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Address: 4720 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-1006
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Playin' Hooky Charters specializes in Private family charters. We cater to...

Playin' Hooky Charters specializes in Private family charters. We cater to the avid angler but specialize in giving your family and kids that once in a life time experience. Never fished before? That's ok, with the help of Captain Adam and his first mates you'll feel like a pro after one charter. Want your child to love fishing as much as you? We'll make sure that your child has the time of their lives!

We offer nearshore and offshore Gulf fishing as well as sightseeing,snorkeling, shelling and island-hopping excursions for both half and full days.

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What a great day!

Captain Adam and Tara made our family near shore fishing trip the highlight of our vacation! September morning right after the full moon....no problem for a Captain when he knows... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Captain Adam and Tara made our family near shore fishing trip the highlight of our vacation! September morning right after the full moon....no problem for a Captain when he knows the waters, caught a Cuda and Black Tuna within 30 minutes of leaving shore! So kind and accommodating to our mother that was in a boot cast, gave her the... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such as great experience in spite of the full moon.... Your family is amazing and so easy to accommodate! We had a blast and I am sure that tuna was delicious! Looking forward to playin hooky with you again! Best fishes, Capt Adam and 1st mate Tara More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Being from the Dakotas, I’ve only been to the ocean/gulf a couple times in my life and I’ve always wanted to experience deep sea fishing and the possibility of reeling in a big shark. I researched private charters in the St. Petersburg area for me and my 16 year old son and came across Playin’ Hooky Charters. After checking out... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad that you had such a great experience! Looking forward to playin' hooky with you again in the future! Best fishes, Capt Adam & First mate Tara More 

Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I could talk about this trip all day... What a memorable trip Playin Hooky Charters gave us here off the gulf fishing. We literally caught fish all day and was being watched by the boats that would come in after us. I could tell they were wishing they had gone with this charter... From catching our bait fish, snapper for... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad that you had such a great experience and look forward to Playin' Hooky with you again! Best Fishes, Cant Adam & 1st Mate Tara More 

Ironton, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My three boys 14, 17, 28 and I went on a half day fishing excursion with Adam and Tara. They were very accommodating and did everything they could to make our trip a memorable one. My 17 year old wanted to catch a fish that weighed more than he did; mission accomplished as the three of them tag teamed to... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

So glad that you and your boys had such a great experience. Thank you for the great review. Best fishes, Capt Adam and first mate Tara More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is our second time we have booked with Playin' Hooky Charters. Captain Adam and First Mate Tara are knowledgeable, wonderful, very accommodating and friendly! The first outing was with couples some who fish and some who don't and it is a fun adventure whether you fish or not. The second charter last weekend was with friends and kids who... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you had another great experience and look forward to playin hooky with you again! Best fishes, Captain Adam and first mate Tara More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was our second charter in 2 years with Capt Adam and First Mate Tara..... They are great! Our boys had a BLAST and caught some beautiful creatures. We only catch and release, but one catch was a +350 lb Goliath grouper!! Amazing! They talked about it for hours. Highly recommend, rookie trip or experienced. Capt is super, but Tara... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! So glad that you had a great experience again! Looking forward to playin hooky again soon! Best fishes, Capt Adam and first mate Tara More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My daughters and son and I went out for 4 hours - in that span, we caught so many fish we donated some to a homeless shelter, because we couldn't eat it all. And the most exciting part was the 5 sharks we got on hook - some up to 7' long! Adam and Tara are amazing team! Gary

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

So glad that you had a great experience! Thank you for the review! Best fishes, Capt Adam and first mate Tara More 

Middleburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I have never been out deep sea fishing before and I am so glad I was blessed enough to go out with Playin' Hooky on my first trip. The Captain knew where to go to get the best catch. Every place we stopped to fish we were catching. We did the weekend warrior trip and I for one could not... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

We are so glad that you got to be a part of the weekend warrior experience! Thank you for the wonderful review! Looking forward to playin hooky with you again! Best fishes, Capt Adam & first mate Tara More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

My family came to visit from central IL and had never been deep sea fishing before. I did a lot of research in hopes of finding the best charter around. In doing my research, I found Playin' Hooky Charters to have great reviews and was also extremely reasonably priced. The reviews were spot on, as this was by far the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Adam and Tara are an extremely talented and knowledgeable team. They work non stop keeping your fishing line ready and baited. We had the BEST time fishing and socializing with them. They went above and beyond to make our trip a memorable one and that it was. Besides my fiance catching a monster grouper that he'll never forget, he had... More 

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had such a great experience while Playin hooky! Thank you for the wonderful review! Best fishes, Capt Adam & first mate Tara More 

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