John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions invites you down to Palm Harbor, Florida, to be a real hunter. Bring your friends, family or colleagues with you to enjoy targeting the ultimate predators that patrol the waters – Sharks.

Spend anywhere from three to four hours on the water getting your hands on these amazing monsters. Whether you are a “Jaws” fan or just want to have a fun day out on the water and try something different on your next vacation, you have found the right place.

With Capt. John O’Hanlon, you will be able to try your hand at the tried-and-true methods to land a big one. You will begin with chumming to bring these feisty monsters to the end of your line – and then that’s where the fun begins.

Shark fishing with Capt. John is a safe activity for anglers of all ages. You will be provided with light-medium gear, tackle, bottled water, fishing licenses, and live bait. You will need to bring your own snacks if you wish.

All this action will take place aboard a 23’ Mako center console. Fully refurbished in 2015, the vessel has plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. It can cruise at a top speed of 35 knots thanks to its 200 HP Mercury PRO XS Optimax engine. The boat is also fully rigged with electronics and professional accessories.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to wrestle a real sea monster!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $475
    You'll spend four hours catching Sharks of all sizes. Bring your camera and be ready for a great adventure!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Shark Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $449
    Bring a small Shark on the boat for a quick photo or take a picture with your bigger catch at the boat sides. It's safe and fun!

About the Captain

John O'Hanlon
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2014
Captain John O'Hanlon has been fishing local waters for more than 35 years now. He started off by scuba diving at the age of 12 and has not looked back since. While he has retired from tournament fishing, he still has the know-how which he is more than happy to share with all his guests. His main goal is to make sure everyone on his boat has a memorable time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Mercury PRO XS Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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VERIFIED   4 Hour Shark Fishing Trip (PM) on June 26, 2018
We had beautiful day on the water with Captain John.  He has a great set up for inshore fishing.  We must have seen 30 or...
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FAQs about John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks

John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks offers the following trips to customers:
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Shark Fishing Trip (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Shark Fishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Light-medium)
  • Live Bait
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks include:
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)