Our Services

Boat Tours, Fishing Charters and More

Five O’Clock Charlie is happy to provide boat tours and fishing charters in the Bradenton Florida area. All of the below trips are customized to make it a “Favorite Memory”, therefore call Captain John and book the trip that you would be most interested in.  Please read the Web site and visit us on FACEBOOK and Trip Advisor for photos taken on past trips.  I am a sole proprietor and  I take all the calls and answer the emails.  If you call and receive a voice mail leave a date and time preference along with contact information.  I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for booking trips on the contact page of this site.  Please look at online calendar to check availability and book your trip online.  Payment online is for a deposit to reserve your time and date for a charter.  The balance is to be paid on the date of the charter.

Hours of Operation and Services:

7 days a week by appointment weather permitting. If you made an appointment and wish to cancel, please call within 1 week of the trip to change or cancel.

Tours (Prices are located on the Booking Page)

2 hour  Marine Wildlife Tour minimum of 4 persons, maximum of 6

2 hour Sunset Cruise minimum of 4, maximum of 6

2 hour private sunset for two

3 hour “Egmont Key Excursion (4 persons minimum). This is a private tour.

3 hour “Egmont Key Excursion (6 persons).

4 Hour Tour to Egmont State Aquatic Park  minimum of 4. This is a private tour.

“Taste of of Florida”  4 hour Tour to Egmont Key State Aquatic park which includes shelling along with fishing by a licensed fishing guide.  This trip for 4 persons  or 6 persons and are priced accordingly.  Time allotted for fishing is 1.5 hours.  The rest of the time we spend shelling and touring Egmont Key.  This is a taste Florida Life.

4 Hour Tour to Egmont State Aquatic Park  per trip plus tax for six persons.

Day Charter:  Minimum of 3 maximum of 6. This could include a combination of fishing and or shelling etc… 6 person maximum…

2 hour inshore fishing charter: 2 angler, 3 angler to a maximum of 6 anglers.  All fishing gear and bait provided.

Half day (4 hour) inshore fishing charter for those who want the excitement of catching fish for 3 persons, additional fisherman up to 6 person maximum. Rod, license, tackle and bait and fish cleaning included. Contact Captain John will take just one of two fisherman at a minimum boat cost.

Full day (8 Hour) of fishing inshore or off shore to 25 miles off dependent on weather and Gulf conditions for 3 persons.

Prices are subject to change due to fuel surcharges etc, cancellation charge may apply for pre-paid trips.  Cancellation fee may apply to  trips.
In appreciation for their service to our country and communities, we extend a 10% discount for all Active Military and first responders

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.

Burials at sea.

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.

Check back for specials. Ask Captain John if any discounts apply to your trip.

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Terms, Conditions and Responsibilities/Reservation information

Five O’clock Charlie Charlie Boat tours and Charters Inc, requests that all trips are confirmed with a $100.00 deposit at the time of the reservation, no exceptions.  All payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Check.  Payments by check must be received within 10 days of making the reservation.  All reservations that are made less than  7 days to the trip you are scheduled to be on require a deposit with a credit card.  If you cancel your reservation  that cancellation must be received in writing, no later than 14 days prior to your scheduled charter in order to receive a full refund your deposit less a 10% processing fee.

Cancellations Made By Five O’clock Charlie Boat Tours and Charters Inc.

Although we rarely cancel trips, we do reserve the right to cancel a trip for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants, adverse weather, mechanical failures,or circumstances which makes the operation of the trip unadvisable.  If we cancel a trip as aforementioned; we will refund all payments in full which were made to Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours and Charters Inc.  Cancellations due to weather or mechanical failure during the fishing portion of the trip will be prorated and the appropriate amount will be refunded.  This will be the limit of our responsibility.

Cancellations Made By Client      

Being late and missing departure the boat your are scheduled to be on will be considered a non-participation of a reserved activity and will not be refunded.  Cancellations made by clients with more than 7 days prior to their reserved activity will receive a full refund less a non refundable processing  fee of 10% of the total price of the reservation.  All monies paid on cancellations made by clients with less than 14 days to their reserved activity are non-refundable.  All reservations that are made with less than 7 days to the trip you are scheduled to be on require a deposit with a credit card.  if you cancel your reservation;  that cancellation must be received, in writing, and you will receive a credit towards a future trip. There are no refunds.

Boat Tours are conducted by appointment.