From the thrill of reeling in a feisty shark, to the action-packed adventure of filling your cooler full of fresh, delicious meat, Poseidon Charters has a fishing charter for everyone! But with so many varying options to choose from, how do you pick the right fishing charter experience for you, your family, or group of friends? Let’s explore the waters and aquatic biodiversity of Tampa Bay so that you have a better understanding of what we offer and why it is one of the top fishing destinations in the United States.
If you are looking for an action-packed day with the chance to fill your cooler with delicious meat, then look no further than our inshore and flats fishing charters! The shoreline of the bay contains mangroves and shallow flats, which serve as prime habitats for most popular saltwater inshore fish species. Our captains love to catch Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and more in these pristine waters. These charters are great for all ages and experience levels, so if you are looking for something your whole family can enjoy, inshore and flats fishing are the perfect charter options for you!
As you travel farther out into Tampa Bay, the water gets deeper and the fish get bigger! The bay is an active shark nursery for species such as Blacktips, Hammerheads, Nurse, and Bull sharks during the late summer and fall months when the water is consistently warm. However, shark fishing charters are successful year round because the bay also acts as the feeding grounds for these toothy critters! If you are an adrenaline junky or want to test your strength, then our shark charters are sure to be your most memorable day on the water!
If you are an angler looking to check an experience off your bucket list, then look no further than our Tarpon and Goliath Grouper charters! Both of these fish are rare to catch for their own reasons, and both will leave you wanting one more fight. The Goliath Grouper is the largest grouper species in the western hemisphere and it truly feels like you’ve hooked up to a bus when you’re trying to reel one in! On the other hand, Tarpon, or the “Silver Giants”, are so elusive that you could be dangling bait right in front of them and they wouldn’t bite! But once you’re hooked, they will test your muscles from beginning to end. Jump in the water once you’ve caught either of these fish for that picture of a lifetime!
After you’ve explored Tampa Bay and you’re ready to venture a little further, head out into the vast waters of the Gulf of Mexico on our offshore fishing charter. You’ll be met with incredible game fish that are ready to bite, such as Hogfish, Snapper, Bonita, and even the elusive Kingfish. This offshore fishery is so diverse that the novices to the pros are sure to have a blast. Offshore fishing can be a bit of a waiting game, though, so don’t forget to bring some patience along with those muscles!