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“Great Guiding for Tarpon”

Tail Chaser Charter Services
Ranked #4 of 20 Tours in Boca Grande
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Owner description: Join Tail Chaser Charter Services for an amazing day of fishing and adventuring the Boca Grande to Sarasota area with top fishing captain Chris O'Neill. Captain Chris is a highly experienced guide who knows all the waters of Boca Grande including the back country and Gulf of Mexico where the big trophy fish lurk. Captain Chris is experienced in all facets of fishing and is considered one of Florida's foremost experts in tarpon and goliath grouper fishing. Captain Chris also provides a family friendly atmosphere so you can feel safe bring your entire family onboard the Tail Chaser charter boat. In addition, Capt. Chris offers a team of great guides to compliment his business for overflow/last minute and multiple boat trips. Rest assure, when you book with Tail Chaser, you've found the best service and professionals in SW Florida. Tight Lines!
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Just got back from Boca Grande , and in one word Awesome!!
Capt Chris Oneil and his mate Jesse were just great guys.
They worked their butts off to put us on fish and did it for 3 days!

Their were 3 of us from Illinois and all are experienced fisherman and avid outdoorsman, so we were familiar with our way around the water. Capt Chris treated us a such and we were full of questions about the area and the Fish and the wildlife. Chris had all the answer and was just downright entertaining and a lot of fun to be around.

Bottom line is, He was putting us on fish and that is really the key, he knew where to go when no one else was catching them, The other cool thing was his relationship with the other guides in the area. They would share info to help each other out .

I have been out with other guides in Florida and most of them treated our group like we never fished in our lives, fairly rude and arrogant and just happy to take you for an expensive boat ride.

Hook up with TailChasers and Capt Chris and you truly won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Do yourself a favor! Book a trip with Tail chasers or one of their affiliated Captains. We have been out with Captain Chris four times over the last five years and he's always been a professional in taking care of our every need, and putting us on fish with the with a rod n reel or with a bow and arrow. This is The Captain to go with! if I can answer any of your questions I can be reached via email Todd Barnes at tcbar85@yahoo.com will get me and I'll be happy to help you out.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This was our second trip with Captain Chris and he didn't disappoint. He's knowledgeable, personable, and excellent with young anglers. Our 10 yo and 13 yo boys thought the day was awesome and want to go again ASAP! This day was one of those special memories that our boys will reflect on later in life. We enjoyed a beautiful day in beautiful surroundings. We caught multiple species of fish and even had an up close encounter with "Flipper". We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Fishing with Captain Chris was the best experience of my vacation. I have fished with many guides across the eastern US and Chris was by far the best guide that I have ever fished with. Not only does Chris know where the fish are he is very patient with those who have less fishing experience. A lot of guides get upset when you make a bad cast or miss a bite but Chris takes the time to explain what went wrong and coaches you on the next attempt. His knowledge of the area and different species of fish are amazing.We caught four different species totaling over 50 fish all while fishing in 60 degree weather with a 15 mph north wind. My only disappointment with the trip is that the time went by so quickly. Captain Chris needs to find a way to slow down the clock.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We were on vacation when we teamed up with a friend and his son and booked a day with Capt. Chris ONeill. It couldn't have been a better father-son fishing experience!

The boys, both 12, had a blast. You don't know what you are missing until you head out with a real pro like Capt. Chris. His top notch guide skills and enthusiasm made all the difference. At the end of the day we were inspired and bragging about the fish we caught. Don't miss the chance - Absolutely worth it.

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TailChaserFishing, Owner at Tail Chaser Charter Services, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

It was a true pleasure taking care of your family and friends while visiting SW Florida. Can't wait to do it again. FISH ON!!!

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