St Petersburg Fishing Charters
Are you ready to take your St Petersburg Fishing Charters to the next level?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are YACHTFISH, and we are your premier source for St. Petersburg Fishing Charters. Whether you’re looking for a four hour Inshore Fishing Charter or an all-day eight-hour Deep Sea Fishing excursion, YACHTFISH has you covered. No other company provides a fishing charter experience like YACHTFISH. With over 30 years experience, we guarantee you’ll catch fish every time.
What is Fishing Like in St. Petersburg?
Fishing is a huge part of the St. Petersburg community and economy. It is widely considered one of the best places to catch fish in Florida. You can catch fish all around St. Petersburg year-round, including from piers, but private fishing charters are the ultimate experience.
By nature, the topography of St. Petersburg allows for great inshore fishing with the nearby small islands providing lots of hiding spots for fish. Snook, Redfish and Snapper are all great fun and commonly found around the beaches and bays.
The peak of St. Petersburg fishing comes from the ‘Silver Kings’, Tarpon. St. Petersburg is considered the best place in the world for catching these shimmering beauties and every summer they visit St. Pete Beach areas.
FAQs for St. Petersburg Fishing Charters
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- Certified, experienced Captain Matt Douglas.
- State-of-the-art 32-foot SeaVee Center Console, featuring equipment for all fishing techniques.
- Cooler for any snacks and drinks you bring
- Bait (including live shrimp)
- Rod and reel setup
- Ice for your catches
- Fileting of your fish at the docks
- Waterproof bag or backpack for your items
- Sun protection
- Suitable footwear (non-skid rubber sole shoes are recommended)
- Snacks and drinks
- Waterproof windbreaker for possible rain and cool mornings
- Sunscreen and lip balm that protect from UVA and UVB rays
- Seasickness medication if you’re prone to seasickness
- Swimsuit, if you want to swim
Which Type of St. Petersburg Fishing Charter Should I Go On?
We offer two types of St. Petersburg Fishing Charters: Inshore and Deep Sea.
St Petersburg Inshore Fishing Charters
If you’re looking for an action-packed day on the water, let YACHTFISH take you on the ultimate St. Petersburg Inshore Fishing Charter.
St. Petersburg is the year round home to one of the best light tackle fishing destinations in the country. The sub-tropical climate and miles of unspoiled mangrove estuaries and wetlands provide optimal breeding grounds for Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Trout, Cobia and more. 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’s also the spawning grounds for many of the inshore species of fish found in Tampa Bay. Mackerel, Kingfish, Grouper and Tarpon also move into the bay from the Gulf of Mexico and can be found around shipping channels, artificial reefs and deeper water. St. Petersburg is world renown for Tarpon fishing in the spring and summer.
Our heart-pounding Inshore fishing charters are all about fast action-packed fights with fish that stay close to the beaches and docks of St. Petersburg.
We’ll take you to the best local hotspots to find the species of your choice, such as leaping Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Redfish and Kingfish. These trips are unforgettable experiences for calmer waters, adrenaline rushes and getting up close to stunning fish!
Our inshore fishing charters from St. Petersburg are perfect for:
- Action-packed experiences
- Shorter trips
- Beginners and children
St Petersburg Deep Sea Fishing Charters
When you want the best St. Petersburg Deep Sea Fishing Charter experience, you want YACHTFISH.
The Gulf of Mexico is renowned for its wide variety of fishing options such as Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, Amberjack, Pompano, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Hog Snapper and Tuna. Swordfish, Sailfish and Marlin can also be found in the deeper waters. The YACHTFISH crew has meticulously recorded hundreds of secret spots over 30 years of deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. In other words, we have finding fish down to a science. When you choose our fishing charters, you will fish reefs, wrecks, hard bottom and more until you get your fill. The sound of a line screaming off your reel will be music to your ears.
Our awe-inspiring Deep Sea fishing charters will take you out at least 20 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, where we’ll catch some true trophy-sized beasts!
These thrilling, multi-hour adventures are the ultimate way to experience fishing charters in St. Petersburg, with countless surprises in store. We can take you to species-specific hotspots, but we’ll also make a bunch of unpredictable catches such as – Wahoo, Swordfish, Dolphin, huge Gag Groupers, big Sharks, Tarpon, Sailfish, Marlin and the giant Goliath Grouper.
Our deep-sea fishing charters are perfect for:
- Long, multi-hour experiences.
- Experiencing nature in a unique way.
- Catching BIG fish.
- Bonding experiences and teamwork
- Testing your fishing skills to the max!
Fish You’ll Catch on Our St. Petersburg Fishing Charters
We can go after your desired species of choice, taking you to the best hotspots. But we also will hook other fish. We regularly catch: Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Tuna, Mahi, Shark and many more!
We are THE TOP RATED Fishing Charter!
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Customers Choose us Time After Time
Take the first step towards experiencing St. Petersburg Fishing Charters of a lifetime by booking your trip with YACHTFISH today. CALL or TEXT (727) 433-4200 now!
Why choose YACHTFISH for your St. Petersburg Fishing Charters?
At YACHTFISH, we know there are many other companies you could consider for your St. Petersburg Fishing Charters, but if you want the best, the decision is easy. Not only does our knowledgeable crew have over 30 years of experience in providing fishing adventures, we also offer a fleet of top-tier boats, state-of-the-art equipment, high-quality electronics and a dedication to providing you with the trip of your dreams. We’ll customize a St. Petersburg Fishing Charter just for you!
Book your St. Petersburg Fishing Charters with YACHTFISH!
Don’t waste your time or money on any other St. Petersburg Fishing Charters. Have the fishing experience you’ve always wanted with YACHTFISH. Our fishing trips are perfect for fishermen and women of all skill levels, and with YACHTFISH, you’re guaranteed to catch fish every time!
The YACHTFISH Fleet
Enjoy your St. Petersburg Fishing Charters in style. YACHTFISH only has newer model vessels equipped with state-of-the-art safety equipment, electronics, and fishing gear. The fleet is updated every few years and we maintain our equipment to be in “like new” condition.
Inshore and Near-Shore Equipment: The three Avenger custom 25 bay boats with 300 horsepower each will skip across the flats effortlessly and handle choppy deeper water with ease. They are the perfect boat that is designed for inshore and near-shore charters.
Deep-Sea Equipment: The Invincible custom 33 is powered by twin 300 Yamaha four stroke engines and has all the extras for serious deep-sea fishing. The Sea Vee 32 is a diesel workhorse for offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and has an extremely smooth ride due to the location of the inboard engine. The CABO 40 Express is powered with twin 800 Mann diesels and boasts a 15′ 9″ beam with plenty of comfortable seating and all the comforts of home in the air-conditioned cabin. All three boats will provide the speed, reliability, comfort, and safety needed to get deep-sea fishing quickly and back to port safely with your boatload of fish.
30 Years Experience
Captain Matt is a Tampa Bay native with over 30 years of experience. He is a premier guide who is locally known for being an expert on the patterns and habits of all the local game fish including snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon. Embarking on Inshore or Deep Sea fishing adventures with Captain Matt guarantees an unforgettable, action-packed time on the water.
Tarpon Season Is Insane!
Tampa Bay Flats Fishing
We will customize a charter fishing trip just for you! Whether it’s hardcore fishing, breaking up the day with waterside dining, or exploring Egmont Key and Fort Desoto, we can do it.
Below are the base rates for our daily Inshore Fishing Charters. Deep Sea Fishing Charters are priced individually. Please review the frequently asked questions and let us know if you have any more. Reserve your fishing trip today!
2 hour 1/4 day trip
4 hour 1/2 day trip
6 hour 3/4 day trip
8 hour full day trip
- Rates are for up to 2 people and $50 for each additional person
- A 4% convenience fee will be applied to all credit/debit transactions.
- ☺Gratuity is not included