Tampa & Clearwater Fishing Rates

Not all charter boats in our area operate on the high level of ethics that we do. It is important to know before you book:

Capt. Woody

As a FULL-TIME Professional Fishing Guide and Charter Boat Captain (one of very few in area); I have fished for over 50 years and spend an average of 200 days a year on the water. As a Full-Time Professional I’ve grounded my business on the highest level of “Excellent Customer Service, referrals and return business. So, if you’re looking for WORLD CLASS and MEMORABLE fishing adventures; you will not be disappointed in my determination to make each trip an enjoyable and entertaining experience.

  • Unlike so many guides in the area that are part-time captains with primary employment and benefits in another field. I do not have the distractions of another job and make my living and support my family solely from charter fishing. Time on the water, is what allows him to know exactly where the fish are biting.
  • I’m the owner and operator of my guide service and in all cases you will speak directly with me when booking your charter. I’m not a booking service that, simply inflates the charter price,  and puts you on any boat with an inexperienced, part-time or unseasoned captain and takes a cut of the money. You will be fishing with me.
  • I’m always hearing awful stories about other guides who get mad at the first lost fish or tangled line. We don’t fish like that; my charter are designed to be fun easy-going and if you need help you’ll get it. I use a straight forward approach, all you have to do is listen and learn. Soon you will experience the thrill of a lifetime… catching fish.
  • When you reserve a charter with me and the weather prevents us from safely enjoying a day on the water, your deposit is 100% refundable. Beware that many local guides try taking you out in unsafe weather conditions. I want you to enjoy the beautiful weather as well as the fishing that our area offers and I will not jeopardize your safety for any reason.
  • To introduce our future anglers to the best sport in the world, I offer charters specifically tailored to children and take pride in keeping children engaged throughout the trip. I would be honored to put your child on the fish of a lifetime.

In building my fishing guide business over the past 20 years I’ve discovered that customers remember good customer service much longer than they remember price. So, if you’re shopping price; you might save $25 bucks by hiring a less experienced part-time guide. However, you might also sacrifice customer service, safety, and professionalism, not to mention fishing knowledge, comfort, equipment and overall attention to detail. My charter rates below are competitive with other full-time professionals in the area.

1/2 Day (4 Hours)
3/4 Day (6 Hours)
1 to 2 People – $400

$50 per person up to 4 people

1 to 4 People – $600
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Don’t leave your fishing adventure to chance, only to have it turn into a bad day on the water. Sadly, many of our competitors don’t always practice customer service and put their clients first, which led to many or our current customers to choosing me instead of returning to other local services. I’m very enthusiastic about my guide service and strive to exceed all expectations from the moment we meet to the end of your charter and my personal service doesn’t stop there.

Important Charter Information

  • An important part of each charter ensures that I provide you with a courteous, professional, enjoyable and memorable fishing experience. As a result if you require access facilities, have special needs or want to target a specific fish let me know. Remember, you normally catch more fish if you go after what is biting. So, to help make your trip a success, please communicate your wishes and needs prior to the trip. Please do not wear shoes with marking soles.
  • Starting times may differ depending on the time of year. Normally, from March through October charters start between 7 AM and 8 AM and during the winter between 8 AM and 8:30 AM. Live bait charters require that I get bait ahead of time so if I’m not at the dock exactly at the designated pick-up time don’t worry I’m still getting bait and will be there shortly.
  • Bring hats, sunglasses (preferably polarized), camera, and whatever you want to eat or drink. I will have an ice chest with ice onboard for you to use. Don’t forget your sunblock but (please do not bring sunblock in the pump or pressurized containers the overspray creates a slip hazard when it get on the deck), I furnish everything else. You might want to bring a light jacket or wind breaker for the morning ride. “No Hard Alcohol”
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