Captain Rich Andretta is a full time United States Coast Guard (USCG license) licensed captain and insured, who also holds his Masters Mate 100 Gross-Ton license along with a Towing Endorsement from the USCG. Whether it’s on his Marauder Marine Avenger 25 bay boat or a client’s boat, Capt. Rich has all the licensing to run any size vessel.
Captain Rich Andretta provides world class fishing charters along the West Central waters of Florida from Boca Grande north to Tampa Bay and its surrounding waters, St Petersburg & Clearwater. Whether you want to chase after the silver king tarpon on a Boca Grande fishing charter or Tampa Bay fishing charter, Captain Rich has you dialed in. The fishing captain also specializes in inshore fishing charters from the back country to shallow waters chasing snook, redfish, trout, cobia, and any other saltwater species that swims. Captain Rich also runs offshore fishing charters along Tampa Bay to catch king fish, grouper, snapper, amber jack and permits and more! From light tackle fishing charters in Tampa Bay to heavy tackle offshore fishing charters, the captain covers both sides to ensure a great fishing charter.
The Avenger can comfortably accommodate up to 5 anglers or passengers while charter fishing in Tampa Bay and up to 6 passengers on island excursions and sunset cruises. This vessel is extremely comfortable and stable, offering a very safe platform for children and adults to fish from. The Avenger 25 is known as a "floating fishing pier" due to its stability and room during a fishing charter.
Your trip includes rods, reels, terminal tackle, live bait, lures, catch cleaning & filleting, and fishing license.
Tarpon Fishing, includes 3 anglers, additional anglers are $50 each up to a total of 5
6 hours - $800
8 hours - $1000
10 hours - $1200
Please keep in mind that a 20% gratuity is customary.
Captain Rich is awesome. I like to call him the fish whisperer. He knows where the fish are and what bait they want. My husband and I had a great time and would recommend taking a charter with Captain Rich.
I recently connected with Capt Rich for a fishing excursion in Tampa Bay and had a blast. We caught several trophy species along with fresh dinner. My arms were wore out from all the fish we caught. Can't wait to get back out with the captain again for more fun fishing.
I usually book with the captain a few times a year. Once during Tarpon season and a couple more times when i want to go after the Snook or Reds. The captain knows all of the spots and ensures the day is filled with action. Being from Tampa I like to fish but, I don't have a boat or many supplies, so booking with Rich is a joy as he provides everything you need to tear up the water! On a side note - his boat is fantastic and is fun to cruise on from spot to spot. Great looking Avenger custom!
Captain Rich made a memorable experience for my family. My son always talked about fishing and I had no clue on what to do. A friend referred that I headed out with Captain Rich. It was easy to book, he had everything we needed, and he ensured we had a great time out on the water. He was great with the kids and very knowledgeable about the area. He is very passionate about fishing and the experience you have. Highly recommend chartering with him. We look forward to our next experience!
Great Guide. My family enjoyed a 5 star operation from the captain. We learned a lot and will be back.