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Trip Details & Rates


a wide shot of a fishing boat catching a tarpon in oyster bay
  • Hard fighting, acrobatic and a challenge to any anglers of any age and skill level. Fishermen travel all over the world in pursuit of these incredible prehistoric fish to have a shot at boating one.
  • Fish for tarpon in North Florida using fly rod or spinning gear.  We offer an 8-hour tarpon fishing charter. The more time on the bow will increase your odds of getting your trophy, the silver king.
  • Seasonal: May-August
  • Rates are for (1-2) Anglers

Fly or Light Tackle Sight Fishing Trips

  • Sight fishing is a challenge for a lot anglers, but the rewards of succeeding are great
  • The clean waters and abundant grass flats of North Florida offer a amazing opportunity for those anglers looking to "hunt" their fish on fly or light spinning tackle

Inshore Fishing

  • These trips are fun, relaxing and family friendly trips where we are on a mission to catch fish!
  • If you have kids this is a great way to get them outside and enjoying nature
  • Certain species are seasonal and weather dependent
  • Prices include all gear, license needed, ice, water and bait

Photography & Nature Cruise

  • If you're more interested in looking through your lens, you will be hard pressed to find more natural, undeveloped coastline.
  • Bring your gear and I'll take you on a tour you won't forget

Policies & Procedures

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to book a charter, in the event of a cancellation within 30 days of trip or for weather, the deposit may be carried over to another date.
  • Cancellations can be made 30 days prior to the charter date and your deposit will be refunded.
  • If cancelling trip within 30 days prior, there will be no refund on deposit but if will be applied as credit to future trip
  • Capt. John Swanson has the right to cancel or reschedule the trip due to inclement weather for safety.
  • If the trip is canceled at the captain's discretion, we will reschedule for a later date

What's Included

  • Fishing License
  • Rods & Reels
  • Tackle and Bait
  • Ice in the cooler
  • Water

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses & Hats
  • Non-skid shoes or sandals (No black soles please)
  • Protective clothes from the sun
  • Drinks other than water, snacks and/or lunch
  • If you have a "lucky rod" or something you want to bring just give me a heads up

Reserve Your Fishing Charter Today

Boat Ramps Locations

Capt. John will discuss your fishing trip meeting location a couple days before your trip. The location varies by season, weather and tide.
If you have a desired location to meet just let me know!  These are my normal launching spots:

Lanark Market

Rock Landing Marina

Fort San Marcos