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Tarpon Springs Special

100% (1) 1 - 4 People 4 - 6 Hours From $500

Pricing Matrix

6 Hours 5 Hours 4 Hours
4 People
$800.00
$700.00
$600.00
3 People
$750.00
$650.00
$550.00
2 People
$700.00
$600.00
$500.00
1 Person
$700.00
$600.00
$500.00
Pay 15% 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, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

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

Experience the thrill of the catch on a charter fishing trip with Captain John in Tarpon Springs! Climb aboard his spacious 24' Ranger bay boat and let the adventure begin. With over twenty years of experience, Captain John knows all the best spots to hook Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, and more. On this trip, you'll hone in on Tarpon, the "Silver King" of the Florida inshore. These fish are absolutely electrifying to chase, and are...

About Your Trip

Experience the thrill of the catch on a charter fishing trip with Captain John in Tarpon Springs! Climb aboard his spacious 24' Ranger bay boat and let the adventure begin. With over twenty years of experience, Captain John knows all the best spots to hook Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, and more. On this trip, you'll hone in on Tarpon, the "Silver King" of the Florida inshore. These fish are absolutely electrifying to chase, and are known for powerful runs, huge jumps, and crazy tail-walking, head-shaking action!

Captain John's 24' Ranger bay boat is ideal for chasing these fish, with a shallow draft that will allow you to stalk fish in the skinniest backcountry waters. Plus, it's kitted out with all the top extras and electronics to enhance your fishing experience!

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, Captain John will provide top-notch guidance throughout your excursion. And with the St. Joseph Sound, Anclote Island, and Clearwater Beach as your backdrop, you'll be sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to reel in the big one with Captain John down in Tarpon Springs!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

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 John

Independent Guide 41 yrs of exp.
US Veteran Veteran
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Comfortable
Quantity
Captain John has over 46 years of experience. After the Marines, John decided to start his own charter company and has now been successfully guiding for 20 years. His first passion was Bass fishing, which later transformed into love for saltwater species: for John, there is nothing like hooking into a monster Snook and pulling him out of the Mangroves or chasing Redfish on the flats. His first ever saltwater fish was 30lb bull Redfish,...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide John

Captain John

Independent Guide 41 yrs of exp.
Captain John has over 46 years of experience. After the Marines, John decided to start his own charter company and has now been successfully guiding for 20 years. His first passion was Bass fishing, which later transformed into love for saltwater species: for John, there is nothing like hooking into a monster Snook and pulling him out of the Mangroves or chasing Redfish on the flats. His first ever saltwater fish was 30lb bull Redfish, which got him hooked for life. The Captain enjoys sharing his knowledge with his friends and clients, putting them on fish.
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
My biggest bass is 8 1/2 pounds my biggest snook is 40 inches. My biggest redfish is 50 inches and my biggest shark is a 10 foot bull shark.
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Chicken or shrimp

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
My biggest bass is 8 1/2 pounds my biggest snook is 40 inches. My biggest redfish is 50 inches and my biggest shark is a 10 foot bull shark.
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Chicken or shrimp
Whats your favorite band?
80’ s Rock
Whats your favorite movie?
Back To The Future
Whats your favorite sports team?
College Football
Whats your drink of choice?
Diet
What was your last halloween costume?
None
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Happy healthy year
How did you get started guiding?
It was something I wanted to try to see if I was any good at it and it turned out I was.
What makes you different from other guides?
My 35 years plus experience and 20 years experience of being a fishing guide understanding how title flow and the weather affects the bite.
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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.
Anclote River Park, Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • Saint Joseph Sound

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Ranger
Year Built
2022
Boat Length
24'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Ranger
Year Built
2022
Boat Length
24'
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury
Total Horsepower
250
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Power Poles, Trolling Motor, Latest Marine Electronics, Cushioned Seats, Live Bait Wells, Fish Finder
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

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

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Cut Bait Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting

Everything Else to Know

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, drinks, and snacks.
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 1 review

Karen

Verified Review

February 24

My wife booked a 3 person salt water fishing trip out of Tampa, Florida in Tampa Bay. Our Captain was John that day for 4 bours. The captain arrived early and we were on our way. He explained what we would be doing and gave us many pointers to increase our chanes of hooking up. Capt John was very friendly and knowledgeable about the fishing and the surrounding area. It was very hot that day...

Karen

Verified Review

February 24

My wife booked a 3 person salt water fishing trip out of Tampa, Florida in Tampa Bay. Our Captain was John that day for 4 bours. The captain arrived early and we were on our way. He explained what we would be doing and gave us many pointers to increase our chanes of hooking up. Capt John was very friendly and knowledgeable about the fishing and the surrounding area. It was very hot that day with very little wind most captains probably would have called it a day but Capt John kept us out an extra 3 hours catching fish. He wanted us to have a great time which we did. We will be booking more trips with Capt John in the near future. I urge anyone who wishes to do some bay fishing to look up Capt John and book a trip and make some memories. Thanks to Capt John for going out of his way to make sure we had a good 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!