J.VAN CHARTERS in Clearwater, Florida

Guided by Jim Vanderbeck

Deep Sea Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Jim has been fishing since he can remember. He has fished all over the East Coast, Bahamas, and the Caribbean, and has over 27 years of experience fishing in the Clearwater Florida area. He is a 12-year Coast Guard veteran. Captain Jim is more comfortable on or in the water than anywhere else!

J.VAN CHARTERS Trips

Climb aboard with Captain Jim and enjoy a memorable day of fishing out of Clearwater, Florida! On these trips, you’ll head out up to 9 nautical miles from the shore to bottom fish for various Grouper and Snapper species. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to battle coastal predators, such as Bull Shark. These creatures have some of the most intense bite force out of any species so get ready to give your arms a workout! You’ll head out on a 27’ Pro Cat Catamaran, built for cutting through the surf to make offshore voyages a breeze! She comes with top-notch navigational instruments, a live bait tank, ample seating, and all the fishing equipment you could possibly need. There’s also plenty of walk-around room so you can follow your prey around the boat as you fish. She can carry up to 6 anglers. Don’t forget to bring a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Jim will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and drinks (bottled water & Gatorade). You can also choose to purchase live bait or catch it along the way. Get ready to test your casting accuracy on what promises to be a productive day on the water with Captain Jim! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Offshore Fishing Frenzy

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $208 / person

Come fish the beautiful waters off the coast of Clearwater, FL with Captain Jim! Whether you want to stay inshore for big Redfish, Speckled Trout, and various Snapper species, or head a bit further offshore to troll for Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and Cobia, Captain Jim knows where the fish are biting. Captain Jim uses his 27’ Pro Cat Catamaran, equipped with state-of-the-art marine electronics and safety gear, to take up to 6 anglers fishing in comfort. He has nearly 30 years of experience fishing here, and can put you right on target, whatever species you want to chase. All fishing licenses, rods, reels, and tackle are provided by Captain Jim, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sun protection, and camera to capture your trophies. Bring your family or friends and get out there! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Inshore Special

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $151 / person

Come fish the beautiful waters off the coast of Clearwater, FL with Captain Jim! Whether you want to stay inshore for big Redfish, Speckled Trout, and various Snapper species, or head a bit further offshore to troll for Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and Cobia, Captain Jim knows where the fish are biting. Captain Jim uses his 27’ Pro Cat Catamaran, equipped with state-of-the-art marine electronics and safety gear, to take up to 6 anglers fishing in comfort. He has nearly 30 years of experience fishing here, and can put you right on target, whatever species you want to chase. All fishing licenses, rods, reels, and tackle are provided by Captain Jim, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sun protection, and camera to capture your trophies. Bring your family or friends and get out there! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Snorkeling For Scallops

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $151 / person

Recent Reviews of J.VAN CHARTERS

Jason

Verified Review Fishing

How Captain Jim waved an arm and bent the weather into a perfect day kinda was spooky but I liked it! It was a great day can’t give enough stars. Thanks again Jim 👍

Species

Amberjack, Cobia, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Scallop, Sheepshead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Tarpon

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Scalloping, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

200 Seminole Street, Clearwater, FL 33755, United States | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay, Clearwater Beach, Gulf Of Mexico

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