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About Tampa Bays Fishing Charter
Tampa Bay Fishing Charter is a full time Charter boat fishing / guide service that specializes in light tackle fishing for inshore game fish in Tampa Bay. Capt. John’s patience, professionalism, and intimate knowledge of Tampa Bay waters have enabled him to maintain a NO FISH NO PAY policy. Come enjoy a Tampa Bay Fishing Charter on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay with Tampa Fishing Guide Capt. John Paiva and catch Redfish, Snook, and Trout in Tampa Bay.
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liketotravel010 wrote a review Dec 2020
Selkirk, NY190 contributions66 helpful votes
This was our second trip with Tampa Bays Fishing Charters. Our captain this time was Carl and his mate was Cameron. We caught fish from the time we left the dock until our half day adventure was up. The weather was perfect - no wind and not too warm or too cool. Captain Carl knows where to find fish are and Cameron was very helpful as well. Bring your own snacks (NO bananas) and drinks for the onboard cooler. We were lucky enough to catch some fish that we could keep and Captain Carl cleaned and fileted them when we returned to the dock. The day also included a sighting of manatees, dolphins riding in the wake of the boat and a fever of bat rays. Thanks to Capitan Carl and Cameron for a great day and we will return.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Nelson I wrote a review Apr 2019
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Amazing cached lots of fish our captain was Oliver the both of them were very nice ! Great for family and friends
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Jim K wrote a review Dec 2018
White Lake, New York68 contributions33 helpful votes
CAPTAIN JOHN has never let us down, always a great day fishing. We’ve been enjoying the bay with John for many years and fully expect to continue that run. The boat is clean, fast and quiet, the bait tank is full and John knows where the fish are staged. We’ve caught huge snook, redfish, mackerel, snapper, Cobia and all types of other local varieties. Can’t wait to get back out there!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Danny C wrote a review Aug 2016
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One of my lifelong friends lives in the Tampa area, so my 3 sons and myself went to visit he and his family. As I am an avid angler, and my sons love to fish, I asked my friend if he'd set us up with a fishing excursion. We spent the day out with Captain John Paiva. I cannot adequately express to you how highly I'd recommend this gentleman! He was exceedingly professional, patient, personable, knowledgeable, and his time on the water shines through in his ability to locate fish. As a fishermen myself, I understand this is a skill that can only be honed over time spent on the water; not via expensive electronics nor dock talk. Just as importantly, John displayed a love and respect for his quarry and the environment that made me proud for my sons to witness. Our outting was unquestionably the highlight of our trip! My sons, my friend, and myself shared a day that will be remembered for the rest of our lives. We WILL be returning!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Paola T wrote a review Jul 2016
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Captain John is amazing!!!! Went fishing with my bf and two other friends. It was a great fishing trip! I thought I wouldn't catch anything, but, Captain John kept us entertained! I even caught more than three guys! Definitely recommend Captain John!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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