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Tampa Bay Big Fish Special

NEW 1 - 6 People 8 Hours From $1,300

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours
6 People
$1,600.00
5 People
$1,525.00
4 People
$1,450.00
3 People
$1,375.00
2 People
$1,300.00
1 Person
$1,300.00
Pay 25% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

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

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. The majestic Tarpon has become the most sought-after game fish in Florida—especially between June and July. During this short window, these mammoth fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior,...

About Your Trip

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. The majestic Tarpon has become the most sought-after game fish in Florida—especially between June and July. During this short window, these mammoth fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but in the spring and early summer, these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Joe, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and one of our top guides the Gulf Coast of Florida. You'll also have the chance to hook up Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks, Gag Grouper, and Snook, depending on your tackle and preferences.
On the day of the trip, you'll set out aboard Captain Joe's 23' Ranger bay boat—a perfect vessel for fishing the Florida inshore. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need for a successful and comfortable trip, and a 300 HP Mercury to put you on the fish fast! Captain Joe will provide everything you need, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so that all you have to do is cast out, hook up, and then hold on for the fight of your life!
To maximize your time on the water, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Any trip with Captain Joe is sure to be picture-worthy, and Tarpon are a particularly photogenic fish.
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

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.

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 1 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

Captain Joe

Independent Guide
Captain Joe, known as "Slobby Joe", has been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. Despite his name, Captain Joe is anything but a slob, jumping to every challenge with an energy that can only ever come from true passion for the sport. He is a man determined to make a name for himself, and to build his reputation as one of the most dedicated and welcoming captains operating in this fishing...

About Your Guide

Captain Joe

Independent Guide
Captain Joe, known as "Slobby Joe", has been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. Despite his name, Captain Joe is anything but a slob, jumping to every challenge with an energy that can only ever come from true passion for the sport. He is a man determined to make a name for himself, and to build his reputation as one of the most dedicated and welcoming captains operating in this fishing paradise. So climb aboard and see for yourself why his clients keep coming back for more!
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Start Location

752 Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach, FL 34217, United States
Areas Fished
  • Tampa Bay
  • St. Pete Beach

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Ranger
Year Built
1995
Boat Length
23'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Ranger
Year Built
1995
Boat Length
23'
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury
Total Horsepower
300
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

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.

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 1 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
  • Bonnethead Shark
  • Gag Grouper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon

Techniques

  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Fishing License, 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 up to 1 day 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.

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Lauren

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We had the BEST time!

Lauren

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We had the BEST time!
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Super nice, knowledgeable, and accommodating! Highly recommend! Will use again!

Charles

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Super nice, knowledgeable, and accommodating! Highly recommend! Will use again!
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James

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EXCELLENT!!!Will be booking again!

James

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EXCELLENT!!!Will be booking again!
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Scott

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Was a great trip! Had an awesome time.

Scott

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Was a great trip! Had an awesome time.
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Diane

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Fantastic trip! We had a wonderful time!

Diane

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Fantastic trip! We had a wonderful time!
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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!