"Kayla is just 6 years old!"
"Anyone can be a crew mate from 6 to Ken - 85!"
"Thanks for a great day, here's a photo of 4 year old Alana. Alana had a good time & will certainly always remember this day."
Thanks, Angela & Randy
“Children ages 4 and under ride "FREE” with adults on tours”
"FREE", Crab Salad, house salad, grilled shrimp, fried soft shell blue crabs, fish, hush puppies, steamed blue crabs, and drink.
This "FREE" restaurant meal would cost $30+ per person.
Depending on weather enjoy food bay side or inside air condition.
Winner of 2012 Harvest Award for Agri-business in Hillsborough County
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We cater to families and small men/women business groups up to (6).
"Come aboard" and be a "Crew Mate" on
Capt. Gus's commercial crab boat on Tampa Bay.
A once-in-a-life time Eco-experience with live blue crabs, stone
crabs; all the living creatures of the bay including it's
manatees, dolphins, bird life of laughing gulls, pelicans, herons,
egrots, and osprey. Bay Chop Villa is located at mouth of
Little Manatee River and Tampa Bay .
Gus will instruct"Mates" how crab traps are pulled and baited.
"Mates" learn to grade, clean, and steam blue crabs and stone
crabs. Captain Gus will also let you pull the traps if you
so desire. Gus has commercially caught blue crabs
and shed soft shell blue crabs for 31 years.
Gus is President of Oyster Reef Designs, Inc and inventor of Seawall
Oyster Reefs designed to restore shoreline habitat destroyed by
Everything you need to know about blue crabs!
* Sun protection (lotion, glasses, hat)
* Camera - a must!
* Bottle water furnished on boat.
* Slip on shoes...boat and dock may be wet.
* "Remember" if it's cool on land, it's colder on Tampa Bay...wear warm clothing in cooler months.
* If you're thinking about pulling crab traps, which we encourgae for young and old, wear some old cloths.
What "Crew Mates" should "NOT" bring.
* No Cooler-we have one onboard.
* NO DRUGS allowed on boat or Bay Chop Villa.
Capt. Gus Muench & Boat
* USCG Certified Boat with life preservers
* Licensed & Insured
* Native of Tampa, FL
* Winner of Chevron Conservation Award;
* Polly Redford Memorial Award, Audubon
* HH School Hall of Fame
* 2012 #1 Agriculture Business of Hillsborough County, Florida
One Day's Crab Catch
2011 Season II Check Out!!
WOW! Aubrey is only 7 years old pulling crab trapsGood Morning Gus, Aubrey is still talking about her wonderfulexperience helping you pull crab pots! We all had a wonderful time learning about the Bay area. Of course,
seeing a manatee family and dolphins was amazing! While Aubrey is talking about "catching crabs" my husband, Dave, wants to go back tonight and have more of your steamed crabs and
soft-shell crabs for dinner-the best ever!
Thank you again for sharing your passion with us, we had a wonderful time and will be back!!
Dina, Dave, Ryan and Aubrey
WOW! Marc is also 7 years old pulling crab traps.
Both of my boys (6&7) said that was their favorite part of vacation, even more than Disneyworld. It was also great to learn about the local wildlife. What a unique and amazing experience! And the food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be back. Thanks again and best of luck!!
Brenda Christensen, Preston,ID
Be a crew mate like Bob M. and pull traps
"Marissa, age 15, holds record as teenager who pulled, emptied, and baited 40 blue crab traps on her Crabby Adventure Tour"
I thought you might enjoy this group pic taken during our visit last week. We so enjoyed your company and the wonderful trip out on the boat.
I hope we get to stay in touch and thank you, sincerely, for the wonderful spread and all your hard work to make our crab catching experience as much fun as it was.
Your friends from the Ryan CompaniesJ
Learning to be a crabber at 16!
Let Capt. Gus take you on a private boating and dining party on Tampa Bay. Learn about Tampa Bay's unique ecosystems from one of Tampa Bay's environmental champions.
See, touch, taste the bay's bounty.
Learn how crabs are caught and cooked from a professional crabber and help in the process.
Bring your friends/family and get an environmental education.
Enjoy a romantic evening cruise on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Enjoy your next business trip on the water instead of in the office.
We'll let you (male, female, teenager) pull the crab traps, bait traps and sort the crabs.
Please book in advance.
A deposit may be required.
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
Hello Gus, me and
my buddy Bill were
on your boat Dec 1st
of last year. We had
a great time and the
crabbing was fun. I
hope all is going well
for you now.
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the great fishing trip
last week on the Little Manatee. Great weather, great company, a
functional fishing boat. With those qualities your new charter business should be a success as the word is spread.
Thanks again for a WONDERFUL day and experience! I hope you can use some of the attached pictures. We have had a number of friends and others inquire about joining you for the same fun time.
Good luck..........you have a winner.