Florida Sportfishing Outfitters

Capt. Shawn Crawford Holmes Beach, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Florida SportfishingOutfitters offers fishing charter boat services in the Tampa, Florida area. Captain Shawn Crawford will give you a fishing trip of a lifetime.

Captain Shawn Crawford. As a sixth-generation Floridian, Captain Crawford believes that 10 percent of the fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish. Captain Crawford has more than 27 years of experience and has earned many clients through the word of mouth. He gives seminars throughout the year and teaches the finer points of fishing. He knows just about everything there is to know about the waters around Tampa Bay, like Longboat Key! Captain Shawn is a tournament winning Captain and he’s considered one of the best fishing guides on the West Coast of Florida.

Captain Shawn helms a 26.5 center console with a 250HP Yamaha engine. This boat is one of the most stable boats you’ll see for its size! Most people can’t even feel it move when they step off the dock onto the boat. The more stable the boat, the more comfortable fishing is! Up to date electronics such as a GPS and fish finder to find the fish in deeper water and to find our way home when outside the sight of land. A custom flybridge, a poling platform, power poles, a fighting chair, and a custom made live well to carry all the live bait you’ll need for a successful fishing trip is outfitted on Captain Shawn’s impressive boat. There’s also a sunshade covering the entire front of the boat to protect you and your guests from the sun during the hotter months.

On your trip with Florida Sportfishing Outfitters all of the rods, reels, tackle, and fresh bait will be supplied. The fishing license for you and all of your guests is also included. Captain Shawn also has a cooler available for drinks and snacks that you bring with you. Florida Sportfishing Outfitters has trips from a half day trip to a full day trip for you to choose from depending on your desired catch. Captain Shawn can get you out on the water no matter the fishing season. He takes all parties, including corporate charters and families with children as young as 5 years old as well as anglers of all skill level.

Whether it be on the flats and islands inside the pass, or the beach and close nearshore reefs outside the pass, Captain Shawn has the best plan for our day! You will have an opportunity to catch Amberjack, Black Drum, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Hogfish, Ladyfish, Mahi Mahi, Permit, Red Grouper, Sailfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail, Yellowtail, Banded Rudderfish, Black Grouper, Bluefish, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Snook, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Black Seabass, Bonito, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Porgy, Redfish, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, and Weakfish. After your successful day on the water with Florida Sportfishing Outfitters, Captain Shawn will clean and fillet your catch for you.

Book your trip today with Florida Sportfishing Outfitters and Captain Shawn Crawford for an unforgettable day on the water in the Tampa area.

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  Launch Location

752 Manatee Avenue West, Holmes Beach

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Trips start at $550

4 Trips

1-5 guests

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1989 265' Center Console

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch



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Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 5 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 5 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Head up to 5 miles out and target both delicious and hard fighting fish on this 4-hour adventure! You'll explore the nearshore waters surrounding for many different species of Snapper, Sharks, and Grouper through light tackle fishing.



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Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 5 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 5 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

On this 4-hour afternoon adventure, which will see you fishing inshore waters from Tampa Bay to Sarasota Bay. You'll have the chance to target a variety of world-famous Floridian fish, including Snook, Redfish, Flounder, many Grouper species, Spotted Seatrout, and much more.

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Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 5 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 5 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This 6-hour adventure is the perfect option for guests who want to explore a variety of fishing grounds. You have the option of splitting your time between inshore and nearshore waters, or you can focus on one area. Inshore fishing will see you targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and more, whereas nearshore is all about huge Grouper and Snapper, as well as King Mackerel. 

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Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 5 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 5 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

If you want to spend more time on the water and experience the best that Holmes Beach's offshore fishing grounds have to offer, then this fishing adventure is the trip for you! You'll get to target a larger variety of bigger fish including Kingfish, Amberjack, Tuna, Sharks, Snapper, and Grouper.

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Fish Species

Banded Rudderfish
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Black Seabass
Blackfin Tuna
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Spanish 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


  • Flybridge

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Poling Platform
  • Power Poles

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • We supply everything you will need except whatever your group wants to eat and drink. Alcohol is ok to bring but cans are preferred. You can bring your own cooler or for smaller groups
  • coolers will be provided with ice!

Minimum Age

  • 5 Years old or older.

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • River
  • Wreck

About the Vessel


Capt. Shawn Crawford

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha 250 SHO

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

250 HP