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MM Charters invites you to come to experience some of that famous Florida fishing for yourself in Port Charlotte, Florida! Join Capt. Tim Hermus for his specialty in Tarpon fishing while they’re in season from April to July. Of course, you’re welcome on board for inshore and nearshore fishing any time of the year!

Step aboard a Sea Born FX25, originally built in 2017 and powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine. At a top cruising speed of 53 knots, you will be handling your first catch before anyone else has left the dock. This vessel comes with safety equipment, GPS, a fishfinder, a trolling motor, and a fighting chair. Everything you need to find this area’s most sought-after fish and reel ‘em in!

The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.

If you missed Tarpon season, there’s Redfish, Amberjack, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and plenty more biting inshore and nearshore year-round. Come see what fly fishing the flats is all about, or bottom fish for the biggest Snappers and Groupers you can find!

MM Charters provides fishing licenses, live bait, lures, tackle, rods, and reels for every trip. Capt. Tim will even clean and fillet your catch for you, so you can take it straight from the harbor to the kitchen. It doesn’t get much better than good fishing followed by some good eating!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Join Capt. Tim for a full day of Tarpon fishing in the place that's famous for this Silver King. Live bait, lures, rods, reels, and tackle provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $640
    up to 6 persons
    Join Capt. Tim on the water for a full day of fishing inshore, nearshore, and on the Flats. When the season is right, you can catch Redfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Snook, and Seatrout. Dolphin watching is also available! Live bait, lures, rods, reels, and tackle are provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Six hours stalking the Silver King! Recommended for anglers who are determined to catch Tarpon but can't commit to a full day out on the water. Fishing license and gear are provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for your chance at catching the Silver King but you don't have time to wait around all day, this trip is perfect for you! Gear, bait, and a fishing license are provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    If you're crunched for time, try your luck at 4 hours of Tarpon fishing. Port Charlotte Harbor is famous for the best Tarpon fishing around! Catch the Silver King by fly fishing or spinning. Live bait, lures, rods, reels, and tackle provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    Tarpon are biting in Port Charlotte! Capt. Tim will take you spinning and fly fishing for the Silver King inshore, nearshore, and on the Flats. Live bait, lures, rods, reels, and tackle provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $360
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for King Mackerel, Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting! Live bait, lures, rods, reels, and tackle provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $360
    up to 6 persons
    4 hours of inshore/nearshore fishing for King Mackerel, Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, and Amberjack, depending on the season. Capt. Tim can take you dolphin watching, too. Live bait, lures, rods, reels, and tackle provided. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but only 4 lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll take turns.
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About the Captain

Tim Hermus
Englewood, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
159 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
Captain Tim Hermus has spent his whole life on the water. Originally a commercial fisherman in the Northeast, he gradually transitioned into the charter business and moved to Florida three years ago. Capt. Tim now operates as a full-time guide through MM Charters. His specialty in Port Charlotte is Tarpon fishing, but he'll help you catch pretty much anything that's biting around here! In his 40 years of experience, the largest Tarpon he ever caught was a whopping 200 lbs! Whether you're out to beat your own personal record or simply looking for a great first experience, Captain Tim welcomes you aboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Red)
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Born FX25 (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 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
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:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 159 reviews
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Experience
Fantastic day on the water!
Fishing with Tim
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+85
Angler Rating
140
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Anthony M.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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6 hour tarpon fishing trip with captain Tim Hermus

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Great trip.  Captain Hermus is very knowledgeable and was an excellent host.  Everything worked well and the fishing...
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Matthew T.
St. Petersburg, FL
 5.00
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Great time

VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
Booked on short notice and captain Tim came through for us.  With captain Tim’s guidance my son was casting like...
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Erica O.
Taunton, MA
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6 hour Tarpon trip

VERIFIED   May 5, 2019
My Dad and I booked a 6 hour afternoon Tarpon trip with Tim.  The weather was not looking too good in the early part...
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Rich H.
Lake In The Hills, IL
 5.00
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Fishit fun

VERIFIED   February 16, 2019
Tim was awesom. He we had 2 kids and 1 grandpa. He did a real good job trying to keep everyone happy even though only a couple...
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Rebecca B.
Arlington, VA
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Awesome with Kids!!!

VERIFIED   April 15, 2019
We took our 3 kids, ages 8, 10, and 12 for a half day trip.  We had the best time!  Tim is great with kids, and REALY...
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