Captain Dustin Fishing Charters

Captain Dustin Fishing Charters

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I'm Captain Dustin Hilliard and I've been fishing inshore and offshore around sunny Tampa Bay for over 25 years. Depending on the season, you can expect to catch several varieties of fish such as Kingfish, Snook, Trout, Cobia, Redfish and Tarpon. While out on the boat you might also spot other wonders of the sea, including Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Sting Rays and Manatees. You can book an inshore fishing trip for half a day (4 hours), 3/4 of a day (6 hours) or a full day (8 hours). I'll provide all you need for the fishing. All you need to bring with you is food for the day and suitable dress for the climate. Once you make a booking we can meet at the boat ramp that I'm fishing out of at that time. Tampa bay/st.pete. Tarpon springs. Welcome aboard!
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mjpino
Nashville, TN301 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This is the second time my husband brought our 5 year old son on Captain Dustin’s fishing charter and it was amazing both times! Given that it was his first time fishing when they went in January, Captain Dustin made sure the experience was unforgettable. They caught so many fish, which he happily took pictures of for them. Now every time we visit my in-laws in Florida, my son wants to see Captain Dustin. Highly recommend to anyone looking to have a great day of fishing in the Tampa area!
Written 15 August 2020
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Eric L
3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We had a fantastic trip! Captain Dustin is knowledgeable, helpful, fun to be around and most importantly can put you on the fish and help you become more proficient at attracting and landing them.

My dad treated me to a half-day trip July 3rd 2018. I had never caught a Snook before and my dad, who has fished with Captain Dustin several times previously, specifically requested that he put us on some Snook. The Captain did his part and I landed a 37" beauty that bolted like lightning when hooked, peeling line off the reel (what a beautiful sound!).

In addition to the Snook the other primary request was to catch some great table fare. Here again, Captain Dustin did his part and we had plentiful fish for the table, a nice mix that day of Speckled Sea Trout and Spanish Mackerel.

I will ALWAYS set aside a day to fish with Captain Dustin any time I'm in the Tampa Bay area.
Written 6 July 2018
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Rodfather0
Osceola, IN12 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
When you go out with a Charter Captain, you like to pick someone who is passionate about what he does. Captn Dustin is just such a guy, crazy about fishing. He gets excited just spotting the fish for you. I found him to know his stuff, willing to teach and wants you to catch fish. I highly recomend Captin Dustin.
Written 11 April 2017
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Rachel123000
Lafayette, Minnesota236 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
My husband and two kids wanted to experience Florida gulf fishing while on vacation here. We found Captain Dustin on trip advisor and were not disappointed. They went fishing with Captain Dustin 3/28/16 and had the greatest time. He was patient, informative, and fun. They caught fish and had a blast. Would highly recommend Captain Dustin to anyone wanting to have a great day fishing.
Written 28 March 2016
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dave1971845
Dunedin, FL2 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
Had an awesome day with my father and uncle reelin' in fish that Capt. Dustin put us on. We caught Reds, Snook, Mackerel, Trout, and even the Lady's were fun to catch. We would recommend Capt. Dustin to everyone looking to do flats fishin'. I would like to go offshore soon, think I might know a captain, that could take us... Thanks Dustin!!
Written 3 November 2015
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Mark H
4 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Capt. Dustin is amazing. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. My father and I have been fishing for years but our trip with dustin took it to a whole new level. He not only put us on the fish but gave us crucial tips and plenty of "honey holes" so we can enjoy fishing Tampa Bay for years to come.
Written 26 September 2015
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JRoberts817
Fort Worth, TX2 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Captain Dustin was awesome! We were on fish all day. Dustin was very informative on all aspects of the fishing expirience. I caught my first Red and she was a nice one!
Written 24 August 2015
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alizahg
1 contribution
i bought my son a private fishing charter from Captain Dustin because i wanted him to experience catching FISH for once! !! at least twice in the last year we had been on a BIG group fishing charter, where no one helped him who was in our group, or i invited a friend who fishes to help him, to no avail! i had seen pictures of the fish Captain Dustin catches and was very impressed. so, we finally went, 4 months after my son's birthday, and VIOLA!! Captain Dustin helped my son catch two red fish 21" & 25", a lady fish, and he had "the biggest snook Captain had ever seen on line in that area"!!! i finally feel like i have given my son something special in the gift of a half day of fishing, pointers and places. WOW! and the look on my son's face: priceless!!!!
Written 18 April 2015
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susanz2015
Green Bay, WI13 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
My husband and a friend went for a 1/2 day inshore fishing trip out of Tarpen Springs. Captain Dustin did everything in his power to help them locate and catch red fish and some beautiful trophy trout. He even offered to complete the remainder of the day on the water without charge. It is well worth the money and I would recommend this excursion.
Written 8 April 2015
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Th0mA2014
Tarpon Springs, FL1 contribution
Aug 2014 • Family
Me and my two boys had the best time ever............We visited over 3 different islands and caught snook, trout, redfish, and shark, some over 10lbs, seen a manatee, and stingrays. Capt. Dustin was eager to share his knowledge, as well as his favorite fishing spots in order to make sure we had the best experience almost resembling competitive sport fishing. Would recommend Capt. Dustin's fishing charters to anyone from novice to professionals.
Written 8 August 2014
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