23' Tampa Bay Tower Boat
Our 23' Tower Boat, built in 2017 by Renovators Yacht Builders, is the cream of the crop for comfortable group fishing near the shallow flats, beaches, and reefs of Tampa Bay. This boat comfortably hosts four anglers for the majority of our fishing trips, but can host up to six persons for bottom fishing or trolling trips (grouper, snapper, kingfish) or when cruising on island hop & sunset charters. Unlike many "flats boats" common to inshore charters, our 23 footer has a sharp front end for slicing through choppy waters, common to the Tampa Bay area. This feature makes for a comfortable and dry ride, with plenty of storage, even in the event of incoming bad weather.
Beyond being a great choice for families, the 23 foot Renovators Yacht is the perfect selection for live bait fishing trips, with nearly 45 gallons carrying capacity in its onboard live bait tank and 20 rod holders.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Our 2017 Renovators Yacht Tower Boat is powered by a 175hp Suzuki Fourstroke Outboard, and includes Simrad electronics with SideScan, Fusion Stereo, and GPS-enabled MinnKota iPilot trolling motor, 112lb thrust. The tower includes a secondary driving station for the Captain, allowing for improved spotting of fish, bait, and birds. For an unforgettable experience, feel free to ask to join the Captain, upstairs, during your ride to or from the fishing grounds.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: The 18' Shipoke technical poling skiff is powered by a Mercury Optimax 2.5L 175hp outboard. Top speed clocked by GoFishTampaBay.com pro team is 64mph. The skiff can float in just 8 inches of water when fishing.
18' Technical Poling Skiff
Our 18 foot Shipoke poling skiff is made of composite materials leading to a lighter, quieter, and faster vessel. This boat is purpose-built for hosting no more than two anglers aboard (Captain makes 3) and is designed for push-poling, whereby the Captain uses a stiff 21 foot graphite pole to push the boat silently along shallow water flats, mangrove islands, and beachfronts; while the angler stands on the bow and at the ready to cast to redfish, tarpon, snook, and trout that the boat encounters. These trips are well suited to bait fishing, but truly excel in the case of flyfishing excursions, or those otherwise dedicated to fooling big fish on artificial lures like topwaters, soft plastics, and Mirrolure hard baits.
The Shipoke poling skiff is a spartan vessel, with limited amenities. There is no stereo, electronics, backrest or shade. But in many scenarios - like summertime flyrodding for 150 pound tarpon, or fall sightfishing for redfish - there is no better tool for the job of finding and catching intelligent sportfish on light tackle.