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Tampa Bays Fishing Charter

700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-5404
+1 813-361-8912
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Tampa Vacation

One of my lifelong friends lives in the Tampa area, so my 3 sons and myself went to visit he and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Danny C
via mobile
Best fishing guide!

Captain John is amazing!!!! Went fishing with my bf and two other friends. It was a great fishing... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Paola T
via mobile
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Tampa Bay Fishing Charter is a full time Charter boat fishing / guide service that specializes in light tackle fishing for inshore game fish in Tampa Bay. Capt. John’s patience, professionalism, and intimate knowledge of Tampa Bay waters have enabled him to maintain a NO FISH NO PAY policy. Come enjoy a Tampa Bay Fishing Charter on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay with Tampa Fishing Guide Capt. John Paiva and catch Redfish, Snook, and Trout in Tampa Bay.
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6 Aug 2016
“Tampa Vacation ”
5 Jul 2016
“Best fishing guide! ”
700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-5404
+1 813-361-8912

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

One of my lifelong friends lives in the Tampa area, so my 3 sons and myself went to visit he and his family. As I am an avid angler, and my sons love to fish, I asked my friend if he'd set us up with...More

1  Thank Danny C
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Captain John is amazing!!!! Went fishing with my bf and two other friends. It was a great fishing trip! I thought I wouldn't catch anything, but, Captain John kept us entertained! I even caught more than three guys! Definitely recommend Captain John!

Thank Paola T
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I've probably fished on over 50 charter trips in my life and today is definitely in the top 3. We started by catching the limit of mangrove snapper plus several we threw back. In the same spot I hooked a 42" cobia. Next up, Captain...More

Thank 629billc
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My family and I fished with John twice this summer. I thought I had already reviewed him but don't see that I did. Both days, John kept us on the fish. He is great at catching live bait and knows where to fish it. He...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We are a family of four from London UK and have never been fishing. Captain John Paiva was very patient with my boys 11 and 15 showing and explaining everything. We took a half day charter and in that time we caught some fish had...More

1  Thank HRHarris01
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you're looking to have a great day fishing on Tampa Bay, Capt. John Paiva delivers. Whether your preference is fishing the flats or the deeper water in the channel, you are in for a great time. Book a day out on the water with...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Captain John took care of my family and we had a lot of fun on this trip. Even my 70-year old mother caught a number of fish to brag about. My daughter and I were extremely excited when we saw two dolphins around our fishing...More

1  Thank Christine_Julie
Reviewed 6 November 2014

I just finished a Spanish mackerel dinner that I caught today with Capt. John. You cannot find a more personable or expert Tampa Bay fishing guide. Capt. John met us precisely at the appointed time at the dock and we headed out to the first...More

1  Thank ED M
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Captain John Pavia provided me and my out of state guest a great day of fishing. He put us on several types of fish and enjoyed the action. Later we trolled for grouper and finally after fishing Tampa Bay waters I caught my first "Keeper"...More

1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Captain John Paiva put us right on the fish! He was a great guide! We caught fish the entire morning. He made sure we caught lots of varieties of fish. If ever back in Tampa we will definitely fish with him again!

1  Thank jrwinders
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