Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon

Florida Reels Fishing is about to take you in the pursuit of the “Silver King.” Boca Grande is home to various species of fish, however, there’s no doubt which one rules the bay when it comes to action and excitement. Tarpon is well known for its incredible strength and thrilling, powerful runs and jumps.

Captain Christopher Taylor is strongly devoted to catching Tarpon. Targeting Silver King is a Taylor family tradition. Capt. Taylor uses many different strategies and methods for catching Tarpon, most commonly the use of live bait around bridges, deep passes, and beaches.

Capt. Taylor operates out of “Savannah,” a custom built 21’ Clearwater 2000cc bay boat. She’s been originally built to the Captain’s standards in 2019. This vessel allows you to fish in the water as shallow as 10 inches, but still able to cut through heavy chop when conditions get breezy. There’s a lot of fishing space and a shaded T-top for hot summer days. The boat also has a Bluetooth stereo, so feel free to bring your favorite playlist!

Boca Grande Pass is a deep water channel that attracts Tarpon during their spawning season. The best months for fishing are late April through early August.

Tarpon fishing with Florida Reels Fishing is a unique experience that you will not forget! Dive into world-class fishing in Boca Grande Pass with a professional guide and the Silver Majesty is yours!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $850
    Come aboard the "Savannah," a custom 21' boat designed especially for this type of trips. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, live bait, and cover your fishing license. Make sure to bring snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 31
    $850
    Tarpon fishing is a one-of-a-kind experience! Experience it with the right guide – Capt. Taylor. You'll spend this afternoon targeting Tarpon for 6 hours. Your fishing license, the equipment, and live bait are covered and included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $750
    This short trip is great if you're bringing your family along. Kids are welcome too, so why not make it a family adventure?! You'll be fishing aboard a cozy and steady bay boat. With lots of shade, it's going to be a soothing ride even for those less interested in fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 31
    $750
    This cozy boat has lots of shade and it's suitable even for the hottest days of the year. Bring your family or friends along and have a new adventure with them. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, live bait, and cover your fishing license.

About the Captain

Christopher Taylor
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
78 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
Captain Christopher Taylor is a Florida native and a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain who is Certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), and an active member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association (BGFGA). He grew up experiencing everything the Tampa Bay and Boca Grande areas have to offer: from the beautiful Gulf beaches to the excellent fishing. Feel free to ask the captain about anything you may see on your trip as he will be glad to share information that he has learned over the many years of fishing and living in Tampa Bay and Boca Grande. From Florida wildlife, birds, and fish, to historical landmarks and areas. Captain Christopher Taylor will entertain you with the natural resources provided by mother nature herself and simply make up every fishing trip. The captain can also offer great suggestions on restaurants and hotels.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Clearwater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Ruskin, Florida
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Classic Boca

8 Hour Trip – Tarpon on April 15, 2019
Captain Taylor executed what I would call a classic day on the water in Boca Grand catching tarpon.  Picture perfect day from...
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Half Day with Captain Christopher Taylor

4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM) on May 31, 2019
This was my first time out in the Boca Grande Pass, and what a spectacular day it was. Not only was Captain Christopher knowledgeable...
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You Wanna Catch Fish? Chris Taylor

May 11, 2018
My coworker and I went with Chris working the shorelines of Tampa Bay.  I’d fished some of the same areas before but with...
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Boca Grande Tarpon- Florida Reels

6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM) on May 6, 2018
Captain Chris Taylor is a class act! I took my son on our first Charter knowing very little about salt water fishing. He was...
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Brandon, FL
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8 Hour Trip – Tarpon on May 21, 2019
This was my first tarpon i caught with the help of Captain Chris Taylor. He put me on the fish.I highly recommend him.It was...
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FAQs about Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Fishing License

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Boca Grande Pass)

Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tarpon include:
  • Tarpon