About my Fishing Charter Rates:

My charter rates reflect the Tampa Bay area standard for top-quality professional FULL-TIME fishing guides. I’ve fished these waters since 1979 and have made my living exclusively from guiding professionally since 1997. This time spent on the water has given me a solid understanding of tidal conditions and yearly fish patterns which in turn, enables me to give my customers a superior fishing experience.

Do not be undersold by fledgling third party booking agents and discounted guide services using gimmicks, lack experience, operate inferior vessels and provide subpar equipment. Also, be skeptical of guides who don’t post their rates, but ask you to call for their rates or so-called specials, only to give you the run-around. In this industry, you definitely get what you pay for.

Surprisingly, I’m often asked by customers as we’re leaving the dock, “how long have you been guiding?” “Two days,” I jokingly reply! You wouldn’t have elective surgery before checking the credentials of your surgeon, would you? A lot more can be learned about your potential captain’s creditability from the content of their website, than a few reviews on the internet. Think about that for a moment.

All charters are based on a flat rate depending on the number of people in your party and include fishing licenses, bait, tackle, bottled water and ice. I also fillet, bag and ice the fish, should you decide to keep some for dinner.

Gift certificates available for all occasions

Gift certificates available for all occasions

Inshore Rates:

Private, corporate and tournament rates for snook, redfish, trout, cobia, shark, Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper aboard “Afishionado,” my custom 24′ Sheaffer boat.

  • 1-2 People
  • 4 Hours – $400
  • 6 Hours – $550
  • 8 Hours – $750
  • 3 People
  • 4 Hours – $450
  • 6 Hours – $600
  • 8 Hours – $800
  • 4 People
  • 4 Hours – $500
  • 6 Hours – $650
  • 8 Hours – $850
  • 5 People
  • 4 Hours – $550
  • 6 Hours – $700
  • 8 Hours – $900
  • 6 People
  • 4 Hours – $600
  • 6 Hours – $750
  • 8 Hours – $950

Tarpon Rates:

Tarpon fishing require expertise and is a specialty with Afishionado Guide Services.

  • 1-2 People
  • 4 Hours – $500
  • 6 Hours – $600
  • 8 Hours – $800
  • 3 People
  • 4 Hours – $550
  • 6 Hours – $650
  • 8 Hours – $850
  • 4 People
  • 4 Hours – $600
  • 6 Hours – $700
  • 8 Hours – $900
  • 5 People
  • 4 Hours – $650
  • 6 Hours – $750
  • 8 Hours – $950
  • 6 People
  • 4 Hours – $700
  • 6 Hours – $800
  • 8 Hours – $1,000

King Mackerel Rates:

Afishionado Guide Services targets kingfish during the spring and fall migration run.

  • 1-2 People
  • 4 Hours – $450
  • 6 Hours – $600
  • 8 Hours – $800
  • 3 People
  • 4 Hours – $500
  • 6 Hours – $650
  • 8 Hours – $850
  • 4 People
  • 4 Hours – $550
  • 6 Hours – $700
  • 8 Hours – $900
  • 5 People
  • 4 Hours – $600
  • 6 Hours – $750
  • 8 Hours – $950
  • 6 People
  • 4 Hours – $650
  • 6 Hours – $800
  • 8 Hours – $1,000

Charter Deposits:

Afishionado Guide Services accepts all major credit cards or cash. A 50% deposit is required for reservations. Once your reservation is made, you will receive a receipt and an email confirmation with your charter date, boat ramp address and a quick MapQuest link to your departure location.

Be leery of booking with fishing guides who don’t require a deposit or say they do and don’t run your card. Doing so, doesn’t insure that you have a firm commitment or they will even show up. Believe me, I hear horror stories all the time about how unknowing consumers have had their charter canceled the night before or worse, left standing at the dock.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations made within seven days prior to charter unless due to extenuating circumstances will forfeit their deposit, unless the cancellation is made by the Captain Osborne due to dangerous weather conditions. Charters terminated by the client prematurely of designated reserved hours, are not subject to any partial refunds of services or deposits. No-shows on the day of the scheduled charter will be charged full rate.