Fish, Fun, and Florida Sun: Spend A Day with Captain Pete’s Charters

The serene waters around Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, and Sarasota, Florida, hold memories and tales of countless fishing adventures. For many, these waters offer not just a catch, but a deep connection to nature, the thrill of the chase, and the joy of a day well spent.

Local fishing guide, Captain Pete Robinson, has been fishing the area since he was a boy and his passion has grown with each passing year.

Today, Captain Pete’s Charters offers locals and visitors the chance to explore the area’s waters through the eyes of a seasoned fisherman.

Whether you’re a novice looking to reel in your first snook or an experienced angler, Captain Pete’s blend of expertise and local knowledge promises an outing that’s both enriching and exciting.

Dive into Adventure with Captain Pete’s Charters

For many, fishing might seem like a passive activity — just a line, a hook, and a lot of waiting. But with Captain Pete, fishing becomes an exhilarating experience. First-timers might start their journey with curiosity, but they almost always leave with a newfound passion. The secret? Tailored experiences that strike a perfect balance between the peaceful allure of the sea and the electrifying thrill of the catch.

The tours can be customized to your preferences, so you choose your adventure and Captain Pete helps to make sure it exceeds your expectations. You also won’t have to worry about the logistics – he provides the tackle, poles, coolers filled with ice, and ice-cold water. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch, so you can go straight from the boat to the kitchen or grill without the mess or hassle.

Beyond the Rod: Sightseeing and Exploration Tours

If fishing isn’t your thing, consider booking a sightseeing and exploration tour. This is the perfect way to explore the waters around Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, and Sarasota, taking in the calm and beauty of the Gulf.

You may spot dolphins or manatees, discover unique and beautiful shells, or cool off with a quick swim. Want to get a look at some of the area’s most beautiful waterfront homes, glide through mangroves, or visit secluded beaches? Captain Pete’s got you covered!

This is a relaxing way to spend a day, learn about the local area, and enjoy the natural beauty Florida has to offer. Whether you’re on vacation or just looking for a different way to spend the weekend, these tours offer something for everyone.

A Fishing Tour with a Local Touch

Pete’s connection to the local area runs deep. He’s been vacationing here since the 1970s and has fond memories of buying shrimp from Annie’s Bait & Tackle, renting a pole, and heading out to fish somewhere on Gulf Drive. His parents moved to the area in 1984 and bought a boat, enabling him to spend a lot of time fishing with his dad during visits. In 2016 he moved here to be close to his parents.

Pete had been on the water in some sort of craft since the age of 11 and began operating power boats when he was just 15. In 1994, he bought his own boat and started taking friends on fishing trips, showing them where and how to catch fish. With some encouragement from friends, he decided to get his U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License and begin offering professional tours.

Captain Pete’s long history on these waters means he not only knows where to find the best fish, but also the best views, the most tranquil spots, and the unique stories that bring the area to life. By the end of the tour, you’ll have made some great memories and will also have a new appreciation for the area’s waters and vibrant history.

Book Your Gulf Adventure Today!

Booking your fishing adventure with Captain Pete is as easy as deciding on a date. With a variety of tours and prime departure locations to choose from, you can craft an experience that’s perfect for your needs.

Tours leave from several area locations, including Warner’s Bayou Boat Ramp on Riverview Drive, Coquina Boat Ramp, or Kingfish boat ramp on Holmes Beach.

To get started, take a look through Captain Pete’s Charters website, or reach out to him directly at 816-916-4166 or You can also check out his Facebook page, where you’ll see plenty of photos and videos from past tours.

Ready to cast your line and make some memories? Reach out to Captain Pete and schedule your fishing experience today! And when you do, be sure to tell him you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!

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