We are now booking reservations for
March, April, May, & June 2017
Each spring (March, April, May, and June) we offer Tarpon Fishing Charters and Tarpon Trips at the Bahia Honda Bridge area of Big Pine Key, FL. During this time of year, Tarpon schools are Thick! Pre and post spawn Tarpon gather in huge schools each Spring. They come hungry and chances of hooking up are near 100%.
Within 10 minutes from the time you push off, you are casting and fishing for these mammoth fish. The fight of a giant Tarpon is a true battle, and an experience of a lifetime. Tarpon are strictly catch and release sport fish, and the satisfaction of releasing a fully revived healthy fish, is almost better than the battle itself.
We catch hundreds of Tarpon at the
Bahia Honda Bridge area each spring.
Because of our success, we have been asked by Bruce Ungar from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospherice Science, to help out with the Atlantic Tarpon Satellite Tagging prorgram.
We have also supplied the Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory with hundreds of Tarpon DNA samples. We received an award for collecting so many Tarpon DNA samples. All of the samples were collected at the Bahia Honda.
Our "Bahia Honda Tarpon Charters" begin just minutes from where we dock. You will be treated with great care and respect by our polite captains, and guarantee you will have a great time! Since we fish so close to the Bahia Honda state park, we are always within a few minutes of clean indoor rest room facilities. We are very patient and love to teach people how to fish, so whether you are a beginner or are experienced, this charter is for you!
Each year our limited Tarpon-only charters SELL OUT.
We can handle any just about any size group, from just one person and one captain, to large groups needing multiple boats & captains on these Tarpon Trips in the Florida Keys.
We are an easy drive from Marathon, Hawks Cay, Duck Key, Faro Blanco, Key West, Islamorada, Key Largo, Summerland key, & Cudjoe Key.
CONGRATULATIONS to Fleet captain Kevin Grubb who captained the winning angler in the 2013 Marathon Ladies Tarpon Tournament. Captain Kevin was able to put Lady angler, Barbara Bently, onto the award winning victory win of 8 tarpon!
Florida Keys / Bahia Honda Tarpon Charter Rates
Fishing at the Bahia Honda is best on moving tides. We fish 4 hours on each charter to allow us to get you out on optimal fishing times. Most customers perfer to get out when the bite is good, catch a few tarpon, then get off the water for a few hours to cool off, have lunch, and rest up to be ready to fight some more big fish on the next tide. If traveling from out of town, we recommend fishing a couple of different tides to get the best end result.
4 Hour Morning Tarpon Trip
Approx 7:00am - 11:00am: $525*
4 Hour Evening Tarpon Trip
Approx 4:00pm - 8:00pm: $525*
4 Hour middle of the night full moon Tarpon Trip
Please inquire about dates and times: $850*
* Prices are for up to 3 passengers. Some of our boats can take a 4th passenger for $50 extra, however with this type of fishing we can only have 2 lines in the water at a time, so everyone takes turns. Two anglers per boat is perfect if you want to personally fish the entire charter.
Have a big group? Need multiple boats and captains? Want different times?
No Problem... We've got you covered!
Please contact us today to customize your trip!
Lisa will be happy to take your call and answer any questions: 305-647-6637
We take your charter very seriously and we all work hard for hours prior to your trip scheduling and preparing. A $100 deposit is required to book your charter. Cancellations are extremely rare. If your captain cancels because of inclement weather, mechanical problems, or illness, prior to the trip, the customer will receive a full refund, or can apply their deposit towards an alternate date if desired. If a customer cancels the trip, giving at least a 72 hours notice, they will receive a full refund. A customer who is a "no show" (more than 20 minutes late) or does not give us at least a 72 hour notice, will forfeit their deposit. Winds predicted above 20mph or rain chances above 50% on www.weather.com within 12 hours of your charter are reasons for delay, re-scheduling, or cancellation.