Godfrey Hotel Tampa eats new fishing charters at the table


The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa, with a 3,200 square foot pier, is located on the edge of Tampa Bay.Courtesy of Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

Want to cook your own dinner in the local waters? This is now possible thanks to the Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa, thanks to the establishment’s new partnership with Top 5 Fishing Charters.

Customers wishing to book a charter can do so for up to four boaters. However, they shouldn’t make the dining experience optional at the on-site beach bar and restaurant with executive chef Joe Garcia. (It is optional, but why not go?)

Dubbed Hooks & Cooks, the experience allows boaters to feast on their catches prepared in any style, as well as a side dish and a drink. Customers also have the option of adding what they’ve harvested that day to signature dishes, which include beer-battered fish and chips, fish tacos, Thai salad, and pan-seared fish.

Available year-round, charters – which also include dockside pickup, fishing instruction from experienced charter captains, and a lesson in Tampa Bay’s sought-after game fish – start at $ 600. But that rate gives guests a one-night hotel stay, Hooks & Cooks, and breakfast for two.

Spring trevally are coming, after all.


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