Tampa Bay Kayak Charters
Tampa Bay Kayak Charters
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Tampa Bay Kayak Charters is Tampa Bay's premier kayak fishing guided service. Guided by Capt. Spencer Goodwin you can expect to catch redfish, snook, trout and many more inshore species while also encountering some of Florida's most polarizing wildlife like manatees, dolphins and various species ofwater fowl. If you're not an angler, eco tours and sunset paddle excursions are available as well!
St. Petersburg, Florida

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kristy dinh
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Matt was such a good guide! He taught us how to kayak even through windy times. He made the trip so fun for our whole group. Shoutout to him for even finding us beautiful sand dollars!
Written April 3, 2021
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Yak-fishing
2 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Can't Rave enough about my fishing experience! Capt Spencer is gifted when it comes to finding fish. Put us on fish right from the start. Can't wait to do it again!!
Miguel
Written April 9, 2015
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Jana H
Tampa, FL4 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
Thank you so much for such an awesome day!!! in addition to catching plenty of fish we really enjoyed the whole experience. We will be back.
By the way I cooked the pompano on the grill wrapped in foil. It was delish!
Written March 12, 2015
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Jeremy H
Lakeland, FL1 contribution
Nov 2014 • Couples
My wife and I had a windy day, but Spencer worked hard to make the most out of our day. I caught my first inshore slam, and my wife caught her first slot sized redfish! While starting out I was a bit concerned, I soon found myself turning from doubts of the day, to very relaxed and satisfied with Cpt. Spencers hospitality and work eithic to make sure we caught fish! We will be back for more fun and adventures with Spencer and will never forget the memories that were made that day!
Written January 29, 2015
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George S
Matlacha, FL1 contribution
My nickname for Spencer is the talking saltwater encyclopedia. I have fished with many guides in saltwater and freshwater. Spencer has a more intimate knowledge of his water and target species than any other guide with whom I have fished. Last trip out resulted in my largest Florida redfish - and I fish on my own at least 8 times per month. I highly recommend Spencer to anybody looking for quality time on the water.
Written January 28, 2015
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Mike H
Jupiter, FL1 contribution
Apr 2014 • Solo
Spencer was outstanding. He knows the water and where the fish are and where they're not. Most important, he knows how to teach you where to find the fish and how. All in all, it was a great experience.
Written January 28, 2015
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sonnienegroso
Tampa, FL136 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
Capt Goodwin did an excellent job for my son and I on a recent trip at Weedon Island. The mixture of kayaking and wade fishing is a terrific way to experience this Tampa Bay jewel. Fished us hard. Fishes side by side with his customer/clients. Well planned and thought out trip. Kept moving to find the best bite. Equiptment in good shape. We will go with him again.
I am a 63 year old moderately conditioned fellow. There was a considerable wind so the return trip was a "tad" strenuous. Certainly made for a good nights sleep. The trout was terrific that night for dinner.
Written November 26, 2014
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DavidSchonacher
Brandon, FL5 contributions
Nov 2014
I've had the pleasure of fishing with Capt Spencer Goodwin for over three years now. And by fishing I mean I hire him. But it never feels that way. Not even the first time. From our first charter he's always made every trip fun, successful in many ways and always moments of learning.

I've fished areas with him I had fished 30 times prior and never been as productive. Capt Spencer has provided me and my family a great resource and outlet for excellent fishing experiences while allowing me to not be concerned with huge investment of time and money in my own boat and gear. Instead I can always count on him and feel confident our trips with produce.

After probably 40+ trips in many different areas and conditions I still continue to learn from him and hone my skills with his guidance. His personality allows us to go on crazy 14 hour marathon fishing excursions or dial it down to tournament style focus. For the busy professional he's an amazing resource. But for anyone with even minimal skills he's a blast to fish with.

I look forward to my next trip.
Written November 23, 2014
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Joshua A
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States1 contribution
Aug 2014 • Solo
I have been on numerous fishing charters with Captain Spencer Goodwin. To start he not only knows the area and the fishery like the back of his hand, but he is very accommodating to any skill level and has top notch gear. He is very polite and helpful through out the entire trip. He was just as excited for us to catch fish as we were and when I say catch fish I mean 'your arm feels like it is going to fall off' kind of fishing. EVERY time I have been on a charter with him he does not only put us on the fish, but he shows you something new! Overall if you are in the area it is in your best interest to give Captain Spencer a call. I GUARANTEE you will not regret it!
Written November 23, 2014
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Cameron S
5 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
My cousin and I went out on a special trip with Capt. Spencer two weeks ago. He informed me about fishing the low tides and how the fish will stack up in the holes and make for easy fishing. Boy was he right! Once the tide got low it was game on! We landed redfish, trout, snook and flounder. In total we landed around 50 fish on our 6 hour trip. Capt. Spencer filleted them up for us upon returning to the launch and we enjoyed a killer meal that night. I will be back again to fish the low tide with Capt. Spencer, what a great experience.
Written November 18, 2014
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