Explore the waters of Naples, Florida with Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters! Come and spend the day with Captain Phil Haley and first mate Tim Daniels, who will make sure your fishing dreams come true. Captain Phillip Haley has over 20 years of experience guiding fishing charters in Collier County, and the Southwest Florida coast from the Florida Keys to Boca Grande.

Their 24′ Avenger bay boat, is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, ensuring to get you out to the fish fast. With plenty of deck space and a T-top for shade, it comfortably seats up to 6 people. Children and pets are always welcome aboard. The boat also comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, fighting chair, and live bait tank.

The crew can take you fishing offshore on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as on backwater fishing adventures in Naples Bay, Ten Thousand Islands, or to the Everglades National Park. Whether you are a beginner or pro angler, this crew is full of experience and you’ll love to spend the day fishing with!

When heading offshore, you will be chasing species such as Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Goliath Grouper on the wrecks. In the backwaters, you will be looking to tackle Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Pompano, Tripletail, Sharks, and more.

Trips include all fishing equipment, bait, lures, fishing licenses, as well as cleaning and bagging of your fish at the end of the trip.

Join Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters and have an amazing fishing adventure on the waters of Naples!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $600
    This half day trip will take you fishing on the Naples backwater targeting Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Pompano, Tripletail, Sharks, and more. Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    This half day trip takes place in the afternoon hours, and it will have you fishing on the Naples backwater targeting Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Pompano, Tripletail, Sharks, and more. Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $700
    This half day trip will take you offshore in the early morning hours, where you'll be fishing for species such as Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Barracuda, Kingfish, and Goliath Grouper on the wrecks. Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $700
    This half-day trip will take you offshore fishing for species such as Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Goliath Grouper on the wrecks. Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    This 6-hour trip will take you fishing on the Naples backwater targeting Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Pompano, Tripletail, Sharks, and more. Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $900
    This 6-hour trip will take you offshore fishing on the Gulf of Mexico for species such as Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Goliath Grouper on the wrecks. Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,000
    A full day of fishing the backwaters from Naples to the Ten Thousand Islands, and Port Charlotte and Estero Bay, for Snook, Tarpon and more! Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,200
    Fishing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico up to 25 miles offshore for Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, and Barracuda, and more! Bait, license, and tackle provided. Fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 86 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Bryan S.
Columbiana, OH
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Half day trip with captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on August 1, 2023
We had an amazing time! We booked it for the afternoon then asked to move it to the morning and he was so cooperative helping...
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Rob F.
Very good
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Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on April 1, 2024
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David C.
Park Ridge, IL
Excellent
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Half day backwater with Capt. Phil and Tim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Backwater on March 23, 2022
These guys were great. Did everything to make sure we enjoyed our day. It was not an ideal weather afternoon, very windy and...
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Chris D.
Batavia, OH
Excellent
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Great Experience Half Day Trip Backwater with Capt. Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Backwater on March 22, 2021
I contacted Captain Phil the day for our trip and he mentioned that he might be able to get us on some tarpon the next morning....
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Rick R.
Marco Island, Florida
Excellent
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3/4 Day Offshore

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on August 18, 2022
Captain Haley and Mate provided an outstanding day for my wife and I. My wife is handicap, and in a wheelchair. They went above...
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FAQs about Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Backwater (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Backwater (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Backwater (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Backwater (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters 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 include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Phillip Haley
Naples, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
105 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Avenger (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
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 30 miles
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
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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:

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