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St. Petersburg Nearshore Gulf Fishing

Fish the Gulf of Mexico and explore why we are known for some of the best fishing in the country. Never leave sight of land, fishing the nearshore wrecks and reefs just off the beach. This all inclusive private charter is guaranteed to be an amazing experience.

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  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Starts around 8 AM
  • Available Year Round
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St. Petersburg Nearshore Gulf Fishing

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Your experience matters. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

  1. Before you arrive...

    Your guide will fuel up the boat, have your bait ready and setup at the docks.

  2. Meet your guide at the launch point.

    Your guide will be waiting for you at the docks, ready to help you get situated on the boat.

  3. Your adventure begins!

    Head out on the water to the fishing grounds! Your guide will have already scoped out where the fish are biting today.

  4. Need a lesson? We'll show you the ropes!

    Your guide will teach you how to cast, reel in the fish—as much as you want to learn!

  5. ...and dinner is served!

    Call it a day and head back to the docks where your guide will fillet your catches for you.

  6. No cleanup necessary.

    We're here to make your trip effortless. Your captain takes care of the boat while you’re posting pics on the way home.

Starting Location

Location

Maximo Park
6701 34th Street South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711

  • Bathrooms
  • No Concession / Shop
  • Parking / Entrance
Time

Trip usually begins around 8 AM, but start times may vary up to an hour depending on conditions. Don’t worry though, you’ll know in advance.

Trip times are flexible!

Prefer to begin in the afternoon? Just let us know before you book by calling 1.844.468.8735

Trek Description

Fishing near the shore while out on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico gives you a ton of flexibility to experience a fun-filled adventure. While you are out on a Gulf fishing trip, you will be within sight of land the whole time! Enjoy fishing right off of the beautiful Gulf beaches that line Florida’s coast, or fish on underwater wrecks a bit further out. You’ll have the chance to catch large and small fish alike out on a fishing trip in the Gulf. Species like Cobia, Grouper, Snapper and Mackerel can be found while bottom fishing; Barracuda, King Fish, Mahi-Mahi and more can be caught trolling the beaches.

Fishing in the Gulf is diverse, so anglers are almost guaranteed a great time out on the water. Your Captain will always have an adventure planned, so you can comfortably sit back and enjoy the boat ride out to prime locations. Your Captain is there to assist with every aspect of the trip, including providing all gear and equipment necessary for your Gulf fishing charter. He will also take time to teach any of those that want to learn about the basics of fishing. Looking for a specific species? Our vetted Captains are skilled at putting those trips together, as well.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the amazing creatures you might see along the way. Dolphins, turtles, manatees, osprey, and pelicans might make an appearance. If you are really lucky, you may even see a whale shark! If you’re not ready for deep sea, but want to catch more variety of fish, a Gulf fishing charter is for you!

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Tips & Details

Things to Know:
  • Your guides are experts in their field. Feel free to ask questions and learn about the process along the way!
  • Gratuity is not included in the price- Your guides work hard to create the best possible fishing experience for you!
  • You are here to relax... the guide will do everything for you.
  • EVERYTHING is included... just bring your own food and beverages
  • alcoholic beverages are allowed and encouraged! Just no glass please
  • No Bananas... the curse of the sea!
What’s Included:
  • All Tackle (Fishing Rods and Reels)
  • Bait (live and artificial)
  • Licenses and Permits
  • Cooler with Ice
  • Fish Cleaning
  • Adult life jackets
  • Memories and a fun time!
Don’t Forget to Bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hat
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • A great attitude
  • Comfortable life jackets for kids if you have them
  • Cash for Tip

We’re here all day. Let’s talk about getting you outdoors.

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Customer Reviews

Rob P.

Went out with itrekkers yesterday from Johns Pass. First class operation from the moment we arrived till we were walking off the dock with our fresh fillets. Capt Klye put us on the fish all day. Caught red snapper, a King, grouper, and even a couple of sharks! An awesome trip that I will always remember and highly recommend booking with itrekkers for an unforgettable charter.

Alex W.

I just had an amazing nearshore fishing charter with Captain Jeremy! ITREKKERS and their team were nothing but professional and provided an exceptional experience from start to finish. I would recommend using their services whole heartedly. I had an amazing time and can't wait to go again!!

Alejandro S.

Absolutely the best choice for booking a camping or fishing trip. Caught over 60 fish with Capt. Hodges and had an incredible camping time.

Having a great bachelor party with these gentleman right here...Today was awesome, good spots all over.

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Edward A. from Chicago, IL

We've been fishing with Capt. Brian since 2011, we had another great day today. We caught plenty of trout and redfish. He does a very good job on placing our bait for us. Thanks Brian, another great job.

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Jim A. from Palm Harbor, FL

Brian put us on the fish right away! We had a real good day, caught redfish, black drum and trout. We had such a good day we ran out of bait! Highly recommend it.

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Jim A. from Boca Grande, FL

Jason takes care of everything you need. It's right here for you, he's a great guide. Caught some speckled trout, some snook, it's a great day.

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John S. from Tampa, FL

Terrific time, great day, Jesse did a great job, it was a very enjoyable experience.

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John S. from Boca Grande, FL

Fishing for trout, got hooked up to an 80 POUND TARPON! Great time, fantastic time with Captain John and iTrekkers!

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Randy C. from Tampa, FL

We had a great time. Caught a lot of fish in a very short amount of time.

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Jeff N. from Tampa, FL

It was a great day with Captain Brian. Caught a lot of great fish, a lot of trout, a lot of other things. And he was very good with the kids, three kids under five. Excellent day.

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Mike P. from Tampa, FL

Our trip was great! Capt. Kyle made it an awesome experience!

Ciarra L. from Tampa, FL

It was awesome! I’ve never been fishing before. I got a lot of good instruction and I was shocked at the stuff we were able to pull up. It was amazing! I got some pretty big groupers, I think. I was able to pull up an amberjack which was an awesome experience.

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Ashley F. from Tampa, FL

We had an awesome day today with iTrekkers. We caught a ton of fish! Great company, beautiful weather, no better day than here on the water. You’re gonna have a great time too.

Jane G. from Tampa, FL

We had a really great day out on the water with iTrekkers and the captain they paired us with. Everyone on the boat caught plenty of fish, and the crew was fantastic! You won't be disappointed.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the boat have a place where I can keep my camera, phone, and other things dry?
They sure do! Although each boat may vary depending on the guide. They all have available dry storage that you can use. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 13
I have a 6 and 8 year old. Will they be alright on a fishing trip?
Yes! Our trips can accommodate kids are young as 3 years old. Glad to take the little ones outdoors! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
What do u do for bathrooms?
Most launch points have restrooms available where you can go before and after the trip. At the moment, most of our boats are not equipped with a restroom, but some do (mostly our deep sea boats) iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
What size boat will I be on?
Due to our large network of guides, it would be impossible to say exactly what boat you would be on. What will happen is after you book, you will be partnered with a guide and all of the boat info will be made available to you. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
I'm looking for fishing lessons. Do you provide that service?
Yes! We offer fishing trips that are specifically focused on lessons. Search 'lessons' on the site to find the trip! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
What months can you fish snook?
Snook season is as follows: March 1st – April 30th iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
I am wanting to bring a little one, under the age of 6. Are they still counted in the price?
At the moment, yes. We base our pricing on a total head count for the boat and they have the same size "Fishing Footprint" as an adult. Please remember, anyone under the age of 6 does need to be in a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times while out on the water. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
Hi...i was wondering if you are the kind of charter that pays for catch upon returning to land as well
We don't pay for the catch. If the catch is in season and size, it's all yours! We even fillet the fish for you right on the dock. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 16
I am not sure what inshore fishing is. Do you have charters that go out farther?
Inshore fishing is fishing that is done within 2 miles of the shore. There are a wealth of Florida's most popular fish within this distance. If you're looking to go out a bit further, check out Nearshore or Offshore (deep sea) fishing! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
Are your guides Coast Guard certified or inspected?
Yes they are! All off our guides are verified by the Coast Guard and ready to take you out on the water. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
How much in advance do you have to book?
Well we love to have at least a week in advance, but we are able to book trips within 24 hours. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
I'm looking for a shorter trip with our kids that will stay near to the shore. What would be the best option?
Inshore Fishing is our recommended trip for guests with children. It's a shorter trip and much better for novice fishermen / women. Also, you never lose sight of land, so there's much less risk of any seasickness! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 16
How will red tide affects fishing?
Like with any red tide, fishing is impacted in the specific areas of the bloom. That said, our guides know how to navigate around those areas and get you on great fishing spots as they have 1000's of them and are therefore not limited. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
I am looking for a fishing trip with my family and want to know if we need fishing licenses for a trip like this
You don't need a fishing license when going on our charters: Our captains are equipped with licenses that cover all guests on the boat, so you are covered! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
Do I need to purchase my own fishing license before I go on a fishing charter?
Nope! Our captains' licenses cover yours, so you don't need to purchase one. You're all set! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
Does your time start on the way out or when you start fishing?
Your time start from when you leave the dock. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 30
Where would I find info on the different captains and vessels?
The specific captain information will be selected when the charter is booked and a captain is assigned to your trip. All captains are personally vetted by us as well as their equipment! iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 21
Looking for a charter boat that takes multiple people
We take groups of as many as you can bring! State licensing allows for up to 6 people per boat on any Florida charter, so groups are displaced into groups of 6 on each boat – all fishing in the same area. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 16
How much does it cost to go fishing?
That all depends on what kind of fishing you are wanting to do, as well as, time on the water and number of people fishing. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 30
What equipment do I need to bring?
You just need to bring whatever food and drinks you want out on the water! We provide everything else. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
Do I get any info and reviews on my guide before I book my trip?
Reviews can be found on our website and yelp, but because of our vast network of guides, it would be impossible to know for sure which guide accepts your trip. Also, all of our guides have been well vetted and are in the top percent in the industry. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
Is there a customary tip that the captains would expect?
Although it is not required, a 20% tip is generally what most customers give to our captains. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 12
How far off shore do u go for your inshore charter?
Typically you will not go farther than 3 miles off the coast, but don't worry, land will always be in sight! iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
Is it a private it charter or will we be part of a larger mixed party
All of our trips are private experiences. We want to make sure you get an exclusive experience, private to you and your group! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 30
What if I cancel my trip within a week of the trip date?
If you cancel within 6 days of the trip you will be charged 1/2 of the trip cost. If you cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged the full amount. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 21
I get sea sick pretty easy - will this one make me sea sick?
If you're prone to sea sickness, we'd recommend an inshore fishing trip. The distance is less than 2 miles from shore, greatly limiting the risk for sea sickness. You'll be good to go! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
When do the trips normally start?
Most of our charters launch at 8AM but launch times are flexible! iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 21
Are the rates the same all year round??
Yes they are. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 30
How much do you charge for cleaning the fish or do I have to?
That is all included! When that happens, most customers will tip the guide, but it is not mandatory. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 29
Do I need a fishing permit to fish with you guys?
You do not! Our Captains licensing covers you for the trip. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
Do you charter boats and equipment
Yes! We provide an all inclusive fishing charter experience with all gear, tackle, and bait included. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 30
Is there a special code to use when booking an excursion?
There is! If you can send us a picture of your military ID or other identifier. We will responed with the coupon code for your discount. info@itrekkers.com iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
Do you have any activities where 7 can fit in a boat?
At this time, the majority of boats can only legally charter up to 6 people. This is a regulation set by the Coast Guard for the safety of the members on the boat and other people out on the water. We do however have the option to run a trip with multiple boats that leave and come back together. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 14
What are your rates and times?
Our rates are based on time on the water as well as number of people going on the trip. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 30
Just looking to see what adventures might be nice for my husband to do on Fathers' Day
Awesome! We love taking fathers out for their big day. We'd recommend Inshore Fishing, or Deep Sea Fishing. Inshore if it's his first time, or deep sea if he's an experienced angler! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
When can I expect to hear from my guide?
Your guide will be in contact with you within 48 hours of the trip! iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
Do your charters include all of the equipment?
Yes of course! Our guides are equipped with the best gear on the market. All bait, tackle, rods, and reels are set up for you and ready for your trip. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
Can you accommodate 5 people and where dos the boat leave from?
Yes! We accommodate groups of up to 6 – or large groups of up to as many as you can think. And we have launch points all over Florida. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 30
What months do you offer fishing charters?
We offer our fishing charters year round! It is always sunny in Florida and always a great day to get out on the water! iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
LOOKING FOR A FISHING CHARTER FOR ME AND MY TWO DAUGHTERS THAT WONT BREAK THE BANK.
You've come to the right place! Our charters are competitively priced and, not to mention, 100% money back guaranteed for you to have a great day on the water! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 16
Are there any charters that can accommodate a group of more than six people?
Due to current Coast Guard regulations and captains licensing, private charters can only carry six people. We can however run two boats and split up the group. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 30
Is there a physical adress or number to reach someone?
We do not have a retail location, but we do have people waiting for calls at 844-468-8735 iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
What all do I need to go on a fishing trip?
All you will need to provide is whatever food and drinks you want on the water and we provide the rest...and of course, some sunscreen. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 29
Are you planning on expanding to other states anytime soon?
We are growing rapidly and are excited to take over the Southeast before you know it. ;) iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
Do you guys supply all the equipment like the rods and bait?
Yes! We supply everything needed for a great day on the water – Boat, bait, rods, tackle, and of course: A top of the line professional guide. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 30
Do you provide all the equipment needed?
We sure do! The only thing you will need to bring is sunscreen and whatever food or drinks you want to have with you on the boat. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 13
It said the guide will contact me directly. Do you have a timeline when this communication will start?
Normally, the guide will reach out to you within 48 hours after confirming the booking. If you have any general questions, you can always chat or call in and one of our customer service representatives will help you as best as possible. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 14
How many people do I need to reserve a trek?
There is no minimum limit to how many people are needed to reserve a trek. We can reserve a trip with one person. Just know, that if you add people to the reservation the price may change due to the type of trip you sign up for. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
Is there a combination of trolling and bottom fishing for offshore trips?
Yes, your guide chooses the best fishing method for the trip and the conditions of the day. He will be equipped for either one and will be ready to use the best method possible for a great day on the water. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
I am looking for a party boat fishing trip
At the moment, all of our charters are private. It would be you or your group and the captain. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 12
Can you send me some info on your guides?
Due to the amount of guides we have in our network, it is impossible to know which guide you will be partnered with. We can say that all of out guides have been well vetted and are in the top 10% of the industry with years of experience. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
I am looking to come down sometime to charter a boat to fish for redfish. what is the season/rules
Redfish are always in season. Slot limit of not less than 18" or more than 27"; no closed season; one fish per person per day limit. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 16
Your site says the trip starts at 8AM. Am I able to make mine an afternoon trip?
Of course! Once we have your date reserved, we can reach out to your captain and request a later launch time. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 21
Do we need licenses? or equipment?
You do not! We provide all of the essentials for being out on the water. Your job is to enjoy the day! iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
Whats the cancellation policy? what about bad weather?
If weather is bad and the captain calls the trip, there is no charge to your card! We will get you rescheduled for another day. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 29
Are the rates the same all year round??
Yes! Our rates say the same all year round. And, we have some of the best in the market. Let's get you outdoors! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 30
I see you have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, I am guessing if there is boat issues, money back?
Yes. If, in the rare case there is any sort of technical problem that prohibits the trip, we will fully accommodate you in getting another trip booked or satisfy the issue monetarily. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 30
I am a professional fishing guide and I was wondering how does one become a guide for you?
Please follow this link so we can get to know you better! https://itrekkers.com/become-a-fishing-guide/ iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 14
Do your boats have bathrooms on them?
At the moment, they do not. But some of our larger, deep sea boats do. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 14
What if we need to cancel our trek?
If you need to cancel your trek, you can do so with out penalties up 6 days prior to the trek. If you are within 6 days of the trek, you will be charged 50% of the cost and if you are within 24 hours of the trip, you will be charged 100% of the cost. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
So what is it that we need to bring do we need to bring poles or anything and can we bring beer?
All bait, tackle, rods, and reels are included. Drinks are definitely welcome! Bring your own – just make sure there's no glass. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
What is the age limit for your fishing trips?
There are no age restrictions! Although, anyone under the age of 6 needs to be in a life vest at all times. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 21
Can you get me out on a charter this afternoon?
Most of our guides go out every morning on trips. That being said, we will try our best to find you a guide for the afternoon but if our captains have not prepared prior for a second trip, then they will not have the required materials to make it a good trip. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18

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