MM Charters invites you to come to experience some of that famous Florida fishing for yourself in Port Charlotte, Florida! Join Captain 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 25’ 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, 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!



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  • 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
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Join Capt. Tim for a full day of Tarpon fishing in the place that's famous for the Silver King! All of your 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
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    6 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 licenses, as well as spinning and fly fishing 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 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jul 31
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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! You'll spend 6 afternoon hours in the water and use gear and bait provided by Capt. Tim. 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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Join Capt. Tim on the water for 8 hours 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 all 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: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $380
    price breakdown
    $380
    Fish for King Mackerel, Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting! You'll spend 4 hours out on the water and use live bait, lures, rods, reels, and tackle provided by Capt. Tim. 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
    $380
    price breakdown
    $380
    Spend 4 afternoon hours fishing the inshore and nearshore waters 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
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293 Customer Reviews
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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 3 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

Bluefish Bluefish
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon 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

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

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
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

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Kimberly N.
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Incredible!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on February 17, 2021
Captain Tim and his First Mate Lily were the absolute best! Perfect excursion for the experienced and the novice.  Captain...
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Best captain and Lilly - Lemon Bay and Palm Island

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on February 17, 2021
Best captain Tim and Lilly ever…We caught about 16 fish total (mangrove, little snapper, Jack, Lady fish), saw a dolphin,...
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Half-Day Morning Trip in Early January

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 6, 2021
Captain Tim and his first mate Lillie are great at what they do and offer a fantastic experience. On our trip we caught about...
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 2, 2020
On paper, the trip was a bust. We only caught two keepers and one was not a fish that was good to eat. We had a great...
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Great December Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 19, 2020
Our family really enjoyed our time with Captain Tim and Lillie!  We wanted to catch some fish and then fish for some larger...
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