, Yeti, Bajio Sunglasses, Bubba Blade ,Yo-Zuri, Z-man, BlackPearl Cast Nets, Florida Fishing Products, and Bull Bay Rods.

Capt. Ray Culver Guide Service Trips

On this trip with Captain Ray, you'll target Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout on light tackle! This is classic Tampa Bay fishing, where you can explore inshore mangrove channels and nearshore waters with ease. The type of fish you'll be targeting will be determined by the time of year. Most trips are geared towards catching a trophy Snook or Redfish. When summer comes around, the focus changes to targeting trophy Tarpon along the beaches. Captain Ray also targets other species like including Trout, Black Drum, Mackerel, Flounder, Tripletail, Permit, Pompano, Snapper, Grouper and Cobia! This trip is extremely flexible and can be catered to your preferences! Captain Ray will launch anywhere from Clearwater to Sarasota if the fish are there. Make sure to stay in contact with him in the days leading up to the trip to discuss what meet up location works best for you. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Gulf Coast Inshore Slam

100% (2)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

During Tarpon season, we can catch 75–150 lb Tarpon. It's even possible to catch one weighing up to 200 lb! Catching a Tarpon that size offers a much different experience due to their exhilarating fights lasting up to 2 hours. Because predators migrate with Tarpons, hooking a Hammerhead or Bull Shark is also very common. If you like a challenge, Tarpon charters are the ones for you. These trips are available starting in April-July Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Tarpon Charters

24 ft 1 - 3 People From $400 / person

Recent Reviews of Capt. Ray Culver Guide Service


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Had an absolute fabulous time with Capt. Ray! Top 10 bucket list day! Very responsive, professional and provided exactly what we asked for.


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Captain Ray was great with our kids and got us into a lot of fish. Load of fun.


Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon


Artificial Lure Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Fly Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

Maximo Boat Ramp Free, St. Petersburg, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay, Gulf Of Mexico

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