San Juan Tarpon Fishing Charters

San Juan Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in San Juan

San Juan: 19 fishing charters available

Bayside Fishing Charters 2

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(51 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $374

Bayside Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(119 reviews)
San Juan
trips from $375

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(7 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $350

Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $375

Reel Addiction PR

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Carolina
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trips from $350

Blue Rush PR Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(28 reviews)
San Juan

Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(110 reviews)
San Juan
trips from $500

Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(28 reviews)
Carolina
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trips from $365

Tarpon Fishing in San Juan

Tarpon
  • Size 25 to 80lbs
  • Food Value None
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Megalops atlanticus)

San Juan is the hottest tarpon fishery outside of the US. School size fish are present in the Torrecilla and San Jose lagoons year round, while the big kings make their appearance in February and hang around until mid-May, only to return for an encore later on, in October. What's attractive about these, otherwise shallow, waters are huge holes left behind as remnants of dredging in the 60's. These host ledges and less warm water for the fish to hide out during the hotter months. 

Tarpon don't grow as much here as they do in the US waters, seeing as a catch above 100lbs is considered a trophy, but the summer and fall migrations do produce larger fish.

You should go after the kings either early in the morning or after sunset. Morning trips will be most productive on live bait, but you can use soft plastic lures as a substitute any time. After heavy rains, the waters will be muddy, so the artificial alternative will be a better choice.

San Juan Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in San Juan varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to May. Low season is July to September. There is no closed season.
San Juan
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Tarpon Fishing in San Juan

Keep in mind that covid regulations are in affect. So the experience might be a little different than you would normally expect. Bait shops are closed and you have to catch your own bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep in mind that covid regulations are in affect. So the experience might be a little different than you would normally expect. Bait shops are closed and you have to catch your own bait.
Alister  K.
Alister K. Grapevine, TX
If you are looking for a Captain who's passion is putting his customers on fish than Captain Carlos is your man. My experience with Carlos was the high point of my trip to this beautiful paradise. I look forward to returning next year to put in some more time in fishing these productive waters. Fish on Captain, Fish on. Peace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for a Captain who's passion is putting his customers on fish than Captain Carlos is your man. My experience with Carlos was the high point of my trip to this beautiful paradise. I look forward to returning next year to put in some more time in fishing these productive waters. Fish on Captain, Fish on. Peace
Peter  F.
Peter F. West Roxbury, MA
Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Wolcott, CT
Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Gurabo
This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.
Jason  W.
Jason W. Broken Arrow, OK
If you're not used to it, the sun can be nearly overwhelming. Come prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not used to it, the sun can be nearly overwhelming. Come prepared.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Guaynabo
Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.
Cary  D.
Cary D. Harrison, TN
If you want to catch tarpon, trust your guide. If you want to catch tarpon your way then bring lots of patience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you want to catch tarpon, trust your guide. If you want to catch tarpon your way then bring lots of patience.
Antonio  E.
Antonio E. Houston, TX
TODA PERSONA PUEDE PESCAR EN SAN JUAN AUNQUE SEA PRINCIPIANTE COMO NOSOTROS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
TODA PERSONA PUEDE PESCAR EN SAN JUAN AUNQUE SEA PRINCIPIANTE COMO NOSOTROS
Luis  H.
Luis H. Orlando, Florida
Be prepared for the short rain showers that can come up quickly and the inland bay and canal fishing was a much more adventurous and fulfilling experience than i expected!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the short rain showers that can come up quickly and the inland bay and canal fishing was a much more adventurous and fulfilling experience than i expected!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Sellersville, PA
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.
Kelli  T.
Kelli T. Puerto Rico
Wait until you get really close to yor trip to book. The weather/winds can be a factor, and should be taken into account.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until you get really close to yor trip to book. The weather/winds can be a factor, and should be taken into account.
Troy  D.
Troy D. Miami, Florida
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!
Martin  M.
Martin M. Canby, OR
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!
Cory  W.
Cory W. Battle Ground, WA
The water there is very choppy so take your dramamine! We had some on board that have been fishing for years in the Atlantic that got seasick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water there is very choppy so take your dramamine! We had some on board that have been fishing for years in the Atlantic that got seasick.
David  P.
David P. Papillion, NE
Tarpon are acrobats! Stick that rod out there when they jump and don’t let them off!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tarpon are acrobats! Stick that rod out there when they jump and don’t let them off!
Noah  C.
Noah C. Virginia Beach, VA
Bring medication if you are prone to motion sickness. Even on calm days, the ocean swells can be uncomfortable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring medication if you are prone to motion sickness. Even on calm days, the ocean swells can be uncomfortable.
Carter  S.
Carter S. Orlando, FL
I would strongly recommend sun protection hat, spf clothing and sunblock. We had a gorgeous day and it was 5 hours of staight sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would strongly recommend sun protection hat, spf clothing and sunblock. We had a gorgeous day and it was 5 hours of staight sun.
Sandra  A.
Sandra A. Grand Prairie, Texas
Use really good sunscreen, bring plenty of water, and be ready to have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use really good sunscreen, bring plenty of water, and be ready to have a great time!
Rick  M.
Rick M. San Jose, California
If you are considering it, you need to do it! You will have a blast and ask for Luis! He is fun, knowledgeable, and wants to help you catch fish! :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are considering it, you need to do it! You will have a blast and ask for Luis! He is fun, knowledgeable, and wants to help you catch fish! :)
Shawn A GoinsShawn A Goins
Shawn A GoinsShawn A Goins Crossville, Tennessee

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