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“2Shea Charters Cannot Be Beat...”
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2 Shea Charters
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Owner description: 2 Shea Charters is the premier charter outfit for rod and reel fishing, recreational scuba diving and the only outfit catering to spearfishing in SW Florida.
Reviewed 19 February 2014

...Literally... Both of his boats are faster than any other charter boats in the area which means you spend more time fishing, diving and shooting, and less time riding around and waiting. It is a great start to the day when you park within a gated marina, climb aboard either of the fully equipped 2Shea vessels and laugh at the other less fortunate anglers who are stuck breathing in diesel fumes and crawling out to their first spot of the day as you blow by them! And that is just the beginning. Whether you are fishing or diving, Captain TJ's mission is to put you on fish. I have been out with other captains who are margin conscious and more concerned with how much fuel they burn than how many fish they catch. Those captains tend to anchor in one spot for the day and "wait for the bite"... TJ MAKES the bite! If a spot isn't productive in the first 10 minutes, it's on to the next one (he has thousands in his machine!). Every trip (close to 20) I have been on with him is well thought out based on the tides, weather, what is biting and what we can put in the cooler...all of which means less fishing and more catching. Top all of this off with the fact that when you get back to the dock, he will clean and bag your catch for you to take home and enjoy. There really is not a more complete, enjoyable charter service in Florida. You will NOT be disappointed!

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I have over four dozen dive/spearfishing trips on the 2Shea with Capt TJ and will continue to recommend him unreservedly to friends and colleagues. Two spacious, comfortable, safe, and safely-equipped boats quickly take you to the best Tampa-area Gulf recreational diving, spearfishing, and line fishing locations. With hundreds of sites to take you at his disposal, Capt TJ ensures that you will wind up on multiple productive sites during your charter, often as the only one on that location, and often at a private number you'll be one of the few to ever dive. Quick to lend a hand to fix a gear problem, lend you a forgotten item, recommend a new spearo technique, or discuss the latest dive conditions, Capt TJ's personable and customer-focused attitude adapts to your needs versus your "taking it or leaving it" like other charter offerings. His charter attracts a professional but personable crowd, and even newbies mixed with seasoned divers are going to have a great time in an environment where fun and learning are encouraged and attitudes and unhealthy competition stay back at the dock. Complimentary filleting services back at the end of the day complete the package. You are NOT going to have less than a productive and fun trip with the 2Shea, ever.

2  Thank Adam K
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

I really don't want to leave feedback because I fear that TJ will become too popular and I won't be able to get reservations, but he did so well, I feel compelled to write about my experience.

It's January and a cold front has made the groupers lazy and hard to catch. Nevertheless, our group caught quite a few. The Gags had to be released (the largest ones were 29 an 26.5") and the red groupers just weren't big enough.

Despite the lack of keeper groupers, we did manage 117!!!! Yes, you read that, 117!!! gray snappers, porgies, and some sea bass. 4 guys and a lady fishing for about 3/4 day.

Now, the real nitty gritty details that I was able to appreciate. His boat is awesome - he has the powered anchors so you don't waste time running around dropping and swinging around anchors.

The 42' boat is immaculate, speedy, comfortable.

He actually would mark the spot with a marker and made sure the boat settled close to the correct spot and being a diver, he knows the size/shape of the terrain underwater and knows how important it is to be at the correct spot. I've been on other charters in Clearwater where they drift around and I'm pretty sure that bottom fishing is pretty important to be on the "spot" and not drifting hundreds of feet away from the spot.

The drinks were included! Including beer!!!

All I can say is, if you're going to Clearwater and you want to do some awesome bottom fishing, you won't be disappointed with TJ.

1  Thank 2thimplantdoc
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Ive had 3 trips with this outfit and all 3 have been a great experience. Capt TJ runs 2 boats, the 2Shea and the newer 2SheaXX. While I haven't had the pleasure of going out on the newer vessel, the 2Shea is a great boat with all the safety features, a head, electronics and she's fast. They also provide basic beverages. Couple that with great captains who also dive and spearfish and you've got a great set up. These guys tend to stay away from the tourist trap spots and the spearos love em for it. I'm Sure they would hit up the more popular reefs and wrecks on request. I've done all f my training and post training dives with them and now am into spearfishing as well because of them...not disappointed here.

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