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
    Full Day Trip (4 people)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    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 in order to avoid the heat. You'll have the most amazing, action-packed attraction Puerto Rico has to offer. Torrecilla and San Jose Lagoons provide world-class Tarpon and Snook fishing. Other target species include Ladyfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel. All the equipment will be provided, just bring some food and sun protection, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (1-4 people)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $775
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (4 people)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    As one of the leading companies of Tarpon fishing trips and tours, we will guide you through the most amazing, action-packed attraction Puerto Rico has to offer. 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. There are many different breeds and types of fish, so you are sure to see and hook something new to you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (1–4 people)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    Capt. Rafael will guide you through the most amazing attraction 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!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (4 people)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (1–4 people)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    Come experience the most amazing, action-packed attraction Puerto Rico has to offer. Torrecilla and San Jose Lagoons provide world-class Tarpon and Snook fishing. You'll target Ladyfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel as well. There are many different breeds and types of fish, so you are sure to see and hook something new to you. The equipment will be provided for you, just bring some sunscreen, and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Rafael Vega
San Juan, Puerto Rico
4 Fishing Reports
56 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2014
I Love Fishing, I Live To Fish, I Fish For a Living.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
80%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
60%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
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John S.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (1–4 people) 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   Half Day Trip (4 people) on March 18, 2021
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Rafa is a top notch guide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (1–4 people) on March 29, 2019
If you’re serious about cathing Tarpon in San Juan, you need to book with Rafa. He’s puts in the work to find the fish,...
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3/4 day Trip with Captain Rafa

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (1–4 people) on October 23, 2020
A really good day. Rafa is an excellent guide and a good guy. I am looking forward to next time.
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Half day trip with Capt Rafa Vega

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (4 people) on June 17, 2021
The entire experience was horrible. Upon showing up, Rafael was not welcoming. He didn’t speak at all until the last hour....
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FAQs about Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’ offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (1–4 people) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (1–4 people) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 people) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (4 people) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (1-4 people) (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (4 people) (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

Trips booked with Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’ include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Soft drinks & water)
  • 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