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  •  We have spots available on tomorrows half day trip aboard the Sundance, sailing @ 11am.
  • We have ONE spot left on our 44 hour Red Snapper trip departing 6/16
  • For Multi-day trips, please check our “Availability at a glance” tab, to see what is open, and to book your trip.

Gulf of Mexico Half Day Fishing

Half day fishing $75.88 + tax for  Adults and $45.51 + tax for 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.

Recent Fishing Reports

18 Hour Night Snapper Hunt 5/12

    We got everyone loaded up and set out around 6pm. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a beautiful ride out the river, seeing all the fantastic wildlife. That was followed by watching a stunning sunset at sea. Everything was shaping up for an amazing night. Around 10pm we arrived at the first spot for the night. I spun around a few times and found some good looking action on the sonar / fishfinder. Set the anchor in position and within minutes the fish started to bite. Nice Mangrove Snappers (Mangos), Vermilion Snapper (B-liners) and Lane Snapper were coming up all around the boat, there were also some keeper Red Grouper in the mix. A few Red Snapper had to be released as well. The next stop was over a ship wreck, there we got into some more nice Mangos, Lanes, Yellowtail Snappers and B-liners. Then the large Red Snapper started taking over, it is always delightful to see them yet it is a few weeks away from the season opening so it was time to move on. The next few stops were on fire as well, the large Mangos continued to be caught and lots of Yellowtails …

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Sundance II Fishing Report for the weekend of 3/31-4/2

Captain Che’ reports that the fishing remained very good this past weekend. The lane snapper have been mixed in with the key west snapper AKA Grunts. The action for most anglers has been good to very good and the weather remained stable too. This up coming week the weather looks great, the moon is waxing and hopefully the fish continue biting. To get into some great action…….you can book online by clicking HERE or call us at 727-938-5300

30 Fathom Charter 3/31/23

Hello all, this past weekends group charter wanted to get back early on Palm Sunday so we changed up the departure time and got underway at noon instead of 10pm. This would change up the trips timing for night fishing as it really only gives us 1 full night and a few hours on night two. If the fish were gonna make us work hard to fill the boxes, having only one full night could turn out to be a problem. Thankfully the fish wanted to pay us a visit and this fishing report is not one of those “we’ll get em’ next time” reports. Nope this is one of those “holy mackerel, it was awesome” reports. We arrived a few minutes after sundown in 180 feet and as I was circling around trying to get the feel of the current and where the fish were on the structure I just couldn’t get a positive vibe on how to anchor up so when that happens you got to just do it and correct if needed afterwards. Well I didn’t get it quite right, we caught a few nice mangos but the lines just weren’t fishing the bottom right so after …

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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.

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.