Half Day Tarpon Trip

Price
$450 for trip

Capacity and duration
Capacity of 2 people
Duration of 5 Hours

About trip
Half Day of strictly Tarpon fishing in the channels and on the flats of the lower Florida Keys. Live baiting and fly fishing for the fly angler.
These trips are available from late February through mid-July and departure times are based on tides, early morning trips may have the anglers out on the fishing grounds at first light. The afternoon trips typically depart the dock at 4:00 pm.

Captain Jim Loftus of Fin-A-Key Charters provides personalized fishing charters in the lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to Key West. These pristine waters hold a huge variety of fish, and Captain Jim has the experience necessary for a memorable fishing trip.

Captain Jim’s boat is a popular and versatile 22 ft Panga LX that offers a comfortable ride for three guests. Powered by a 115 HP Evinrude engine, the boat can reach the fishing spots quickly, and it features an icebox to keep your drinks cool throughout the trip. His 16 ft Hewes Bonefisher powered by a 90 HP Yamaha can also be used.

Fin-A-Key Charters gives you the opportunity to explore a wide range of fishing grounds, from back-country shallows and flats to reefs and wrecks nearshore. Whether you want to test your skills against Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon, or spend a few enjoyable hours fishing the reefs and wrecks for Groupers and Snappers, Captain Jim will provide all the bait, gear, and licenses needed for an enjoyable trip.

You will mainly be fishing with live bait, although cut and artificial baits can also be used. Fly fishermen are very welcome to hone their skills aboard this boat, provided they bring their own gear.

Fishing areas
Saltwater
Inshore
Near Shore


Species targeted
Tarpon
Tarpon

Techniques targeted
Fly fishing Live Lining Spinning

Included in trip
Rod & Reels
Fishing Tackle
Live Bait
Ice
Cooler
Full Insurance
Fishing License

Not included in trip
Lures
Fly Fishing Equipment
Cleaning Catch
Drinks
Food
Snacks
Tips

What to bring
Insect Repellent
Sun Screen
Camera
Rain Gear
Appropriate Footwear
Food
Drinks
Sea Sickness Medication
Hat
Sun Glasses

Trip policies
Keep Catch:
No
Tarpon are catch and release only.
Smoking Allowed:
Yes
Alcohol Allowed:
Yes
Glass Allowed:
No
Children Allowed:
Yes
Catch & Release:
Mandatory
Airport Pickup:
Not Included

Cancellation policy
Trips need to be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival to avoid deposit forfeiture

Deposit and payment policy
$100.00 when reserving the trip - final payment is due upon return to the dock at the end of the day.



Ramrod Key, Florida