Fishing Charters from Sarasota to Englewood, FL
Giant Goliath Grouper, Sharks, Grouper,
Permit and many more.
Venture into the pristine back-country waters of SW Florida, including Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound or the Gulf of Mexico on a guided charter fishing expedition. In less than a decade, Captain Chris O'Neill has built the busiest and most recognized SW Florida Fishing Guide Service, providing Fishing Charters in Sarasota and Englewood, boasting a 95% customer return rate. Trust that you've come to the right place to book your fishing trip of a lifetime. After our charters, it is not uncommon to hear comments from our clients like "We were treated like family, or it's the best service we've ever experienced with a guide".
Captain Chris has safely guided over 1450 inshore/nearshore fishing charters in the Englewood and Sarasota, Florida waters. After retiring from a highly decorated 20 year career as a Hovercraft Pilot and 100 ton Master Vessel Operator, Captain Chris utilized his years of global sea time and experience fishing with many of the world's top anglers along the way, to move to Florida and live the dream of becoming a fishing captain in "the fishing capital of the world".
In addition to guiding, Capt. Chris is founder of Floridas only live from the charter boat radio fishing reports. Besides the M-F morning shows, he is producer and Host of SW Floridas #1 rated Friday afternoon Reel Saltwater Outdoors Radio Show. He is also co-host of Tampa's top rated Saturday morning Trophy Taker Outdoors Radio Show. Since his first broadcast in 2008, Capt. Chris has become a go-to source for fishing, diving and hunting information in the region, and his passion for the outdoors is showcased during every broadcast. He has also been featured in many national television shows like Big Water Adventures, Mark Sosins Saltwater Journal, Majesty Outdoors, Florida Sportsman and others.
Inshore Flats, Saltwater Light Tackle and Fly Fishing (1-5 anglers)
Sarasota FL — Englewood FL
Some of Florida's finest fishing occurs from Sarasota to Englewood in SW Florida. This area of Florida has some of the best backcountry and flats fishing in the state, using light tackle or fly fishing is angling at its best. Florida's extensive network of bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks that permeate the region, presents angling challenges to the accomplished angler as well as the novice. No matter your level of angling skills, you'll feel right at home onboard the Tail Chaser fishing with Captain Chris.
Roaming these waters are endless species of world-class gamefish. Depending on the season, expect to catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Shark, Permit, Goliath Grouper, Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, Pompano and many others (see species availaiblity page).
The Tail Chaser Charter boat is proudly moored at the world-class Gasparilla Marina, (see link) located in Placida, FL. This pristine location is just a short boat ride to some of the area's best fishing grounds including Boca Grande Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. After our charters, many of our clients kick back and relax by enjoying a great dockside meal of your catch or menu items from the scenic Waterside Grill.
Tail Chaser Charter Services