Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters in Naples, Florida

Guided by Phil Haley

Flats Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Captain Phil was born and raised in Southwest Florida, and has been fishing the Collier County local waters for over 25 years. He is a licensed USCG Captain, and founded his fishing charters in 1996. Capt. Phil offers exciting offshore and backwater fishing excursions for all guests, mo matter if you are a group of friends or a family, fishing for the first time or a serious angler.

Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters Trips

Captain Phil offers backwater fishing adventures for the entire family and for serious anglers. Backwater fishing excursions can be day or night trips, fishing from Naples Bay to 10,000 Islands to Everglades National Park, for tarpon, snook, trout, pompano, tripletail, sharks, and more. You'll be headed out aboard Captain Phil's 24′ Avenger bay boat, which comfortably seats up to 6 people, with a t-top to shade you from the incessant South Florida Sun. Children and Pets are always welcome! 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. You can also bring your own fishing gear if you'd like. In the summer months, it's gonna be hot, but long-sleeved shirts are highly recommended to protect you from the sun, especially utilizing anti-UV protective clothing. Captain Phil suggests sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments so brings your favorite camera. No handheld GPS devices are allowed on board, thank you! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Naples Backcountry Trip

100% (10)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

Captain Phil welcomes you aboard his brand new 24 Avenger with a tower on it for Tarpon fishing and Permit fishing on the nearshore wrecks! Captain Phil has been serving clients in the Naples area since 1996. He offers nearshore fishing adventures for the entire family and for serious anglers. These Nearshore fishing excursions can be day or night trips, fishing the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, snapper, cobia, permit, kingfish, barracuda, and giant Jewfish on the wrecks. 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. Clothing is seasonal, but it’s sunny down in South Florida and most often quite warm. Layering is recommended, 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! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Nearshore Trip With Captain Phil

100% (12)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $150 / person

If you're a saltwater angler looking to go toe-to-toe with one of the world's most badass sportfish, this trip with Captain Phil has your name on it! He's an expert at finding and hooking big-time Tarpon, Florida's premier inshore sport species. These fish are big, beautiful, and known worldwide for their ferocious fighting abilities and acrobatic leaps! Commonly known as the "Silver King", these fish are the top predators in their inshore habitat, and hooking one is the experience of a lifetime. You'll chase bites using light tackle techniques with both bait and lures. Tarpon behavior changes depending on the season, the water conditions, and even the phases of the moon, so Captain Phil's expertise here is absolutely invaluable. Fishing for Tarpon is unlike any other kind of fishing. When you hook one, breathe, remain calm and focus on listening to Captain Phil's instructions—these monsters are notoriously good at snapping lines and throwing hooks! Play the fish well, and you'll have a chance to make some real lifelong memories. On this trip, you'll also be able to go after giant Goliath Grouper, Hammerhead Sharks, Jack Crevalle, and other species as well! Just tell Phil what you're after and he'll do everything he can to put you on the fish. Captain Phil will provide all the fishing gear—including rods, reels, tackle, and bait—plus fishing licenses, water, and ice. There is usually ample room in the onboard coolers, but you may bring a small cooler for your provisions if you’d prefer. In the summer months, it's bound to be hot, but long sleeved shirts are highly recommended to protect you from the sun. Captain Phil also suggests sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments, and bring your favorite camera! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Boca Grande

Boca Grande Pass Legendary Tarpon

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $150 / person

Recent Reviews of Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters

William

Verified Review Fishing

Had a great time!!

Thomas

Verified Review Fishing

Phil is a great Captain as well as his First Mate Tim! Interesting to watch them get the live bait right out of the Gulf before we headed out 12 miles offshore to fish. Phil put us right on the fish and we were literally reading in different species of fish the whole time. They were very patient if with our experience level and tried to make sure we were catching something that was fun to fight as well as good to eat. Great playlist of tunes on the boat as well! Highly recommend and will fish with Phil again!

Clay

Verified Review Fishing

We had a great time with Captain Phil. He and his mate, Tim, had to change the offshore sighing plan due to weather, but put us on the fish right away back in the mangroves. Had a lot of action every spot we tried. Great for experienced anglers, and inexperienced. Our young sons had a blast and caught some great fish.

Dan

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Phil and his first mate Tim were fantastic. I will definitely refer them to others and be back again to go further offshore. We had bad weather but still had a great time.

Rick R.

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Captain Haley and Mate provided an outstanding day for my wife and I. My wife is handicap, and in a wheelchair. They went above and beyond to see that she had a safe and fantastic day. And oh yeah, Captain put us on the fish! Limited out on Snapper and caught several other species. Thank you sir. We will see you next year.

Maria L.

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Captain Philip and Tim did an amazing job of making sure we caught fish and always had bait ready to hook on the line! It was a beautiful day and so glad we caught a ton of fish!

Justin C.

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Captain Phil and Tim were great! We were a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. Caught grouper, tri-tail, flounder, snapper, and more. Kids loved it.

Kevin B.

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Capt Phil is an amazing captain and a great person. Highly recommended

Hank

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Phil and his mate Tim were great! They were fun to fish with, super knowledgeable about fishing in the area and they put us on the big fish!

Christopher

Verified Review Fishing

Great trip and lots of action catching fish! Great music and Captain Phil was an awesome guy!

Ryan B.

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

Kristi H.

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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.

Chris P.

Fishing

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 with the kiddos as well. We will definitely be keeping in touch!

Chris D.

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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 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.

Species

Barracuda, Bull Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Hammerhead Shark, Jack Crevalle, Mutton Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Bayview Park, Danford Street, Naples, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Fort Myers Beach, Boca Grande Pass

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