The Water Adventures
Take a moment to review the various types of boat charter trips we offer. Please contact us 941-737-5142 Call/Text to check availability or customize your private tour!
Sandbar & Island Hopper Tour
Our area has multiple sandbars and islands with beautiful waters, white sand, and thriving sea life. We’ll make our way to multiple stopping points where you can hop off the boat to explore or sit back and enjoy the sights from the deck.
Egmont Key & Passage Key Tour
Accessible only by boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history, including a lighthouse that has stood since 1858. This is a great trip for tourists & locals alike! (Minimum 3 hour tour, to allow sufficient time to travel to the island)
Let’s take a casual tour around Anna Maria Island comfortably cruising through the bay, going under old drawbridges, and running the beaches. We’ll anchor up to watch the sun sink into the water, then safely venture back to the dock to end the day.
Our waters are rich with sea life, including dolphins and manatees. We’ll take you to some of their favorite spots to roam in hopes of seeing them in nature.
SIGHTSEEING / NATURE TOUR
A million photos could not do justice for the beauty that surrounds us. We’ll take you to many special spots to see local landmarks and natural beauty with plenty of photo ops!
There is so much to appreciate and learn in the sea life around us. On this adventure we’ll wade the shallow flats to find and learn about our local ecosystem.
SNORKELING & SWIMMING
Love the water? On this adventure we’ll hop out of the boat to explore via swimming in the shallow waters of the bay and beachside. Expect to see fish, crabs, shells, and seagrass.
BACK WATERS EXPLORATION
Explore the backwater heading up river and deep into the waterways that feed the bays in our area. Expect to see birds, mullet, mangrove trees and oyster bars. We’ll get out and explore on foot in shallow waters and beaches.
Also known as the “booze cruise” by many, we’ll make multiple short stop on islands and sandbars in the area. You can jump in the water to wade & have a drink before heading off to the next spot — or you can just hang out at the sandbar if that’s your preference. Your rules!
We’ll head out some shallow bays, drop anchor, and launch the paddleboards to explore the skinny waters and protected backwater shallows. No additional charge.
• Please reserve in advance
• Limit: 2 People Max
Most water adventures allow us to take up to 6 guests, unless otherwise noted.
The Fishing Adventures
Ready to wet a line and reel in your next big catch? We offer 4-, 6-, and 8- hour inshore fishing trips.
INSHORE Fishing Charter
Listen to that drag scream while we fish the shallow bay waters in search of snook, redfish, sea trout, mackerel, and so much more! We’ll be fishing with small baitfish and/or shrimp most of the year.
KIDS FISHING CHARTER (LESSONS)
Got youngsters or special needs children who want to learn how to fish and catch some in the process? This special trip is just the ticket! We’ll teach while we fish & have fun!
• One adult must accompany children on charter
TARPON FISHING CHARTER
Try your luck at landing one of the monster 150+lb tarpon on medium weight tackle. It’s the thrill of a lifetime! Add $100 to trip costs if you want to fish with live crabs (if available)
• Add 10% to base rates
• Limit: 4 People Max
• 6 & 8 Hour Trips Only
• May – August typically
ONLY ARTIFICIALS FISHING CHARTER
Like a challenge? We’ll dedicate this trip to artificals and show you what works — and what doesn’t work — around our bay. Depending on the time of year and target species, we’ll be throwing top water plugs, crankbaits, and a variety of soft plastics.
“BRING HOME THE DINNER” FISHING CHARTER
Want fish to take home to eat? This is the ticket! We’ll target whichever species are legal and in-season at the time of your trip & do our best to fill the cooler! We’ll fillet and clean your catch and provide you with zipper bags of the fillets to take home.
Common catch-and-cook species which can be legally harvested in our area include:
• Mangrove Snapper
• Spanish Mackerel
• Kingfish (Mackerel)
CHASTENATION INSHORE CHARTER
Do you follow #chastenation on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok? Want to fish side by side with Captain Chasten & be part of her social media videos and photos? This is your chance! Great for kids of all ages! You’ll get to ride on her 21′ Yellowfin boat & be a part of her frequent social media posts.
• Add 10% to base rates
• Social Media Acceptance Waiver (requested)
• Limit: 4 People Max
• LIMITED AVAILABILITY
All fishing charters include necessary fishing licenses, bait and tackle. Two (2) additional anglers can be accommodated. There is an additional $50 fee for the each additional angler or guest.