Welcome to Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours, Inc.
We provide a personal boat touring experience on the beautiful coastline of Manatee County Florida for parties of up to 6 people. Enjoy the incredible ocean wildlife, scenic coastal beauty and memory making experience of our tours.
Come join us on a tour of the Manatee River in North West Bradenton and see dolphins, manatees, sea birds and the beautiful gulf estuary waters surrounding the outer Tampa Bay Area. We provide 90 minute, 4 hour, and day long charters. The day long charter would be a trip to Egmont Key State Aquatic Park and would include snorkeling (Equipment Provided). Four hour inshore fishing charters available for those that want to get out and enjoy an awesome fishery. Bring a lunch and drinks and come relax on our 23′ Parker boat with an experienced licensed and insured Captain. Ice and cooler provided for your food and beverage.
Phone 941-527-8008 for reservations
Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours in Bradenton Beach
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Hours of Operation:
7 days a week by appointment weather permitting. If you made an appointment and wish to cancel, please call with-in 8 hours of the trip to change or cancel.
90 minute tour: $30.00 per person + tax minimum of 3 maximum of 6
2 hour Tour: $35.00 per person + tax, minimum of 3 persons,maximum of 6
2 hour Sunset Cruise: $45.00 + tax, minimum of 4, maximum of 6
2 hour private sunset for two: $160.00+ tax
3 hour wildlife tour $70.00 + tax, minimum of 4, maximum of 6
4 Hour Tour to Egmont State Aquatic Park: $80 per person + tax, minimum of 4 maximum of 6, includes snorkeling equipment and instruction for those who want to snorkel. If 6 persons book price drops to $70.00 per person. Discounts may apply, check with your Captain.
Day Charter: $150 per person + tax, Minimum of 4 maximum of 6. This could include a combination of fishing and or snorkeling, shelling etc… (6 person maximum for fishing}…
Half day inshore fishing charter for those who want the excitement of catching fish. $375.00 for 3 persons, $50 additional fisherman up to 6 person maximum. Rod, license, tackle and bait and fish cleaning included. Contact Captain John if you have less than the minimum, he often waives the minimum.
Full day of fishing inshore or off shore to 9 miles off dependent on weather and Gulf conditions, $600 for 3 persons.
Prices are subject to change,cancellation charge may apply.
In appreciation for their service to our country and communities, we extend a 10% discount for all Active Military and first responders
Ask Captain John for Children 10 and under discounts, full boat discounts etc. Discounts generally apply after minimum passenger requirements are met.
Private charters for special occasions may also be arranged.
Treat someone special to a birthday to remember on a Sunset Cruise. Gift Certificates are available.
Water Taxi services available for special events.
Captain for hire. If you need a Captain to run your vessel up to 50 Ton than I am the man for the job. I am very familiar with the local waterways and can teach you to run your boat in them as well as run your boat to allow you to entertain your guests during special occasions. Sit back and relax and have a knowledgeable, experienced Captain run your vessel. Hourly rate based on size of vessel.
Gift certificates available for purchase of any of the above trips or customize one for that Special Occasion. This is a gift that your loved one will remember for years to come.
I work closely with two other tour operators in the area and have the ability to take more passengers on a second and or a third vessel if needed. If I cannot accomodate your trip I will refer you to them. These operators work under the same philosophy as we do and are priced similarly. This always depends on availability of the other operators.
Check back for specials. Ask Captain John if any discounts apply to your trip. If you visit us stop in Boca Bait Company, the marina store where they have snacks, drinks and sandwiches.
Tours are conducted daily by appointment or book on-line. Our boat will pick you up at a public boat ramp or at a vacation rental with docking facilities that is convenient to you (an added service charge for this may be required). Feel free to call and we will answer any questions or verify availability. If you book on-line there is a service charge that is paid to “Peek” the company that handles on-line bookings. If you wish to avoid this fee call me directly or E-mail me with your contact information. Captain John is first Aid/CPR certified and formerly an Emergency Medical Technician.