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Boca Grande Pass Legendary Tarpon

100% (7) 1 - 5 People 4 - 12 Hours From $700

Pricing Matrix

12 Hours 8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
5 People
$1,650.00
$1,250.00
$950.00
$750.00
4 People
$1,600.00
$1,200.00
$900.00
$700.00
3 People
$1,600.00
$1,200.00
$900.00
$700.00
2 People
$1,600.00
$1,200.00
$900.00
$700.00
1 Person
$1,600.00
$1,200.00
$900.00
$700.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

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

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...

About Your Trip

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!
Amenities

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

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

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 3 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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Captain Phil

Independent Guide
Talkative
Instructional
Comfortable
Quality
Laid-back
Beginner Oriented
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.

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Phil

Captain Phil

Independent 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.
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
220 pound Tarpon
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Mangrove snapper

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
220 pound Tarpon
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Mangrove snapper
What’s your favorite band?
Lynyrd Skynyrd
What’s your favorite movie?
Terminator
What’s your favorite sports team?
Miami Dolphins
What’s your drink of choice?
Don’t drink anymore
What do you want for Christmas this year?
A new boat
How did you get started guiding?
Always dreamed of doing it waited till I was 38 to take my Captains test been doing it for 27 years since then love it every day
What makes you different from other guides?
My attitude towards my customers is five star I treat them like my friends and try to teach them how to fish whether with me and make them understand what we were trying to do
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
Pink Elephant, Bayou Avenue, Boca Grande, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • Boca Grande Pass

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Avenger
Year Built
2000
Boat Length
24'

About Your Boat

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

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

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

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 3 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

  • Goliath Grouper
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Tarpon

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting

Everything Else to Know

For live bait we can either spend 30-45min catching or you can pay an additional 100$ to have it ready to go at the dock when you show up. 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 3 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

5.0
based on 7 reviews

Craig

Verified Review

March 12

The fishing charter with Captain Phil was the highlight of our trip to Florida this year! Phil and his first mate were very helpful and friendly throughout our 4 hrs trip. They made sure my 9 year old son had the best spot on the boat and were eager to help him land a few fish. Captain Phil helped us land a couple big fish and filleted our Cobia which gave us some...

Craig

Verified Review

March 12

The fishing charter with Captain Phil was the highlight of our trip to Florida this year! Phil and his first mate were very helpful and friendly throughout our 4 hrs trip. They made sure my 9 year old son had the best spot on the boat and were eager to help him land a few fish. Captain Phil helped us land a couple big fish and filleted our Cobia which gave us some tasty supper. We would definitely use Captain Phil again.
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Thomas

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December 9

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...

Thomas

Verified Review

December 9

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!
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Hank

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April 4

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!

Hank

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April 4

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!
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William

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February 17

Had a great time!!

William

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February 17

Had a great time!!
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Clay

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October 13

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.

Clay

Verified Review

October 13

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.
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Dan

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September 24

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.

Dan

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September 24

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.
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Christopher

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February 14

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

Christopher

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February 14

Great trip and lots of action catching fish! Great music and Captain Phil was an awesome guy!
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First Time Booking with Us?

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 QR Code 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!