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Near Shore Fishing Charters Tampa Bay - Flats Fishing Charters - In Shore Fishing Tampa, FL

Phone: 727.859.0213        Email Us

4927 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Capt. Dave - Fishing Charter Tampa, FL

Near Shore Fishing Charters close to Tampa, Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg, St Pete Beach, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and New Port Richey. Two hours from Orlando and Disneyworld.

Go flats and near shore fishing with Windsong Fishing Charters, Pasco County's largest and oldest Fishing Charter, Sailing Charter and Boat Rental company. Voted Business of the Year in 2010 and proud to serve our community for over 11 years.

Let Capt. Dave show you some of the best back bay and near shore fishing in Florida. Catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Mackerel, Trout and so much more in the waters of Anclote Key State Preserve, north of Tampa and Clearwater Beach.

Whether you are an avid fisherman or a family with kids, Capt. Dave has the experience for all.

No matter if we are stalking Redfish and Trout on grass flats, trolling for Spanish Mackerel, or bringing Mangrove Snapper on board... we will make guarantee you have a fantastic charter fishing experience on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Many of our inshore fishing charters will find us catching several different species in just a four hour fishing charter!

Fishing Charters near Tampa, Clearwater and Tarpon Springs

We are the ONLY fishing charter company licensed by the State of Florida to take you ashore on Anclote Island and the Anclote beaches and sandbars. If any other fishing charter company does this they are breaking the law! Take a break from fishing and visit a beautiful beach for swimming, shelling and beach combing. Visit our gallery for more pictures and video of the island.

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Rates are based on 1-2 anglers. Add $50 each additional angler. Four people MAXIMUM.

4 hours - $295 (departs at 9AM or 1.30PM)

6 Hours - $395 (departs at 10AM)

8 Hours - $495 (departs at 9AM)

Includes taxes, fuel, fishing license, bait and all tackle. FREE ICE. Departure times listed are typical but we are flexible based upon request and the best tides.

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WHY WINDSONG FISHING CHARTERS?

Tournament winning fishing charter Captain - Dave Thompson with 30 years fishing experience and a USCG Licensed Master Captain.

We are the largest and oldest charter company and boat rental company in Pasco County.

Our boat is in the water ready to go, no launching required.

We have been in business for over 11 years and won Business of the Year award in 2010.

We are the ONLY fishing charter company licensed to take passengers to Anclote Island State Park.

We accept credit cards, online payments, cash. Flexible policies and guidelines.

Deal with a REAL company, not a one man, one boat operation. We have 15 boats including a dedicated rescue vessel. Know that you are safe on the water with access to 8 experienced captains.

Some of Florida’s finest saltwater flats fishing occurs along Florida’s Suncoast. This area just north of Tampa Bay and Clearwater Beach has some of the best light tackle near shore and flats fishing that Florida has to offer using light tackle fishing the flats or up to 8 miles offshore.

There are hundreds of miles of shoreline, islands, sandbars, oyster bars and acres of sea grass flats that attract an huge variety of saltwater game fish providing an angling challenge for the accomplished fisherman, as well as an exciting new experience for novice fishermen.

In addition to world class fishing, the Anclote area's abundant wildlife helps to provide a fantastic nature experience. Birds of prey, bald eagles, ospreys, gulls, ducks and wading water birds are all common sights out at the island. In addition, dolphins, stingrays and turtles are virtually a sure thing on most fishing charters.

Visit our fishing resources page for mobile phone apps, fishing regulations and and a comprehensive fish identification chart. Go there now>>>>

Windsong Fishing Charters specializes in saltwater inshore & nearshore fishing charters, guided fishing trips, nearshore fishing charters & saltwater light tackle flats fishing trips on the crystal clear grass flats of the Gulf Of Mexico.

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FISHING CHARTER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • How far in advance should you book a fishing charter? During the week 1-2 days is normally fine. On the weekend 3-4 days in advance to get the boat you want. Holiday weekends (4th July, Memorial Day, Labor Day) book 10-14 days in advance.

  • What are the fishing charter departure times? All charters are flexible due to weather and tides, but the typical times of departure are (you can request a different time if you want to):
    9.00 am -1.00 pm half day morning, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm half day afternoon
    10.00 am - 4:00 pm 3/4 day, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm full day

  • You will be required to sign a release on the behalf of your party when you arrive.

  • Departure times and dates are subject to change without notice to due weather conditions and tides.

  • We are licensed for FOUR (4) passengers ONLY.  Yes, children and adults, whatever age or size, are considered a passenger according to the US Coast Guard. 

  • NO, we are not allowed to put strangers together in order to share the costs of a fishing charter. If there is just one or two of you, either pay the full charter price or put your own group together. In terms of our licensing, we are not allowed to sell separate seats on the boat.

  • Reservations require a 30% deposit to secure your fishing charter.  Should the weather be deemed unsafe we will give you a literal "rain check" to another date, or refund your deposit in full.  If you reschedule within 48 hours of your fishing charter, we will hold your deposit for up to 6 months. If you reschedule your charter less than 48 hours in advance you will LOSE your deposit.

  • If you CANCEL your fishing charter for any reason you will lose your deposit. 

  • You are considered a "NO SHOW" if you are 30 minutes late and do not call 727.859.0213. You will forfeit your deposit and your credit card will be charged the full charter amount. 

  • If you are redeeming a gift certificate and are a "NO SHOW" you will forfeit your gift certificate.

  • We reserve the right to switch out boats due to mechanical failure or other reasons.

  • Gratuities are standard in this industry for your captain and crew and account for a substantial portion of their salary - typically between 15 -20% + or more based on the level of service you have received. Stiffing the Captain (especially) is considered rude and the captain will cry all night wondering what s/he did wrong to tick you off.  Would you stiff the server at the restaurant where you just had the BEST time of your life?  If a particular staff member assisted in making your day come true, these grunts are always happy for a hand out!  :)

  • Click HERE FOR A GUIDELINE TO GRATUITIES in the industry

  • We have a large cooler on board but you may bring your own. Soft sided padded coolers are preferred. Don't even THINK about bringing those nasty Styrofoam coolers! (They leave a white snowy mess all over and split open- YOU gonna clean it??!!) 

  • BEER MUST BE IN PLASTIC OR ALUMINUM CANS! Do not bring glass containers of any type, such as bottled beer, drinking glasses, etc. Glass breaks when the boat is a-rockin'! You MAY bring bottled WHITE wine, liquor or champagne - we will stow it in the cooler.

  • ABSOLUTELY NO RED WINE!! (It leaves horrible stains if spilled that we cannot get out). Red wine is confiscated by Capt. Dave to drink later at home!

  • Smoking of cigarettes, cigars and pipes is allowed. Illegal drugs or substances are strictly prohibited by law and if boarded by the Coast Guard you will go to jail (because we'll report you!).  We'll wave good-bye to you as you are carted off to jail and then enjoy the rest of your booze when we permanently dock for the day.

  • If the Captain believes you are creating an unsafe boating situation due to extreme intoxication or failure to comply with safety requests, the fishing boat will be returned to dock immediately without a refund.

  • Children 6 years of age and younger will be required to wear a personal floatation device while on the boat.  Children are not required to wear a life jacket while at the island.

  • Leave the kitchen sink AT HOME!  This isn't Gilligan's island and you needn't pack for 8 seasons on prime time. The captain lugs all your junk on - the captain lugs all your junk off - Junk you never touched because you had too much fun fishing, swimming and so forth!  Remember the captain.... ($$$)

  • Gift certificates are non-refundable yet fully transferable. Hey, would Wal-Mart give you a refund on the gift card you just bought?  Gift certificates are subject to black out periods and holiday restrictions.

  • Whilst out in the Gulf, the Captain may deem the weather unsafe based on ongoing weather reports.  Be advised we may return to port early or later than scheduled FOR YOUR SAFETY.

  • Some holidays are subject to a $200 holiday surcharge (C'mon....we have families too!!).  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day, and possibly the owner's birthday.  More depending upon our mood.

  • NO VOMITING IN THE BOAT!!  Use the Gulf of Mexico!!  Anyone who hurls in the boat will be charged a $200 cleaning and disinfection fee.  Fish love the chum!  Just try to miss the side of the boat, OK?

Please respect all boats as if they were your own.  Thank you!

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen - Florida sun WILL cook you like a lobster, before you can say, I LOVE WINDSONG FISHING CHARTERS!

  • You may bring beer, wine or any form of alcohol, or soft drinks.  It's hot out there, the sun and the salt water will dehydrate you QUICKLY, so one bottle of water ain't gonna cut it. BRING LOTS OF WATER! Bring 3-6 bottles water per person depending if on a half day or full day.  We do have ice and well as cooler rentals ($5/day) if you need them.

  • Bring snacks, sandwiches or anything else you would like to eat. There are NO restaurants or snack bars out there.

  • Camera - Your captain will gladly provide some atmosphere to your pictures!

  • Bring your own beach towels and any change of clothing if you don't like sitting in a wet suit after swimming.  In summer you dry quickly! Usually about 3.2 nano-seconds.

  • In the winter months (December thru February), bring something warm to wear. Just because it's 75 degrees on land, doesn't mean you ain't gonna freeze your butt when that chilly sea breeze hits you.

  • Yes, we do have iPod capabilities on our boat.

  • Dramamine - you probably won't need it unless you get really motion sick just walking from your living room to the kitchen.  Being on a fishing boat is a lot like being on a merry-go-round.  If you feel the need to take Dramamine, you'll zonk out and sleep through your whole charter. Try GINGER pills instead - you can pick them up at any natural food store and they won't make you sleepy.  Ginger Root is actually better...a small dab between your cheek and gum.  (We're just a plethora of useless knowledge, 'ey?)

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