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Please complete all, *Required info*  or call us toll free (1-866-4-Tarpon) to book!


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Occasion:   Birthday     Anniversary     Vacation  

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                     Other - Please specify in detail, especially a surprise gift! 



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If a waterfront Hotel/Motel/Resort/Home, would you prefer an "On the Water" Pick up and drop off?




* Captain & or area you wish to fish with: *                                 




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Please tell us about yourself and your party, so we may design a charter trip

that best suits the needs of you and your guest:





Have you ever fished with a Florida Light Tackle Charter Guide;




If so, who was your captain?  


Do you wish to fish with him; or would you prefer another captain?                                                  




Have you ever fished in Florida? 

                                                     If so, when?  


Where did you fish?  


What did you catch?  


Did you fish privately or did you hire a guide?  



How would you rate your experience?  


What can Florida Light Tackle do for you and your guest to provide a most exciting, yet relaxing time during your fishing trip with us?


So we can properly extend a "Thank you", how did you hear about us?


Please view our FAQS page for more info:


You may provide us your credit card information in the boxes below; or email us with your credit card number, card type and expiration date; or you may call us  @ 941-628-1355; or you may print this form, include payment and mail to:    

Florida Light Tackle Charters

17044 Greenan Ave.

Port Charlotte, FL 33948


Do you wish to remit your deposit to lock in your charter now or later? 



To Remit your deposit now, please provide us with the following information:


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* Complete billing address must accompany Credit Card if other than home address above *


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Thank you for reserving a light tackle charter with Florida Light Tackle  Once we process your deposit, Florida Light Tackle Charters will email you a trip confirmation within 24 hours.   


Please Read our "Liability" disclaimer & "Deposit Policy" below, before clicking on the submit button.


v Please Read Our Charter Policy Below v

Liability:  F.L.T.C. diligently screens it's captains, and only employs captains with a proven track record of providing a fun-filed and safe environment for customers. Even though we have NEVER had any claims, there is always a possibility of an accident.  An accident that may be less probable to occur, than one that you may be in, by simply driving down to the end of your driveway.


In our waters, there will always be other boaters who are not as careful and who do not utilize the best judgment.  Our Captains are seasoned, and know to avoid careless boaters.  In addition, F.L.T.C. requires each Captain to maintain insurance on their vessels.  Each Captain is required to maintain a Liability Endorsement with a minimum value of $300,000.  Many of our Captains have chosen to increase their coverage, with some maintaining policies as  high as $1,000,000. 


In the event, the unlikely should occur, claims are to be forwarded to the individual captain's insurance carrier.  FLTC, Flats to Bay, Inc. and/or it's officers WILL NOT be liable for any mishaps or accidents, which may occur on the way to, during and/or after a charter


Reservation Deposits: (Please Read, No Exceptions)
Regular Charters - Florida Light Tackle Charters will require a $100 advance deposit per boat per day to reserve a charter date & time slot.
Split-Day Charters require a $200 advance deposit per boat per day (its the same as booking two separate charters a day)
Shared Charters- require full payment in advance. Deposits may be made by *check (received 14-days prior departure date) or major credit card.
Group & Corporate Charters require 50% down deposit at time of booking with the balance paid no later than 10 days prior departure. Cash/Check/Credit Card accepted.
Gift Certificate Charters- require 100% payment at time of issue. (Gift Certificates are NON-REFUNDABLE)!
are only refundable with 60 days advance cancellation notice (In writing or email). We collect the $100 deposit per boat per day to reserve your date and time slot. This $100 deposit is non-refundable unless the fishing trip is cancelled by the Captain/FLTC due to bad weather or unforeseen problems/vessel. This cancellation is made prior or at the dock on the day of the trip, only at the Captain's/FLTC discretion. Our policy is to meet at the boat or pickup location at the agreed time on the day of the trip. If the fishing trip is cancelled by the Captain due to due to hazardous weather conditions, we will try to re-book the charter if your schedule allows, otherwise we will cheerfully refund your entire deposit.

Cancellations by customers/clients with less than a
36-hour phone call notice and or No Shows at the dock by customers on the day of the fishing trip will be charged to their credit card the full amount for the length of charter slot they have reserved. When you reserve a fishing trip, we do not book anyone else for that time slot. No shows leave the captain and deckhand standing at the fully set up boat wondering where their charter is.

As Per your
voice recorded &/or written authorization, we have charged a charter reservation deposit to your credit card account (total charge listed in confirmation above). Please contact FLTC when you arrive in town; or two days prior to the charter date, whichever comes first. Please understand our Deposit/Cancellation policy is firm!

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to review our charter policies, as well as a listing of
"What to" and "What not to" bring aboard a Florida Light Tackle Charter. (Unless previously discussed with FLTC, please do not bring your own tackle, rods & reels, and cooler).

*NO FISH, NO PAY GUARANTEE* (Please take a moment to read our guarantee)

The link is as follows:

In the interim, if you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us;
Capt. Derrick Jacobsen (941) 628-1355 or email;



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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


Light Tackle Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande & Charlotte Harbor with

Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


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