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′ Sea Hunt bay boat, Tarpon Tamer, is powered by a 300 HP 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. 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
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $900
    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 the Tarpon season (May 1st – Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon (May–July)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $900
    From May 1st to July 15th come giant Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande and in the Charlotte Harbor area. We will also target giant Goliath Grouper, Bull Sharks and Hammerheads. Trips allow for a maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $850
    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 the Tarpon season (May 1st – Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $700
    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 the Tarpon season (May 1st – Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (May–Jul)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $700
    From May 1st to July 15th come giant Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande and in the Charlotte Harbor area. We will also target giant Goliath Grouper, Bull Sharks, and Hammerheads. Trips allow for a maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $650
    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 the Tarpon season (May 1st – Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (May–July)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $550
    From May 1st to July 15th come giant Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande and in the Charlotte Harbor area. We will also target giant Goliath Grouper, Bull Sharks, and Hammerheads. Trips allow for a maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $500
    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. This trip is not available during Tarpon season (May 1st – Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $500
    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. This trip is not available during the Tarpon season (May 1st – 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $450
    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. This trip is not available during the Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Apr 30
    $450
    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. This trip is not available during the Tarpon season (May 1st - Jul 15th).
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About the Captain

Phillip Haley
Naples, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
61 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
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95%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Chris D.
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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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Half day with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Backwater on March 31, 2021
Great time! Really gave it their all to make sure we had fun and caught some fish! Would do it again!
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6 Hour Trip w/Captain Phil & 1st Mate Tim

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Backwater on July 21, 2020
First time fishing the backwaters.  Went with my son & I for some good father/son time.  Captain and 1st Mate were very nice...
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Great day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on December 28, 2020
Great dayWith Captain Phil and Tim. Half adults and half kids and they we’re a great team for our team. Highly recommend.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Backwater on September 4, 2020
Captain and crew treated us awesome and put us on the fish. We caught a limit of Snapper and also completed the slam with Snook,...
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FAQs about Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Backwater (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Backwater (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (May–July) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Backwater (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (May–Jul) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Backwater (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (May–July) (8 hours)

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

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