Congratulations! You’ve found the preeminent charter company in the Tampa Bay area with the market cornered on spearfishing. 2 Shea Charters isn’t just a spear friendly charter, but an actual spearfishing juggernaut.2 Shea Charters
Who you’ll meet: Each and every captain you’ll encounter aboard the 2 Shea is an avid shooter, so we run our trips the way we do when going out on our own. Our motto when spearing from the 2 Shea is simple: Roll in, realize that you are away from your worries…and blow bubbles. Expect the opportunity to shoot quality fish more often than not and enjoy every dive you do with us.2 Shea Charters
Where we go: The waters off Clearwater offer the most target rich environment anywhere in the state. No matter the season there are always a variety of species to hunt like grouper, snapper, hogfish, and amberjack. We take you to the low ledges and broken hardpan that are difficult to find, increasing your chances to not only enjoy a relaxing dive but also bring home dinner.
How our trips work: 2 Shea always offers multiple drops, giving you the best opportunity to descend on those spots unseen by divers in quite awhile.
Novice – You DO NOT have to be an experienced spearfisherman to come out and shoot with us. The only way to learn proper spearing and etiquette is by example. We offer real classes that include actual dives with very experienced shooters where we teach the little tricks and tips that you can only learn in the water. If you have shot in the past and would like to increase your knowledge, our regulars don’t mind sharing what has helped them improve over the years.
Experienced – For the exceptional shooter, our boats hold the federal reef permit allowing you to shoot up to the boat’s limit of 6. This is especially important when that trophy fish swims and you can pull the trigger instead of worrying about reaching your limit of a species.
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Experience a fishing operation which caters to the individual client and consistently delivers hundreds of catches a day. A 2 Shea trip is designed around the premise that everyone enjoys catching fish after fish rather than aimlessly trolling hoping for one hot strike.
Our tenured Captains specialize in putting our clients on a variety of hard fighting, bottom fish to test skill and will, and more often than not, satisfy appetites for sautéed snapper or fried grouper. Launch times vary by season and trip. Cruising speeds to our spots top 40mph which gives way to lines in the water a majority of each trip. To suit a variety of wants, choose from a custom 42’ Dorado SportFish and/or a sturdy ’31 Southport Center Console both appointed with exceptional rod and reel combos, best in the industry electronics, and many other creature comforts designed for Southwest Florida’s tropical elements.2 Shea Charters
Bottom line: 2 Shea Captains are the best in the business, every trip is fun and you will be left wanting only for your next trip to come soon. Contact Captain TJ to get you, your family, your friends or your colleagues on the water for a memorable day of catching the best the Gulf has to offer.
In 2005, 2 Shea Charters was brand new to the Tampa Bay area running a single 24 foot center console. With consistency and integrity, I’ve grown my passion to now offer experiences on three boats, including a custom 42 foot Dorado luxury sport fish along with a 31 foot Southport center console and a 30 foot Island Hopper. I received local and regional recognition in a variety of magazines, internet information boards, and television appearances in addition to the greatest credential – repeat clients from all over the world. When I’m not helping clients reel in a great catch or explore the depths, I can be found looking through my mask for my next super secret spot or hooking my two children on their next biggest catches (now if I could only get my lovely bride to bait her own hook!).2 Shea Charters
Dive In to the Gulf – The 2 Shea Way! Unless you enjoy slowly making your way out to dive spots in a cattle-boat cramped with 10-20 strangers surrounded in a fog of diesel fumes…it’s time you give the 2 SHEA a try. The 2 SHEA philosophy is simple – your trip is not be just another dive trip to us. We get to know our divers so the experience brings you back time again. With Captain Shea at the helm, you’ll cruise your way into to the Gulf of Mexico with only a select few other divers. Relax in a marine bean bag chair as you share past underwater experiences with a few new dive buddies. Once at anchor, dive in to see the plentiful life including turtles, tangs, butterflies, queen angels, eagle rays, goliath grouper, and schools of amberjack. Home to one of the country’s largest artificial reef programs, our dive sites in the Gulf hold an assortment of life that make every dive exciting. It’s not uncommon to be joined by pods of playful dolphins or better yet, 3 enormous Whale Sharks passing by. “I don’t think that [diving with Whale Sharks] is something I would have encountered if I chose to go to Rainbow River or one of the freshwater springs.” You never know what you may encounter out with the 2 SHEA, but that is part of the thrill in diving the Gulf Of Mexico. Give us a try and you’ll see why the 2 SHEA is the dive boat of choice for many reputable local dive shops including Adventure Outfitters, Macs Sports, Divers Supply and Scuba Thrill. We look forward to bringing you with us the next time you decide to enjoy a day on and in the water.2 Shea Charters