Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters in Bradenton, Florida

Guided by Alex Kirby

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

6 Years of Experience
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Captain Alex, U.S.C.G. Certified and Insured, is a fun and knowledgeable guide to take you fishing in the waters around Manatee County. Captain Alex is a fourth-generation Manatee County native and has been around boats his entire life. He knows these waters like the back of his hand and will do everything he can to make your trip successful and enjoyable. Kids are always welcome aboard – Captain Alex loves teaching them about fishing and watching their faces light up when they reel in a big one! Don't hesitate to book your trip with Captain Alex. You're guaranteed to have a great time – and maybe even catch a record-breaking fish!

Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters Trips

If you're looking for a great fishing experience in Bradenton, Florida, then look no further than Captain Alex Bradenton Classic Inshore Charter. This experience offers some of the best inshore fishing in the area, and they're sure to make your trip a memorable one. Inshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Tampa is a great way to enjoy the sport and catch a variety of different fish. Snook, redfish, tarpon, permit, trout, and other fish can all be caught inshore. Light tackle trolling, bottom fishing, and sight fishing are all great techniques to use when fishing in this area. So come on down and enjoy some of the best inshore fishing in Florida! Captain Alexs boat is a great choice for fisherman who want a reliable and well-performing center console. Offshore is a reputable boat manufacturer, and the 22 ft length is perfect for many different types of boating activities. The Suzuki engine provides 200 hp of power, making it great for trolling or bottom fishing. The boat also comes equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, and a live bait well - perfect for serious fishermen. And for those who like to relax on the water, the wireless trolling motor is a great feature. The ice box is also perfect for keeping drinks cold on hot days. Whether you're looking for a boat to fish from or just relax on, Captain Alexs boat is a great choice. Before you come out on your fishing trip, be sure to have your sunglasses, sunscreen, food, and drinks. Captain Alex will provide you with the tackle, licenses, bait, ice, and a cooler for your catch. The captain will fillet your fish at the end of the trip. He prefers to fish in smaller groups of up to 4 people to make sure that lines don't tangle. Come prepared for a fun day of fishing and making memories! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bradenton

Bradenton Classic Inshore

100% (11)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Head out with Captain Alex for a day full of fishing fun and making memories hammering the inshore and nearshore waters around Ponce Inlet. Exploring the inshore you can target Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and more, and venturing out into the nearshore water passed the inlet opens the door to Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Hogfish, Permit, and more. The boat is a 1998 22-foot Hydrasport that has had a lot of work done in the past few years. Re-Powered by a 2015 200HP Suzuki 4 stroke. The boat is kept clean and well maintained. Equipped with some of the best gear and tackle you will need for a safe, successful, and fun-filled day on the waters around Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Palmetto, Florida with Captain Alex. Captain Alex like fish 4 anglers at a time just so lines don’t get tangled. Captain Alex specializes in light tackle fishing and will take care of your licenses, bait, tackle, ice, and a cooler to store your catch. He will also clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Bradenton

Bradenton Classic Nearshore

100% (8)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Recent Reviews of Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters


Verified Review Fishing

My family fished with Alex today and everyone had a blast. Great guide and wonderful trip and experience with him and Taylor. Would highly recommend them and we plan to book them again in the future.

Pat M.


Fun morning on the water. Capt Kirby is very knowledgeable of the local area and put us on fish quickly. Weather was a bit challenging but All in all a great day! Will be back!

Jim D.


Capt. Kirby is a knowledgeable and friendly local that showed my son and I a great time. We caught some huge trout (among other fish) he cleaned up them and we took home. Highly recommend and will be going out again to get some red fish.

Ed P.


Alex (captain Kirby) put us on the fish right away. First snapper and Jack then we hammered the trout with a flounder joining the action. Can’t say enough about Alex. Great guy, very attentive and easy going. We’ll be calling on his services again. Thanks captain!


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Alex put us on the fish today. We caught snook , sea trout , and hooked into a huge cobia that took my wife for a fun ride until it broke off. It was a fun time and great trip.


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Alex Kirby was a knowledgeable guide. Quick to get everyone's line in the water and manage them whenever there was a tangle or snapped line. Great conversationalist if you wish to chat and fish. Great experience all around, no complaints.

Jake S.


My dad, brother, and I spent half a day with Captain Kirby in early May. Knowledgeable captain that put us on the fish right away. He took great care of us and will definitely recommend. Can’t wait until the next trip!

Bryan D.


This was a great trip. A couple of young fisher people (my youngest son and daughter) gained a lot more confidence in their fishing abilities. My son now has some work to do to perfect his finesse with the big ones. We had a good time on the water with Captain Kirby. He put us on a good number of fish, and worked hard to keep the lines baited and in the water. Alex is very personable and enjoyable to fish with. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to enjoy a productive day on the water.

Michelle J.


Captain is very knowledgeable and did a great job bringing us to the fish. He is very kind and attentive to his customers. Highly recommend.

Chris J.


Captain Kirby was wonderful. He was very professional, friendly, and competent. We had a great day. He was knowledgeable, extremely competent switching out gear, even when I hooked a gull! (in all fairness, the gull was stalking my bait) He knew where to go, and for me, he slowed down for wakes and drove very safe. I didn’t have to tell him I was a little nervous charging into waves, he could sense it. I only mention it because some of these captains don’t care or frankly look very sus, while Captain Kirby was golden. I felt very comfortable with him behind the wheel, and the bonus is that he knows a lot about fishing. If you’re not used to going out on a boat and want a guide that knows what they’re doing and responsible, this is the Captain! Can’t recommend him enough! Perfect for families. Jolleys

Adam F.


We had a great time on the water. We were on the fish early and often! We had a great time. Captain Kirby was very kind and professional. My 12 year old son and I had a great time. Will definitely be calling him again when we are visiting here in the future.


Cobia, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon


Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

5800 Riverview Boulevard, Bradenton, FL, USA

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