Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Charters

Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Key Largo

Key Largo: 105 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Tavernier
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trips from $500
Key Largo
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trips from $325
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Tarpon Fishing in Key Largo

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

(Megalops atlanticus)

There are many things in life that should make it onto your bucket list. Key Largo Tarpon fishing should definitely be one of them. It’s not about whether you’ll find a Tarpon or not out here, but whether you'll have what it takes to reel it in.

What to Expect  

You won’t need a long trip to target Tarpon. Anywhere from 4–8 hours will give you enough time to get to the fishing grounds and start fishing for Tarpon.

Most charters will run bay boats, flats boats, or skiffs into the flats and backcountry to target Tarpon. These are smaller boats, so group sizes are usually a maximum of four people. Most boats will have an elevated platform for sight fishing.

If you really want to test your skills, try fly fishing for Tarpon. Also kown as the Silver King, Tarpon will break the line in over 60% of hook ups, so landing one on the boat really gives you bragging rights. All Tarpon should be released after you’ve taken your photo.

A great trip to go on is one that mixes backcountry fishing with inshore fishing. Trips that start in the afternoon give you the chance to fish for Tarpon in the evenings when they're most active.

How to Prepare

Your license will be included in the price of the trip. You’ll probably need to bring along your own food and drink, but be aware of the limited space on board. Remember to leave any beverages in glass bottles at home.

For avid fly fishermen, you’ll be using up to a 12 wt rod in windy conditions – be prepared for a hard fight and you’ll have a great story to tell when you're back home.

Don’t waste a second of your vacation and book a trip with a Key Largo Tarpon fishing guide today. You’ll get to all the hottest spots quickly and be targeting the Silver King before you know it.

Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in Key Largo varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to September. Low season is January and December. There is no closed season.
Key Largo
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 26,684 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Tarpon Fishing in Key Largo

Make sure and research the company you go with and book early as boats fill up fast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure and research the company you go with and book early as boats fill up fast.
Michele  H.
Michele H. Hooper, UT
Be prepared for a great time! Lather up with sunblock, wear polarized sunglasses, wear a hat, bring a towel, enough water to hydrate and prepare for a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a great time! Lather up with sunblock, wear polarized sunglasses, wear a hat, bring a towel, enough water to hydrate and prepare for a great time.
Shannon  M.
Shannon M. Riviera Beach, FL
Be flexible. Wind came out of nowhere and we had to change our plans. In doing so we still had an incredible time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. Wind came out of nowhere and we had to change our plans. In doing so we still had an incredible time
Samuel  C.
Samuel C. Anderson, IN
We were lucky to snag a Wahoo today as it is the end of their season. January is the beginning. So if Wahoo is what you're after, know that is your window.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were lucky to snag a Wahoo today as it is the end of their season. January is the beginning. So if Wahoo is what you're after, know that is your window.
Shelly  B.
Shelly B. Key West, Florida
We have had good luck fishing at the end of March.for 2 years now. Maybe we were just lucky, maybe not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have had good luck fishing at the end of March.for 2 years now. Maybe we were just lucky, maybe not.
Richard  R.
Richard R. Livonia, NY
GREAT fishing! We were there the latter part of the month and had never fished Key Largo before. But we will be back as often as possible!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
GREAT fishing! We were there the latter part of the month and had never fished Key Largo before. But we will be back as often as possible!
Ana  D.
Ana D. Daniels, MD
Go with Captain Charlie Rogers we fished all our lives in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan this is not the same!!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go with Captain Charlie Rogers we fished all our lives in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan this is not the same!!
Mary  R.  R.
Mary R. R. Baltimore, Maryland
Be ready! Lots of action! Lots of sun block on hands and face. Take very little on boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready! Lots of action! Lots of sun block on hands and face. Take very little on boat.
Mac  D.
Mac D. United States
Talk to your charter and make clear what your expectations are. If they are as good as Underwater Cowboy, they will be upfront and professional.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to your charter and make clear what your expectations are. If they are as good as Underwater Cowboy, they will be upfront and professional.
Otto  B.
Otto B. Rapid City, MI
Bring sun screen, water, snacks & a good attitude! That's it! You'll have the best day of your vacation on the water!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring sun screen, water, snacks & a good attitude! That's it! You'll have the best day of your vacation on the water!!
Jen  M.
Jen M. Hamilton, MI
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Steve  A.
Steve A. Barton, ND
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Andrew  L.
Andrew L. Acton, MA
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Danelle  M.
Danelle M. Westland, MI
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Rick.  ?.  S.
Rick. ?. S. Dublin, OH
Captain Pete is friendly and helpful. We caught snapper, sharks and a barracuda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Pete is friendly and helpful. We caught snapper, sharks and a barracuda
Liz  F.
Liz F. Chicago, IL
Back country and move till you find them! I ain’t from San Juan. I’m from vancleave ms
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Back country and move till you find them! I ain’t from San Juan. I’m from vancleave ms
Jay  H.
Jay H. San Juan
This was my first time to charter in the Keys. Capt Henry is my 1st choice for the future!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time to charter in the Keys. Capt Henry is my 1st choice for the future!
Ron  M.
Ron M. Marathon, Florida
Ask many questions and be prepared for weather changes. can affect your trip and expectations.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Ask many questions and be prepared for weather changes. can affect your trip and expectations.
Armando  A.
Armando A. San Juan
July not the prime time for fishing the flats. Water temp up. We did catch Mahi in deeper water-500'.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July not the prime time for fishing the flats. Water temp up. We did catch Mahi in deeper water-500'.
George  G.
George G. Key Largo, FL
Set expectations realistically , fishing is hit or miss try fishing different species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set expectations realistically , fishing is hit or miss try fishing different species
Santiago  G.
Santiago G. San Juan