Tampa Bay Shark Fishing Charters

Most media depict these creatures as terrifying. However, many fishers understand sharks to be graceful, majestic, and thrilling to catch. No matter your experience level, book one of our Tampa shark fishing charters for the thrill of a lifetime.  

There are plenty of different types of sharks in Tampa Bay. It’s the perfect spot to land your trophy fish or just have fun. We enjoy guiding all anglers in the pursuit of catching sharks.

About Shark Fishing

Shark fishing is always interesting for families, fishing buddies, groups of friends, or even a solo trip. You’ll enjoy a private fishing charter to sit back and fish for hours with the help of an expert.

More than a dozen different shark species lurk beneath the waters of Tampa Bay, including the blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus), bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), hammerhead (Sphyrnidae Sphyrna), nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris), and bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas).

When in doubt, you can ask your captain about the shark you catch. Even if you have to let it go, you are bound to have a fun story to share about your shark fishing charter journey.

You can catch non-prohibited shark species in Florida at any time of year. Typically, the best time is from May to August. Call Aquatic Escapes and let us know the type of shark that interests you. We’ll tell you the best date to come for your trip. 

Where Do You Catch Sharks?

Depending on the type of shark you want, you may not have to go into deep water. You can find many shark species just offshore Tampa or in bay areas. Your captain will guide you to the best location to find impressive catches. 

Some options for hunting sharks are:

  • Sight fishing in shallow water
  • Near the Gulf of Mexico beach
  • Shipping channel ledges
  • The Sunshine Skyway bridge

Baiting a shark is the easy part. They will eat almost anything, especially if it has a strong smell. Some bait options include mullet, bonita, blue runners, and ladyfish. You can also use old meat or fish carcasses. Don’t worry; we will provide the best bait for your catch.

Shark Fishing Charters

Aquatic Escapes provides a state-of-the-art shark fishing experience. Our boat contains the latest equipment and electronics to ensure that you have a successful trip. Whatever your goals are, we can help you meet them. 

When you fish with us, you get an expert crew at your service. Our crew has years of experience and includes a loveable dog.  

Additionally, we ensure your safety with USCG-approved vests and gear. Contact us for more information on shark fishing charters or tours for your Tampa trip. We will be happy to design the perfect Tampa Bay shark fishing expedition.

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