Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters

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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 - Tarpon (May-Jul)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 - Tarpon (May-Jul)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 - Tarpon (May-Jul)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    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 - Offshore AM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jul - 30 Apr
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $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).

About the Captain

Phillip Haley
Naples, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Reports
ID & License verified
37 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)
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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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:
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Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Chris A.
Saint Paul, MN
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Super Experience

VERIFIED   March 21, 2019
What a fantastic experience!  We had hoped to head offshore, but the weather didn’t cooperate (rough seas).  Instead,...
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John M.
Naples, Florida
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Half day family trip

VERIFIED   August 11, 2019
We had a great time.  They kept some inexperienced fisherman with bait and on the fish. My 10 year old had a blast first...
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Ken F.
St. Petersburg, Florida
 5.00
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Family fishing trip.

VERIFIED   May 24, 2019
We enjoyed our trip very much. Captain Phil worked really hard to get us into some fish. There were fish rolling everywhere...
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Eloyes L.
Isanti, Minnesota
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Half day trip with Mike and Tim

VERIFIED   January 9, 2019
It was soooo much fun.  I caugt lots of fish.  Too bad Snooks were out of season, but they were fun to catch and...
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Dolan G.
Sheldon, IA
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Full day off-shore trip with Phil and Tim

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
Caught lots of fish! Captain Phil worked hard to make it a memorable experience for myself and my two sons.  We had a...
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