Big Bay Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions of Big Bay Fishing Charters of St. Petersuburg

Answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about our St. Petersburg fishing charters can be found below.

However, prior to the day of your trip, Capt. Nathan will contact you directly with details about the exact starting time and pickup location for adventure. If you have questions at any time, just give us a call at (727) 331-4185.

What time do we meet?​

Pickup times will vary.

Your captain will confirm the pick up when the trip is booked and when you speak with him the day before your trip.

What happens if we have to cancel?

We understand that things happen!

So, in the event that you need to cancel your fishing charter with us, we only ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice of cancellation and will provide a full refund.

What if it rains or there's bad weather?

We fish rain or shine, however we want everyone to be safe.

In the event that your Captain chooses to call off your fishing charter due to poor weather or other conditions which might make your trip unsafe, we’ll do our best to reschedule your charter.

If for travel or other reasons you are unable to reschedule with us, we’ll provide a 100% refund for any amounts previously paid.

Where do we meet for our charter?​

You will meet for your charter at one of our two pickup locations:

Crisp Park
37th Avenue NE. and Poplar Street NE.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704


O’Neill’s Marina
6701 Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711.

Nate will confirm your pickup location when trip is booked and by phone the day prior to your trip.

What can we expect to catch on our charter?​

We target the following species on our fishing charters:

  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Snappper
  • And more…

Please visit our “targeted species” page to learn more about what we fish for in the inshore waters of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg

Can we keep the fish we catch?​

Yes, however keeping different fish species is may be seasonal – so ask your Captain which fish can be kept at the time of your charter.

Captain Nate will clean your fish for you and even recommend restaurants that will cook your fresh catch for you!

Are we allowed to tip the Captain?
Absolutely! Your Captain works extremely hard to provide their guests with the best fishing experiences possible.
Customarily, gratuities for a Captain and crew are 20%+ of the cost of your charter.
Do we need fishing licenses?​


Captain Nathan has all of the licenses and permits you’ll need for your fishing charter and are included for your trip.

Can we bring alcohol on a fishing charter?

Yes. We even supply an iced-down cooler to keep your drinks chilly!

We just ask that you drink responsibly and leave the glass containers at home.

What kind of boat will we be going out in?​

You will be fishing from Capt. Nate’s 2020 Avenger 25′ Custom Fishing Boat.

The boat includes:

  • Livewell for keeping bait alive and fresh
  • Cooler for drinks and snacks
  • Ample space for 6 guests to be comfortable and safe
How many people can go on a charter?​

Maximum number of guests is 6 (plus the Captain).

What if we would like to go longer?​

Of course!

If you’re on a charter with us and would like to extend your trip…we’ll be happy to accommodate as long as our booking calendar allows.

Charters Starting at $500

From half-day trips to full-day inshore fishing charters on the waters surrounding St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay, Florida – We’ve got you covered!

Call: (727) 331-4185