Meet Captain Adam Homan
Meet Captain Adam Homan and Playin' Hooky Charters
You are likely to find Captain Adam’s fishing experience inspiring, but in reality he didn’t attain his knowledge and abilities overnight. Through a lifetime of hard work, he ambitiously sought to not only perfect but add on to the skills he currently possesses. Although he grew up with a rod in his hand, he knew he needed to exert more effort and focus to become a better angler. While his business is running offshore fishing charters, his passion is helping people of all ages catch their dream fish of a lifetime!
Raised a Hoosier on a homesteaders’ farm, Adam and his brothers went hunting and fishing in the lakes and rivers of their northeast Indiana home for more than just fun – it was the food for their family! Growing up, Adam’s mornings, evenings, weekends, and summers were spent on the water learning and then honing his fishing skills, which he then transferred to saltwater upon relocating to Florida in 1999 with his twin brother, Aaron.
Upon his move to St. Petersburg, Adam got his "priorities straight" – he bought a boat before buying a house! His passion for fishing led him to devote countless hours to studying; he educated himself on the patterns and habits of Gulf fish, on becoming familiar with reefs, wrecks, and the underwater terrain, and on learning saltwater fishing techniques. He and his twin brother basically lived on the water from Friday night until Sunday night every weekend. When asked who is the better fisherman, Adam will always defer to his brother, but when asked who is a better Captain, his brother states, "Well of course it's Adam! I'm too busy catching all the fish!!"
Turning his lifelong passion for fishing into a business in 2012, Adam took the intensive U.S. Coast Guard-sanctioned Nautical School course to obtain his Captain’s license. He passed all tests on the first try, then took additional classes for licensing in CPR, towing, and obtaining federal reef permits for offshore fishing charters.
Captain Adam Homan desires to give an incredible and memorable St. Petersburg fishing charter experience to those who think they cannot afford a private charter. He loves the joy he can bring someone – child or adult – who reels in their first saltwater fish, big or small! Going the extra mile to see smiles on everyone’s faces, he strives to make people feel, whether customers or not, like they are a part of a family.
Hop aboard and you’ll find yourself impressed with his well-maintained 27’ Cape Horn Center console originally built in 2021. This fishing machine provides enough space to accommodate up to four passengers who wish to fish all at the same time. It is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, tackle, and safety gear. Powered by twin 200-horsepower Suzuki engines, it will quickly transport you to various fishing grounds in no time.
Playin' Hooky Charters ensures an extraordinary experience on the water that will entice individuals to return for more or never depart!
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24 Years of Experience
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First Mate (Available for a $70 fee)
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DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout.
BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit, Cash, Venmo, check or Zelle!
GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 day prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.
GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.
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