Trips & Rates

Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing


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!

5-Hour (1/2 day) Tarpon fishing   $850.00 

Morning Trip 6:30am-11:30am
Afternoon Trip 12:30pm-5:30pm

10-Hour (Full-Day) Tarpon Fishing   $1600.00

(1-hour Lunch break at a on the water restaurant )
Full day trip 6:30am-5:30am


-Tarpon Fishing Rates are based on 3 anglers
-Add a 4th angler for 100.00
-full day trips allow for a 1 hour lunch break at an on the water Restaurant including millers dockside/eagle grille, cabbage key, or smokin’ jerrys tiki hut. 
To book call/text Capt Jeff at 941-979-7059

Inshore/Backcountry Fishing Charters

Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor esturaries are home to 219 miles of pristine mangrove shorlines. Imagine starting your morning or afternoon getting lost in the mangrove jungle heading to the hot fishing spots for Redfish, Snook, Trout, and sometimes even small juvinile Tarpon. During your Inshore Charter may expect some bonus catches such as Mangrove snapper, Sheephead, Flounder, Jack Carvels, and Spanish Mackerel! (Rates are based on 3 anglers with an additional $50 for 4th angler)
4-Hour (Half-Day) Inshore Fishing


6-Hour (3/4 Day) Inshore fishing


8-Hour (Full-Day) Inshore Fishing


Nearshore/Shark Fishing

Southwest Florida is known for immense nearshore reefs scattered along the coast consisting of concrete piles and sunken vessels as well as ledges and rock piles. These prime fishing grounds are within a short 9 miles off the coast, within sight of land. These fishing grounds provide prime habitat to the Gulf of Mexico’s favorites including Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper and even the more sizable fish like Kingfish, Barracuda, Cobia and Sharks. (Nearshore Rates are based on 3 anglers with an additional $50 charge for a 4th angler)
4 Hour Nearshore Fishing


6 Hour Nearshore Fishing


8 Hour Nearshore Fishing


cruises & sandbar Excursions

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)