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Fishing charters in Tarpon Springs, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Tarpon Springs, FL

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Tarpon Springs fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

You can land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Tarpon Springs

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Tarpon Springs to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip. Anglers favorite Tarpon Springs for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Tarpon Springs fishing charters will put you on Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Tarpon Springs.

In Tarpon Springs and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Tarpon Springs.

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Offshore fishing charters in Tarpon Springs

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Tarpon Springs offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Tarpon Springs. These waters are filled with Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Tarpon Springs found on our platform.

In Tarpon Springs and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for offshore fishing near Tarpon Springs.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Tarpon Springs

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Tarpon Springs. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Tarpon Springs shark fishing charter.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Tarpon Springs. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Tarpon Springs and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in Tarpon Springs

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Tarpon Springs.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be very careful with your trophy, take a quick photo, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

There are 15 fishing guides in Tarpon Springs and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Tarpon Springs

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Tarpon Springs. The best months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Tarpon Springs?

Here is the list of popular meeting points near Tarpon Springs:

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