Wear comfortable clothing, sun hats and sunglasses. Bring sunscreen, a lunch of your choice, and bottled water.
- 741 Ratings
Half Day Fishing Trip in Tarpon Springs
Uncover the best local fishing spots along the scenic waters of the Gulf Coast on a half day deep sea fishing excursion! An expert captain and first-rate crew will ensure you'll bring home a fresh and delicious catch.
What You Will Do
- Enjoy a leisurely half day, 5 hour small group fishing trip aboard the Sundance II Cruiser
- No need to rise and shine at dawn, you'll still reel in a prize catch without having to wake up early!
- Fish 1.5 hours off the coast of Tarpon Springs, where you'll get 2-3 hours of fishing time to catch over 5 different types fish in 25 to 40 feet of water
- Reel in Key West Snapper, Black Seabass, Porgies, and Grouper, and have your haul professionally cleaned before leaving the dock
- Fish while experiencing amazing views of wildlife including local dolphins, manatees, sharks, and sea turtles
- 5 hour guided fishing trip with 3 hours of fishing time
- All fishing equipment, frozen bait, hooks, and sinkers
- Free parking
- Professional cleaning and bagging for all your fresh catches
Reschedules are available 30 or more days prior to your trip, or for a fee before 30 days notice.
- 741 Ratings
Excellent crew! Great fishing spots! Overall a great experience!
The crew was awesome and we had an amazing fishing experience.
The help was very professional
crew and boat were great, equipment, bait and trip was very good. had a very pleasant experience.
The deck hand (Rob) was very friendly, informative & worked very hard to accommodate everyone on board. Also thank you to Captain James & the rest of the crew for making it such an enjoyable day of fishing!
Perfect size and duration excursion. 5 hours is just ideal. Well organized. Simple and easy to just “go on a fishing trip”. Everything was provided. The crew knew what they were doing and we caught a lot of fish!! Great time.
The staff was nice and did an awesome job explaining everything. The trip was a lot of fun.
Very satisfied from the office personnel , the captain to the crew
Crew was great, very informative and helpful. Well organized. Very clean. Couldn't ask for a better time,
Everyone was very helpful. We enjoyed the great personalities of the crew. Thank you for cleaning our fish, it was delicious! We will book again next year! Thank you!
Wish we could have fished more, seem like we spent most of the time getting to the spot. However I will try the 12 hour trip.
The crew was awesome! Very professional, I have done a lot of these trips with other operators over the years and I have never witnessed a more organized operation where it was clear the focus was on customer service. And, we caught fish!
Jay and James were great in everyway
Not only you helped with unhooking fish , your mates answered any questions we had. All very helpful
Crew was great and fish are cleaned on the way back!!
Great boat,great crew,great day of fishing with six of my friends.Thanks alot we will go again,John.
This is a great half day trip to take the kids out on. It was my son's 10th birthday and he wanted to take his buddies fishing. We took 4 kids, 5 thru 10 out and caught quite a few grunts. It's a half day trip, the boat isn't super fast, so don't expect to limit out. It's just enough to let them wet some lines and have a nice time. The staff was helpful and did their best to make sure we got on some fish. We are considering going back and doing one of the middle grounds trips with the same outifit in the future.
Deck Hand, Rob was nothing short of awesome. Great attitude and very pleasant. I really enjoyed my trip last Saturday 9/5/2015. Great fishing. I will be back again. Robert
Great captain! Great mates what more could you ask for!
There really wasn't much fish to be caught...Miost of the fish we caght had to be thrown back - and all we got were grunts.
Only wish the weather had been better. Staff was courteous and helpful.
Everything about our trip was exceptional. The Captain seemed knowledgeable as to where to find the fish, and the crew were very helpful and pleasant. It was nice to actually catch a stringer full of fish as opposed to other charters we have taken where we took in little to no fish. It was a great experience all around.
This was a great 1/2 day trip, just enough time. Having equipment and bait supplied made it very easy to enjoy the fishing. The boat is a good size, not too many people, and the crew was great. They explained how to use rod and reel, assisted, took fish off, and cleaned your catch. If the fishing got light we moved on to a better spot.
Great Staff! Very knowledgeable! Awesome boat and great fishing!!
Crew was great... Fishing was just okay.
It was a great day, the staff was very professional and gave extra attention to my seven year old son that put the day over the top...
the crew we had A-1 and how fast they put us on the fish.We will be doing more soon.
My wife and I sailed with you on tuesday, from the time we got there your staff was the best, everyone was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed Rob and the rest of the crew. I think we will wait until things cool off but we will be back. Thanks again David & Deborah Damelio
This is not the first time I have fished with the Gulfstar people and have always found them to be professional, courteous and most important caring for their guests. This particular trip was with my two grandsons; 15 and 7 years of age. For the little guy, his first experience on a fishing boat. Past his getting a little woozy, the day could not have been better. [Well, maybe just "one" more keeper, but that will never change.] The mate was always quick to help untangling, baiting and removing fish as needed. Patience with the little guy was appreciated as well. The Captain was just right with his decisions to move as the fishing slowed down in different areas. I've tried other "party" boats in the Tarpon Springs/Clearwater area over there past few years. Gulfstar is the best.
We had an excellent time the crew was very knowledgable and courteous I highly recommend gulf star fishing
The captain did a good job,the fishing was great and the mates were helpful.
Boat not over crowded. Trip well organized but the boat speed can be higher
I know that it was raining close by and we kept moving around to different spots to avoid the rain. instead of moving with the rain . I just would of liked to go to a spot more up north and out west getting away from the rain. We would have not need to keep lifting anchors and moving 1/2 a mile but staying in the path of the rain, the actual fishing time was cut by a lot. Not to mention that we where going out at a very slow speed. The water was very flat. I think getting out t there could have been faster. This does not mean that I didn't enjoy my trip with the family. Your staff was very friendly and helpful. I will be there again next week end.