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Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Tampa Bay Fishing Classic

100% (10)
21 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Tampa Bay Shark Fishing

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21 ft 1 - 4 People $
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21 ft 1 - 4 People $
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4-8 Hour Fishing Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Florida Sportfish On Light Tackle

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for St. Petersburg Inshore Adventures in St. Petersburg

Get out there and enjoy a fun, laid-back light tackle sportfishing trip on beautiful Tampa Bay. On this trip with Captain Wade, you'll be going after classic species including snook, redfish, seatrout, and more! There are multiple options for your adventure, so you can find what's best for you. On the three-hour charter, you'll get a great introduction to Tampa Bay and have time to catch multiple species of fish. This is ideal for visitors, first-timers, couples, seniors, or parents with kids, young or old. Of course, you'll be treated to professional, family-friendly service and courteous expert instruction. Four hours provides a greater opportunity to cover a larger area of Tampa Bay and catch more fish. Many people find this amount of time ideal for entertaining friends, clientele or hosting bachelor parties. Have a blast, while competing to see who catches the biggest fish or most fish. Six hours is highly recommended to maximize your fishing adventure on Tampa Bay. This charter is ideal for avid anglers, and enthusiasts looking to hone their inshore angling skills. Experience fishing numerous grass flats, mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, creeks and back-bays. No matter the adventure you select, you'll have a great time fishing with Captain Wade! He provides premium spin, fly or plug fishing tackle such as G-Loomis, Penn, Sage and Tibor. Live-bait, flies, artificial lures, ice, bottled drinking water and sunscreen lotion is also provided. He will also fillet, bag, and ice your catch, should you decide to keep some fish for lunch or dinner! His 24' Sheaffer is an ideal boat for fishing this inshore environment and was refurbished in 2022 with brand-new electronics and motor. Get out there and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer! Afishionado, "Always an Adventure." Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Inshore Adventures

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
trip description for Tampa Bay Backcountry Trip in Ruskin

There's simply no better way to enjoy the water than a backcountry fishing trip with Captain T.J. He's fished the mangroves and around Tampa Bay for years, and you can be sure that he'll put you right where the fish are! This area provides the perfect habitat for several sportfish species, especially Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! These species are perfect inshore opponents that fight hard and love to bite on a range of lures and baits. There's nothing like pulling some big ol' Snook out of the mangrove roots, whether it's your first fish or your hundredth! In addition to these inshore species, on a six-hour trip you'll be able to take a crack at nearshore gamefish including Blacktips, Bull Sharks, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and more! Strap in, because these fish are a challenge for any angler. On this trip, you'll be taken care of aboard Captain T.J.'s 22' BullsBay bay boat (say that three times fast!). She's a beauty, and is equipped with a 200-HP Suzuki engine to take you "dock to dock" smoothly and comfortable. She also features a full kit of electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well for your bait. Captain T.J. will bring everything you need for a great day, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of sunglasses to help you spot fish. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Tampa Bay Backcountry Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for Night Trip - 22' Skeeter in St. Petersburg

On this nighttime adventure with Captain Roy, you can beat the heat and not have to worry about getting sunburnt while you wear out the fish. So, come aboard for the moonlight bite to target Snook, big Reds, Tarpon (when in season) sharks, and more. You will fish aboard his 22’ Skeeter powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. Captain Roy provides Eupro rods, Penn reels, and Spiderwire fishing line. You are also welcome to bring your own fly fishing equipment. While fishing inshore you can target a variety of species. Depending on the season you might reel in Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Sharks, and more. Captain Roy provides everything you will need for a successful day out on the water so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and beverages and maybe a headlamp, and Captain Roy will take care of the rest! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Night Trip - 22' Skeeter

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
trip description for Nighttime Shark Trip in Holmes Beach

Get out there and experience some hardcore nighttime fishing with Captain Taylor on this trip! This is a rare opportunity to hunt sharks in the dark, when their behavior changes and they become more aggressive. On this trip, you'll use a few different techniques to hook up Blacktip sharks, which are common in this area. Captain Taylor knows exactly where to go to find the big ones, and he'll put you right on 'em! You'll really practice your fish-fighting skills on this trip, and with some luck you'll come back with some great pictures, a personal best, and maybe dinner too! Because you're getting out over reefs and structure, be prepared to steam offshore for a while before you start hooking up. Once you get on the fish, Captain Taylor will have everything you need for a perfect night of fishing, including rods, reels, bait, and trolling gear. To maximize your time on the water, bring along weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, and a camera! No need for sunscreen on a night trip. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Nighttime Shark Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for St Pete Surf Fishing in St. Petersburg

The next step up from casting baits is deploying our biggest reels in search of much larger Sharks ranging from 6-12 feet Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St Pete Surf Fishing

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1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
trip description for Tampa Bay Big Fish Special in Holmes Beach

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. The majestic Tarpon has become the most sought-after game fish in Florida—especially between June and July. During this short window, these mammoth fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but in the spring and early summer, these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Joe, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and one of our top guides the Gulf Coast of Florida. You'll also have the chance to hook up Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks, Gag Grouper, and Snook, depending on your tackle and preferences. On the day of the trip, you'll set out aboard Captain Joe's 23' Ranger bay boat—a perfect vessel for fishing the Florida inshore. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need for a successful and comfortable trip, and a 300 HP Mercury to put you on the fish fast! Captain Joe will provide everything you need, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so that all you have to do is cast out, hook up, and then hold on for the fight of your life! To maximize your time on the water, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Any trip with Captain Joe is sure to be picture-worthy, and Tarpon are a particularly photogenic fish. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Tampa Bay Big Fish Special

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23 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Tampa blacktip shark fishing charter

What are the best blacktip shark fishing charters in Tampa?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 36 blacktip shark trips in Tampa, and the most popular trips in the area are Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures guided by Wade, Tampa Bay Fishing Classic guided by Christopher, and Tampa Bay Shark Fishing guided by Christopher.

Our guides in Tampa are rated a 4.91 out of 5 based on 2562 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Blacktip Shark charter include St. Petersburg, Ruskin and Clearwater.

Looking for kid friendly blacktip shark guides / fishing lessons in Tampa? Check out our beginner and family friendly blacktip shark guides in Tampa.

What types of blacktip shark fishing charters are common in Tampa?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for blacktip shark in Tampa as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Tampa are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and live bait fishing but heavy tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Tampa blacktip shark fishing charters cost?

for blacktip shark in Tampa prices can range anywhere from about $423 to $1,205, but the average price for a half day trip for blacktip shark in Tampa is $584. The average price for a full day trip for blacktip shark in Tampa is $1,006.

What month is best for blacktip shark fishing in Tampa?

The most popular season for blacktip shark fishing in Tampa is spring, and most anglers book their trips 9 days in advance.

Do I need a Tampa fishing license for blacktip shark and what are the bag limits for blacktip shark in Tampa?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Tampa don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Tampa.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Experience of a Lifetime! You know when you book an Air&BnB or an excursion and you have a slight apprehension due to the uncertainty of what the host guarantees? I will tell you this upfront, book with confidence. Let me explain… I’m going to do my best, but to capture the essence of what we experienced, in simple written word, is nearly an impossible task. Our guided fishing trip really started out like any other excursion. We met early morning, dockside at the “Bait House”. The host gave very clear and concise directions to our link up, what to expect and recommendations on what to bring along. The day before our trip, the staff reached out directly to ensure everyone was on the same page. We had (6) in our party. (3) adults and (3) kids. We packed our own lunches, drinks, adult beverages and snacks. This kept the guides fully engaged on fishing and not preoccupied preparing some spoiled kids’ lunch on the water. We also packed along warming layers and rain/wind gear. Our cadre of guides consisted of a captain/primary guide (Luke) and deckhand/assistant guide (Ben). Both were very cordial, professional and entertaining with their banter and dialogue. The boat was a 33’, fiberglass, Suzuki twin-engine, center console workhorse that appeared to be specifically designed for guided fishing. The live-well was fully packed with ice to preserve our harvested fish. (3) large bean bags were provided to lounge on while underway. The boat had been fitted with modern electronics for navigation, communication and fishing. Very nice, reliable, comfortable and safe vessel. Upon boarding we got a quick brief and were given ample storage space for all the gear we brought. This was key as everything must be stowed while underway. Our initial boat ride was 24 miles off the shore of Clearwater, FL. The ride was teeming with wildlife. As the sun came up, the city skyline disappeared into the horizon until you couldn’t see anything but ocean in every direction. It was magnificent. From start to finish, our guides were very organized on the boat. Gear, tackle, cabin, live bait, ect. all well organized and serviceable. As situations changed, they communicated clearly what they needed from us. Personnel management to balance the vessel and alleviate excessive listing, along with keeping the deck open to allow freedom of movement was well executed. The equipment provided was better than adequate. All of the gear was well maintained and prepped for use. From rigging and baiting to removing the fish and cleaning/prep, the guides handled every aspect of the equipment very well. My wife wanted to accomplish (2) things. She wanted to harvest fish for our family dinner that night, and catch the biggest fish. Both were achieved. We caught A LOT of fish. We began fishing for large Amber Jack, however the guide identified that the bite was slow so we shifted gears to catch our daily harvest. We slammed a bunch of amazing fish. Porgy, Hogfish, Red Snapper, Grunt and others. We also caught some fun interesting fish like: Lizard fish, Remora (suction cup fish) and blow fish. Some were even reused as bait for the huge Amber Jack we caught later in the day. After catching plenty of fish for dinner, we moved back to our original location for another run at the large Amber Jack (AJ); an artificial reef of an intentionally sunken ship. Fishing in about 80’ of water, we quickly hooked into our first AJ. After locating the targeted species, the guides quickly switched gears in an epic display of professionalism and mastery of their craft in order to draw out the largest AJs. The communication between the guides and their actions was impeccable. One man on the rod, the other in full support. As the guide asked for a certain type/color of bait fish, the other pulled it from the livewell and began to toss the same baitfish overboard. When that particular bait was unsuccessful, they moved onto another type. This was system repeated several times until they found the right bait. It was really cool to see. Very fast, deliberate and accurate fishing. Once we had the right bait, it was like the AJs were “switched on”. Shortly we were pulling monster AJs in the boat. Huge fish the size of both of a grown man’s legs. After an exciting run of pulling in several huge AJs, we were down to our last baitfish. What I’m about to tell you just can’t really capture how awesome this last cast truly was. Now, earlier in the day we had an AJ get bit by a shark. We got it in the boat and it had some teeth marks and a gushing blood. It was crazy cool. However, this last cast set into motion a series of events that we’ll certainly remember for the rest of our lives. The line was cast and immediately hooked up. My wife was fighting this monster AJ (Yes, the biggest fish of the day) for several minutes. As the AJ was retrieved and became closer to the boat (so close we could see it) two HUGE sharks swam right to it taking a gigantic bite out of the AJ. When I say “bite” I mean a literal shark-head-shaped-bite. A cartoonish bite. Like, imagine what you would see on a Saturday morning cartoon. The bite was so clean and the exact round shape of the jaws of a shark. It was remarkable. As it got up to the boat, guide Ben (in an epic display of reluctant courage mind you) reached down and pulled up this AJ. Even the pictures just don’t do this experience justice. My wife, grabbed this fish holding it right in the bitten area like a savage. She was so excited! We were all excited. As we unhooked the AJ, the guides tossed it back out and a full-on shark feeding frenzy erupted. Multiple sharks attacking this AJ in just the most amazingly violent display. This was straight up, no BS, some National Geographic sh!t. When the AJ was pulled in, nothing remained but a huge sardine head. The Gulf gave us a show we’ll never forget and it was all due to the expertise, fast thinking and relentless efforts of our guides. As if our experience wasn’t enough, our ride back was filled with dolphins, sea turtles and a host of other incredible wildlife. The guides cleaned and prepared all of our harvested fish. They even labeled them by name so we knew what types they were. Our family loves the outdoors, and we have a saying when we venture out, “Don’t expect anything”. The fishing trip that day took everyone by surprise as to how incredible it unfolded. If you are looking for an amazing experience on the water, book with confidence because we had the experience of a lifetime.

    Yuliya H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Although it was a slow day of fishing Captain Robbie worked his butt off to find us some speckled trout to eat and lady fish for fun. I highly recommend Captain Robbie to anyone who wants a guide with local knowledge of the area and knows where the best fishing spots are!

    Paul P. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris did a great job putting us on the fish. He toikbus to all the hot spots and gave us 4 hours of action packed fishing. Me and my son enjoyed fresh fish immediately after our trip. Great time!

    John C. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Luke and Skye did a great job with us. We hope to do it again!! Well worth the money!!

    Dawn G. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great afternoon of fishing with Captain Wade in Tampa Bay; catching snook and redfish. Wade knows the bay well and he put us in the right spot for the conditions. We were originally scheduled for a Sunday morning trip but when the weather was not looking favorable, he offered to put in an extra long day and take us on Saturday afternoon. He works well with all skill levels and I highly recommend him for your next fishing trip!

    Ben R. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a great Captain! Great boat! Easy going and just what we wanted! Can't say enough about a Captain that puts you on a 26 inch trout!! Can you say gator! Thanks for a great day!

    Bill M. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We really enjoyed our trip with Capt. Robert. The boat was well maintained and the rods were smooth. He was a pleasure to spend the day with and I would have no hesitation to recommend him to anyone looking for a guide. He was friendly, helpful, patient and knowledgeable about the local area and the how's and where's to put fish in the boat. My wife caught her pb trout on this trip and I almost broke mine. He started as our Captain and finished as our friend. When we come back down, there is no need to look for another Capt., we already found the best.

    Bill M. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We slayed em. Had our limit in trout plus one pompano in an hour. Sport fished for the rest of the time and caught about 50 more large trout. Great trip!!!

    with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Wade was great! We were a bit late getting to the dock due to downtown traffic and we still went out on the water and had a good time. We caught some trout and sheepshead and so many lady fish! He was very informative on techniques and areas to fish. He kept the ride smooth and it was just a beautiful day on the water. So much wildlife out there, dolphins, ducks, pelicans and much more! Thank you for a great day on the water!

    Ashley R. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Super cool and nice had a great time.

    Danyel M. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Cpt Brad and Luke made this trip awesome. We caught everything we said we would catch. Even though the AJs were out of season, I had an incredible fight on a solid 42 inches. Damn good charter. Highly recommend. Salute cap! 🫡

    Austin A. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Caught lots of fish. Great communication before and during trip. Lots of fun. Will book with him again.

    Lannie C. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Caught lots of fish. Great communication before and during trip. Super fun time. Will book from again.

    Lannie C. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was enjoyable

    Keith M. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Chris is a real bad ass, he is very professional and knows his stuff! Boat very clean and fishing rods are nice!

    Kamal S. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was an absolute blast to be with. He made our trip very special as I decided to propose to my fiancé on his boat. He also has a lot of insight of the fish in the area and even if it’s not the season for the fish he will do his best to try and catch what ever you are looking for. 10/10 would recommend and we will be booking another fishing trip with him again!

    Nicolas P. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Next time I will catch fish.

    Quan N. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome morning with our terrific guide. Could not have been better. Thanks.

    Chip B. with Andrew C. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    MY SON HAD THE TIME OF HIS LIFE

    Ron L. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Robbie was nice & took us to a ton of different spots. Had a good time

    Clay E. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

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