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Charter Fishing at Clearwater Beach Marina

Charter Fishing at Clearwater Beach Marina

The Clearwater Beach Marina is a top marina in the Clearwater/Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area. It offers a range of amenities, including restaurants, laundry facilities, a mini-mart, a barber shop, a gift shop, and a bait shop. Its prime location, close to shopping and entertainment venues, makes it a great place to dock your vessel.

The marina also has many water-related activities to participate in. Jet skis, paddle boats and kayaks can all be rented from a variety of rental companies. Boating enthusiasts have options, with rentals available from Summertime Boat Rentals and Clearwater Boat Rentals. If you do not want to drive a boat on your own, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy the water. You can book sailboat charters and speedboat rides, go parasailing, go sightseeing, and take dinner cruises around the harbor. One of the most popular options is charter fishing.

Many people come to Clearwater to go fishing, and there are over 15 professional fishing charter companies to choose from docked at the Clearwater Beach Marina. One of the most professional and popular companies docked at the marina is the family-owned and operated Gulfstream Charters

A bird's-eye view of Clearwater Beach Marina, showcasing the intricate layout of docks, boats, and surrounding waters in vivid detail.

Gulfstream Charters is one of Clearwater’s largest and longest-running fishing charters, opening in 1974. It is captained and owned by Captain Maxie, a seasoned skipper and one of the most respected captains in Clearwater.

The company has two boats. The original Gulfstream, a 40′ custom sportfisher capable of taking out up to 12 anglers. The newer Gulfstream II, a 51′ custom-built sportfishing boat with room for up to 16 fishermen. Both boats have the best fishing equipment, including top-of-the-line fish-finding and navigational equipment, rod and reels. The boats are Coast Guard Certified, and safety equipment is regularly checked by the Coast Guard and updated when needed. The fishing techniques used by Captain Maxie and his crew are trolling and bottom fishing. They offer trips for 4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours, 10 hours, and 12 hours and offer extended trips and multi-day charters.

A Gulfstream Charters' charter boat gracefully sailing away from Clearwater Beach Marina, heading into the open sea under a bright sky.
Clearwater is one of Florida’s premier fishing spots because of the abundance of fish. Clearwater’s rich waters offer an array of fishing experiences. Inshore, anglers can catch Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Nearshore coral reefs are home to Cobia, Mackerel, Seabass, Snapper, and Grouper. For those seeking deep-sea adventures, the offshore waters are abundant with Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Sailfish, and down on the bottom, large-sized Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish and Amberjacks call home. If you want to target the real giants of the deep, then you have to go 100+ miles to find Marlin, Swordfish, Tuna and more.
Happy child proudly holding a freshly caught red snapper, with a group of onlookers in the background, at the bustling Clearwater Beach Marina docks.

Most of the charter services in Clearwater Beach Marina take anglers out for 4-hour, 6-hour, 8-hour, 10-hour, and 12-hour charters. Some have specialty trips like Gulfstream’s with extended and multi-day excursions. Others have night charters and shark trips. Some even have shared trips available.

With its comprehensive range of services, activities, and some of the best fishing charters in Florida, Clearwater Beach Marina is an ideal destination for beginning and expert anglers. Come see why Clearwater Beach Marina is one of the best marinas in town.

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