Our shark fishing charters are not just trips but doorways to unforgettable adventures with some of the ocean's most magnificent predators.

Imagine battling a powerful blacktip shark or witnessing the might of a bull shark, all while surrounded by the stunning waters of Pete Beach and the Tampa Bay area. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, our charters offer everything from deep sea to inshore fishing, offering a perfect match for your fishing appetite. 

 Join us for a fishing adventure that promises a great catch and encounters with Florida's diverse marine life. Our experienced charter operators know the best fishing spots, from the shallow flats near Fort Desoto Park to the shipping channels of Tampa Bay, guaranteeing your trip is filled with excitement and memorable catches.  

 With our top-notch safety equipment, live bait, and the option for lighter or heavy tackle, we cater to all preferences and levels, making every trip a unique and personalized experience. 

 Ready for a fishing trip like no other? Set your trip date and prepare for an adrenaline rush with every cast!



When is it Best to Go Shark Fishing?

Shark fishing in St. Petersburg is a year-round adventure, but the best times vary by species. Spring to early summer (March to June) is ideal for targeting blacktip and bull sharks, known for their aggressive fights and impressive sizes. Late summer through fall (July to October) offers excellent opportunities for catching nurse and lemon sharks, which thrive in the warmer waters. Our charters are timed to capitalize on these peak seasons, ensuring an action-packed experience.


Our Charters - What We Offer:

Reel Coquina's charters are designed to cater to every angler's needs: 

 1. Half-Day Charter (4 hours): Ideal for a quick yet exhilarating shark fishing experience, priced at $800.

 2. 3/4 Day Charter (6 hours): This is a longer excursion for more in-depth shark fishing, costing $1200.

 3. Full-Day Charter (8 hours): The ultimate shark fishing adventure, offered at $1500.                           


Each charter has specialized shark fishing boats and gear, perfect for inshore and offshore waters. We ensure top-notch equipment and expert guidance from Captain Pablo to maximize your catch and safety.

For more details and specific pricing, visit Reel Coquina Fishing Charter Pricing.

Why Choose Us: Reel Coquina Fishing

Choose Reel Coquina Fishing for an unparalleled shark fishing experience in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our charters are led by the knowledgeable Captain Pablo, offering high catch rates and a personalized approach to each trip.  


  • We pride ourselves on providing top-notch equipment and various bait options for fishing techniques. In shark fishing, various baits and techniques attract different shark species. Common baits include fish, such as:  





These baits can be used either as whole fish or in chunks.  

Chumming is another popular technique, where a trail of fish parts and blood is created to attract sharks. The choice of bait and method often depends on the target shark species and the fishing environment, whether inshore, offshore, or deep sea. Each technique is designed to maximize your chances of attracting and catching sharks (as long as you have the stomach for it!). 

Check out our social media page to see some of our latest catches! 

Trust in our experienced crew to guide you to the best fishing spots for a truly memorable experience.

Our Fleet for Shark Fishing

Your shark fishing journey begins aboard the Orion 29 Fishing Boat and the 37 Sea Vee Luxury Boat, each tailored for the optimal shark fishing experience in St. Petersburg's diverse waters.

The Orion 29 Fishing Boat

At 29 feet long, this boat is perfect for navigating shark-rich areas. It's equipped with advanced fishing gear designed for shark fishing and is suitable for all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned shark anglers.

The 37 Sea Vee Luxury Boat

This 37-foot boat offers a spacious, luxurious shark fishing adventure. It's powered by triple Mercury Verado 400 engines, ensuring quick access to the best shark spots. The boat is fitted with luxury amenities like a private bathroom and comfortable seating, blending the thrill of shark fishing with the comfort of a luxury charter.

Both vessels offer various trip durations and focus on providing a unique and thrilling shark fishing experience.

For more details, check out our fleet page.

The Shark Fishing Experience

Embark on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with Reel Coquina's shark fishing experience. Here are some of the sharks that are commonly caught:

Bull Shark: Feel the rush as you battle the powerful Bull Shark, known for its strength and size. 

Blacktip Shark: Marvel at the agility of the Blacktip Shark, a frequent sight in these waters.  

Lemon Shark: See if you can spot the well-camouflaged lemon shark foraging against sandy in-shore areas.  

Nurse Shark: The Nurse Shark offers a more relaxed experience, perfect for all levels of anglers.  Bonnethead Shark: Take the chance to catch the elusive Bonnethead Shark, a smaller but rewarding catch.

Each trip promises a blend of challenge and excitement, making every catch memorable.

Custom Shark Fishing Adventure

Tailored Duration: Choose your time on the water.

Personalized Experience: We customize the trip based on your preferences and fishing goals.

Flexible Techniques: A mix of all shark-catching methods tailored to your interests. 

Suited For: Anyone desiring a personalized shark fishing experience.

Each package is carefully crafted to maximize your chances of sparring with a shark. Our experienced crew will guide you through the best techniques, guaranteeing an unforgettable confrontation with one of the ocean's greatest predators. 

For detailed pricing on these exciting packages, please visit our pricing page. Choose your adventure, and let's set sail for an unforgettable shark fishing experience!

Safety and Sustainability: Shark Fishing Regulations

We are committed to guaranteeing your safety and the sustainability of shark populations. In compliance with Florida's regulations, our charters adhere to responsible fishing practices, especially concerning the catch-and-release of certain shark species. 

 Florida's shark fishing regulations specify certain species that are permissible to catch and others that are strictly protected. For example, species like the Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, and Blacktip Shark can be harvested within specific size and bag limits. However, numerous species, including the Lemon Shark and Great Hammerhead, are prohibited from being harvested and must be released immediately if caught. 

Our charters use the recommended non-offset, non-stainless-steel circle hooks to minimize harm to sharks, especially when targeting live or dead natural bait. We also guarantee that all sharks retained for use remain in whole condition until landed, as per regulations. Our crew is knowledgeable and equipped to handle these magnificent creatures carefully, making sure of their well-being during catch-and-release.

Customer Testimonials and Success Stories

Hear from our delighted anglers who've made unforgettable memories on our shark fishing charters. Their stories are a testament to the thrilling experiences and successful catches that await you:

"Captain Pablo's expertise led us to some of the best shark spots in St. Petersburg. The thrill of battling a hefty bull shark was exhilarating. The boat was well-equipped, and the crew's knowledge of shark behavior and fishing techniques was impressive. It's not just a fishing trip; it's a masterclass in shark fishing!"

Justin's Battle

"Our family opted for a shark-watching trip with Reel Coquina, and it was an unforgettable experience. We weren't just fishing but learning and witnessing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The excitement of seeing various sharks up close, including a Nurse Shark, was a highlight for our kids! Captain Pablo and his team made sure of our safety and told us about each shark species we encountered. It was the perfect blend of adventure and education!"

The Hernandez's Big Day Out

How to Book Your Shark Fishing Adventure

Ready for an unforgettable shark fishing experience in St. Petersburg? Booking your adventure with us is easy. Here's how you can get started:

1. Contact Captain Pablo: Reach out to Captain Pablo Koch-Schick to set up your fishing trip. He's always available to answer your questions and help you plan the perfect outing.

Phone: Call anytime at 404-438-8732.

Email: Send your inquiries to pablokochschick@gmail.com.

Address: Visit us at 6701 34th St S, St Petersburg, FL 33711 for a face-to-face discussion.

2. Discuss Your Preferences: Talk about what you're looking for in your fishing trip. Whether it's a half-day, full-day, or a customized kingfish adventure, we tailor the experience to your needs.

3. Choose Your Package: Select from our shark fishing packages that best suit your schedule and fishing goals.

4. Confirm Your Booking: Once everything is set, confirm your booking. We'll provide all the details you need to prepare for your trip.

5. Get Ready for Adventure: Prepare for an exciting day on the water with some of the best shark fishing experiences St. Petersburg offers.

We can't wait to welcome you aboard and guide you through an exhilarating shark fishing adventure. Let's make some unforgettable memories together! 

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FAQs about Shark Fishing with Reel Coquina

What can I expect from a shark fishing charter with Reel Coquina?

Expect an exhilarating adventure targeting various shark species. Our charters provide experienced guides, top-quality gear, and local knowledge to enhance your shark fishing trip.

Is deep-sea shark fishing available in your charters?

Absolutely! Our deep sea shark fishing excursions take you to the offshore waters of St. Petersburg, where you can target larger shark species in the deep sea environment.

Are there fishing charters in St. Petersburg that focus on shark fishing?

Yes, Reel Coquina specializes in shark fishing charters in St. Petersburg, offering a range of experiences from nearshore to deep sea fishing tailored to catching sharks.

What should I bring on my shark fishing trip?

We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, and any personal snacks or drinks. We provide all fishing equipment and safety gear.

Do you offer shallow water sight fishing for sharks?

Our shark charters include options for shallow-water sight fishing, where you can enjoy the thrill of spotting and catching sharks in clear, shallow waters.

What types of sharks can we expect to catch on nearshore fishing trips?

On nearshore fishing trips, you're likely to encounter species like Blacktip, Nurse, and Bonnethead sharks, offering a varied and exciting fishing experience.