Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions

Capt. Carlos Bastos Holiday, FL Licensed Insured

We are a charter business that supplies complete services to our clients. On our boat we take care of everything. All you have to do is be ready to catch fish! Our team has Fishability!

Your Tarpon Springs fishing charter is just a click away! Book today with Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions and Captain Carlos Bastos and get ready for a great day of fishing. Whether you’re a novice angler, or practically an expert, Captain Carlos is looking forward to fishing with you! Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions is a private fishing charter specializing in inshore, nearshore, offshore, reef & wreck fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tarpon Springs is on the West Coast of Florida, just north of Clearwater. Whether you live in the area or just visiting, your day only gets better once you step aboard our 30’ Sport Fisherman. Powered by twin 225 HP Honda motors, we get to the fishing grounds fast and dry. On board we have top-of-the-line navigational equipment (GPS, Radar, and Fishfinder) and electronics (best multimedia system around!). The cabin is nice a large with a bed and toilet available. And all Safety Features have been Certified by the United States Coast Guard.

We can go trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, or fishing with light tackle. Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions has the experience and knowledge for any of these techniques and is happy to share with you the ins and outs of each. Captain Carlos is a patient teacher and welcomes anglers of all ages to learn a new-to-you technique!

In the Gulf of Mexico we have opportunity to catch Grouper, Tuna, Amberjack, Snapper, Tripletail, Sea Bass, Porgy, Hogfish, Flounder, Cobia, and more! Depending on the season determines what we’ll bring catch and what we keep.

Your trip comes with fishing licenses for all passengers, rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle. We’ll also clean and package your catch at the end of the trip, and can point you to some really good restaurants that can cook it up for you!

Half day or full day Gulf of Mexico fishing trips are available – as well as a great family option that is three hours – perfect for those with young kids or new-to-fishing families! Don’t wait… book your Tarpon Springs Fishing Charter today with Bottoms Up Fishing Expeditions and let’s go fishing!

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

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  Launch Location

1029 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday

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Trips start at $375

4 Trips

1-5 guests

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2009 30' Sport Fisherman

225 HP engine(s)

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

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FAMILY SPECIAL

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (3 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a 3hr, fun-filled, fishing trip that is perfect for families who have small children.  It is great for families who are first-timers and want to give fishing a try.  Rods, Reels, Tackle, Lures, Bait and Fishing License are all included.  You keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you when you return to shore.  There is even a restaurant near by that will cook your catch for you.

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HALF DAY

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 9:00am to 1:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a 4hr, fun-filled, fishing trip that is perfect for those short on time, or who prefer less time on the water.  Species targeted on this trip include Cobia, Porgy, Grouper, Snapper and more.  Rods, Reels, Tackle, Lures, Bait and Fishing License are all included.  You keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you when you return to shore.  There is even a restaurant near by that will cook your catch for you.

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CORAL BOTTOM TRIP

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip allows us to fish farther to the coral bottom areas which have larger fish and a larger variety of species.  Species targeted on this trip include Cobia, Grouper, Flounder, Amberjack and more.  Rods, Reels, Tackle, Lures, Bait and Fishing License are all included.  You keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you when you return to shore.  There is even a restaurant near by that will cook your catch for you.

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FULL DAY

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our full day trip allows us to reach areas we normally don’t fish on a regular basis .  Species targeted on this trip include Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Porgy, Grouper, Snapper and more.  Rods, Reels, Tackle, Lures, Bait and Fishing License are all included.  You keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you when you return to shore.  There is even a restaurant near by that will cook your catch for you.

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Black Grouper
Blackfin Tuna
Cobia
Flounder
Hogfish
Lesser Amberjack
Mangrove Snapper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

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
  • ["Restaurant can cook catch ."]

Minimum Age

  • No age limit

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Carlos Bastos

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

30

Year Built

2009

Engine Manufacturer

Honda

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

225 HP