Chasing Tarpon

The vision of Chasing Tarpon is to provide their guests with the opportunity to safely catch and release Tarpon, all while making lifetime memories and enjoying time together on the water.

Captain Timothy Bowman will guide you through the Caribbean inshore angling experience, as you cast along scenic mangroves while keeping an eye out for rolling trophies. You’ll fish the San Juan lagoon system, a calm body of water, which currently holds the record for the largest Tarpon caught in Puerto Rico! Additionally, you’ll enjoy watching sea birds, iguanas, and an occasional manatee, as lush tropical mountains loom in the distance.

You and up to two additional friends will fish out of a 17’ Mako flats boat, a wide comfortable vessel built for serious anglers. She’s powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine to get you to the fishing spot fast but she also has a wireless trolling motor, for when you’re seeking to silently stalk prey. Kids are welcome as well but it’s not advisable to bring babies and toddlers.

Puerto Rico is home to Tarpon all year long and the captain will always fish, rain or shine. You may also catch Snook and Jack Crevalle. Note that all fish have to be released and because of that, you don’t need a fishing license.

All skill levels and ages are welcome! Captain Timothy eagerly provides coaching and instruction, especially if it’s your first time in Puerto Rico. He will provide all rods, tackle, lures, live bait, and bottled water. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks for the day.

Explore Puerto Rico as never before and reel in one of the most wanted fish out there!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Reel in His Silver Majesty! Capt. Timothy will provide you fishing gear. Fly fishing equipment is also available, simply mention it in advance. He will also supply SPF sunblock, rain gear, bug spray, and bottled water. Discounts are available for Military, Vet, Police, Fire, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    price breakdown
    Spend this afternoon targeting Tarpon! You may also catch Snook and Jack Crevalle. All fish are "catch and release" only. Bring your snacks and drinks. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, lures, and bait.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Timothy Bowman
Carolina, Puerto Rico
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Timothy is a 25 year veteran of the USCG, operating various boats and ships in all weather conditions. A native of Florida, he grew up fishing the entire state and during his military career was wetting lines in FL, HI, PA, GA, MA (Nantucket), and the last 5 years here in Puerto Rico for their amazing Tarpon. his preferred style is fly fishing and traditional spinning. No live bait only artificial.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

17 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Carolina Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photo by reviewers
out of 5 stars from 1 review
There are no review photos
for this charter yet!
Angler Rating
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
Satisfied with the boat
Catch intended fish
Sort By:
1 review
Michael T.
Auburn, AL

Fishing with Timothy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 5, 2019
We had a good time out on the water. We didnt land any tarpon but had some hook ups and that was exciting enough. Very knowledgeable...
Michael T. recommends Chasing Tarpon
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Michael T. recommends Chasing Tarpon
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful