Boca Grande is world famous and profoundly known as the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the world! In the warmer months, typically beginning in mid-April, Tarpon ranging from 80-200lbs begin to Migrate by the hundreds and thousands to seek food and warm water, prior to their spawn. This migration leads them right here to Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor estuary. Boca Grande Pass is the deepest natural pass in the state with an extremely rich food source, making it prime habitat, giving Boca Grande the Tarpon Capital Title. When Targeting Tarpon, we will be fishing in Boca Grande Pass, Charlotte Harbor, and along the pristine beaches using LIVE baits only such as Crab, Threadfin hearing, and Pinfish. Ocassonaly we also throw lures in the labor however, we do not “Jig” for tarpon. These baits will be presented to our hungry tarpon by both casting and drifting with top-notch fishing equipment for your top of the line Fishing Charter!
Tarpon charter rates are based on 3 anglers with an additional $100 charge for a 4th angler. Tarpon trip rates outside April-July may vary.
6am-12am (Morning Charter)
1pm-6pm (Afternoon Charter)
6am-5pm (Allows for a 1-hour on the water restaurant lunch break)
Southern Tail Charters also offers Sunset cruises and excursions to provide a fun relaxing day with family or friends at the sandbar or a nice evening cruise to one of the many top rated restaurants on the water. Cruises and Excursions commonly include a nice smooth ride down the beautiful South West Florida Beaches and throughout the beautiful estuaries of Charlotte harbor & Gasparilla sound. Excursions also include taking a trip to one of the many top-rated restaurants (some only assessable by boat) like Cabage Key and exploring some of the state parks, sandbars, an islands.
Excursions Rates: 4-hour 5 person excursion 500.00 (morning or afternoon)