WE ARE OFTEN IMITATED BUT…. NEVER DUPLICATED!!!!!

Gulfstar and her crew are the first multi pass USCG inspected vessel to break the 200 fathom line. 
WE TAKE YOU WHERE NO OTHERS CAN OR KNOW HOW!!! If they tell you they do or can… ask them for the pictures!!!

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14 Pass Limited Two day Middle Grounds Jan-Dec 2017

This trip is a limited passenger trip that departs at 8 pm and returns two days later between 4 and 8 pm. The price includes all meals and beverages, live and dead bait, tackle, ice and cleaning your catch. The ride out takes approx 6 hrs, water depth is 70-150 feet and we fish day and night for Mangrove, Vermillion and Red Snapper, Gag, Red and Scamp Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Red Porgies and Cobia. There is a Two day bag limit on this trip. Bring your coolers, this trip is a top producer!  price: $875.00 or $825.00

  1. Limited to 14 passengers
  2. $875.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $675.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  3. $825.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $625.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  4. Price includes: Tips for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and LIVE bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  5. Tackle included
  6. Departs @ 8 pm. Returns 2 days later between 4-6 pm
  7. Bring one cooler up to 90 quarts
  8. Red Snapper season usually 6/1 thru 7/15

Dates

  • Jan 13 Full Moon
  • Apr 14
  • May 9, 12 Full Moon may 9th
  • Aug 4, 7     Full Moon Aug 4th
  • Sept 2         56 hour special
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 3       Full Moon Nov 3rd
  • Dec 1         Full Moon

 
 2 Day Florida Middle Grounds 2017

 This trip departs at 8 pm and returns two days later between 4 and 8 pm. The price includes all meals and beverages, live and dead bait, tackle, ice and cleaning your catch. The ride out takes approx 6 hrs, water depth is 70-150 feet and we fish day and night for Mangrove, Vermillion and Red Snapper, Gag, Red and Scamp Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Red Porgies and Cobia. There is a Two day bag limit on this trip. Bring your coolers, this trip is a top producer!  price: $655.00 or $605.00

  1. 19 passengers 14 below deck berths and 5 chairs in main cabin
  2. $655.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $455.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  3. $605.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $405.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  4. Price includes: Tips for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and LIVE bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  5. Tackle included
  6. Departs @ 8 pm. Returns 2 days later between 4-6 pm
  7. Bring one cooler up to 90 quarts
  8. Red Snapper season usually 6/1 thru 7/15

Dates:

  • Jan 27
  • May 15
  • July 25
  • Aug 11
  • Sept 8, 22
  • Nov 10
  • Dec 8, 15

 
2 day RED SNAPPER Florida middle grounds 2017

 This trip departs at 8 pm and returns two days later between 4 and 8 pm. The price includes all meals and beverages, live and dead bait, tackle, ice and cleaning your catch. The ride out takes approx 6 hrs, water depth is 70-150 feet and we fish day and night for Mangrove, Vermillion and Red Snapper, Gag, Red and Scamp Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Red Porgies and Cobia. There is a Two day bag limit on this trip. Bring your coolers, this trip is a top producer!  price: $655.00 or $605.00

  1. 19 passengers (14 below deck bunks and 5 chairs in main cabin)
  2. $655.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $455.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  3. $605.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $405.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  4. Price includes: Tips for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and LIVE bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  5. Tackle included
  6. Departs @ 8 pm. Returns 2 days later between 4-6 pm
  7. Bring one cooler up to 90 quarts
  8. Red Snapper season usually 6/1 thru 7/15

Dates:

  • June 5, 16, 19, 26
  • July 4, 10, 13

 
14 Pass 26 hour RED SNAPPER Florida middle grounds

26 hour red snapper departs 12:01 am 6/1/17 return 2 am 6/2

Departs 12:01 am 6/1/17 return 2 am 6/2

Red Snapper fishing as long as season is open.

This trip departs at 8 pm and returns two days later between 4 and 8 pm. The price includes all meals and beverages, live and dead bait, tackle, ice and cleaning your catch. The ride out takes approx 6 hrs, water depth is 70-150 feet and we fish day and night for Mangrove, Vermillion and Red Snapper, Gag, Red and Scamp Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Red Porgies and Cobia. There is a Two day bag limit on this trip. Bring your coolers, this trip is a top producer!  price: $455.00 or $405.00

  1. 14 passengers (14 below deck bunks and 5 chairs in main cabin)
  2. $455.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $255.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  3. $405.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $205.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  4. Price includes: Tips for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and LIVE bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  5. Tackle included

 

 52 Hour Gulfstar’s Golden Grounds Jan-Dec 2017

This trip departs at 12 noon and returns 52 hours later. You get Elbow Snapper action at night  and deep water grouper/snapper action on the Golden Grounds during the day. The fishing depth at night is 160-240 feet and 350-450 feet on the Golden Grounds.

The Golden Grounds is an area around 2 miles wide and 7 miles long that we don’t normally fish on our deep water trips because the past two years we have been fishing much from 500-850 feet. We call it the Golden Grounds because almost every time we go there we catch really well and we feel like we found a pot of gold.

You can expect to catch Snowy and Yellow-edge, Scamp, Speckled hind and Warsaw grouper, Yellow-eye, Vermillion on the Golden Grounds and Mangrove Snapper and Giant Amberjack on the Elbow. There will also be the possibility to get into a good bite of Black-fin Tuna and King Mackerel at night, because the Elbow is a regular stop for these speedsters.

  1. The trip is limited to 14 passengers
  2. $890.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $690.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  3. $850.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $650.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  4. Departs @ noon and returns at 4pm
  5. Meals are included
  6. Cut bait included
  7. bring a 90 qt cooler
  8. Night fishing at Elbow tackle included but, Deep Drop tackle is NOT included

 

Dates:

  • Mar 31
  • Apr 28
  • July 28
  • Aug 25
  • Sep 29
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 29

 
Limited load 2 day <20 fathom special, Feb-Mar 2017

We will fish the 20 fathom edge for Red and scamp Grouper in water shallower than 20 fathoms (120Feet). We will also catch Mangrove, Vermillion, Yellow tail snapper, and Amber jack to name a few. We depart @ 8 pm and will return @ approx. 4pm 2 days later.

  1. Limited load 14 passengers
  2. 2 day bag limit for all reef fish
  3. $725.00 per person($200.00 deposit and $525.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  4. $690.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $490.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  5. Departs 8pm and returns @ 4pm
  6. Price includes : Tips for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and LIVE bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  7. Tackle included
  8. Bring one cooler up to 90 quarts

Dates:

  • Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 (Full Moon Feb 10th)
  • Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 (Full Moon Mar 10th)

 
NEW

Limited load 14 Pass 48 hour Elbow Snapper/Grouper/Amberjack and spring run Black-fin tuna

Departs 5/5/2017 4pm and returns 5/7/2014 @ 4pm

 We will fish the elbow for snapper and grouper just like normal but we will also chum at night for those great speedsters the blackfin. The spring of the year is generally a great time to jig the tuna at night. There is no bag limit on Black-fin. The jig is also a great way to catch massive Elbow Amberjack. 

The Elbow is part of the 30 fathom ridge that is south of the Florida Middle Grounds. Whatever the reason, the fish here are generally bigger than most areas around it. Due to the current and the depth the skill level required to fish it does not make it easy on novice anglers. The Elbow holds mutton snapper as well as all of the regular suspects like Gag, red, and Scamp Grouper. The snapper selection could be Mutton, Mango, Vermillion (B-liner) and Yellow-tail to name a few. We depart @ 4 pm and will return @ approx. 4pm 2 days later.

  1. Limited load 14 passengers
  2. 2 day bag limit for all reef fish
  3. no limit on Blackfin Tuna
  4. $875.00 per person($200.00 deposit and $675.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  5. $825.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $625.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  6. Departs 5/5/2017 4pm and returns 5/7/2014 @ 4pm
  7. Price includes : Tips for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and LIVE bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  8. Bottom fishing Tackle included… Jigs for jigging tuna are NOT included
  9. Bring one cooler up to 90 quarts

 
Super limited 10 pass 3 day Gulfstar’s Leviathan Ledge Deep Drop, 2017

Leviathan Ledge in 2015 produced massive Snowy, Yellow-edge and monster Golden Tilefish, Barrel Fish as well as Gulfstar’s famous Leviathan Snapper.  The edge of the ledge drops 1000 ft. to a maximum fishing depth of 1600 ft.  This trip is for the Bad Hombres only.  No wimps need apply.  We leave Sun 12 noon and return Wed before noon.  Night bottom fishing is slow but you can fish for swordfish if you bring the correct gear. Call Captain Rich @727-204-2601 and ask for gear requirements

  1. Super Limited to 10 passengers
  2. $1190.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $990.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  3. $1150.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $950.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  4. Price includes: Tip for the crew, fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  5. Tackle not included

Dates:

  • Jan 19
  • Apr 10
  • May1
  • July 17
  • Aug14
  • Sept 11
  • Oct 9
  • Dec 11

 

Super limited 10pass 3 day Pulley Ridge & the offshore badlands 2017

We will target Monster Snowy grouper, jumbo jack and Golden Tilefish. This trip departs 12 Noon and returns approximately 12 Noon 3 days later. The ride out is about 13 hours. Fishing depth is 240-400 feet on Pulley ridge and up to 850 feet at the Badlands. We will be fishing day and night for deep water species like Yellow Eye Snapper, Tile fish, Scamp Grouper, Yellow Edge Grouper and Vermillion and Queen Snapper. The Pulley Ridge area has a series of deep water ridges that extend for up to 30 miles that run parallel to the West Florida Escarpment. This trip is a proven box filler, bring your cooler!

  1. Limited 10 passengers
  2. $1190.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $990.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online) or $1150.00 per person ($200.00 deposit and $950.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  3. Price includes:Tip for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  4. Tackle not included
  5. Departs @ 12 noon, Returns before noon

Dates:

  • Feb 6
  • Mar 6
  • Apr 6
  • May 22
  • July 21
  • Aug 18
  • Sept 15
  • Oct 20

 
12 hour Grouper/Snapper 2017

12 hour wed .This trip departs at 7am and returns 7pm the same day. The price includes all meals and beverages, live and dead bait, tackle, ice and cleaning your catch. The ride out is 2-4 hours. Water depth 50-100 feet and we target Gag* and Red Grouper, as well as Mangrove Snapper and sometimes Amberjack. This trip is a great choice or those anglers that want a shot at Big Fish without a multi-day trip. 1 day bag limit on this trip.

  1. 28 passengers
  2. $170.00 per person Tip NOT included
  3. Price includes: Fishing and rigging advice, hot or cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and live bait (when available), ice, fish cleaning and parking.
  4. Departs 7 am, Returns 7 pm
  5. 1 cooler not over 60 qts. per person

 Dates:

  • Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Feb 1, 15, 22
  • Mar 1, 15, 22, 29
  • Apr 19, 26
  • Sept 20
  • Oct 18, 25,
  • Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Dec 6, 20, 27

 
16 Hour extended day grouper

 16 hour Saturdays  This trip departs at 6am and returns 10pm the same day. The price includes all meals and beverages, live and dead bait, tackle, ice and cleaning your catch. The ride out is 2-4 hours. Water depth 50-100 feet and we target Gag,Red and Scamp Grouper, as well as Mangrove Snapper and sometimes Amberjack. This trip is a great choice or those anglers that want a shot at Big Fish without a multi-day trip. 1 day bag limit on this trip.

  1. 28 passengers
  2. $220.00 per person
  3. Price includes: Fishing and rigging advice, hot or cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and live bait, ice, fish cleaning and parking.
  4. Departs 6 am, Returns 10 pm
  5. 1 cooler not over 60 qts. per person

Dates:

  • Jan 7
  • Nov 25
  • Dec 23

 

Limited 12 pass Captains choice 4 day Waxing Moon Mutton massacre and Snowy Groupaganza

“This trip was the most amazing fishing trip ever” That what I heard from our fishermen.

This year we added even another awesome opportunity for the hardcore fisherman. We added Snowy grouper to the mix… We will go to one of our top secret snowy Grouper spots and top off the fish boxes before heading home. This year we are only offering 1 of these trips in an effort to preserve the amazing fishing for years to come.

The area that is over 260 miles from Tarpon Springs holds Massive Mutton Snapper and in the past some large Carborita black grouper. Because of its distance offshore and lack of fishing pressure this area produces lots of other fish like, Yellow-tail and Yellow-eye snapper, Scamp, Red, Gag and Yellow-fin grouper. Obviously because of the distance needed to travel, it will be a long boat ride on the way out…PLEASE only patient fisherman with offshore fishing experience should book this trip.

Due to the limited # passengers this trip has a $500.00 non- refundable deposit is required with no exceptions. You book you go or lose $500.00…. so don’t book unless you are sure this trip is for you.

  1. Full moon is on the 9/6
  2. Bring your biggest coolers!!!!
  3. 12 passengers
  4. $1590.00 per person ($500.00 deposit and $1090.00 balance paid by credit card or check at check -in) or (paid in full online)
  5. $1550.00 per person ($500.00 deposit and $1050.00 balance paid in cash at check-in)
  6. $500.00 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED
  7. Price includes: Tips for the crew, Fishing and rigging advice, hot and cold meals, soft drinks, coffee, frozen and LIVE bait, ice, fish cleaning & parking
  8. Tackle not included
  9. Departs 12noon … Returns 12noon