In 2024, South Seas continues its phased reopening with new food & beverage outlets, additional accommodations, and enhanced resort amenities.
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Join the First Annual South Seas Tarpon Tournament

March 11, 2024

We are proud to announce the first annual South Seas Tarpon Tournament, scheduled for May 17, 2024 with proceeds supporting Folds of Honor, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled military members and First Responders.


Casting for a Cause | $150,000 Goal

Proceeds from sponsorships of the fishing tournament will go directly to Folds of Honor scholarship recipients in the Captiva, Sanibel, and Fort Myers, Florida area. Our goal is to raise $150,000 to fund multiple Lee County scholarships and raise awareness for an organization that ensures families who have sacrificed for our country and our local community receive the education and opportunities they deserve.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000, while our title level, Tarpon Sponsorship, includes a generous 5 scholarships for local recipients; 3 complimentary anglers and 1 celebrity captain along with inclusion in marketing materials.


South Seas Tarpon Tournament     View Sponsorship Packet


Join the Fray | 100% Payback

Lines will begin hitting the water for the catch-and-release tarpon tournament beginning at
6:30 AM on Friday, May 17th with 100% of the entry fees being awarded to the winners of the tournament. The cost to fish is $1,000 per team (max 4 people per boat with a captain), with the tournament wrapping at 3:00 PM, followed by dinner and an awards presentation at 6:00 PM.

Sponsors and participants are invited to join us on stunning Captiva Island for food, prizes, and entertainment at the dinner along with additional activities taking place throughout the weekend to be announced.


South Seas Tarpon Tournament - Fisherman     Participant Registration


A Cause Worth Casting For

As we look forward to world-class fishing along Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, we’re reminded of the power of community and the difference we can make together. If you are unable to sponsor or participate in this year’s event, any monetary donation is gladly accepted.

“The South Seas Tarpon Tournament is an opportunity to partner with Folds of Honor to give back and support the families who’ve sacrificed for our country and community. It’s about standing together, making a real difference, and honoring their bravery with every cast”. – Shawn Farrell, South Seas General Manager


South Seas Tarpon Tournament - Folds of Honor     Donate Now


Accommodations and More

Special rates are available for tournament participants and their guests, ensuring everyone can enjoy the beauty of South Seas resort. Additionally, the tournament will be filmed and featured on Reel Animals with its host Capt. Mike Anderson. For official rules, FAQs, and the latest updates, please visit


Accomodations     Book Now

Get ready to enjoy a great day on the water knowing your contributions are making a difference in the lives of deserving military and first responder families in the community.