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Peacock Bass, Snook & Tarpon Charter

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19 ft 1 - 2 People $
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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Homestead
Fishing in Homestead
Fishing in Homestead
trip description for 1-2 Day Everglades National park flamingo fishing trip in Homestead

We offer half day, five hour fishing trips inside Everglades National Park flamingo . This trip includes rods reels bait, water, and licenses to Fish the park. We will be fishing with a mix of live bait and cut bait inside the park, looking for different species of fish, like snook, tarpon, redfish, spotted sea trout, black drum, cobia, snapper, goliath grouper. Everglades National Park is my favorite place to fish. You never know what you’re gonna get but you’ll definitely walk away with an experience. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Homestead

1-2 Day Everglades National Park Flamingo Fishing Trip

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1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Plantation
Fishing in Plantation
Fishing in Plantation
trip description for Fort Lauderdale Snook and Tarpon in Plantation

Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Captain Brett is your top choice for Snook and Tarpon trips in South Florida. Captain brett specializes in wrestling with these Silver King and Big Snook. His charter is equipped to give you a fishing experience of a lifetime and will go the extra mile to ensure your success. Nothing makes him more excited than getting his clients hooked up with these epic fish! His trips are listed at 4 hours, but he's the kind of captain that doesn't watch his watch. He's there to make sure you get your shots on fish, and if that means staying out an extra hour you know he's all about it! This trip is a little more action-oriented, but children and families are still welcome, and we encourage anglers of all skill levels to join Captain Brett to feel the power of a full-grown Tarpon, you won't soon forget it!! As you climb aboard the 22' Sterling, be sure to have adequate sun protection like a hat, polarized sunglasses, sun block, and maybe even a light long sleeve shirt. The 250HP Suzuki engine makes for a smooth ride amongst the swamp, and the vessel comes equipped with a cooler to store your prize trophies. Captain Brett will provide all the light tackle as well as live and artificial bait. Also– don't forget your camera! The Everglades is one of the richest biological environments in the world and you're sure to see some interesting species beyond the massive Bass on the end of your line. Captain Brett provides everything for your charter from rods and reels, to ice and water. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and other soft drinks, and your sun protection. Polarized sunglasses can be a huge help as well! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Plantation

Fort Lauderdale Snook And Tarpon

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22 ft 1 - 3 People $
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
trip description for Half or Full Day Offshore - 22' Epic in Key Biscayne

Head offshore with Captain Raul for an epic half or full day adventure off Miami Beach. The beauty of the Miami beach fishery is its crazy close proximity to the deep water. While most fishing destinations require a full day aboard the boat in order to get far enough offshore, in Miami, you can easily hook into some tasty and large sportfish on a half-day adventure. Going out for a full day, however, gives you enough time to reach really deep fishing spots and go after the biggest, fastest fish out there. Some of your targets can be Swordfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain, so all you need to bring are you favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Raul will take care of the rest! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Biscayne

Half Or Full Day Offshore - 22' Epic

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
trip description for Half Day in Fort Lauderdale

In our half day trips depending on time of year or target species. We will troll, live bait, bottom fish, shark fish, or Kite fish. We will usually stay within 2 miles of the beach where most of the bait fish and bottom fish are. But we usually like to target whatever fish that are biting that time of year or whatever the customer would like to catch. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Half Day

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28 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
trip description for Catch, Clean, Cook Combo Trip in Fort Lauderdale

If you thought that you have to go 3, 4, or 5 hours offshore to catch the biggest, baddest pelagic predators, think again! On this trip with Captain Michael, you'll have the opportunity to chase offshore gamefish species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna, all just a quick ride from the dock. All of these fish are hard fighters and a blast to catch, as well as tasting delicious, so whether you're hoping to catch an impressive trophy, fill your cooler, or both, this trip is for you! At the end of the trip, Captain Michael also offers to clean, fillet, and cook up your catch, so you can end your trip with a delicious meal of fresh-caught Wahoo, Mahi, or Tuna. You'll primarily be trolling for these fast, aggressive species. Keep your eyes on the rods, because when a fish hits that line, it's all you! Bring your A-game on this trip, because these fish know how to fight and will test your strength, stamina, and skill. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Michael's 31' Jupiter center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best Garmin electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Captain Michael will provide everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a pair of polarized sunglasses to help see the fish, and a cooler with your snacks and drinks. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Catch, Clean, Cook Combo Trip

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Beach Fishing Adventure in Miami Beach

It takes around 15 minutes to reach the ocean from Captain Maurice's dock and most of the fish you'll catch are within two miles offshore. Miami's warm Gulf Stream waters produce fish all year round, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish, Tuna, Amberjack, Barracuda and Sharks. Miami is unique because you don't have to commit to a full day adventure to chase after these big pelagic species, and though you may have better chances at bigger fish on longer adventures, the possibility (for big fish) is always there on the 4 hour as well! Captain Maurice will provide all the necessary gear for your adventure! All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and your sun protection. He'll take care of the rest. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Fishing Adventure

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36 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Miami tarpon fishing charter

What are the best tarpon fishing charters in Miami?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 24 tarpon trips in Miami, and the most popular trips in the area are Freshwater Peacock Bass & More guided by Charles, Peacock Bass, Snook & Tarpon Charter guided by Michael, and Offshore fishing guided by Christopher.

Our guides in Miami are rated a 4.88 out of 5 based on 2528 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Tarpon charter include Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key Biscayne.

Looking for kid friendly tarpon guides / fishing lessons in Miami? Check out our beginner and family friendly tarpon guides in Miami.

What types of tarpon fishing charters are common in Miami?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for tarpon in Miami as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Miami are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but drift fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Miami tarpon fishing charters cost?

for tarpon in Miami prices can range anywhere from an affordable $449 to $2,200, but the average price for a half day trip for tarpon in Miami is $718. The average price for a full day trip for tarpon in Miami is $1,106.

What month is best for tarpon fishing in Miami?

The most popular season for tarpon fishing in Miami is spring, and most anglers book their trips 53 days in advance.

Do I need a Miami fishing license for tarpon and what are the bag limits for tarpon in Miami?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Miami don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Miami. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

What is Tarpon fishing in Miami all about?

Tarpon fishing in Miami, Florida, is an exhilarating experience that attracts anglers from all around the world. Known as the "Silver King" due to their shimmering scales and impressive size, tarpon offer a thrilling challenge for even the most seasoned fishermen. Miami's diverse waterways, including Biscayne Bay, the Everglades, and the surrounding ocean, provide ample opportunities to target these powerful fish year-round. Whether casting from a boat, pier, or wading in shallow flats, anglers can test their skills against these acrobatic giants in some of the most scenic settings Florida has to offer.

Spring and summer months typically see peak tarpon activity in Miami, as these fish migrate along the coast and into the area's estuaries to spawn. During this time, anglers can witness breathtaking displays of tarpon rolling on the surface as they gulp air. Live bait such as mullet, pilchards, or crabs are often favored by anglers targeting tarpon, although artificial lures and flies can also prove effective. Patience and precision are key when tarpon fishing, as these fish are known for their strength and aerial acrobatics, often putting anglers' gear and skills to the test.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, tarpon fishing in Miami offers anglers a chance to connect with the region's rich natural heritage. As they battle these majestic fish against the backdrop of Miami's skyline or amidst the tranquil mangrove-lined shores of the Everglades, anglers gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance of ecosystems that support such iconic species. Whether it's the challenge of landing a trophy-sized tarpon or simply immersing oneself in the beauty of Florida's waters, tarpon fishing in Miami promises unforgettable experiences for anglers of all levels.

What are the most popular months to fish for Tarpon in Miami?

Tarpon fishing seasons in Miami, Florida, vary throughout the year, offering anglers diverse opportunities to pursue these iconic silver giants. Spring and summer mark the peak seasons for tarpon fishing in Miami, typically from April to August. During these months, tarpon migrate along the coast and into the area's estuaries, providing ample opportunities for anglers to target them. The warmer waters and longer days of spring and summer trigger increased tarpon activity, with the fish often congregating in large numbers, particularly around channels, flats, and bridges.

Fall and winter also offer opportunities for tarpon fishing in Miami, albeit with slightly different conditions. While the numbers of tarpon may decrease compared to the peak seasons, anglers can still find success targeting these fish in select areas. During the fall, tarpon may linger in the area before beginning their southward migration, providing anglers with a chance to catch them before they move on. Winter tarpon fishing in Miami is more sporadic, with fish often seeking warmer waters in deeper channels or around power plants, offering dedicated anglers a unique challenge during the cooler months.

Understanding the nuances of tarpon behavior and habitat preferences throughout the seasons is crucial for success in Miami's diverse fishing grounds. Whether it's the frenzied action of spring and summer or the more strategic approach required in fall and winter, tarpon fishing in Miami offers anglers a year-round pursuit filled with excitement and rewards. By adapting to the changing conditions and employing various techniques, anglers can maximize their chances of hooking into one of these prized gamefish and experiencing the thrill of battling a tarpon against the backdrop of Miami's stunning coastal scenery.

What techniques are popular for catching tarpon in Miami?

Tarpon fishing techniques in Miami, Florida, encompass a variety of methods tailored to the diverse habitats where these silver kings roam. One of the most popular techniques is live bait fishing, where anglers use live mullet, pilchards, or crabs rigged on circle hooks to entice tarpon. This method is effective when targeting tarpon around bridges, channels, and flats, where the fish are known to congregate. Anglers often anchor their boats strategically and present the live bait either near the surface or on the bottom, depending on the tarpon's feeding behavior.

Another prevalent technique among tarpon anglers in Miami is using artificial lures, such as swimbaits, jigs, and topwater plugs. These lures mimic the movements of baitfish and can trigger aggressive strikes from tarpon, especially in areas with strong tidal currents or when fish are actively feeding near the surface. Anglers often employ a cast-and-retrieve approach, varying the speed and depth of the retrieve to entice tarpon to strike. Additionally, fly fishing for tarpon has gained popularity in Miami, with anglers using large, brightly colored flies to imitate baitfish or crustaceans. This technique requires precision casting and quick reflexes to present the fly accurately and set the hook when a tarpon strikes.

Regardless of the technique employed, tarpon fishing in Miami demands patience, persistence, and a good understanding of the fish's behavior and habitat preferences. Anglers must also be prepared to adapt to changing conditions, such as shifting tides, water clarity, and weather patterns, which can influence tarpon activity. By honing their skills and experimenting with different techniques, anglers can increase their chances of success and enjoy thrilling encounters with the majestic tarpon in the waters of Miami, Florida.

What other species are popular in Miami?

In addition to targeting tarpon, anglers exploring the waters of Miami, Florida, have a wide array of other species to pursue, providing diverse fishing opportunities year-round. One popular catch among anglers is the snook, known for its powerful runs and challenging fights. Found in both freshwater and saltwater environments, snook inhabit areas such as mangrove shorelines, bridges, and inlet channels. Anglers often use live bait, artificial lures, or fly fishing techniques to entice these ambush predators, particularly during the warmer months when snook are most active.

Miami's coastal waters also offer excellent opportunities for catching a variety of species such as redfish, trout, and flounder. These fish can be found in shallow flats, grass beds, and around oyster bars, where they feed on baitfish, shrimp, and crustaceans. Anglers commonly use live bait, soft plastics, or fly patterns to target these species, with tactics varying depending on the time of year and prevailing conditions. Redfish, in particular, are prized for their strength and tenacity, often providing memorable battles for anglers lucky enough to hook into them.

For those seeking larger gamefish, Miami's offshore waters present opportunities to target species such as mahi-mahi, kingfish, and sailfish. Anglers can venture out into the Gulf Stream and beyond in search of these pelagic species, employing trolling, live baiting, or kite fishing techniques to entice strikes. Whether casting from shore, exploring the backcountry, or heading offshore, anglers in Miami are spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of species available to catch, making it a premier destination for fishing enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Superb! We have been on many, many guided fishing trips, and this one is the best I can remember! Ozzy took us to the fish we wanted to catch, and we caught more than twenty yellowtail snapper, plus a beautiful mutton snapper and a bonus barracuda! Ozzy and his wife Yari were professional, knowledgeable and super friendly! Highly recommend!

    Jimmy H. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Friendly people! We enjoy our time. We spend a full day deep sea fishing.

    Sandra L. with Nelson D. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a nice experience the captain was the best

    Alex B. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I would highly recommend fishing with George. He is super knowledgeable about the area fishing and he kept me busy catching fish. George is also just a cool dude who was fun to be around during and after fishing. His yacht club cooked up our fish after George cleaned them. It was great! We brought 5 fish in and put at least that many back in the water.

    Katie B. with Jorge F. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, everything went great!

    Matthew W. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Charles is a great guide! Knew the area very well and did a great job helping us get fish!

    Matthew W. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Ozzy and his wife were absolutely wonderful!! They were so friendly and welcoming. They genuinely wanted us to have a good experience and even went over our time slot because Ozzy was determined to have us catch something big before the end, and we did!! The last fish we caught was a huge barracuda! It was truly such a fun experience and you could tell how passionate Ozzy and his wife are about what they do. We would love to come back one day and go fishing with them again!

    Kelly O. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Charles got us on big fish and really taught us a lot. Outstanding guiding skills. Will definitely use again. Greg

    Greg R. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Lunker Peacock city. Great guide, great experience, and great company. I'll be a regular with Captain Charles.

    Jorge B. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! Captain John and John were ver accommodating. We caught 10 fish (in all, over a100lb) . Definitely a repeat trip coming up!! Thank You John.& Captain John!:)

    Sam E. with John B. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ozzy and his mate were Amazing!! a little communication issue with billing at the last second but the experience was amazing !!

    Chris F. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hi, the overall trip was good, captain explained a lot. We were expecting another person on board to help with baiting, but the captain did it all. He greeted us at his home went to the boat and took off. The bathroom on the boat definitely needs a deep cleaning. I think the boat was too small boat for as many people we had on board to be fishing. We were always in his way or another person's way it seemed. Wish we could have caught something other than fish bait.

    April F. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful day with John & John this holiday weekend! We caught a ton of fish, great stories and local insights. They cater to all of our experience levels and ensured that everyone had a wonderful day on the water! Would definitely recommend them and will go out with them again in the future!

    Kevin P. with John B. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Good vibes, music, caught some sick fish. Whats not to love.

    Colbert W. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bryan was absolutely amazing! He was great company and really really knows his stuff! I would 100% recommend this dude for anybody that either lives in Florida or who is just coming down to Miami to visit! Chill and very great personality, 10 outta 10!!!

    Matthew D. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Incredible experience, captain Bryan knows how to catch fish and knows where the local giants are hiding. We cought a massive 300lb sand shark and several other species, captain was generious in sharing his knowlegde and experience with us and his loyal co-captain Tilly (chihuahua) made us feel welcome and made sure we had fun. I'd reccomend cap Bryan to anyone loking to CATCH fish in Miami waters!

    Bosko S. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with captain Bryan! Highly recommend booking with him!

    Shawn B. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic trip overall! Captain Brian was so welcoming and fun, we caught huge fish and had a blast! Even the 5 year old with us loved it, he had plenty of water for us and a great clean bathroom on the boat. He made sure we had fun and we loved it. Will definitely be booking again when possible! Highly recommend.

    Rokhshana Z. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Bryan was great! He was very helpful, insightful, friendly and overall a great guide. We would 10/10 recommend!

    Matthew M. with Bryan M. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Charles is the MAN. Can't ask for much more when it comes to a fishing charter. Took us to all the hot spots he knows about. Kept fresh bait on our lines from start to finish. Good music playing. And most importantly just a good wholesome dude who's easy to get along with and happy to help us! Would recommend to anyone trying to catch some fish while in the area!

    Scott O. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

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