• Capt. Jeff on His Fishing Charter Boat the Tarpon Time

    Fight The Big Ones In The
    Florida Keys Backcountry.

    Tarpon Time

    Captain: Jeff Malone

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Tarpon Time

(877) 423-6403


Hello, I’m Captain Jeff Malone, and welcome aboard the Tarpon Time at Hawks Cay Resort. As my boat name suggests, I have a tremendous passion for catching fishing’s greatest prize-large Florida Keys tarpon. In all my years of fishing in the Keys I’ve discovered that few thrills compare to making the perfect cast, then watching anxiously as a 100-pound tarpon engulfs your fly or bait and begins his drag-screaming run and high-flying acrobatics.

In addition to tarpon fishing, I offer a variety of styles of fishing using both fly and spinning tackle. One of my favorite activities is to take kids out to bend the rod on snapper, jacks and barracudas, and to help them get better acquainted with the basic saltwater fishing techniques in the process. I also love the challenge of stalking the flats for bonefish and permit, and running into the backcountry waters of Florida Bay to catch snook, redfish, speckled trout, sharks and more.

Whether it’s time to catch a tarpon, or you wish to target one of the other many challenging inshore game fish that we offer here in the Keys, I am honored to have you as my guests aboard the Tarpon Time and look forward to sharing with you the ultimate Florida Keys shallow water fishing experience.

About the Boat

The Tarpon Time is a 21ft Egret Moccasin with a 175hp 4 stroke Suzuki engine. It is a great boat for fishing in skinny water, and for anchoring up around bridges and in Florida Bay. It is fast, comfortable and stable, and because it rocks very little you never need worry about getting seasick.

The Tarpon Time has a poling platform, ample bow space to make your casts from, and is equipped with first-class fly and spinning tackle and gear.

Florida Keys fishing charters specializing in tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook, redfish and more. Tarpon Time is also great for kids!

"Let us help you plan your trip! Enjoy a stay at Hawks Cay Resort and your fishing adventure will be just steps from your door."

Phone: (877) 423-6403

Tarpon Time fishing charter



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Tarpon Time - Half Day

Availability: Call for availability.

Rates: $600 (1-2 Anglers), $700 (3 Anglers), $700 (4 Anglers)

Requirements & Restrictions: Call for more information.

Tarpon Time - Full Day

Availability: Call for availability.

Rates: $1000 (1-2 Anglers), $1000 (3 Anglers), $1000 (4 Anglers)

Requirements & Restrictions: Call for more information

Tarpon Time - 4 Hour Live Bait Tarpon

Availability: Call for availability

Rates: $600 (1-2 Anglers), $700 (3 Anglers), $700 (4 Anglers)

Requirements & Restrictions: In Season. Tarpon season is very popular! To allow more anglers to take advantage of tarpon and other spring backcountry species, our backcountry guides offer three four hour trips daily in spring and early summer.