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Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon Fishing (Seasonal)

Tarpon fishing in Florida is hands down one of the most exhilarating experiences you’ll ever have in your angling career. The Tarpon population of the Sunshine State is impressive not just because of the number of fish, but also because of the sizes they reach. Also known as the “Silver King,” this species is well known for its acrobatics on the end of a line. They’re capable of jumping up to ten feet out of the water while rattling their gills like an angry diamondback snake. Tarpon’s preferred water temperature is in the 74–88ºF range. This is why they’re so numerous in Florida, the mild weather serves them perfectly. Tampa Bay area is one of the best inshore fishing destinations in Florida, Tampa Bay hides excellent Tarpon in its clear waters. You’ll find Silver King around the bay’s mouth (Egmont Channel), as well as around Fort De Soto Park and John’s Pass and other areas.

On a typical trip we leave the boat ramp at 8 a.m but it may be necessary to leave earlier if the captain thinks the bite will be better. When fishing for Tarpon there are many different methods such as drifting, site casting, anchoring etc. The captain will determine the most effective method.


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Offered in 6-hour, 8-hour, and 12-hour trips (factor 1-1.5 hours of each time for commute back and forth)


$1,050 ($175 per person with 6) for 6 hours, $1,200 ($200 per person with 6) for 8 hours, and $1,600 (~$266 per person with 6) for 12 hours + 20% captain gratuity is strongly recommended.

Payment is due in full upon booking. If necessary, refunds are given based on our Cancellation Policies. Please see our Policies Page.

Departure Time:

8:00AM (please be 30-45 mins early to load boat and leave on time)

Departure Spot:

Captain will be in touch for pickup location


Remain in the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)


All Ages (minors must be accompanied by an adult)


Up to 6 total passengers. This is a private charter. You can bring any amount of people up to 6. If you chose to bring 2 it is the same price as 6. No splitting parties, one payment required.

Possible Catch:

Targeting Tarpon

Keep and Fillet:

Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery. One tarpon tag per person per year may be purchased when in pursuit of a Florida state or world record. Vessel, transport and shipment limited to one fish. Tarpon over 40 inches MUST remain in the water unless in pursuit of a state or world record using a tarpon tag. Keep tarpon, especially the gills, in as much water as is safely possible.

Rods & Bait:

Kraken will provide all gear necessary. If customers prefer to bring their own gear, that is fine, however, ensure that the proper gear is brought for the type of trip. You must let the captain know 24 hours prior to the trip you are bringing your own gear.

What to Bring:

Hat, Shirt or SPF fishing shirt, Proper Footwear, Windbreaker/Jacket when it is cold, sunblock, sunglasses, towels, dry bag, Drinks (most customers bring excessive amounts of water, Gatorades, any drinks to keep them hydrated). Alcohol is permitted if it is brought by customer. We do NOT provide alcohol. No glass containers.

What We Bring:

Boat, Licensed Captain, Gear, Bait, Limited Water, Fishing Licenses, Coolers with Ice, Fuel, Latest Fishing Tech, Experience/Knowledge

Cancellation Policy:

48 hours’ notice or more required for full refund. No Call/No Show = 100% of trip fare. Cancellation within 48 hours = 50% of trip fare. For more info regarding cancellations due to weather, mechanical issues, and more please refer to our Policies Page. Cancellation policy is strictly enforced.


All parties must sign our Waiver Agreement online before boarding boat or trip will not take place. This is required, absolutely zero exceptions, not up for discussion. This is to protect both parties.

If you are within the cancellation period you will still owe 100% of the trip if you refuse the agreement.

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