Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande

Boca Grande is known to be one of the premier fishing spots in Florida, which is one of the premier fishing spots in the world. Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters will take you to the hottest fishing spots in the gorgeous local waters and put you on the hottest bite around, so get ready for a fight of a lifetime!

Join Captain Phillip Haley on board their 24’ center console, manufactured by the Sea Hunt company in 2015. She’s powered by a beast of an engine, a 300 HP Yamaha. That allows you to travel across the water at a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots, you’ll waste no time traveling! A wireless trolling motor and live bait well are on board to give you an edge in catching that trophy fish. Don’t worry about fighting a huge Tarpon or Shark, a fighting chair is there to give you added support.

You will target a variety of prestigious fish that live in the area, like the famous Silver King, Permit, Goliath Grouper, as well as Bull and Hammerhead Sharks. You’ll have the chance to try out a variety of fishing techniques, like spinning, jigging, bottom fishing, and trolling, all while using light and heavy tackle. Live bait is available and can be prepared in advance.

There’s no minimum age policy with Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join this exciting fishing adventure! The first mate will clean, fillet, and bag your catch for you. He works for tips only, so gratuity is greatly appreciated. The charter will provide you with all required equipment. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,500
    For the angler who can't get enough fishing done in 8 hours – spend 12 hours fishing the fantastic waters of Boca Grande! Target the most prestigious fish that reside here, like Tarpon, Permits, Bull and Hammerhead Sharks. You will be supplied with all the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,000
    This full day trip is ideal to relieve you from all that stress from the work week. You will target the Silver King, Permits, Bull and Hammerhead Sharks. The captain will provide you with all equipment you may need.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    This trip is for anglers who can't get enough fishing done in 4 hours. You will target Tarpon, Permits, Hammerhead and Bull Sharks, as well as Goliath Groupers. All equipment you may need is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    This trip is for anglers who can't get enough fishing done in 4 hours. You will target Tarpon, Permits, Hammerhead and Bull Sharks, as well as Goliath Groupers. All equipment you may need is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    From May 1st to July 15th, come giant Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande and in the Charlotte Harbor area. You will also target giant Goliath Grouper, Bull Sharks, and Hammerhead Sharks. All required equipment is supplied by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    This trip is all about the major prestigious species of the area, Tarpon, Goliath Groupers, Permits, Bull and Hammerhead Sharks. The charter will provide all required equipment for this trip.
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About the Captain

Phillip Haley
Placida, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
70 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2016
Captain Phil Haley was born and raised in Southwest Florida, and has been fishing the Collier County local waters for over 25 years. He is a licensed USCG Captain, and founded Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters in 1996. Capt. Phil offers exciting offshore and backwater fishing excursions for all guests, mo matter if you are a group of friends or a family, fishing for the first time or a serious angler.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Permit Permit
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Avenger 24 Tower boat (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Placida to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 23, 2021
Hands down best guide you can have. Down to earth. Extremely knowledgeable. He put us on some monsters almost immediately....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2021
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FAQs about Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for tips)
  • Fishing License

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters - Boca Grande include:
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Permit
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Tarpon