- 884 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
Wear comfortable clothing, sun hats and sunglasses. Bring sunscreen, a lunch of your choice, and bottled water.
Reschedules are available 30 or more days prior to your trip, or for a fee before 30 days notice.
- 884 Ratings
We had a great time on the half day trip. The crew was extremely helpful. It was the first time my sons had ever been fishing and they had a wonderful time.
My Husband and I went out for a half-day excursion and had a great time. The crew was so accommodating & super sweet. They made every one comfortable and made sure no one returned empty handed from the trip. They were extremely knowledgeable regarding the great fishing spots and did not hesitate to move forward if we hit a slow spot. I'd definitely recommend this trip for all ages. The Captain was even kind enough to stay out a little longer than usual to enhance our experience. Hands down well worth the price and excellent treatment from all of the staff!!! They even took pictures of our catch & us to download to Facebook for memories. I've been on several fishing trips and this was a first. We will hands down go back again for the excellent service we were provided.
Captain Jay and Larry were awesome. We had a blast! Well worth the cost of admission! Will be scheduling again as family comes to visit!
Besides the sweltering heat, my fishing experience was the absolute best. Carter and I thought Larry ("deckhand") knowledgeable, helpful, and personable; and the other anglers were equally great. My grandson and I had an enjoyable day and would absolutely book with Gulfstar Fishing for our next Florida fishing excursion. Thank you!!!
Captain and mate were great, informative, and helpful. For a half day trip can't complain at all. 12 people aboard, 175 fish kept. Fun day is all there is beautiful views, great to watch the dolphins chase and race the ship also.
This was my 1st time out in open water to fish, which I am not good at! The guys that took us out that day were very attentive and there to help me and the others. I definitely will be back. This was a good promise fishing day that made my moms trip to Florida a special trip! Thank you!
Captain and Larry are great! Looking forward to booking a bigger trip next time.
Frendly help,great service,caught fish
All the crew members were amazingly helpful! The only downfall was three out of our group of seven were miserable with sea sickness and we're not able to fish so we didn't catch as many as we could. You were recommended by a coworker and we recommend you as well Thank you!
You all were wonderful with my austic grandson. I appreciate all the care you gave him. Thank You.
The (1) hour we fished was great! Staff was also great! The (2) hour boat ride each way was a bit much with the extremely hot weather. Overall, I really like the boat staff, they did a great job of making you comfortable with them and taking care of the guests. - Kelly Burns
Great day of fishing, excellent Captain and crew. They made sure that everyone that wanted to, caught fish. The Captain even kept us out for an extra hour to fish and no one complained. We will fish with them again in the fall. Highly recommended.
Fishing spots weren't crew was great! The fishing spots were not the best. Have had better fishing on other charters.
All was great. Hot weather. Fishing was great, service was great. Would like to do a winter trip. Will definitely come back.
This is the best half day charter in the Tarpon Springs area. They are knowledgeable and always make sure you bring home a full stringer. The captain and first mate are absolutely fantastic. I would recommend them to everyone.
This was our 4th trip out. Crew is awesome they are great at what they do...always worth it to go. Won't go with another boat
Great experience, great service and crew was very fantastic
Great Trip!!! Larry was fantastic with his tips and great stories. Everyone on the boat caught a large stringer of fish! Being a traveler, I really appreciated the expert filleting.
Lee and I go fishing often and some days we catch a lot of good fish and sometimes only a few but we almost never have a totally bad day fishing. I had been out fishing in the gulf several times before but it was Lee's first time ever and her first time to visit Florida. Overall we had a great time out on the Sundance II. The crew was a real help and tried hard to see that we were comfortable and that everyone had a chance to catch some fish. We will go back whenever we get another chance. By the way we did catch some fish.
The crew and captain were extremely friendly and helpful. My 11 year old grandson was having a dickens of a time trying to catch a fish and no matter what we tried they just weren't biting his hook. The crew say that his little brother was catching fish left and right and jumped in to help. They moved him over next to the captain, changed his rigging and bang, he was landing fish as fast as the rest of us. The grandkids made me promise to bring them back on their next visit for another round of fishing ! Thank you so much for making this a memorable trip ! Keith
clean boat nice crew
We had a great day! Everyone who works for Gulfstar Fishing is very nice and accommodating! We will definitely go fishing with them again!
The crew was very helpful and we caught alot of fish. Thanks !!
Caught fish and great crew!
Great crew, courteous and friendly.
My son and I had a really great time and will book another trip in the near future. Thanks once again for a great time.
This was my 2nd trip out and had just as much fun as the first time. Best thing about this trip is that we caught larger Grunts!
All were very nice and helpful
While my preference is charter boat fishing, this was a day of fishing with one of my grandson's. Today was the eight year old. I have been on quite a few trips similar to this [short and close to shore] since moving to Florida 15 years ago, the folks from Gulfstar are hands down the best. [I've been on two longer trips with them and both were excellent days as well.] Very attentive to their customers and anxious to make sure everyone was having a good time. All levels of experience. Taking similar short trips on other boats in the area, its obvious that the people at Gulfstar just care more about what they are doing. So why not the perfect rating? Too many inexperienced people don't how quickly you can dehydrate in the summer sub, even on a boat. Selling bottles of water on the boat would make a lot of sense. And, just have to say it; is there anything but Grunt Fish within range of this short trip? Well, maybe not. All in all, a great day.
Couldn't have asked for a better experience! I took my parents and my 14 year old daughter and was wondering how I would bounce between them if they needed assistance. The crew was right on any needs. My mom needed a larger hat and First Mate Larry had that covered and lent her his making her day more comfortable. Larry was very patient and made the entire day an absolute blast. I recommended this charter to everyone I work with as they won't be disappointed. Can't wait to book our next trip.
Great help from captain and mate. Lots of fun
Very well run operation with first class customer care. Having never fished from a sizeable boat before, all the crew were very helpful and patient when lines got snagged etc. Would thoroughly recommend Gulfstar and will be my first port of call when I return to the area in the coming years.
We had a great time! I didn't feel like it is necessarily for serious fisherman, but good for beginners. The staff was phenomenal! Miss Bella and the Captain were very helpful, but Larry had the patience of a saint! Lol They really treat you like you're a part of the family.. We will definitely recommend them and go again! We caught some fish, had some laughs and enjoyed a beautiful day on the water..Thanks for everything
the screw was great and the captain put us on a lot of fish. I expected nothing less
The Captain and Crew on the GulfStar Fishing Boat, Sundance II, were excellent! We caught a lot of fish, the Mates (3) were attentive to all guests on the boat, the Captain sought out good fishing spots. The boat was clean and even though the weather wasn't the best, the ride out to the fishing spots was very smooth. I took my 4 year old son deep sea fishing and even though he was not able to see over the rail, the mates did a great job making him feel welcome and allowing him to check out all the fish, including a black tip shark that was caught on the boat. I will recommend Gulf Star fishing to any friends and relatives that visit the Tarpon Springs area.
This is a great trip for families with little ones or people who have never fished before. OUTSTANDING crew! They make sure everyone has a good time. *Note - You only go a short distance offshore so you will probably be catching small grunts mostly. If you're looking for a serious fishing trip you have to bust out your wallet and head much further out.
It was so much fun and the staff was the best helpful and they made it enjoyable