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Inshore

These trips are inshore flats and bays and up to three miles from the beach. You can choose either a half day trip or a full day adventure!
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Offshore

Looking to go out further? This is the trip for you. Going offshore is perfect for fishing, diving, or just getting away to enjoy the views.
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Custom Trip

Looking for something different? You can choose from a variety of options including a mixture of inshore and offshore adventures.
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RIchard Surber of Down2Fish

About Captain Richard

Captain Surber was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He grew up on flat bottomed shrimp boats and Jon boats. His school bus would pick up in front of his house which was attached to a bait shop. Down2Fish was born out of the nostalgic experiences growing up on Tampa Bay.
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Down2Fish Florida Charter Locations

Locations

Our charters range in location around Tampa and it’s surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking to fish, snorkel, see the sights, or just get away, we can help you make the most out of your trip!
  • Palmetto
  • St. Petersburg
  • Sarasota
  • Tampa
  • Venice
  • Clearwater
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Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

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Update from June 2024:This is our second trip with Captain Richard. And I think that will tell you that we are fans and always enjoy our time fishing with Captain Richard. Next time we will be booking another trip with him to catch some Red Snapper. For folks with kids, he is extremely helpful with smaller anglers. Next chance you get we would absolutely recommend booking with Down2Fish.We had an excellent time fishing with Captain Richard! We were on fish within minutes and caught some great variety of fish. Captain Richard was super informative and helpful. Top notch in our book!
We have went fishing with Captain Richard 3 times and each time has been exceptional! Have faith that when fishing with Down2Fish charters that you will be safe, learn new things, and be put on the best fishing holes the Florida coast has to offer! Each trip we have left with a heap of meat and an abundance of great memories.Factors that set them apart:-Richard knows when it’s time to move on from a spot and will not waste the time you pay for on not catching fish.-Skill level does not matter here as they have been great to providing extra attention and knowledge to those who need it to make sure they are comfortable and confident.-Great gear and vessel. It will be difficult to find a charter that has both of these at this price point.-Friendly and extremely experienced. Richard has endless fishing knowledge and some of the best boat skills I have seen to date.If you are hesitating to go with Down2Fish Charters let this be your sign to make the decision to go catch some hogs and have a great time!
Response from the owner: Thank you all for a great day on water and the great review. I appreciate it immensely!
We did an inshore fishing trip with Captain Richard. It was awesome!! He’s knowledgeable, and experienced captain who made it tons of fun for our 9 year old and us! Caught a variety of different fish, seen dolphins, turtle, star fish, sting ray, and a manatee! We would totally be down2fish with Captain Richard again! 100% worth it!
Down2fish charters was one of the best fishing experiences I have ever had. Great captain, great boat, great gear, great fishing. Will definitely be coming back to fish with this charter again.
Response from the owner: Thank you Grant. Looking forward to more good times on the water. Y'all were great fun.
I've been on quite a few charters in my life and fished almost my whole life and I can say, with confidence, that Richard has been my favorite captain. Top notch outfit, put us on fish, went beyond the extra mile (literally), awesome guy and great conversation, and we went home grossly weighed down by fish. Next year's snapper season with Richard for can't come fast enough!
Had a great day on the water, attention was focused not on limiting out which we did but limiting with selected larger fish. Unique bait catching technique doesn't waste time and was more than ample in quantity. If a desired species wasn't a 'granddaddy', it lived to see another day. Excellent boat, crew, Richard is a knowledgeable local captain. A great day!
Response from the owner: Thank you Thomas! We enjoyed you!
Capt Richard took us out inshore. Great boat, made it a great day during some tough fishing. Took my 12 and 14 yr olds out. He was very friendly, helpful, easy going, and took the time to go above and beyond. He made it feel as though we were fishing with a friend or family member. Went out and caught our bait then he took us to several spots to fish. Will definitely call him up next time we are in town! Thank you Richard for treating us so well. See you next time!
Absolutely best charter fishing experience of my life. Down2Fish is the way to go and can’t wait to go again and tell all of my friends. Never been 80 miles offshore and caught so many groupers in my entire life. 10/10!!!!!! Until next time
Best salt water fishing experience!
If you’re looking for snapper, grouper, and more down2fish is the go to Charter! Richard was knowledgeable. Captain was calm and collected.
Wow what an amazing experience! Never caught so many fish in my life Captain Richard was thorough,cared about safety, and was respectful . 100/10 would recommend!
One of the best experiences I've had on a charter. They took great care of our large group. The boat and set up was absolutely perfect and cleaned our fish to perfection for us to take home 💚✌️🐠
We had a fantastic trip! It was everything that they said it was. Beautiful sunrise fastrip out to the fishing grounds and lots of big fish. Highly recommended
Response from the owner: Thank you Ken for a great trip and taking the time to share your feedback. Hope to you again real soon!
Fished with Captain Richard on July 30th and had an awesome trip. We limited out on Red Grouper at the first spot and they were all bigger fish. Moved spots once and limited out on Red Snapper. Caught a big Scamp Grouper and a few other bonus fish including a small dolphin. It was an awesome trip and we will definitely be booking with Down 2 Fish in the future. Captain Richard was able to accommodate us super late notice after 2 of our other trips got canceled due to weather. Both him and his deckhand are super personable and know how to put people on fish and provide their customers with an awesome time. If your looking to have an awesome charter fishing trip don’t hesitate to call Down 2 Fish.
Captain Rich and Craig were great! Caught a ton of fish and they both went above and beyond. Highly recommended!
Our day was amazing! Richard took us out 60 miles offshore. We explored an area on a hunch of his and caught two big grouper. We then went cruising to a few of his marked areas and we caught more fish than I know what to do with! Richard and his deck mate Craig were super knowledgeable, skilled, and great company. I couldn’t recommend this company more!
Great fishing! Limited out on red snapper and grouper. Captain Richard knows where to find fish and how to catch them. The boat is clean, well equipped and comfortable for 60 mile off-shore trips.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the review. People like you and your family are what makes offshore fishing so rewarded for us! Hope to see you again soon!
Best day ever! Definitely a bucket list/lifetime experience! Capt. Richard is awesome! He and his first mate were very attentive and hands on, they both made sure our experience was comfortable and productive. And the boat was absolutely beautiful, comfortable and fast! He took us to the BEST fishing spots, I caught the biggest red snapper I had ever seen in my life!! Can’t wait to do it again!!
Response from the owner: Thank you Laura for the review. It was great to meet you! You caught the trophy Red Snapper of the month!
Cannot recommend Captain Richard and Down2Fish Charters enough! 5/5 stars!!!! Extremely knowledgeable, kind, and fun! His vessel is the nicest in the area and makes getting to all the spots a breeze! He put us on fish all day long, and we were able to limit out on Red Snapper and Red Grouper! Cannot wait to be back on the water with Down2Fish
I had the opportunity to fish with Captain Richard this past weekend and was extremely pleased with the outcome. We caught our limit of grouper and landed red snapper and multiple other species of fish. I was most impressed with Captain Richard's demeanor with my son and his friends. Capt. Richard was friendly, patient and shared many lessons-learned of fishing in the Gulf over his lifetime. It was very educational trip which all enjoyed. We all had fun on the trip and my freezer is now stocked with my favorite fish to eat! Capt. Richard's boat is amazing. It has all of the latest technology and is comfortable for five people fishing. We never felt crowded on the boat. Overall it was the best charter trip experience I have had and I have done many. I highly recommend Capt. Richard and Down2Fish charters.
Response from the owner: Thank you Mike for taking the time to recommend us. I had a great time out on the water with you and your crew! Welcome to Sarasota. Captain Richard Surber
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