Fishing Charter

Fishing Charter Details


For your sunset cruise, fishing trip or dive excursion:  Experience the tropical waters of Boca Ciega Bay, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico aboard Gone Coastal; a private 38ft. sportfishing yacht with twin diesel engines.Our Bertram 38 is USCG-approved for 6 or fewer passengers; safe, comfortable and ideally suited for this purpose.

CALL US TODAY (703) 628-4424

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You Are in Charge!

Let us help you plan the perfect event! For your outing on Gone Coastal, feel free to bring your own picnic lunch or supper and whatever you’d like to drink (we can make suggestions). We have coolers with ice, dishes, flatware, glassware, serving platters and whatever else you might need already on board. Our crew will help you set up, serve and clean up. We also can provide catering services–ask about our fresh seasonal seafood options. All charter itineraries are weather-dependent—your safety is our prime concern.

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Choose Your Own Cruise

– Full Day Trip (6 hours)

Imagine a trip to Egmont Key or Shell Key for a picnic lunch, swimming, snorkeling and a walk on the secluded beach.

– Half-Day Trip (4 hours)

Picture a trip to Pass-A-Grille channel with lunch and a glass of wine, then out into the Gulf to John’s Pass or Clearwater Pass or back along the IntraCoastal Waterway.

– Picnic/Sunset Cruises (2 hours)

Depart from John’s Pass and watch the sun sink slowly into the Gulf with a toast to the perfect cruise.

– Dine-Out in Style (varies)

For a wonderfully different night out, Gone Coastal can deliver you to your favorite dockside restaurant and return. Ask us for our suggestions.


A 20% deposit is required for booking with a 48-hour cancellation policy. Call us at 703.628.4424 to book your adventure.



Your Captain


Capt. Gary has been on the water all his life. Sailing and fishing on Long Island as a youngster, Gary learned to respect the water at a young age. He served in the US Coast Guard on search and rescue missions and has also cruised extensively from Cape Cod to the Florida Keys. Gary has a 100 ton Master’s license and operated a tour boat in Washington DC on the Potomac and was an assistance tow captain, as well.



Capt. Gary has been fishing on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for the past several years and has been able to apply his boating and fishing knowledge to the local conditions. Charter fishing trips are our specialty. Fish for mackerel, grunts, snapper, grouper and even the occasional shark!

Happy clients speak!


“Excellent trip” -Jerry

“Safest captain, safest ship” -Randy

“Five stars” -Justin

“Comfortable boat” -Tom

“My wife loved it!” -Bill

“Great communications” -Scott

“Took time with our kids” -Traci

“Air conditioning made it!” -Kathy

“A real toilet!” -Cindy

“This boat feels safe” -Jake




What’s included in the price?

We have two modes of operation: basic and catered. Our basic trip includes the boat, fuel, ice, bait, tackle, coolers and (hopefully) fish. You bring the food and beverages of your choice. We can provide food and beverages if you wish. Please call to discuss a menu.

What should I bring?

A hat, sunscreen a (rain) jacket or sweater, a towel and an adventurous attitude. also, bring plenty to drink and whatever you’d like to eat. If you take prescriptionmedication, please bring a 24-hour supply in the original container–things can happen.

What should I leave at home?

No weapons are permitted on board, even if you have a permit. No drugs unless prescribed to you by your physician. No other contraband such as ammunition or drug paraphernalia please. Glass bottles are best left ashore. Service animals are welcome, but no pets, please.

What time do we leave?

Basically, any time you want. Normally, we like to leave the dock by 7:30 AM for morning trips and 1:00 PM for afternoon trips, but we can vary that as needed.

What time do we return?

We plan our arrival back to the dock as closely as possible to the schedule but please be aware that unforeseen circumstances can happen (weather, mechanical problems, etc.). We ask that you notify a responsible person on shore of our “float plan” and ask them to call authorities if they do not hear from you in a reasonable time.

How do I book a trip?

It is usually best to work out your party’s logistic first, then call us to reserve a trip date. The farther out you book the trip, the more likely the dates you want will be available. Our rates vary and are subject to change so call us. We even offer specials!


Check these files for useful information

Picnic Cruise dos and donts

Fishing Charter FAQs



Whether you are fishing, diving or just out to see the sights, a charter is the best way to experience it!

A full day charter is the best way to experience the complete range of fishing or diving options available to you. Many sites are 30-40 miles offshore and require an extended trip to reach them and experience what they have to offer. If you’re fishing, this includes snapper or grouper fishing (depending on the season) in deeper water. If you’re diving, perhaps enjoying one of the many “holes” (extinct underwater springs) in the area. Weather and travel times are always considered.

12 Hour charter for $1800

8 Hour Charter for $1100

6 Hour Charter for $800

4 Hour Charter for $600

Dive Charter includes 2 tanks + 2 stops

2 Hour Cocktail/Sunset Cruise $250

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