Let your angling ambitions take you to Tarpon Springs, Florida and you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience fishing with Florida Snook Charters. Capt. Saki Halikos was born and raised in Tarpon Springs and has been guiding clients for over ten years.

Spend the day aboard his 25’ Dorado saltwater fishing boat and you won’t regret it! Fresh out on the water in 2017, it can take up to four anglers fishing in comfort. The boat comes powered by a 350 HP Mercury Pro Verado and rigged with excellent navigational and safety gear, a wireless trolling motor, a fighting chair, live bait tank and an ice-box.

The captain specializes in light tackle sportfishing and private custom backwater fishing trips. He will put you on the finest inshore “game fish,” such as Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Kingfish, and Sharks. You’ll get to explore the best local flats, rivers, and inshore/nearshore waters and try your luck with spinning, jigging, and even fly fishing.

All the equipment will be covered by the charter, from state of the art conventional and fly tackle to lures and live bait. Bottled water is provided and you’re also welcome to bring your own drinks, just no additional coolers on board. The first mate will make sure to clean and fillet your catch and the captain can even recommend the best local restaurants to cook your catch ($9.95 per person + side dish).

From Tarpon Springs to Boca Grande ,“Tarpon Capital of the World”, Capt. Saki’s got you covered. He takes a lot of pride in what he does and he’ll make sure you have a great experience fishing with Florida Snook Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Don't miss the chance to target some of the most exciting inshore species and book this exciting morning trip! The captain will do everything to put you on Redfish, Trout, Snook, and much more. If you're visiting in May or June, you'll get the unique opportunity to land 80-100 lb trophy Tarpon in Boca Grande using live sardines and crabs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Experience inshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and many others at its best on this afternoon trip. During May and June, the captain offers Tarpon fishing trips in world-famous Boca Grande for the spring migration. You'll be sight casting for these trophy Tarpon with live crabs and sardines. The fish average 80-100 lb, fight hard, and are very acrobatic. This trip should definitely be on your bucket list!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    This exciting 5-hour trip will see you fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and other exciting inshore species. During May and June, you can also target giant Tarpon (80-100 lb) in famous Boca Grande waters. You'll be sight casting and using live sardines and crabs when targeting this acrobatic and feisty fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    There's nothing better than 6 hours of fishing for inshore superstars such as Snook, Redfish, and Trout with an experienced captain at the helm. If you come to Boca Grande during May and June, the captain can also put you on trophy Tarpon, averaging 80-100 lb. You'll be tempting this hard-fighting acrobatic fish with live sardines and crabs.
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About the Charter Operator

Florida Snook Charters Inc
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since September 2016
Florida Snook Charters is run and operated by Capt. Saki Halikos, born and raised in Tarpon Springs, a fishing town with a lot of history. His grandfather was a boat builder and his dad introduced him to saltwater fishing at a very young age. He worked on large boats growing up and mated for some of the best guides in the state! He always had a passion for fishing and truly enjoyed and respected the outdoors. Capt. Saki participated in a lot of tournaments over the years and had a lot of wins and success. He then went and completed the requirements and became a professional charter captain. Eight years later, he still loves what he does! Nothing makes him happier than being out on the water fishing, doing something he truly loves and enjoys. If you want to enjoy a day with him on the water, stress-free and filled with action and excitement, just dress for the weather and he'll take care of the rest.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Shark (Tiger) Tiger Shark
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Dorado 25 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 350HP Mercury Pro Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly 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
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Chris H.
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Fantastic Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 23, 2021
Great day on the water!  Their local knowledge helped put us on the bite quickly.  Had a nice mix of large fish, fish with...
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Half Day trip with Captain Saki and Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 4, 2021
What an outstanding day on the water and a great experience for my son and I.  Captain Saki and Ryan made it a great day with...
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Larry F.
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Great morning on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 8, 2021
Captain Saki was a great guide getting us on the fish quickly and guiding us on getting them in the boat when landing several...
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Great trip with Capt Saki and Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2021
Wonderful day fishing! Captain Saki and Ryan very friendly, professional, excellent guides. Put us right on top the fish. We...
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FAQs about Florida Snook Charters

Florida Snook Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Florida Snook Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Florida Snook Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Snook Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Snook Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon