Miami Tarpon and Shark Fishing

Miami Tarpon and Shark Fishing is based in Key Biscayne, FL and specializes in fishing the flats and inshore areas of Miami and Biscayne Bay. These waters are home to excellent inshore game fish, and are a great fishing alternative to the rough seas offshore. Your guide will be Captain Doug Lillard who has over 20 years of experience fishing the inshore waters all along eastern and southern Florida, and he’s settled here for a reason!

With space for up to 2 guests, you will head out on an 18’ Hells Bay flats fishing boat, which is designed to fish the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. It is powered by a 90 HP Suzuki motor, which can reach speeds of up to 45 knots, enabling you to get to the most fruitful fishing spots without blinking. Trips include all fishing gear, bait, a fishing license, and a cooler that will be iced for your drinks and snacks.

Capt. Doug uses high-quality fishing equipment and targets quality inshore game species such as Tarpon, Permit, and Snook, as well as Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Sharks, Bonefish and more. You’ll get the chance to drift, spin, jig, or pop to try to reel in your catch, or you could bowfish when appropriate. For accomplished anglers, you can also take advantage of the fly fishing equipment on board.

Capt. Doug looks forward to sharing his knowledge of these beautiful waters, and will do his best to help you hook the fish of your dreams. Don’t miss the amazing inshore Tarpon fishing in Miami, or the flats fishing of Biscayne Bay – which is just as good as in the Florida Keys, but only minutes from Miami. Hop aboard with Miami Tarpon and Shark Fishing for an unforgettable experience!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    This full day trip will take you inshore and flats fishing on the protected waters of Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. Target species include Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Permit, Barracuda, Sharks, Bonefish and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Shark (Blacktip)


Boat Specs

Hells Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 Captain

Doug Lillard
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
Capt Doug has over 20 years of full-time guiding experience, and has fished the flats and backcountry from West Palm Beach to Key West of the East Coast, and down to Flamingo on the West Coast. He now runs his charters in the waters of Miami and Biscayne Bay, which offer some of the best year-round inshore and flats fishing in South Florida. Capt Doug looks forward to showing you the amazing fishing that these waters have to offer.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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