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Inshore Tarpon Trip

94% (16) 1 - 2 People 4 - 8 Hours From $650

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8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
2 People
$900.00
$750.00
$650.00
1 Person
$900.00
$750.00
$650.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Have you ever wanted to do battle with a prehistoric apex predator with razor-sharp teeth and pounds of lean muscle? How bout an overgrown Gold Fish weighing in at 100lbs+ of straight muscle? With Captain Eric, you can have the opportunity to do both in the same afternoon! Your Shark/Tarpon evening adventure will begin at the dock as Eric explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question...

About Your Trip

Have you ever wanted to do battle with a prehistoric apex predator with razor-sharp teeth and pounds of lean muscle? How bout an overgrown Gold Fish weighing in at 100lbs+ of straight muscle? With Captain Eric, you can have the opportunity to do both in the same afternoon! Your Shark/Tarpon evening adventure will begin at the dock as Eric explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable.

If you are ready to be put through the paces, clamp down on your rod, and haul in one of these beasts. Islamorada is one of the Tarpon and Shark Capitals of the world, and this unique trip is for the angler looking for a thrilling excursion.

Possible Species: Tarpon, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Lemon Shark, Spinner Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and others
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

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

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 7 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.

Captain Eric

Certified Damn Good Guide
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Independent Guide 28 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Adventurous
Quality
Captain Eric is the "Son of a Son of a Fisherman." Being a fifth-generation Conch gives Capt. Eric unparalleled knowledge of the Florida Keys Waters! Capt. Eric is born and raised in Islamorada Florida. He has 25 years of personal experience fishing the Florida Bay and Offshore waters. Islamorada Charter fishing at its best! Capt. Eric has fished the Redbone Celebrity tournament, Taking Stock in Children, The Back Country Challenge, Specializing in Fly Fishing and...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Eric

Captain Eric

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide 28 yrs of exp.
Captain Eric is the "Son of a Son of a Fisherman." Being a fifth-generation Conch gives Capt. Eric unparalleled knowledge of the Florida Keys Waters! Capt. Eric is born and raised in Islamorada Florida. He has 25 years of personal experience fishing the Florida Bay and Offshore waters. Islamorada Charter fishing at its best! Capt. Eric has fished the Redbone Celebrity tournament, Taking Stock in Children, The Back Country Challenge, Specializing in Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing. All with great success!! His experience is not limited to the Keys. He does lots of traveling to the Bahamas on private boats. He knows how to navigate through those waters and has fished them for many years! Also has knowledge in many different fishing techniques. Which can only come from years of experience!!
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Blue Marlin
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Fish fry

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Blue Marlin
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Fish fry
Whats your favorite band?
Country
How did you get started guiding?
Passed down from my grandfather and father
What makes you different from other guides?
I am 5 generations born and raised in the Florida Keys ,,My son’s are 6 generations
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Start Location

Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle, 84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
Areas Fished
  • Florida Keys
  • Duck Key
  • Key Largo

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Hewes
Year Built
2021
Boat Length
18'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Hewes
Year Built
2021
Boat Length
18'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
115
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Live Bait Well, Ice Box, Fishfinder
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

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

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 7 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Blacktip Shark
  • Bull Shark
  • Lemon Shark
  • Tarpon

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Cut Bait Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing

Everything Else to Know

Bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. And don’t forget your camera. Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle included.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 reviews

David

Verified Review

February 16

Very good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

David

Verified Review

February 16

Very good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.
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David

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February 16

Merry good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

David

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February 16

Merry good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.
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Kevin

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January 19

Fishing trip was a lot of fun, Captain Dylan was a true gem. Captain was very informative on fish and fishing techniques, not to mention the number of different species he helped us catch. Captain was a lot of fun while still being very professional, would definitely charter with Dylan and Blackwater Fishing Charters again.

Kevin

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January 19

Fishing trip was a lot of fun, Captain Dylan was a true gem. Captain was very informative on fish and fishing techniques, not to mention the number of different species he helped us catch. Captain was a lot of fun while still being very professional, would definitely charter with Dylan and Blackwater Fishing Charters again.
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Brian

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October 17

We had a blast. Dylan took care of us. Caught lots of fish and Dylan is good dude to just hang out with. Thanks for the fun bud!!!

Brian

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October 17

We had a blast. Dylan took care of us. Caught lots of fish and Dylan is good dude to just hang out with. Thanks for the fun bud!!!
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Stephen

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July 24

Five Stars!!!! We had a wonderful fishing experience. We fought one large, 100 pound Tarpon and caught and released one 80 pound Tarpon. What a great experience!! We also caught 3 Nurse Sharks. They were fun too!!
Thank you for a wonderful time!

Stephen

Verified Review

July 24

Five Stars!!!! We had a wonderful fishing experience. We fought one large, 100 pound Tarpon and caught and released one 80 pound Tarpon. What a great experience!! We also caught 3 Nurse Sharks. They were fun too!!
Thank you for a wonderful time!
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Jon

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March 28

Very good experience. Caught red snapper, grouper, and snook. Also saw dolphins. Overall good experience, Captain Dylan was great.

Jon

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March 28

Very good experience. Caught red snapper, grouper, and snook. Also saw dolphins. Overall good experience, Captain Dylan was great.
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Stewart

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March 6

Eric was concerned about us going out because of high winds but we were here for a special occasion so his partner Dylan persevered and took us out in a bigger boat. The conditions were indeed challenging but Dylan worked extremely hard to see that we had a good time. His love of the area and the nature around was obvious and we benefited from it. My wife caught fish for our lunch and a

Stewart

Verified Review

March 6

Eric was concerned about us going out because of high winds but we were here for a special occasion so his partner Dylan persevered and took us out in a bigger boat. The conditions were indeed challenging but Dylan worked extremely hard to see that we had a good time. His love of the area and the nature around was obvious and we benefited from it. My wife caught fish for our lunch and a
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John

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June 13

Fantastic guide! Friendly and helpful. Had a great time.

John

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June 13

Fantastic guide! Friendly and helpful. Had a great time.
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David

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March 30

Good effort in pleasing the client. Weak bait preparation. Had to return to the dock for bait.
Repeatedly removed the pole from experience fisherman's hands and cast the line. Short with instructions, long with distgust in not following instructions.

David

Verified Review

March 30

Good effort in pleasing the client. Weak bait preparation. Had to return to the dock for bait.
Repeatedly removed the pole from experience fisherman's hands and cast the line. Short with instructions, long with distgust in not following instructions.
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Bob

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March 21

Had two great days on the water with captain Eric. Even though it was pretty windy Captain Eric put me in fish. Enjoyed the fishing and enjoyed my time on the water with captain Eric. Next time I'm in the Keys I will be looking forward to fishing with Captain Eric.

Bob

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March 21

Had two great days on the water with captain Eric. Even though it was pretty windy Captain Eric put me in fish. Enjoyed the fishing and enjoyed my time on the water with captain Eric. Next time I'm in the Keys I will be looking forward to fishing with Captain Eric.
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Gerald

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March 4

Had a great time.

Gerald

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March 4

Had a great time.
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Michael

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January 31

Cold front moved in fishing not great . Eric worked very hard and tried all kinds of fishing styles. We caught fish and had a great time. Will definitely go out fishing with him again.

Michael

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January 31

Cold front moved in fishing not great . Eric worked very hard and tried all kinds of fishing styles. We caught fish and had a great time. Will definitely go out fishing with him again.
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Zach

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January 19

Captain Eric was awesome. Had a wealth of knowledge of the area. Got us to a spot where we were able to catch some smaller species, and got us a shark as well. Great experience!

Zach

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January 19

Captain Eric was awesome. Had a wealth of knowledge of the area. Got us to a spot where we were able to catch some smaller species, and got us a shark as well. Great experience!
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Matthew

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June 28

Great trip. Capt Eric knew where the fish were and made sure we had a great time. Would do it again.

Matthew

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June 28

Great trip. Capt Eric knew where the fish were and made sure we had a great time. Would do it again.
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Jay

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June 9

friendly. good stories. good fisherman

Jay

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June 9

friendly. good stories. good fisherman
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Sean

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February 14

We had a great time. Through windy conditions we were still put on fish and enjoy the overall experience. We will be back.

Sean

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February 14

We had a great time. Through windy conditions we were still put on fish and enjoy the overall experience. We will be back.
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Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, 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 boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. 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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!