Shark fishing in Florida is one of our most popular charter trips right now, with families, friends and expert anglers all desperate to get their hands on an epic catch.Details
Welcome to YACHTFISH
The Tampa Bay area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach and Clearwater, Florida and is the year-round home to one of the best inshore and deep-sea fishing destinations in the country. The 3,190-acre Weedon Island preserve on the west side of Tampa Bay is an aquatic upland ecosystem supporting a diverse population of bird rookeries and animals. It also happens to be the spawning grounds for many of the fish found in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether you’re looking for Tampa Bay, Clearwater , St. Pete Beach or St. Petersburg Fishing Charters, YACHTFISH has you covered for inshore and deep-sea fishing options. You’ll find snook, redfish, trout, mackerel, snapper, flounder, cobia, tarpon, tuna, amberjack, grouper, kingfish, wahoo, mahi and more. With over 25 years of experience and the equipment to get you on the fish fast, your YACHTFISH team guarantees an incredible experience and fish every time.
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Two Convenient Locations to Better Serve You
Located at the
St Petersburg Municipal Marina
YACHTFISH Fishing Charters is perfectly located at the downtown St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, which is smack dab in the middle of the Tampa Bay area on the west coast of Florida. No matter which direction you take from the marina for your private inshore or deep-sea fishing charter, you’ll be surrounded by some of the top fishing spots in Florida and great scenery.
When you leave the marina, you will have a chance to see the famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Fort Desoto Park, Weedon Island Preserve and Egmont Key. If you’re lucky, you will also enjoy the pods of dolphin, manatees and other wildlife indigenous to the area.
As a bonus, you will be able to visit some of the famous landmarks and attractions from your pick-up point at the marina. The new St. Petersburg Pier, Straub Park, Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History and the Vinoy Hotel & Vinoy Park are within sight and walking distance. The waterfront is full of shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro is right next to YACHTFISH in the marina and caters to YACHTFISH Guests by cooking their catch and providing a relaxing waterside venue after a successful day fishing.
If you’re in the mood for more fun before or after your Tampa Bay fishing charter, try an excursion to The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa for a little excitement. If beautiful beaches are more your style, Clearwater beach and St. Pete beach are consistently ranked as two of the top-rated beaches in the country. The popular TradeWinds Island Grand Resort and legendary Don CeSar Hotel, both located on the soft white sands of award-winning St. Pete Beach, are only 10-15 minutes from the Marina.
Tampa International Airport and the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are minutes away and serve the area with ease of access and excellent travel options.
If you live in, or are visiting the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater area, you’ve come to the right place for the best fishing charters near you. YACHTFISH is the top-rated fishing charter company in the area with a fleet of boats to meet any angler’s demands and the reviews to prove it. With quick access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, you will put plenty of fish in the boat every time. We guarantee it!
Located at the
Sea Critters Cafe in St Pete Beach
YACHTFISH Fishing Charters in St Pete Beach is conveniently located at the Sea Critters Cafe on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, offering quick access to unbelievable year-round inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing spots. Whether you go north and fish the Gulf beaches and inshore bays of Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Indian Shores, and Indian Rocks Beach, or travel south to visit the fishing hot spots of Pass-a-Grille Beach, Fort Desoto Park, and Egmont Key, we have you covered. Your private YACHTFISH St. Pete Beach fishing charter will be one to remember with line screaming off your reel and guaranteed fish every time. Upon returning to port, your tournament-winning YACHTFISH Captain will be cleaning your fish while Sea Critters Cafe prepares your feast anyway you like. Now that’s a fresh catch!
If you’re looking for activities to enjoy before or after your St. Pete Beach fishing charter, you’re in luck. Not only is St. Pete Beach a perennial award-winning beach, but there are numerous activities in and around St. Pete Beach to experience. The Shell Key Shuttle eco-tour to unspoiled Shell Key, a small barrier island just south of Pass-a-Grille, is only a 10-minute boat ride. Shell Key provides some of the best shelling & birding on the Gulf Coast along with sunbathing, swimming and dolphin watching. Shell Key kayak tours are also a good bet for exploring the surrounding area. For a little history of the local beaches, visit the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum in the National Historic District of Pass-a-Grille. If you’re up for a little shopping, visit John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk in nearby Madeira Beach. And don’t forget about the world-famous Don CeSar hotel for a few nights, or simply a sunset, dinner, and drinks on beautiful St. Pete Beach.
Tampa International Airport and the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are a short ride away and serve the area with excellent travel options.
If you live in, or are visiting St Pete Beach, you’ve come to the right place for the best St Pete Beach fishing charters near you. YACHTFISH is the top-rated fishing charter company in the area with a fleet of boats to meet any angler’s demands and the reviews to prove it. With quick access to the Intracoastal Waterway, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll put fish in the cooler every time. We guarantee it!
YACHTFISH Fishing Reports
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Don’t make the mistake of putting your fishing gear away this November because the fall redfish bite is hot on our inshore fishing trips around St. Petersburg!Details
Red Snapper season in Florida is reopening October 15th and our Deep-sea Fishing charters will be back out on the Gulf hunting for these truly delicious fish.Details
Looking for things to do in St Pete Beach during the COVID pandemic is tiring and frustrating. From social restrictions to mask-wearing and the stress of asking if you’re being safe and responsible, we all just wish it would end.Details
The moment anglers have been waiting for, Tarpon fishing season in Florida is here! Tarpon are one of the most fun fish to catch in our waters. We’ve already got our hands on some surprisingly big catches in early May and they keep coming. Are you ready? In short: Tarpon are everywhere. So if you…Details
As the ‘normal’ world is continuously disrupted, fishing is still continuing as usual and has become an escape from the pandemic. We’re proud to say our fishing charters in Florida have been helping many people find some peace of mind, vitamin D and fun during COVID, and safely. Here’s how: Find Peace of Mind During…Details
Updated: 9/14/2021 As water temperatures begin to drop, action-packed Kingfish runs are being found in St Pete Beach, Florida. As Kingfish migrate, we’re finding large groups of them, providing nonstop action and multiple hook-ups! St Pete Beach Kingfish Report Out on our St Pete Beach fishing charters recently, we’ve seen large migrations of Kingfish as…Details
2021 is here and St. Pete Beach’s waters are alive! Despite what many people say, we love winter fishing in St. Pete Beach because we catch a lot of fish! Here’s what you can catch in January and February in St Pete Beach: Red Grouper Is Hot in St. Pete Beach As usual in January,…Details
We’ve recently been out deep sea fishing and filling our coolers with loads of trophy-sized Grouper and Snapper! These big beasts are hungry and biting, giving the Guests on our deep sea fishing charters memories that last a lifetime.Details
Fishing in St Pete Beach during fall offers some of the best opportunities for fishing charters in Florida. As the hours of darkness increase, fish are triggered into preparing for the colder months ahead. Fish begin to feed more heavily, which is great news for anglers as fish lower their guard for extra food. We’re…Details
As winter approaches and temperatures drop, massive migrations of Gag Grouper are heading for the warmer protection around St. Pete Beach. We are already seeing groups of them on our fishing charters as we post this. Gag Grouper are great fun to catch and easier than you think. Here are some pro tips: Catching Gag…Details
The highly anticipated 2021 red snapper season will be open from June 1st through August 2nd and our new boat is primed and ready!Details