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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.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in Tarpon Springs and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

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.

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.

Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size 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 190 inshore fishing charters.

So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

Best time for inshore fishing

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

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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.

Boat ramps and marinas near Tarpon Springs

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

  • Gandy Boat Ramp, 5108 West Gandy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33611, USA
  • Crisp Park Boat Ramp, 3598-3500 Poplar St NE St. Petersburg, FL 33704
  • 215 Driftwood Dr N, Palm Harbor, FL 34683