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Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

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Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

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Jump aboard the Everglades 243 (bay boat) for an exciting day on the beautiful St.Pete/Tampa waters! Trips can be customized to you and your guests needs. We have optional Stand-Up Paddle Boards (2) that can be included as part of this trip. Additionally, we can add the "All-Inclusive" option where all food and drinks are included.
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chocolateandwine wrote a review Mar 2020
southern california147 contributions19 helpful votes
Stopped here to take in the sunset instead of sitting in traffic. I don't fish, so wasn't there for that, but thought the "park" part might be a nice setting. Not so much.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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B1714D wrote a review Feb 2020
Belgrade, Serbia7,683 contributions1,954 helpful votes
We were really excited to cross this engineering masterpiece spanning the Tampa Bay. There are two fishing piers on each side of the bridge. We stopped at the southern one in Mantee County rest area. This pier is longer and takes you closer to the central pylons. Entry fee for one hour tourist visit without fishing is around 3$. From the pier's end there are great views of the entire bridge and bay.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Robogator0 wrote a review Feb 2020
Windermere, Florida2,675 contributions216 helpful votes
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The two piers (north and south) are the remaining pieces of the original Sunshine Skyway Bridge that collapsed after being hit by a freighter back in 1980. We visited the north pier, which is convenient in that you can drive and park right near your viewing spot. Great sunset over the bay and wonderful evening view of the “new” Sunshine Skyway bridge (the one built in 1987), with cruise ships making their way out to sea. Only downside is that it’s a little a pricey for a short sightseeing visit (non-fishing) at over $8 a carload. Facilities located at the end of the pier, including restrooms and fishing supplies.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ed A wrote a review Jan 2020
North Sarasota, Florida18 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a little too windy for boating so I spent the day on the Pier. Its $4.00 per car. $4.00 per person . So one person is $8.00 dollars for the day. Pass is good for 24 hrs. Take a sabiki rig for the smaller fish. You can throw net from the bridge.Take a larger ro too throw the bait put you caught. Great views of the Sky Way and Tampa Bay. The bathrooms are porta potties. Its very kid friendly and family oriented.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Peter Pryor wrote a review Dec 2019
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Every time I visit the Tampa area I visit the South pier. This visit did not disappoint even though a cold front had just passed and the water was cloudy. Fished the out going tide and the mackerel bite was ON! the action was hot and steady slamming one after the other. Caught a minimum of twenty fish all above legal size and a few beat my personal best well over twenty four inches.... not bad for December! The pier is a great fishing place for all ages and skill levels as you never know what you might hook into. Drive right up and drop your line very convenient and accessible. If you are new to fishing it’s a great place to start ,they have bait / rod and reel rentals and lots of people always willing to give advice and guidance. The Ginger gives this place two thumbs up !!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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