Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters

12th Ave S
Naples FL, United States

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters are located at Naples City Dock in Naples, Florida. Come and spend the day with Captain Phil Haley and first mate Tim Daniels, who will make sure your fishing dreams come true. Capt. Phil has over 20 years experience guiding fishing charters in Collier County, and the Southwest Florida coast from the Florida Keys to Boca Grande. Whether you are a beginner or pro angler, young or very young at heart, this crew are full of experience and are definitely the people that you will love to spend the day fishing with!

Their 24′ Sea Hunt bay boat ‘Tarpon Tamer’ is powered by a 300HP Yamaha 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, and children and pets are always welcome aboard. The boat also comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, fighting chair, and live bait tank.

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters 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 Everglades National Park. 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Backwater
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Backwater
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This half day trip departs at 7:30am or 12:30pm, and 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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This half day trip departs at 7:30am or 12:30pm, and 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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Backwater AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This half day trip departs at 7:30am or 12:30pm, and 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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Backwater PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This half day trip departs at 7:30am or 12:30pm, and 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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Pompano
Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snook
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Naples to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express
PayPal

About the Captain

Phillip Haley
Naples, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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Fished April 22, 2018
Phillip Haley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 23, 2018

Thanks so much for the great reviews Capt Phil

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The address on his website is wrong. Captain claims that he can’t change the address. As of this writing he’s at 550 Port o Way Road. The price listed for 4 persons was $450 when you add extra people that’s $50 more but the website doesn’t break down the upcharge. Once the transaction is complete it appears as if you’ve been charged an extra $100. We had a party of six, he and his first mate were very personable even though the boat was a little tight with all the people. We had a rough ride that day and the fishing was turned off from weather change. If you’re expecting a captain to call off the trip due to bad weather or bad fishing this is not the place to look. If the weather would have been good this would have been the best deal in town. The captain’s a local and been fishing Naples his whole life, he loves to fish, he’s great with kids and knows how to operate.

Fished April 5, 2018
Phillip Haley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 6, 2018

To Andy Brunk from Capt phil Andy you for got to mention that I made three changes to your trip First off shore then to backwater light tackle Jigginggand when that was real slow we caught a couple of ladyfish and took you back tohave a chance at a giant Tarpon I did above and beyond everything I could to make your trip great it was your birthday and I did not have to do all the extra stuff that I did I hope you understand that when you come to the boat and it looks too small for you and your family you should have canceled me at the dock I have multiple families it take me out all the time and they were very happy to go with me the fishing cannot be controlled by Low pressure change and the price on the website on my website is clearly marked and I will make sure that the prices changed and clearly marked on the fishbooker website other than that I hope you understand that I went way beyond what I needed to do to make your family happy and when you left the boat if you had any issues with me I wish you would’ve told me instead of writing abad review if you look at myfishbooker reviews youwill see I’ve had one review that was bad in the whole time that I’ve been on Fishbooker 50 Charter’s thank you very much For coming out with me Capt phil hope you give me another chance when the weather is good also 20 other charters went out today if I canceled every trip because of wind I would be out of Business all my other guy buddies had a real tough day of fishing but there are people were happy to get out on the boat thank you Capt phil My boat is a backwater all sure combination Boat specifically designed to be able to go in the back water when the win bitches out of your offshore trip you could’ve canceled me when you seen the wind was blowing see you next time

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Fished April 3, 2018
Phillip Haley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 6, 2018

thanks so much for the great review captain phil

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