Offshore Fishing Charters

From Clearwater Beach, Tampa Bay Area, Florida

Florida's #1

Offshore Bottom Fishing Charters & Trolling Trips

Welcome to Salt Cracker Charters! The best offshore fishing and trolling charter service in Clearwater Beach, Florida. We love fishing and we want to share our passion with you. Whether you’re looking for grouper, snapper, kingfish or more, we have the expertise and equipment to help you land the big ones in the Gulf of Mexico. And after a great day on the water, you can enjoy your fresh catch cooked at Salt Cracker Fish Camp, our restaurant at the same dock. Don’t wait, book your trip today and join us for some saltwater fun!

With each charter, comes an experienced and passionate crew who is ready to help you escape from everyday life and experience the excitement that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer.


What they say about us

We had great weather , a great Captain and first mate. We caught over 5 species and brought about 25 fish to the dock. We also threw back about 30 Grunts which were great eating. Then, we went to the Salt Cracker restaurant where they prepared our fish for us . We chose blackened and fried along with cole slaw and fries. What a great experience for a Father & Son.

Robert B

We took an 8 hour trip with Captain Kevin and first mate Peyton this week and it was unbelievable. They were so attentive, friendly and helpful along with constantly having us on fish! We caught well over 120 fish with 3 people. I could not recommend them more. They’re extremely hardworking and all over every request. For an amazing fishing experience, book Kevin & Peyton. You will be thrilled!
By the way, have their restaurant Saltcracker Fish Camp cook your catch for dinner. It was great!

Matt B.

Types Of Fishing Trips

Trolling Trips

On our trolling trips, we fish for:

  • Kingfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Bonita
  • Barracuda

Bottom Fishing

On our 4, 5, and 6 hour bottom fishing trips, we fish for*:

  • Assorted “Panfish Species” : Hogfish (Seasonally), White Grunts (Gray Snapper), Lane Snapper, Porgies, and Black Seabass.

On our 8, 10, and 12 hour bottom fishing trips, we fish for*:

  • Grouper (Red and Gag Seasonally)
  • Snapper (American Red Snapper seasonally, Mangrove, Lane, and Vermillion)
  • Amberjacks and assorted pelagics (seasonally)

*Target Species May Vary Depending On The Season, Check With Capt Upon Booking.


Meet The Boats

Salt Cracker II

34’ Crusader sportfisherman powered by a Caterpillar 3208 inboard diesel engine,  she is equipped with state of the art Furuno electronics to help us find the fish. Her enclosed pilot house provides ample shade and a place to get out of the elements.
She is also equipped with a full head onboard.

Salt Cracker III

34' Crusader sportfisherman powered by a 500 horsepower Cummins Marine diesel engine. She is equipped with state of the art Furuno and Garmin electronics to help us find the fish. Her enclosed pilot house provides ample shade and a place to get out of the elements. She is also equipped with a full head onboard.

Salt Cracker IV

38' Stapleton sportfisherman powered by twin 450 horsepower Cummins Marine diesel engines. One of the largest boats in the Clearwater Marina fleet, Salt Cracker IV will get you out there in comfort and speed! She is equipped with state-of-the-art Furuno and Garmin electronics to help us find the fish and her enclosed pilot house and cabin is outfitted with plenty of seating and a dinette to keep you comfortable while you take a break in the shade, protected from the sun. She also is equipped with a full head onboard.

The Crew

We're ready to show you the Gulf Coast's wonders!

If you love fishing, you’ll love Salt Cracker Charters. We take you to the best spots in the Gulf, where you can hook Red and Gag Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Tuna and more. Whether you want a half-day family outing or a full-day adventure, we have the right trip for you. And we have the best crew in the business - friendly, professional, and skilled.But that’s not all. When you return to the dock, we clean and fillet your catch for you. And if you want to taste your fish right away, we can cook it for you at our own restaurant, Salt Cracker Fish Camp. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the ultimate fishing thrill. Book your trip today and join us for some saltwater fun!


Options & Rates

3 Hour Private Charter



4 Hour Private Charter



5 Hour Private Charter



Most Popular!

6 Hour Private Charter



8 Hour Private Charter



Included in all options above: 

  • Fishing Gear
  • Cooler With Plenty of Ice
  • Maximum 6 Guests/Boat

Not included: 

  • Food & Snacks
  • Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions


When is the best time to go fishing in Florida?

The waters of the Gulf of Mexico surrounding Clearwater, Florida offer excellent fishing year round but we target some fish during certain seasons. For example, Spring and fall are the best time to troll for kingfish and spanish mackerel while summertime is excellent fishing for red grouper and red snapper. You can check our website for the latest fishing updates and tips.

What kind of gear do you provide?

We provide everything you need for a successful day of fishing, like our custom rods, reels, bait, tackle, ice, and licenses. We have different kinds of tackle for different fishing methods and techniques.

Do you have any deals or specials?

We do not currently offer any deals or specials

Should I bring my own snacks and drinks?

You should bring your own snacks and drinks. While we have you covered with everything you need for a successful day of fishing, the only thing we do not provide is whatever you want to eat and drink while you are out there. Make sure to bring plenty of water and sports drinks to stay hydrated along with anything you want to eat and we will ice it down for you in our cooler onboard! 

How do I book with you?

You can book online on our website or give us a call. 

How many people can fit on the boat?

Each boat is US Coast Guard certified to carry up to 6 passengers and can accomodate up to six anglers comfortably. If you have a bigger group, we can arrange multiple boats for you.

What should I wear and bring for the trip?

You should wear something comfortable that can get wet and dirty. You should also bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera, and any medications you may need. You may also want to bring a jacket or rain gear in case of weather changes.

What if the weather is bad or I need to cancel my trip?

The captain will decide if the weather is safe enough to go out. If the trip is canceled due to weather or mechanical issues, you can reschedule or get a full refund of your deposit. If you need to cancel your trip for any other reason, you must do so at least 72 hours before your scheduled departure time to get a refund of your deposit.

How long are the trips and where do you go?

The trips range from 4 hours to 12 hours depending on your preference and availability. We go anywhere from 5 miles to around 75 miles offshore depending on the type of fishing you want to do. We have access to some of the best fishing spots in the Gulf of Mexico.

What kind of fish can I expect to catch?

You can expect to catch a variety of fish depending on the season and the location. Some of the common fish you can catch are grouper, snapper, hogfish, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, amberjack, shark, and more.

How do you handle the fish I catch?

We’ll help you land, measure, and photograph your fish. We’ll also clean and fillet your fish for you at the dock. You can take your fish home with you or ask us to cook them at Salt Cracker Fish Camp.

What is Salt Cracker Fish Camp?

Salt Cracker Fish Camp is a restaurant located in the marina where we operate directly behind our boats!. They specialize in serving fresh seafood dishes made with local ingredients. You can have your catch cooked there for a small fee or enjoy their other menu items.

Do you offer any other services or activities besides fishing?

We can accommodate private groups for sunset cruises or dolphin watching cruises. Contact the booking office for more details on these services 727-442-3005

Are you insured and licensed?

Yes, we are. We are fully insured and licensed by the US Coast Guard, NOAA, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. We follow all the safety regulations and fishing laws.

How can I contact you if I have any questions or concerns?

You can contact us by phone.

Where are you located and how do I get there?

We are located at 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL, 33767, United States. Slip numbers: 35, 36, and 38

Getting in touch

Contact us

Do you have any other questions? Then give us a call or fill out the form in the contact page.


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