Magic Tarpon Action Craft

Km. 3.8, Hm. 3.0 Road 187 Boca…
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon Charters is one of the largest and most respected light tackle operators in the San Juan area. The company usually fishes for Tarpon in the peaceful and productive La Torrecilla and San José Lagoons, where it is possible to catch huge fish in peaceful surroundings just a stone’s throw from the city and its major transport links.

The company’s 18ft Special Edition ActionCraft 1820 is the ideal vessel for fly fishing for Tarpon. Its large, unobstructed forward casting area and low, flat deck create perfect conditions for sighting Tarpon and casting flies. Rigged with an Evinrude E-TEC 150 engine, the boat travels quickly and reliably to the fishing grounds. Featuring a Garmin FishFinder, two livewells and plenty of storage room, it will accommodate up to three anglers comfortably.

It is no wonder that Puerto Rico is famous for its Tarpon fishing. The ‘Silver King’ swims the lagoons all year round, barely experiencing an off season. In addition to Tarpon, Snooks, Lady Fish, Jacks, small Barracuda and some Snapper also inhabit these waters, creating varied and interesting fishing trips. Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon usually spend the first part of their trips fishing for live bait such as Threadfin Herring, Anchovies and Sand Perch, which is then used throughout the trip. They also carry a variety of artificial lures. The company also makes its own flies for fly fishing. If you choose to fish with light tackle, you will most likely be using Shimano and Penn, while fly fishing rods are supplied by Scott, Sage and Orvis.

Brothers Karim and Armando Chaar operate Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon fishing charters. They have both fished the local lagoons since they were boys and have been featured on numerous TV shows on ESPN2, Sunsports TV and Worldwide Fishing Network. They focus on providing a professional and courteous service using high quality, well-maintained fishing gear on clean and well-equipped boats.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 480
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    Fly or light tackle fishing for Tarpon and other species in the lagoons near San Juan. Max 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    Fly or light tackle fishing for Tarpon and other species in the lagoons near San Juan. Max 3 anglers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Jack Crevalle
Snapper (Mangrove)


Boat Specs

Action Craft () originally built in 1997, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-TEC engine.

18 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

About the Charter Operator

Armando Chaar
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since October 2014
Armando Chaar has been fishing the lagoons of Puerto Rico since he was a child. His has owned and operated Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon since 2004, and he and his experienced team have appeared in over a dozen TV shows, including ESPN2, World Fishing Network and SunSport. The team has also been featured in numerous magazine publications, such as Fins&Skins;, Que Pasa and Travel and Tourism.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

San Juan Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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A good day out, but we felt the skipper might have spent a little longer at the start catching baitfish.  We spent the last hour with virtually no bait, making what we had go further by cutting up the bait smaller and fishing one rod fewer.  Also, we wondered whether he ought to have done more to help an inexperienced angler keep his fish away from trouble by a combination of moving the boat into more open water and providing clear and forceful advice on playing the fish.  The fish was eventually lost when it snagged a mooring pole which we could have kept much further away from.  I would use MagicTarpon again because it was reasonable value for money.  And apart from the comments above, the skipper was pleasant and happy to share his knowledge and advice.

Fished April 18, 2016
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