Next AvailableJul 15

Book with Richard

Guides > Captain Richard Surber

Down2Fish Charters

5 5 reviews Identity Verified

Palmetto FL

Richard Surber, Captain at Down2Fish Charters

Embark on an exciting aquatic adventure with Down2Fish Charters, led by the seasoned Captain Richard Surber, boasting over four decades of fishing expertise in the vibrant waters of Tampa Bay. With a lifelong passion for fishing, Captain Richard possesses unparalleled knowledge, ensuring your day on the water is not only enjoyable but also fruitful.


Climb aboard the 35’ Robalo boat, captained by Richard, for inshore or nearshore escapades. This versatile center console comfortably accommodates up to four guests, making it a family-friendly excursion. Powered by a robust 250 HP Yamaha engine, the vessel reaches a maximum speed of 40 knots. Equipped with essential features such as a live bait tank and a cooler for your catch, the boat also features a T-top for shade, though bringing a hat and sunglasses is advised.


Specializing in nearshore fishing around Tampa Bay, your guide promises an array of catch possibilities. Target species like Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Tripletail, and Sheepshead closer to the shore. Venture into slightly deeper waters to encounter Grouper, Snook, Kingfish, and Jack Crevalle.


For offshore adventures, opt for the 30’ Robalo center console, accommodating up to six anglers, including children. This state-of-the-art vessel, crafted in 2020, boasts the latest navigational electronics, a private toilet, a wireless trolling motor, and a live bait tank. Ideal for offshore trolling, this boat is equipped with outriggers and downriggers.


The rich waters of Florida offer an extensive list of target species. Closer to the shore, aim for Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. Venture a few miles further to encounter Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Red Snapper, and Skipjack Tuna. Benefit from a catch-and-clean service provided by the first mate.


As a delightful bonus, you can keep your catch, and Captain Richard ensures it's cleaned for you. Your fishing experience is enhanced with quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels, live bait, and fresh water. If you're bringing young enthusiasts, note that children should be at least 6 years old for an inshore trip and 10 years old for a nearshore adventure.


Beyond fishing, Down2Fish Charters offers a variety of experiences, from snorkeling to sightseeing. Whether you seek angling thrills or a tranquil getaway, Down2Fish Charters is your gateway to an unforgettable journey on Tampa Bay's captivating waters. Choose your adventure and make the most of your trip!

Show more>

Upcoming Availability

Trips Available with Down2Fish Charters

Down2Fish Charters Tampa Fishing Charters | Up to 30 Miles Offshore Fishing fishing Offshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

Tampa Fishing Charters | Up to 30 Miles Offshore Fishing

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Down2Fish Charters - 30'Robalo30' Robalo Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blackfin Tuna Gag Grouper Greater Amberjack Red Grouper Red Snapper

Embark on an exciting offshore Tampa Bay fishing with us! Your targets include Grouper, Snapper, Greater Amberjack, and Blackfin Tuna. Employing proven trolling and bottom fishing techniques, we ensure an action-packed and rewarding experience. Enjoy the comfort of having your fishing equipment and licenses fully covered, leaving you to focus on the thrill of the catch. Simply pack your food and sun protection, and we'll take care of the rest. Join us for a day filled with excitement and fun! Book now to secure your spot on unforgettable Tampa Bay offshore fishing with Down2Fish Charters!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Down2Fish Charters Tampa Fishing Charters | Up to 30 Miles Offshore Fishing fishing Offshore

Tampa Fishing Charters | Up to 30 Miles Offshore Fishing

Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Down2Fish Charters Fishing Charters in Tampa | Offshore Trip up to 60 Miles fishing Offshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

Fishing Charters in Tampa | Offshore Trip up to 60 Miles

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Down2Fish Charters - 30'Robalo30' Robalo Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blackfin Tuna Gag Grouper Greater Amberjack Red Grouper Red Snapper

Embark on Tampa Bay offshore fishing up to 60 miles out, targeting Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and Blackfin Tuna for an unforgettable angling experience. Use top-notch trolling and bottom-fishing techniques. Fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered—just bring your food and sun protection. Join us for an epic day of offshore exploration and the thrill of landing sought-after species. Book your Tampa Bay adventure with Down2Fish Charters for an unforgettable day on the water—make your fishing trip a reality now!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Down2Fish Charters Fishing Charters in Tampa | Offshore Trip up to 60 Miles fishing Offshore

Fishing Charters in Tampa | Offshore Trip up to 60 Miles

Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Down2Fish Charters Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay | Offshore Fishing Up to 80 Miles fishing Offshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay | Offshore Fishing Up to 80 Miles

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Down2Fish Charters - 30'Robalo30' Robalo Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blackfin Tuna Gag Grouper Greater Amberjack Red Grouper Red Snapper

Join Down2Fish Charters for a Tampa Bay offshore fishing up to 80 miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Target Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and Blackfin Tuna using top-notch trolling and bottom fishing techniques. Enjoy fully covered fishing equipment and licenses—just bring your food and sun protection. Book now for an extraordinary day of offshore exploration, camaraderie, and the chance to reel in prized Gulf species. Secure your spot on this unparalleled deep-sea fishing adventure with Down2Fish Charters and Captain Richard!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Down2Fish Charters Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay | Offshore Fishing Up to 80 Miles fishing Offshore

Fishing Charters in Tampa Bay | Offshore Fishing Up to 80 Miles

Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Down2Fish Charters Fishing Charters Tampa Bay | Inshore Trip fishing Inshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

Fishing Charters Tampa Bay | Inshore Trip

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Down2Fish Charters - 25'Robalo25' Robalo Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: King Mackerel Redfish Sheepshead Snook Southern Flounder

Explore Tampa Bay fishing with Captain Richard at Down2Fish Charters! Choose morning, afternoon, or full-day inshore trips, perfect for all ages. Captain Richard tailors the experience for kids—just share their ages. Catch Flounder, Crevalle Jack, King Mackerel, Redfish, and more! Enjoy a hassle-free experience with equipment and licenses covered. Note additional taxes and credit card fees. Our crew ensures an exceptional trip, and tipping at 20% is customary. Captain Richard's expertise guarantees a quick start to fishing. Book your Tampa Bay fishing for an unforgettable day on the water!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Down2Fish Charters Fishing Charters Tampa Bay | Inshore Trip fishing Inshore

Fishing Charters Tampa Bay | Inshore Trip

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Down2Fish Charters Tampa Bay Charter Fishing | Red Snapper Shared Fishing Trip fishing Offshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

Tampa Bay Charter Fishing | Red Snapper Shared Fishing Trip

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Down2Fish Charters - 30'Robalo30' Robalo Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Red Snapper

Join our offshore fishing adventure in Tampa Bay on the 2020 Robalo center console! Target American Red Snapper up to 50 miles offshore for an exhilarating angling experience. Pricing excludes a 20% tip for the dedicated crew and captain, ensuring an exceptional trip. Reach your Red Snapper limit? The excitement continues! Our skilled crew guides you to Blackfin Tuna, Red Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Kingfish. Enjoy a dynamic and rewarding fishing excursion. Book with us for adventure, camaraderie, and a diverse marine haul!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Down2Fish Charters Tampa Bay Charter Fishing | Red Snapper Shared Fishing Trip fishing Offshore

Tampa Bay Charter Fishing | Red Snapper Shared Fishing Trip

Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Fishing Territory

FAQs about Down2Fish Charters

Ratings & Reviews Summary

5.00
out of 5
Based on 5 ratings
100%
recommended
recommended
Based on 5 recommendations
5
5
4
3
2
1

July 15, 2024

Richard was just the best!! He created a magical day of “Fun in the Sun!” His boat was spotless, so comfortable and equipped with the most up to date technology. Everyone was just raving what a great time was had by all! He is so experienced and you can tell he not only knows his craft but enjoys being out on the waters! Bravo Capt. Richard!!! Thank You

Read More

July 15, 2024

Richard and his crew are awesome! it was a amazing day and amazing fishing. they put us on really big fish and my arm actually got wore out from reeling in all the fish lol. I'd highly recommend and I will definitely hire them again!!

Read More

July 15, 2024

Today, we enjoyed a fishing excursion with Captain Richard. Despite the high tide, we caught an abundance of fish for dinner and more. Captain Richard's expertise and preparation were evident as he guided us to various fishing spots. His well-maintained boat added to the overall experience. We enthusiastically recommend this fishing trip for an unforgettable adventure.

Read More

July 15, 2024

Captain Suber proved to be accommodating and delightful to fish with. Well-equipped and highly knowledgeable, he ensured we had an outstanding day on the water, complete with capturing a beautiful sunset. Eagerly anticipating our return.

Read More

July 15, 2024

In just 10 minutes, Captain Richard had us reeling in fish. If you're considering a fishing charter, he's the go-to man. I was thoroughly pleased with my experience—we landed plenty of impressive catches. Captain Richard is incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating, and adds a fantastic dose of fun to the trip!

Read More