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During an excursion with Tarpon Tamer, you can set out on an offshore trip through the Gulf of Mexico and trawl for grouper, snapper, cobia, and barracuda. Or, you can up the ante with a backwater adventure in Naples Bay or Everglades National Park, where you can attempt to wrestle in tarpon and sharks. No matter what adventure you choose, though, Captain Phil Haley sits at the helm equipped with several decades of wisdom and instruction. Read on to learn more about him:
Meet the Captain: Phil Haley
- Qualifications: Phil is a US Coast Guard-certified Captain
- Experience: Born and raised in Southwest Florida, Captain Haley has been fishing the local waters of Collier County for more than a quarter-century. Tarpon Tamper set out on its first voyage in 1996.
- About the Company's Name: It's actually the name of the boat. Tarpon Tamer is a 24-foot Sea Hunt bay boat that comfortably seats up to six people. It also has a T-top for shade.