Guaranteed Tarpon Trips

Special Tarpon Trips in March, April, May and June

You hook up with a Silver King or you don’t pay!

Up to 200lbs. World Class Tarpon on light tackle for the fight of your life. Do it once and you’ll be back!

excellent Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Skipper Jeff Pfister

3AM Tarpon Special

Guaranteed Tarpon Hook-Up
  • 5 hour early morning tarpon trip
  • Leaves the dock at 3am and returns at 8am
  • Hook up with a Silver king or you don’t pay!
  • $650 for 2 anglers per boat, $50 for each additional third or fourth angler
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9PM Tarpon Special

Guaranteed Tarpon Hook-Up
  • 5 hour late night tarpon trip
  • Leaves the dock at 9pm and returns at 2am
  • Hook up with a Silver king or you don’t pay!
  • $650 for 2 anglers per boat, $50 for each additional third or fourth angler
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Night Snook / Tarpon Trolling

times based on tide
  • 4 hour trip
  • Departure and return times based on tide. Please call for more info.
  • $600 for 2 anglers per boat, $50 for each additional third or fourth angler
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I had one day available in my trip do some fishing in the Keys and all I wanted to do was go Tarpon fishing, my research for a skipper led me to Captain Jeff Pfister of Dockside Charters. After a call with Jeff I booked a night Trip which went out at midnight and it was amazing, the buzz of being out in the night with no one else around was unreal and once we started fishing it didn’t take long to hook up with some Tarpon, the first hookup I landed was 120lb and shortly after followed up with another at 160lb. The fight from these Tarpon was everything I imagined and more, simply awesome.

We managed to hook two more during the night but lost them both and we had some issues with floating grass in the water which Captain Jeff said had reduced our chances of more bites. However, I was I was over the moon with the results, landing one big Tarpon was enough but two was just fantastic.

I would highly recommend Captain Jeff Pfister for any fishing trips and if I ever make it back to the Keys I will be straight on to him, he is highly knowledgeable and does his best to ensure a successful trip.
Many thanks to Jeff.

Nick K

I have known Jeff for probably 15 years now and he is one of the top, if not the top, guides in Islamorada, specializing in night fishing for Tarpon, at which he excels.

My friend Keith was with me on this trip and we had a great time despite more wind than we’d have liked and experienced some amazing sights as well as fighting some impressive fish including an estimated 700lb bull shark, 400lb Goliath grouper (Jewfish) and tarpon to 170lb.

Philip N

Top skipper, top bloke and top fisherman! First time fishing for tarpon and couldn’t have made a better choice than to go out with capt Jeff Pfister fishing out of Pelican Cove. Extremely knowledgeable not only on tarpon, but all fish species. Fished mainly for tarpon and after expert tuition from Capt Jeff l hooked up to a number of tarpon and managed to land four from 120lbs – 175lbs! Apart from the great fishing Capt Jeff is a great character with a great deal of local knowledge ! If you want guaranteed fish and a fun day capt Jeff Pfister of Dockside Charters is the go to guy ! I will definitely be back next year !

Michael I

Swansea County, UK

We’ve been fishing with Jeff since 2009, primarily for Tarpon but also for sharks and trout. You will not find a more knowledgeable captain in the keys, this guy just has a natural instinct to know where the fish will be during different points of the tide and how the weather conditions affect where the fish are laying up.

Even on the toughest days Jeff has always managed to get us a hook up and we’ve had occasions where we’ve been 15 to 30mins late getting back to dock because he wants us to catch. Jeff really cares for his customers, he’ll keep moving to different spots if you are not getting bites, does not worry about using fuel (unlike some charters) and does not clock watch.

If you want to catch a Tarpon, book with Jeff and let him decide the best time of day/night to go.