Salty Water Fishing Charters

Capt. James Hartley Palm Harbor, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured


Take part in one of the most beautiful inshore fishing charter excursions in the backwaters of central west Florida! Based out of Palm Harbor, Salty Water Fishing Charters will take you on a fishing adventure you will cherish forever!The scenery here is second to none.  The water is gorgeous, and the fishing is incredible.


Captain James “Jimmy” Hartley will be helping you out during the course of your fishing trip. Capt. Jimmy started fishing the waters of the Tampa Bay area since he was a kid. He developed a deep passion for fishing and being out on the water. In 2017, he took that passion to the next level and became a full-time guide. Capt. Jimmy loves to meet new people and is welcoming of children on all his trips. 

Your fishing charter trip with Capt. Rodney will start in Palm Harbor and can go on to explore the fishing grounds near Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Dunedin, Belleair, Anclote, Largo, Indian rocks Beach, Indian Shores, and many other fishing locations along Florida’s west coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

Captain Jimmy has a wonderful 23ft Shearwater bay boat that is absolutely perfect for inshore fishing charters. She is powered by a 225hp Yamaha outboard and features all the proper up-to-date safety and navigational equipment. This vessel is wheelchair accessible and carries snorkeling equipment in case you would like to take a dive in the water. The boat features a livewell for keeping your bait and catches fresh and an icebox to keep your drinks and snacks cold. 


We offer half-day inshore trips that include rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, and a fishing license.  We practice a variety of fishing techniques including bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and spinning.  After the trip, our crew will be happy to clean and prepare all of your catches so you may cook and eat them later. 


On our inshore fishing trips, you can expect to see the likes of Bluefish, Ladyfish, Snook, Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Tarpon, and Sharks. 


Join Salty Water Fishing Charters and Captain James Hartley on a Clearwater fishing charter trip for the ages. We look forward to seeing you soon!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

2119 U.S. 19 Alternate, Palm Harbor

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Trips start at $400

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1-6 guests

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2005 23' Bay Boat

225 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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1/2 DAY

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:30am to 12:30pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

1/2 day  4 hour inshore fishing charter for up to 6 passengers $50 for each additional person after 2 and $50 for each additional hour after 4. Kids 10 and under are free with 4 paying adults.


Cooler with ice and water
Close details

Fish Species

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • Livewell
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel


Capt. James Hartley

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

225 HP