We offer 6 hour fishing or specialty charters for photography, ecologist or naturists from my home port in Palmetto, Florida. We also fish and service other locations including, Sarasota, Anna Maria and Bradenton, just let us know where you are staying.
Our typical day, leaves the dock around 8:00 AM, or 1:00 PM for our afternoon charters. We fish the backwaters and flats of greater Tampa and Sarasota bays for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout and many other species, using mainly, light tackle spinning equipment.
My boat is a custom built 24 foot Dorado tower boat, and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers or more for specialty charters. We can also arrange for additional boats for larger parties as necessary.
We are comparably priced for a large boat and the captains experience. Beware of low rates, that may be too good to be true, you may be disappointed. We accept all major credit cards, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, and of course our friend cash. We are fully licensed and insured and operate a USCG approved Commercial Vessel and hold a 100 Ton USCG Merchant Mariners license with current medical certificate. All thats left is call to leave a deposit of $ 100.00 dollars to reserve your date.
I commit to the dates you reserve for your “charter outing" and turn away other customers. We allow cancellations, however, anyone cancelling less than 72 hours in advance forfeits their deposit. Day of charter cancellations (No Show) will forfeit the entire cost of the trip.
What To Bring:
Sunglasses ( polarized lenses preferred )
Wide brimmed hat or cap
Light jacket if the weather is cool or rain is forecast.
Lunch or Snack
No Spray Sunscreen
No dark soled shoes
Captain “Dorado Jim" grew up fishing the Atlantic waters from Long Island and New York. Passionate about fishing from a young age, he moved to the west coast of Florida in the 90s, after falling in love with the area's incredible wildlife and fantastic fishing. Always passionate about the outdoors, one of his first jobs was in sales and marketing of outdoor sporting goods, and he earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry, majoring in wildlife biology. Dorado Jim has been a USCG licensed captain, (100 Ton Master MMC Credentialed) since 2001, and he spends over 100 days a year on the water, guiding other people to fish and sharing his passion and knowledge of the water. He is often a guest speaker at local and national events and on Tampa Radio, and his writing has been featured in many publications. While Captain Dorado Jim has a history of being a very successful tournament fisherman, nowadays he likes to concentrate on teaching other people the joys of being out on the water.