Wanna hook your own dinner from local waters? It’s now possible through The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa, thanks to the property’s new partnership with Top 5 Fishing Charters.
Guests itching to book a charter can do so for up to four boaters. They shouldn’t, however, make the hook-to-table dining experience at the on-site Beach Bar & Restaurant with executive chef Joe Garcia optional. (It is optional, but why not go for it?)
Dubbed Hooks & Cooks, the experience allows boaters to chow down on their catches prepared in any style, as well as a side dish and a drink. Guests have the option of adding what they reel in that day to signature entrees, too — among them beer-battered fish and chips, fish tacos, Thai salad and pan-seared fish.
Available year-round, the charters — which also include dockside pickup, fishing instruction from experienced charter captains, and a lesson in Tampa Bay’s sought-after game fish — start at $600. But that rate bestows guests with a one-night hotel stay, Hooks & Cooks and breakfast for two.
The spring kingfish are coming, after all.