San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tarpon Trip

May 12-18, 2022

Angling Destinations (owned by Chuck and Cherie Hawkins) is hosting a tarpon trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico Four of us fished these waters for three days this last May and had a tremendous time. We caught tarpon on floating lines between 10 and 110 pounds right in San Juan! This is an urban fishing trip in an area that had more tarpon than I’ve ever seen consistently!

The  details..

Two, three day trips May 12-14 and 16-18, you will arrive the day before and depart the day after. You are welcome to come for either or both trips. You can get direct flights from Detroit. From Traverse City I went through Chicago. No passport required, US dollars, lots of English speaking, no rental car needed.

We will be using 10 and 11 weight rods equipped with floating and intermediate lines. I’ll have flies for sale, I’m going to give each of you a box of flies which you will return at the end of the trip and just pay me for the ones lost or hopefully destroyed!!

Our guides are local tarpon guides from San Juan, Chasing Tarpon. We fished with them this year and they did a great job.

This isn’t flats fishing, you will see tarpon roll but you aren’t sight fishing them. Two anglers can fish at the same time!

We will start early in the morning fish half a day then break for lunch and a siesta then go back out and fish the rest of the day. You will be fishing most of the day.


We will be staying at Hosteria Del Mar, a hotel on the beach in a gated community. If anyone desires more upscale accommodations, it can be arranged for an upcharge.

Rooms are double occupancy; single occupancy can be arranged for an upcharge. Boats are the same but remember both anglers can fish at the same time, no problem so paying for a single isn’t necessary or desirable.


Cost is $1995 and includes guides, a large breakfast sandwich, water, sodas and beer in the boat, lodging and transportation to and from the fishing each day.

Not included, flights, gratuities, transportation to and from the airport, lunch, dinner and transportation to and from hotel for lunch and dinner. Uber is very easy in San Juan for airport and meal transportation. As of today flights on Delta were from $360 for economy and $1000 for first class and on American from Traverse City rates were $405 to $810.

A $1000. Deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due in mid March. Checks payable to Chuck Hawkins.

Of the 16 available spots I currently have 8 spoken for so if you have an interest give me a ring ASAP!

Capt. Chuck