Tarpon fishing

The tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) is a silver coloured predator who loves hunting for fish and crustaceans in lagoons, rivers, ports, estuaries and other shallow waters. They inhabit the coastal waters in the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Argentina and from Senegal to Angola . Tarpon can grow up to 2,5m and weigh over 150 kg (350 lb).

The silver king is without a doubt one of the most sought after game fish; not only because of their size, but also because of their incredible strength. Tarpon are famous for making spectacular leaps into the air during the fight.

Although a wide variety of fishing techniques can be used to fish for tarpon, the most famous and spectacular way to catch them is fly fishing in the flats.

Tarpon fishing

Top Tarpon Fishing destinations

Distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical coastal waters on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, tarpon live in estuaries and near-coastal waters off river mouths and beaches, and in channels, passes and bays. The best tarpon fishing destinations are Texas, Southern Louisiana, Florida, Key West in the Florida Keys, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Senegal, Angola, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone.


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Best Tarpon Fishing Charters


2 16,40 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $300
Deposit non-refundable

Skinny Water Charters

3 21,00 ft

Clearwater, Florida (USA)

From $460
Deposit non-refundable

Coiba's Spirit

4 25,00 ft

Puerto Mutis, Panama (PA)

From $350
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

The Reef

3 23,00 ft

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $450
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Grand Slam Fishing Lodge

2 21,00 ft

Punta Allen, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $1735
Deposit non-refundable

Aqua Adventure I

4 32,81 ft

Panama, Panama (PA)

From $2000
Deposit non-refundable

Catch 'Em All

6 29,00 ft

Marathon, Florida (USA)

From $800
Deposit non-refundable


2 19,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $380
Deposit non-refundable

Nicole C

4 24,00 ft

Samara, Costa Rica (C.R.)

From $550
Deposit non-refundable