• Tampa Bay Tarpon Fishing
  • Tampa, FL
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Tampa Bay Tarpon Fishing

Test your skills against the "Silver King". Arguably the finest sport fish in the world! The Tarpon is Florida's prized inshore game fish and our private charters with local guides are perfect for those anglers trying to bring home a lifetime of memories.

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  • Tampa, FL
  • Starts around 8 AM
  • Season runs from May to July
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Tampa Bay Tarpon Fishing

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Your experience matters. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

  1. Before you arrive...

    Your guide will fuel up the boat, have your bait ready and setup at the docks.

  2. Meet your guide at the launch point.

    Your guide will be waiting for you at the docks, ready to help you get situated on the boat.

  3. Your adventure begins!

    Head out on the water to the fishing grounds! Your guide will have already scoped out where the fish are biting today.

  4. Need a lesson? We'll show you the ropes!

    Your guide will teach you how to cast, reel in the fish—as much as you want to learn!

  5. ...and dinner is served!

    Call it a day and head back to the docks where your guide will fillet your catches for you.

  6. No cleanup necessary.

    We're here to make your trip effortless. Your captain takes care of the boat while you’re posting pics on the way home.

Starting Location

Location

Gandy Boat Ramp
5108 West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33611

  • Bathrooms
  • No Concession / Shop
  • Parking / Entrance
Time

Trip usually begins around 8 AM, but start times may vary up to an hour depending on conditions. Don’t worry though, you’ll know in advance.

Trip times are flexible!

Prefer to begin in the afternoon? Just let us know before you book by calling 1.844.468.8735

This trip is available in 2 more locations including St. Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL.
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Trek Description

Nicknamed the silver king, Tarpon run hot in the summer months in Florida. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of catching one of these majestic fish, there's nothing quite like it. Tarpon Fishing is popular among experienced anglers, but first-timers will want to know that this trip is not like other fishing charters. Tarpon Fishing requires patience and may not be the best option for anglers seeking constant activity or for those with families.

The excitement of catching a Tarpon is arguably unrivaled in the sport-fishing world. The experience of going Tarpon Fishing, on the other hand, requires a little more patience. You may drift along the passes and keys while the captain seeks out the fish. If you spot one, the chase begins!

You'll cast out and if you hook a Tarpon, it means an adrenaline rush like none other as you fight a large, strong fish that spectacularly twists and leaps out of the water. The distinctive silver coloring makes this quite a show.

Once the Tarpon is close enough to the boat for the captain to reach out and touch, you've won the battle. Regulations prohibit anglers from pulling a Tarpon fish out of the water, so your best bet for getting a great photo is to lean over the side of the boat and pose alongside the Tarpon.

Our Captains all know where to find Tarpon! Try landing a Tarpon or flying a Tarpon for an extra-special new memory.

All tackle, bait, and gear are included when you take a chartered Tarpon Fishing trip in Florida. Plus, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the amazing creatures you might see along the way when Tarpon Fishing in Florida. Dolphins, turtles, manatees, osprey, and pelicans might make an appearance. If you are really lucky, you may even see a whale shark!

Looking for another specific species for a fishing experience? Our vetted Captains are skilled at putting those trips together, as well!

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Tips & Details

Things to Know:
  • Tarpon cannot be harvested, they are solely a sport fish that will have to be let go.
  • A fish mount can be made by using the measurements and pictures of your fish
  • Gratuity is appreciated by our guides and is NOT included in the price of the trip.
  • "Landing a tarpon" means getting it to the side of the boat. They cannot be brought up on the boat
  • "Flying a tarpon" means getting a tarpon to jump out of the water. A very cool experience.
What’s Included:
  • All Tackle (Fishing Rods and Reels)
  • Bait (live and artificial)
  • Licenses and Permits
  • Cooler with Ice
  • Adult life jackets
  • Memories and a fun time!
Don’t Forget to Bring:
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Food and Drinks
  • Good Camera

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Customer Questions & Answers

Do I need a fishing permit to fish with you guys?
You do not! Our Captains licensing covers you for the trip. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
Hi...i was wondering if you are the kind of charter that pays for catch upon returning to land as well
We don't pay for the catch. If the catch is in season and size, it's all yours! We even fillet the fish for you right on the dock. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 16
Is there a physical adress or number to reach someone?
We do not have a retail location, but we do have people waiting for calls at 844-468-8735 iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 20
Do I need to purchase my own fishing license before I go on a fishing charter?
Nope! Our captains' licenses cover yours, so you don't need to purchase one. You're all set! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
What fish are biting inshore near Tampa?
The Tampa bay area have a variety of fish that bite throughout the year. You have the possibility of catching snook, flounder, seatrout, tarpon, redfish, jacks, and more! iTREKKERS By Peter P. on July 18
I get sea sick pretty easy - will this one make me sea sick?
If you're prone to sea sickness, we'd recommend an inshore fishing trip. The distance is less than 2 miles from shore, greatly limiting the risk for sea sickness. You'll be good to go! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
Just looking to see what adventures might be nice for my husband to do on Fathers' Day
Awesome! We love taking fathers out for their big day. We'd recommend Inshore Fishing, or Deep Sea Fishing. Inshore if it's his first time, or deep sea if he's an experienced angler! iTREKKERS By Ben B. on July 17
Do you charter boats and equipment
Yes! We provide an all inclusive fishing charter experience with all gear, tackle, and bait included. iTREKKERS By Ben B. on June 30
How much do you charge for cleaning the fish or do I have to?
That is all included! When that happens, most customers will tip the guide, but it is not mandatory. iTREKKERS By Peter P. on June 29

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