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  • We have spots available on Tomorrow’s half day fishing trip aboard the Sundance II sailing @ 11am.
  • This weekend’s multi day trip is sold out, we have 2 spots available for the 44 hour full moon elbow trip departing on April 7th. Call to Book

Gulf of Mexico Half Day Fishing

Half day fishing $81.00 Adults and $73.00 Children 11 yrs. and younger
All Sundance 1/2 day trips depart @11am. Book online or Call to reserve 727-938-5300. Reservations are REQUIRED to Board.

Multi-day and 18 hour Trips

We specialize in catching deepwater Grouper and Snapper on 3 and 4 day long range Pulley Ridge and beyond multi-day deep drop fishing trips.

When we are not hunting the deepwater of the Gulf we are fishing the “Florida Middle Grounds” and Elbow on two day trips. The Middle grounds and the elbow produce a huge variety of grouper, snapper and tons of other reef fish as well as pelagic fish such as black-fin tuna, king mackerel, and Wahoo.

Recent Fishing Reports

44 hour 3/8/23 trip report

    I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! From our previous email and posts sent, we ended up needing to move our trip to 3/8/2023 due to weather. We ended up going out with a full boat! While it was a sunny trip, we had a pretty bumpy ride, due to swells and waves on our way out to the Middle Grounds. Our day of fishing Thursday consisted of the same weather, but a beautiful red moon peeked after sunset and it was flat calm up until our ride back home. It was a very interesting trip. Fishing was on the slower side on our our day of fishing on 3/9. We picked up a bunch of Red Snappers, which we know we cannot keep at the moment. We had some Porgies, Mango snappers, and smaller Red Grouper. As soon as the sun set, we got in on the action. Captain Rich and second captain Garret made sure to put us on the fish. Our customers were reeling in plenty of keeper Red Groupers, as well as Lane, B-Liner’s and Mango Snappers. We also caught a variety of porgies, from Saucer eye porgies to Jolt head porgies, all …

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March 28th~ 1/2 day fishing

This was another overcast one today. The winds were blowing about 15 knots in the beginning part of the trip but it turned slick calm on the way home. The depths of water were right around thirty feet.   The anchor course was all over the place and the fishing came to a halt at one point. Not the best day of fishing.   But in spite of all this, our passengers were happy. The wildlife won everybody over. The dolphins an pelicans proved to be fantastic entertainment,   One gentleman from Ontario commented on how thrilled he was to be here, fishing in Florida as opposed to being up North. “it was a phenomenal day with the best crew I have ever seen” “this beats shoveling snow”   Lisa from Indiana commented on how pretty the Grunts were. “I hated to keep them because they were so cute”   (please go to our Facebook page for photos) Capt. Joy

February 22nd & 23rd~ half day trips

Saturday & Sunday’s half day trips were similar as far as the fishing went. On day one, the weather was sunny the majority of the time and they were fishing in about 40 feet of water. The catch was pretty good,lots of grunts and a shortie Red Grouper were caught. A baby shark was also biting on Saturday and was safely released.   Sunday’s scene was a different one. The fog was very heavy all day. Even though it was a beautiful sunny day on land, out in the Gulf, the visibility was awful. Fishing was pretty good. A bit closer in on Sunday with just as many Grunts and Porgie’s as the day before.   The weekends bring out the smaller boats. This is all good, but in the fog, its a different story. Many people with boats lack the experience and or equipment to practice safe boating on days like this. Definitely keeps our Captains and deckhands on their toes!   Great couple of half day trips. Lots of happy departing passengers! More half day trips to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. Captain Joy

The Gulfstar Mission Statement

The Gulfstar and her crew have been fishing multi-day deepwater offshore trips from Tarpon springs since 2006. Our original concept was to offer a charter boat experience without having the expense of chartering the whole boat by yourself. We pioneered the all-inclusive no nickel and dime pricing that many savvy anglers have come to love. We don’t pile 50 people on the boat while fishing the Middle Grounds. We don’t pile 20 people on while attempting to deep drop fish at Pulley Ridge. We don’t charge extra for meals, drinks, stern spots, parking, live bait, fish cleaning, Tackle, even ice!!!! some boats are actually charging for ice. I’m sure by now you get the point! We charge more upfront, take fewer passengers, give great service and we don’t nickel and dime you before, during, or after the trip. When you deep drop with 10-12 fisherman in up to 1400 feet of water you catch quality fish (like the awesome fish pictured on this page) and not catch each other in massive tangles. When you fish the Red Snapper season with 19 passengers instead of 50 passengers you fish with plenty of room to spare at the rail not only is the trip more enjoyable but you catch more fish. Bottom line: read the small print… look at all of the associated costs with head boats that fish offshore and compare them to our split charter all-inclusive no nickel and dime pricing. If you want to hit the easy button and are willing to pay a little bit more for small crowds, great service, and fantastic fishing on a 65′ charter boat, the Gulfstar is for you.