Tarpon Trips with Captain Phil - 24' Avenger

Starting at $550 | 4 - 12 Hours | Inshore | 1 - 4 People
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Species

Tarpon

Techniques

Artificial Lures, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle, Live Bait, Sight Casting

About Your Trip

Get ready for Giant Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor! Captain Phil makes the drive up to offer these trips from May 1st to July 15th every year and for good reason. These giant Tarpon are everywhere in Boca Grande this time of year and they're hungry! If you hook into one make sure you listen to Captain Phil's instruction, these monsters are notoriously good at snapping lines and throwing hooks! On these trips you can also target Giant Goliath Grouper, Bull Sharks, and Hammerheads that are in on the seasonal feeding frenzy as well.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Center Console
Boat Manufacturer: Avenger
Boat Length: 24 ft
Year Built: 2000
Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Phil is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain. He is a fourth generation native born and raised in Southwest Florida. He has been fishing the local waters of Collier County for the past 25 years. He founded his charter business in 1996 currently located at Naples City Dock, but also runs trips out of Boca Grande in May, June, and July to chase the Silver King.

Reviews

Chris D.

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March 22, 2021


I contacted Captain Phil the day for our trip and he mentioned that he might be able to get us on some tarpon the next morning. Captain Phil and his first mate Tim were able to get us on four monster tarpon early the next morning. Unfortunately not made it ...Read More

Chris P.

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April 15, 2021


Phil is a great captain and an all around humble guy. We booked an off shore trip but due to wether we weren’t able to make it out. Phil took us all around close to land and did a great job at keeping it fun and eventful. He was awesome ...Read More

Kristi H.

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June 22, 2021


The sharks were so bad the Tarpon wouldn’t bite but we had a blast! The shark were definitely biting! Great day on the water. Would definitely use this charter again.

Ryan B.

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July 13, 2021


We were on the fish for the majority of our trip. Fish running and shoaling all over.

First Time Booking with Us?

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Location

This trip has multiple pickup locations.

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Fishing license, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

Live Bait. You can either spend 30-45min or pay an additional 100$ to have it ready to go at the dock when you show up

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

Gasparilla Marina, Gasparilla Road, Placida, Florida 33946, USA