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I consistently strive to maintain affordable rates while offering a professional service. My equipment includes a top-of-the-line boat with top of the line tackle. I invest considerable effort and resources to ensure that every detail is flawless for our trip together.

2024 Charter Rates

½ Day Trip

$500.00 USD

¾ Day Trip

$600.00 USD

Full Day Trip

$700.00 USD

Tarpon Fishing

$750.00 USD


Three & four day packages available!

Packages can be customized and multi-boat parties can be arranged for business or large groups.

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Phone – Call / Text: (727) 744-9039
My Personal Contact Form: Contact Capt. Dave

All trips require a $100 deposit for each day.

It is important to get your deposit in as early as possible to reserve your day.

What to bring

Appropriate Clothing: dress in layers because it may seem very warm on land but can be pretty cool out on the water.

  • Sun Screen
  • Hat
  • Polarized Sun Glasses
  • Food and Drink ( I will provide only if requested two days before our trip )
  • Camera / Camera Phone
  • Any Prescription Medications Needed

Cancellation Policy

During certain times of the year I get very busy, I recommend reserving your dates as early as possible.  I understand that things come up and from time to time and people have to reschedule or cancel.  If you let me know that you are unable to make a scheduled date as early as possible I can usually fill the date and will send your deposit back, or per your instruction, hold it for a rescheduled date and look forward to when we can fish together.  If you call me a few days before I will probably not be able to fill the day and will keep the deposit.  My policy is that I will work with you as much as I can but the deposit is there to show good faith and in return I do not book the date with another party.


If I’m not available on the day you would like to fish I would recommend the following guides:
Capt. Russ Shirly of Salty Fly Charters is a great fisherman and guide and friend.

Bad weather days

There are very few days that we can not fish, although we may not be able to fish for your preferred species. However, if you are scheduled on one of those days we will first try to reschedule and if that isn’t possible I’ll be happy to return your deposit.

All deposits are held in a non-interest bearing saving account.
A full day is a minimum of 8 hours.

When targeting a specific species the time of day and tides are crucial to our success. Booking a full day trip will allow us to assure that we are on the water during the most productive times. Please let me know before departing if there is a time you need to be back at the dock.


Anyone who is interested in hiring a professional guide to fish in Tampa Bay needs to retain Capt. David Dant.  I have fished with Dave on several occasions and have always caught fish.  He caught myself and and my son our first Tarpon, Red fish and Snook and has helped my son become passionate about fishing.  His ability to inform us on how to fish properly while being patient has always made us feel comfortable and makes the trip very enjoyable.
Thomas Keough
Vice President: Intergrade Waste Management

Capt. Dave Dant is the real Deal.  He is one of the best Fly Fishing Guides in Tampa Bay and I do not hesitate to recommend him when people ask about guides.
Enver Hynsi
Owner: Tampa Bay On The Fly – Tampa Bay’s Fly Shop

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The Boat

The Maverick 18.5 foot Master Angler offers a vast, stable, comfortable ride, with plenty of rod and dry storage. Designed by serious anglers, the Master Angler offers the ability to to pole in very shallow water and a very stable fishing platform in rougher conditions.

Tarpon Season is Right around the corner!

Call Dave Now (727) 744-9039 to Book your favorite dates: Three & four day packages available!

Scientific Anglers