For over sixty years, the Flying Fish Fleet has provided Sarasota fishing charters to anglers from all over world.  The fleet of three boats offer our customers a complete range of offshore fishing opportunities on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  Our friendly experienced crew work tirelessly to provide the best possible deep sea fishing experience to everyone from first time fishing families to the experienced angler.

The Flying Fish and Flying Fish II are United States Coast Guard inspected vessels offering family friendly 4½, 6 hour and 8 hour party fishing trips on the Gulf of Mexico.

Big Catch is our offshore 43’ Hatteras private charter boat.  She carries up to 6 guests, includes a full line of custom fishing tackle, and is professionally staffed by both a captain and mate for the ultimate private charter fishing experience.

What's New!

Split Trips and Full Boat charters are available on the 6 person, Big Catch, boat. Click on the Split Charters tab at the top of the page for more information about splits.

Thanks to our customers, the Flying Fish Fleet has been awarded Trip Advisor’s 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award.

For your safety, we continue to bleach all our boat surfaces after every trip. For the safety of the passengers and crew we ask that if you are not feeling well to please reschedule your trip for a future date.

Our crew works primarily for tips.  As in restaurants, a 20% gratuity is customary for good service & greatly appreciated by our crew. Their jobs are hard. They are working from 2 hours before the trip until 2 hours after the trip. A 20% gratuity will be collect at check in for parties of 6 people or more.

Only snacks and beverages are available for purchase in our galley. You are welcome to bring your own food & drink (no glass bottles please).

Industry partners and sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our corporate manufacturer’s and sponsors, Penn Fishing Tackle, Yosuri Lures and Line, Simrad and Lowrance Electronics, IceY-Tek coolers.  The Flying Fish Fleet continually strives to offer our customers the best fishing experiences possible.  We could not do so without having the access and guidance from the best manufacturers in the business.

Thank you all!


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