Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’

Join Go Tarpon and explore some of the most beautiful waters of Puerto Rico! The lagoons of San Juan are some of the best spots in the region to catch Tarpon. Captain Rafael is a USCG-licensed guide with over 25 years of fishing experience, and he’ll make sure you tick some monsters off your bucket list!

You’ll head out on a 20’ Bayshore center console boat, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. The vessel is equipped with a standard set of navigational and fish-finding equipment, such as GPS, radio, and Fishfinder. It can accommodate fishing parties of up to 4 anglers, so it’s perfect for an adventure with a few friends.

Capt. Rafael will provide all the fishing gear for your excursion, along with live and artificial bait. If you’d like to do some fly fishing, let your captain know so he can prepare the equipment. Fishing licenses for all anglers are provided as well.

Regardless of your age or skill level, Tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico is an experience you won’t soon forget. These waters are brimming with fish – not only the Silver King, but a variety of other inshore game species, such as Snook, Ladyfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel.

The charter is only 5 to 15 minutes away from the major hotel area, so you can get straight on the fish! Soft drinks and water are also provided, along with a cooler filled with ice.

All you need to do is book Go Tarpon Puerto Rico, and you’re ready for an amazing fishing experience out of San Juan!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $400
    As one of the leading companies of Tarpon fishing trips and tours, Go Tarpon will guide you through the most amazing, action-packed attraction Puerto Rico has to offer. Troll the waters of the lagoons for some of the most unique and challenging fish in the world, with many different waterways intertwining through the wetlands and lagoons. Apart from Tarpon, you can target Snook, Ladyfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel. Capt. Rafael will provide the equipment, just bring some sun protection.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $550
    Capt. Rafael will guide you through the most amazing attractions Puerto Rico has to offer on this 6-hour trip. Torrecilla and San Jose Lagoons provide world-class Tarpon and Snook fishing. Troll the waters for some of the most unique and challenging fish in the world, with many different waterways intertwining through the wetlands and lagoons. You can also target Ladyfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel. The equipment will be provided, so all you need is some sunscreen, and you're ready!
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $750
    Depending on the season and customer preference, full-day trips may be split into two sections: 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours later in the day, with a break in between so as to avoid the heat. You will go through the most amazing, action-packed attraction Puerto Rico has to offer. Torrecilla and San Jose Lagoons provide world-class Tarpon and Snook fishing. Fish the waters for Ladyfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel as well. All the equipment will be provided, just bring some food and sunscreen.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Aurelia U.
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Amazing Experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 22, 2024
Captain Rafa is hands down the best. From beginning to end - he’s on it. Professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He helped...
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Tyler C.
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Great Trip! Caught a lot of Tarpon!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on November 13, 2023
Capt. Rafe was awesome and knows these waters like the back of his hand. He got us in the best spots and we caught a good amount...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (4 people) on February 4, 2022
Knowledgeable guide… Worked hard all day in rainy conditions to put us in position to catch fish … I’d do the day over...
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Half day Tarpon Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on February 5, 2021
Trip was great with a 70 pound tarpon hooked up within 10 minute of being out there but broke off after 20 minutes fighting....
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 27, 2022
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FAQs about Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’ offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group, additional US $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’ include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Yes, we love to fish with live bait, if the weather permits it we are fishing with live bait. Number 1 choice is live. )
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Soft drinks & water)
  • Fishing License (Customers are covered by our fishing ? license. )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’ offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’ offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’ include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Rafael Vega
San Juan, Puerto Rico
7 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
239 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2014
I love fishing, I live to fish, and I fish for a living. Join me for an amazing adventure!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Bayshore (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radio

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Yes, we love to fish with live bait, if the weather permits it we are fishing with live bait. Number 1 choice is live.
Lures
Drinks
Soft drinks & water
Fishing License
Customers are covered by our fishing ? license.
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We welcome the future generations, come and join us with your kids.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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