Travel & Outdoors

Best Places In South Florida To Feed The Tarpon

May 2, 2012 9:01 AM

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South Florida is known for its fantastic fishing but there’s a fun pastime that draws people from near and far. It’s not tarpon fishing but tarpon feeding. The giant denizens of the deep gather at various South Florida marinas and folks flock to the docks to get a chance to feed the huge fish, sometimes by hand.
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Robbie’s Marina

U.S. 1, (MM 77.5)
Lower Matecumbe Key, Islamorada, FL, 33036
(305) 664-9814 or (877) 664-8498

One of the classic Florida Keys experiences is feeding the tarpon at Robbie’s Marina. The giant tarpon, which are used to being hand-fed, congregate around the docks by the dozens at Robbie’s Marina on Lower Matecumbe Key. Fish fans, young and old, pay $4 to feed them sardines or $1 just to watch. Spend some time hanging out at this authentic Keys community, where you can grab a bite to eat, do a little shopping, or charter a boat.

15thstreet Best Places In South Florida To Feed The Tarpon


15th Street Fisheries at Lauderdale Marina

1900 SE 15th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 763-2777

In Fort Lauderdale, the 15th Street Fisheries at Lauderdale Marina offers giant tarpon feeding every day. Just head to the marina docks between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. You can personally feed the tarpon all day long with shrimp available in the dock store. It’s a well-known fact that feeding these amazing creatures is one of the most popular and unique attractions in the entire South Florida area.

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  • AndrewJ526

    And between those 2 locations, you can visit the south side of Haulover Marina in North Miami Beach, at the Kelly Fleet fishing boats, where tarpon gather often.
    And while you’re there looking at the tarpon, fresh fish are coming in with the fishing boats, caught just hours ago – now that’s fresh!!!

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