Bay Reef Fishing Charters

Bay Reef Charters welcomes you aboard for amazing inshore and flats fishing in beautiful St. Petersburg! Captain Dmitri caters to both novice and experienced anglers of all ages, for memorable trips under the Florida sun.

If you choose to explore the backcountry and flats, you’ll be fishing for Snook and Redfish. Head further out to bottom fish for a variety of Snapper, Amberjack, and Grouper, or troll for Kingfish.

Your boat for the day will be a brand new 23’ Key West bay boat. She can accommodate up to 5 guests and comes equipped with 2 live wells for bait, Simrad electronics and an i-Pilot trolling motor.

Capt. Dmitri will provide all the equipment you need including rods, tackle, and Daiwa reels. He can also accommodate spearfishing, flounder gigging and bowfishing, so long as you bring your own equipment. Feel free to store any snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy during the trip in the onboard icebox.

Let Capt. Dmitri help you explore some of the calmest waters in the US year-round! Not only will he take you to the best spots in the backcountry and flats, but he’s also happy to clean and fillet all your tasty catch.

So, what are you waiting for? Join Bay Reef Fishing Charters for some of the best fishing Florida has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Go trolling for Kingfish and explore the reefs and wrecks surrounding St. Petersburg on this full-day adventure! You’ll also have the chance to hook the likes of Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and Jack Crevalle. If you’re into spearfishing or bowfishing, you'll need to bring your equipment on board. Anglers of all skill levels welcome.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6-hour trip gives you ample time to bottom fish for Snapper, Amberjack, and Grouper nearshore, or explore the flats for the likes of Redfish and Snook. All the necessary gear and licenses are provided, just be sure to bring snacks and refreshments. If you have your own spearfishing or bowfishing equipment, feel free to bring it with you!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head out into the Floridian sunshine on this half-day morning trip! Stick to the backcountry and flats to target tasty Redfish and Snook, or head further out to bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. This trip is suitable for anglers of all skill levels and all necessary gear will be provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon adventure is a great way to explore the diverse waters in the St. Petersburg area. Explore the best spots in the backcountry and flats to hook Redfish and Snook, or head a little further out to target Snapper and Grouper. All the gear you need will be provided, just bring any snacks or refreshments you'd like to enjoy!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – After Work Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $325
    up to 5 persons
    Is your 9-5 leaving you without any time to get out onto the water? Not anymore! This 3-hour trip starts at 6 PM, giving you ample time to get to the dock. Cruise the flats and backcountry for Snook and tasty Redfish and end your day on a high note!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $125
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Explore the backcountry and flats, or head out to the reefs and wrecks to hook a variety of species. We're talking Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Amberjack. A great morning adventure for anglers of all skill levels! This is a shared trip where you will be fishing with other anglers who have also booked this trip.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $125
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This afternoon shared trip is a great opportunity to fish with other passionate anglers! Head out to the backcountry and flats for Snook and Redfish, or venture a little further out to try and nab some Snapper, Grouper, and Jack Crevalle. All your gear will be provided, just bring snacks and refreshments.

About the Captain

Dmitri Stefaniwsky
San Petersburgo, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
24 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Noviembre 2019
Captain Dmitri Stefaniwsky has been fishing the waters in St. Petersburg, Florida for over 20 years. Last year, he decided to turn his passion into a career and become a chartered captain. His favorite part of the job is showing novice anglers the ropes, and helping more experienced anglers hook their dream catch. A true local, he knows all the inshore fishing grounds and backcountry spots. Sharpen your skills and hook plenty of tasty fish with Bay Reef Fishing Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 250 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Joseph P.
St. Petersburg, Florida
 5.00
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Such an incredible fishing trip and experience!!!

Noviembre 19, 2019
I had one of the greatest experiences ever fishing with Captain dimitri. I had a goal to catch grouper and even a shark and...
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Alexander M.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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4 Hour Tampa Bay Trip

Noviembre 18, 2019
Fishing with Capt. Dmitri is something special. As a new Capt. he really is focused on getting his people on the fish. He chums...
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Tom S.
Orland Park, IL
 5.00
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Great day!!

VERIFIED   Marzo 9, 2020
We had three in our party including our friend who never fishes. Captain Dimitri could not have been more accommodating....
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Nicholas L.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Keep your LINES TIGHT w/ Capt'n Dmitri!

Septiembre 14, 2019
My wife and I spent an awesome day with Captain Dmitri. Being a Floridian I thought I knew my stuff, then walks in Capt’n...
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Jason R.
Riverview, Florida
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Half day trip with CPT Dimitri

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 10, 2020
CPT Dimitri was waiting for us at the dock. As soon as we got to our fishing spot we were hooked up.We caught fish nonstop...
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