Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing: Unique Ecosystem Exploration
4 Ratings
Experience the unique ecosystem of Tampa Bay while exploring the backwaters and enjoying great fishing opportunities. Discover a diverse range of fish species and enjoy the beauty of the barrier islands and backcountry waters. Combine your fishing trip with a visit to Busch Gardens or Big Cat Rescue for a complete Tampa experience!
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Tampa - Visiting or staying in Tampa, fantastic we’re only 15 minutes from wherever life has taken you. Let’s go fishing and boating!
  • Gandy Boat Ramp - Your local Tampa charter captain will meet you at Gandy boat ramp by the docks. There is ample parking with restrooms.
    Your captain will help you board and go over the days itinerary with you.
    When your trip duration is over, the captain will bring you back to the same departure location.

Based on the length of your trip and season, we may go by the following locations.

  • Old Tampa Bay - We launch into Old Tampa Bay, a side cove of the main Tampa Bay. Spawning time and during cycles of species during the season this bay is a great place to fish.
  • Tampa Bay - From Old Tampa Bay we enter into the main Tampa Bay. This is the main flow of water that dumps into the Gulf of Mexico. The bay is spectacular to fish as many species of fish migrate here from the Ocean.
  • Skyway Fishing Pier State Park - On our way out of the Tampa Bay on the right is the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. A very popular local fishing spot for land anglers.
  • Fort De Soto Park - A popular state park again on our right, which has campgrounds, camping store, including a welcome center which we can access from waters edge if desired.
  • Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge - If we continue, we run through Passage Key Inlet. A popular inlet during the Tarpon season.
What's Included
  • Bottled water included
  • All fishing and safety equipment provided
  • Fishing licenses covered
  • Expert guide and boat included
  • Access to local bathroom and marina facilities
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • On-Board Restrooms
  • Sun Protection, T-Top or Shaded Cover
Additional Information

Discover and delve into the backwaters of Hillsborough and Tampa Bay! You’re always just a brief journey and a boat trip away from fantastic fishing in the Tampa Bay Inlet. Experience the thrill of casting a line in one of Florida’s most famous cities, featuring a distinct ecosystem in the heart of its downtown. Fishing is superb throughout the year, with an incredible variety of nearshore, flats and backcountry fishing opportunities. Depending on the season, you might catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Sheepshead, Cobia, Drum, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, or Sharks.

Even on breezy days, the Bay provides ample fishing spots. Fish off the many barrier islands or across hundreds of miles of backcountry water shoreline for a truly memorable encounter, not just another fishing expedition.

Those who have relished our Tampa Florida fishing charters also spent a wonderful day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or at the Big Cat Rescue. Tampa has a myriad of experiences to offer, and we’re excited to share them all with you!

Gandy Boat Ramp
West Gandy Boulevard
Your local Tampa charter captain will meet you at the Gandy boat ramp by the docks. There is ample parking with restrooms. Your captain will help you board and go over the days itinerary with you.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(4 Ratings)
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Jul 30, 2023
Fishing trip - Great experience, my family had fun so I’m happy. Captain was very friendly and helpful. Great for beginners or expert fishermen.
Review provided by Viator
May 29, 2022
Great experience - Nick was great, very helpful and patient. I would definitely do this tour again and certainly recommend our captain
Review provided by Viator
Feb 20, 2022
Peter trip - Great trip caught a ton of fish! Wonderful guide! Nailed some big fish. Give nick a call he will put you on the fish!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 27, 2020
Tampa has a lot to offer! - We decided on a last-minute fishing trip. Choose Tampa Florida Fishing because they had an online booking and we were doing this last-minute late at night. We arrived, the Captain was waiting and did a great job of putting us on the fish. Caught many good fish and was very knowledgeable about the local area and offered up several suggestions. Highly suggest, will use them on the next trip to Tampa!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
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up to 4 guests
June 2024