Deep Sea Fishing

Charter Boat Above Average | Deep Sea and Sport Fishing Charters


Clearwater Municipal Marina
25 Causeway Blvd., Slips 28 & 29
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

TRIP ADVISOR TOP RATED FISHING CHARTERS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 2019, 2020 & 2021!! **Celebrating 20 years in business March 2021!!**

We offer 4 hour up to 14 hour fishing trips. From beginners to experienced anglers, we have a trip for everyone. Experience is not required! We have two family-friendly Charter Boats and children are always welcome! Both boats are US Coast Guard licensed and insured for up to 6 people in your own group. We do arrange split groups of 4 as well. Conveniently located west of Tampa Bay and Orlando, we offer some of the best year-round fishing on the West Coast of Florida. So come on by and see the latest Catch of the Day on the “Above Average” with Captain Richard (slip 29), and Captain James on “Above Average 2” (slip 28) in Clearwater Municipal Marina right behind Crabby’s Restaurant.

Our fishing charters typically depart at 7am and the afternoon trips depart at 12pm, depending on our schedule. Shark trips typically depart 12:00pm, depending on our schedule.

All that you need to bring is whatever you want to eat and drink. There is a cooler on board filled with ice for your food and drinks or you can bring your own.

When you charter us, all fishing licenses, permits, bait, tackle, rods and ice are included. Your Captain will also filet and clean your fish. If you plan on taking fish with you, bring a cooler and keep it in your car until you return to the dock or you may purchase on in the marina shop.

We have all modern electronics, radar and yes there is a restroom on board! So come on out for an exciting day of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with a pair of Clearwater’s finest Charter Captains!

We have fun on these boats!!!

**Gratuities are customary and appreciated if you have had a good time and feel you’ve been served well! Average gratuity is typically about 15%-20%

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What you will be fishing for offshore…

Depending on the season, you will be trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda and Bonito; bottom fishing for Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, White Grunts, Mangrove Snapper or Shark fishing for well…Sharks! Offshore trips available from 4 hour trips to 12 hour trips.

* * * For those that love fishing for the sport or don’t want to keep all the fish, we do practice catch and release, just let Captain Rich or Captain James know.

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How would YOU like it?

At the end of your fishing trip, our Captains will filet & clean your catch, ice and bag it for you! Your filets will be boneless! Nope, you don’t even have to get your hands or clothes dirty! We do suggest that you have a cooler with you for the fresh filets. Need a place to cook your fish? No problem…you can have your fresh catch cooked and prepared at one of our local restaurants! It doesn’t get any fresher than that!!

It’s all about the Memories!

When you return from your fishing trip with Captain Rich or Captain James, they’ll display your fish on our dock for all to see…and that’s when the photo session begins! Imagine the stories you will tell your family, friends, children and grandchildren! After all…without pictures, it’s just another fish story!

If you have any pictures or videos you’d like to share with us, please post them right on our Facebook page or email them to us and you just might find yourself in our Photo Gallery!

Mount your catch!

As and extra special keepsake for yourself and total bragging rights, you can have your fish mounted by Gray Taxidermy! It’s a 3 month service, very well worth it and it’ll last forever! Just ask Captain Richard or Captain Mike for details and pricing.

Ready to book that trip?

To reserve YOUR very own fishing extravaganza, please call Helen at (727)365-7931.

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* * * Multiple Boat Charters * * *

For those who are here for Seminars, Conventions, Corporate Events, Family Reunions or just have a large group of your own, we can arrange multiple charter boats to accommodate your group. From Team-Building Events that bring your friendly, competitive spirit from the office to the water; to a family reunion that takes place every year! You can also hold your own “private tournament” for biggest fish or most fish! Regardless, you will go catch fish…and have fun doing it! Just let us know what and when, and we’ll handle the rest. For your convenience, catering is available. * Rates could be different on multiple boat charters. For information and details on multiple-boat charters please call Helen directly at 727-365-7931 or email at

Gift Certificates Available For Any Occasion: Birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries or just because you love them or owe them! Credit card fees apply.

So thank youfor visiting us at Above Average Charters, where your next fishing trip will be a memorable one!

Thank you to all that have fished with us, we wouldnt be here without you!




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