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Playin' Hooky Charters

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4720 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-1006
+1 727-286-0607
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Could not be happier!

My girlfriend, our 4 kids, and I took a half day charter with Captain Tara and it was an awesome... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Laura V
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Experience of a lifetime

I can't say enough about Playin' Hooky and Captain Adam. It was an experience of a lifetime... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Tom R
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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. Get Caught Playin' Hooky in St. Petersburg, FL!
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4720 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-1006
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend, our 4 kids, and I took a half day charter with Captain Tara and it was an awesome trip in all regards. Beautiful boat, knowledgeable and friendly captain, and great communication with an accommodating company. We can not recommend this outfit highly enough!...More

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review it is really appreciated! I am glad that you had a fabulous time. Your group was a lot of fun! I look forward to Playin Hooky with you again! Capt Tara

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I can't say enough about Playin' Hooky and Captain Adam. It was an experience of a lifetime catching that Goliath Grouper, all the King Mackerel's, and the Sharks. Captain Adam had everything prepared and knew exactly where and what to do to catch alot of...More

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for the great review! We enjoyed Playin hooky with you all and fishing was certainly on Fire for you that day! This charter will be hard to top but we will do our best to give your kids a Great Experience the next...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Captain Adam and Captain Tara were amazing. They more than met our expectations. There was bad boating weather coming in and they did everything they could to get us out on the water. We were visiting St. Petersburg on our honeymoon & my husband asked...More

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure meeting both of you and and again congratulations! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon and would love to fish again with you guys someday! P.s the sushi was awesome. Thanks again!!°

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience that my boys and I won't forget. Great communication and service. You really won't get a better more affordable fishing trip. Just do it.

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review and choosing Playin Hooky charters for your experience! I had a wonderful time with you and your boys! They truly are great kids and great fishermen! Looking forward to Playin Hooky with you again! Best fishes, Capt Adam

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Best charter and fishing trip of my life (beating out Hawaii and Canada)! My wife and I celebrated our 22nd Anniversary with an extended weekend to St. Pete's. It was an eventful week ranging from winning at blackjack to segways to fishing. The highlight of...More

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Happy anniversary! I'm happy that you are chose Playin Hooky Charter to celebrate! Thank you for this amazing review! It was truly my pleasure to celebrate with you! Best fishes, Capt Adam

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Capt. Adam and Capt. Tara took us out 40 miles to catch grouper and a load of vermillion. Then brought us in to catch Kingfish and finished the day with a Dusky Shark. This was a family outing with 6 total people on the boat,...More

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review! We truly enjoyed Playin Hooky with your wonderful family! Looking forward to Playin Hooky with you again! Best fishes, Capt Adam and Capt Tara

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This was our second charter with Playin' Hooky. We invited our fishing crazy nephews to a full day offshore after going out with Tara and Adam last September. They had a blast! Caught a lot of fish, survived some rain and learned a lot about...More

Thank Dawn N
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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review and choosing Playin Hooky charters! We are glad that you chose us for your adventure on the water! It was our pleasure to play hooky with your wonderful family! Looking forward to Playin Hooky with you again! Best fishes,...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! The Captain and first mate literally spent every minute of our charter ensuring we had a good time. From explaining the surroundings, to fishing pointers, they were amazing. We also caught many variety of fish! Grouper, snapper, even a shark!!! I'd recommend no other...More

Thank Joshua E
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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for choosing Playin Hooky charters and for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate it and are pleased that you had such a great experience! Best fishes, Capt Adam

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We fished May 16th on our 30th Wedding Anniversary. What a great experience! Our Captain Tara was awesome! She took us to the first fishing HOT SPOT, and we literally caught a fish every time. The only reason we moved to a second HOT SPOT...More

Thank Joy R
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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

So glad that you had an amazing day and a wonderful experience. You are both awesome anglers and were a blast to fish with! Thank you for the great review! Best fishes, Capt Tara

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Knowledgeable, Awesome boat and equipment. Captain was always doing something to help or ensure we had everything we needed to catch the fish of a lifetime! Will be using this charter on our next visit for sure!!!

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Adam H, Owner at Playin' Hooky Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Jeff, I am so glad that you had a great experience! We really appreciate your review! Looking forward to Playin Hooky with you again! Capt Adam

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