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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....Read More
Captain Phil will provide all the fishing gear (rods, reels, tackle, bait), fishing licenses, water, ice. Anything else you’d like to eat or drink you should bring along with you. Though there is usually ample room in our onboard coolers, you may bring a small cooler for your provisions if you’d prefer. In the summer months, it's gonna be hot, but long sleeved shirts are hiighly reccomended to protect you from the sun, especially utilizing anti-UV protective clothing. Captain Phil suggest sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments, so bring your favorite camera. No handheld GPS devices are allowed on board, thank you!
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.
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 to the boat (not the fault of Captain Phil or Tim), but got to experience the thrill of hooking one and seeing them jump. Caught enough sheepshead to feed six people that evening, a few mangrove snapper, and a few crevalle jacks. A great experience for all and would definitely do it again.
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 with the kiddos as well. We will definitely be keeping in touch!
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.
We were on the fish for the majority of our trip. Fish running and shoaling all over.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal 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
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Gasparilla Marina, Gasparilla Road, Placida, Florida 33946, USA