St. Petersburg Fishing Charter Celebrates 20 Years of Business

St. Petersburg Fishing Charter Celebrates 20 Years of Business

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YACHTFISH Fishing Charters celebrates 20 years of successful Fishing Charters in St. Pete Beach and helping the St. Petersburg community.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL September. 15, 2023 – YACHTFISH Fishing Charters is celebrating 20 years of exhilarating and successful private St. Petersburg Fishing Charters. After two decades on the water, it has become a go-to bucket list experience for tourists and locals and a proud leader of the St. Pete Beach fishing community.

The Pride Of St. Pete Beach

Founded by Captain Matt Douglas (who personally has over 30 years of fishing experience and numerous tournament victories), YACHTFISH Fishing Charters has spent tens of thousands of hours deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and inshore fishing in and around St. Petersburg, while serving people of all ages and skills. On any day of the week, you can expect to see Captain Douglas and his team guiding families, groups of friends or expert anglers to unforgettable experiences on 4, 6 or 8 hour trips.

From heart-pounding experiences to gentle beginner trips, YACHTFISH Fishing Charters has made the most of Florida’s marine life over the past 20 years. Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Grouper, Kingfish, Wahoo, Amberjack, Pompano, Snapper, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Cobia and Sharks are caught every year; allowing customers to go home with either a delicious fresh fish or a photograph to last the ages.

Promoting Care For Local Life

YACHTFISH Fishing Charters has become a welcome place for new anglers and children to try fishing for the first time. Using his experience with the local waters, Douglas has educated hundreds of young people and beginners on fishing, the importance of caring for local marine life and how to fish responsibly.

These experiences are also fantastic opportunities for team-building and bonding. YACHTFISH Fishing Charters regularly hosts groups of friends and families who enjoy quality time together, focusing on a collective goal. The charters are private, so customers are the sole focus of the adventure.

YACHTFISH Fishing Charters has also had a positive impact on the St. Pete Beach community, bringing regular customers to nearby restaurants (with their fresh catches) and providing tourists with a special look at life in Pinellas County. During post-hurricane seasons, YACHTFISH Fishing Charters is also proud to have continued its work and showed the community could fight back in style.

State Of The Art Equipment

YACHTFISH Fishing Charters deep-sea St. Petersburg Fishing Charters are performed on a state-of-the-art 32-foot SeaVee Center Console, featuring equipment for all fishing techniques. The vessel is the perfect blend of comfort and performance. Along with the fleet of 3 Avenger boats equipped for inshore and nearshore fishing, the options are very impressive.

Expanding Services

YACHTFISH Fishing Charters doesn’t stop there. In recent years it has explored various non-fishing tour types, such as dolphin tours, manatee tours and booze cruises. These have become a local favorite in St. Petersburg for spring break parties, romantic nights and birthday parties.

Guaranteed Catch Every Time

To celebrate 20 years on the water, YACHTFISH Fishing Charters is welcoming new customers to trips that always guarantee a catch! Customers are urged to book in advance to avoid missing out during peak season. September is the peak season for Gag Grouper and provides the perfect opportunity for multi-hour deep-sea fishing experiences!

YACHTFISH Fishing Charters has a 4.9 Google review rating.

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Matt Douglas

Matt Douglas

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.
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Great Day on water with Scott Edwards with Yachtfish group…very professional…Fun…and Productive!
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Took a trip with Capt. Nick. He put us on the fish quick. What a great day. Awesome boat, crew, and gear. Would definitely recommend YachtFish to anyone. Thanks again guys !!!
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We fished with Captain John aboard a 27ft Avenger. The boat was very clean, room enough for five, and the equipment was very good. Captain put us on fish early with a good variety too. We caught mackerel, mangrove snapper and several other species. Even the lady fish were fun... read more
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Coordination and booking was a breeze for, and our client had an amazing time on their private charters!
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The fishing trip with YACHTFISH was seriously epic and totally worth every penny. Captain Patrick and Sam were like machines, working hard to get us hooked onto some big fish. And let me tell you, we caught tons of them! It was an absolute blast reeling in all those fish.... read more
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