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Six to 100+ Anglers


Florida Light Tackle Charters operates Florida's largest fleet of Light Tackle Boats.  Presently our fleet incorporates twenty-six boats.  In the event your function requires more vessels, FLTC, through its network of captains and marina operators, can easily amass an unlimited number of boats to handle ANY size corporate charter.


By utilizing FLTC, you will leave the organization, administrative and billing responsibilities to us.   FLTC will assemble it's fleet, and if needed, contract additional professional, personable licensed & insured guides.  We will organize the entire charter, from roll call & boarding, to check in, and can even (upon request) organize a fun tournament between the boats. 


In addition, we can also arrange for shuttle pickup of your guests and provide boxed lunches with soft drinks.  We'll  make your "Planners" job easy.  All you need to do is show up in front of your hotel, have a fun day fishing and entertaining your colleagues and/or clients, and bring back memories of a fishing adventure everyone will be talking about for months.


Eliminate the concern of hiring a guide with the hopes he or she can compile enough of his/her friends together to run your charter.   


The types of corporate charters we offer:


Flats & Backcountry Corporate Charter (Flats and/or Bay Boat) -  Two to four anglers per boat.  4, 6 & 8 hr Charters. 


This is light tackle fishing at it's very finest.  Fish the flats and/or backcountry for redfish, snook, tarpon, shark, trout and others.  Sight casting, bait fishing, artificial lures or fly fishing.  This typically occurs in quiet protected areas of our vast estuary systems.  Since these waters are protected (Slick calm), you almost always eliminate the possibility of motion sickness, therefore weather rarely plays a role in your ability to have an outing.  You will also enjoy the opportunity to view Florida's coastal wildlife, to include porpoises, manatees, alligators and birds.  While we can fish up to four anglers in most of our boats, two to three is preferred.  Let your budget and the general seriousness if the group dictate how many anglers per boat.


Offshore Corporate Charter (Sportfisher and/or Open Fisherman) - Up to Six anglers per boat.  4, 6 & 8hr charters (8 preferred in order to travel further offshore to reach more productive fishing grounds)


Fish wrecks, reefs and ledges for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Barracuda & Shark and/or troll the deep blue sea for Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo.   Since these charters occur offshore to well-offshore, weather will play a role in the height of the seas.  Motion sickness may become a factor.  For those that can endure the high seas, an offshore charter can provide a thrilling experience for all. 


Offshore Corporate Charter (Multi-Passenger Head Boat) - Up to 85+ anglers per boat.  4, 6, 8, 18, 36hr charters (Min of 8hrs preferred in order to travel further offshore to reach more productive fishing grounds)


These are simply fun trips and/or trips catering to large groups on a limited budget.  You will fish the wrecks, reefs and ledges for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Barracuda & Shark.  Due to the number of anglers on one boat, these trips are limited to bottom fishing and/or drifting.  While Pelagics (Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo) may be caught, they cannot be targeted by more traditional methods, such as trolling.


Flats Boat

Bay Boat

 Open Fisherman

Sport Fisher   


Charter Boat

2-4 Anglers 2-4 Anglers Up to 6 Anglers Up to 6 Anglers Up to 85+ Anglers


What's Included:


Quality Rods & Reels

All Terminal Tackle

Live Bait, Dead Bait and/or Lures


Fishing Licenses

Fish Cleaning




Boxed Lunches

Soft Drinks

Shuttle Service


Bachelor Party Package (Please call for details)


* For large group or corporate clientele; please book at least sixty days in advance to reserve our best guides/boats and/or optimum tides & moon phases.


Let us organize your first or next corporate /group fishing charter.  Professionalism and simplicity........Confide in the best!


Please contact Capt. Derrick Jacobsen to discuss your next function.

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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


Light Tackle Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande & Charlotte Harbor with

Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


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