Tailfinz Charter Service

Enjoy some superb fishing on the sun-glazed coastal waters of South Caroline! Join Captain Kerry as he takes you to some of the best fishing grounds that the area has to offer.

You will fish aboard a 24’ Triton bay boat. This boat is a great all-rounder that is capable of fishing in the shallow water marsh and to the nearshore reefs located 3 to 5 miles out. 

You’ll be angling for some Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Redfish, Bonnethead Shark, Spotted Seatrout, and Weakfish. Captain Kerry will give you Penn reels and has various brands of rods stocked. With this light tackle, the type of techniques you can utilize on your trip includes bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging.

Live bait is provided for you and can be caught either before or during your trip. If you are lucky enough to catch a fish that’s legally big enough to be taken home then Captain Kerry is happy to clean it for you. Although safety equipment is provided, children under 6 years of age must have their own life jacket taken for them. Bring only drinks, snacks, sunscreen (no spray allowed), and payment for the balance owed.

So join in on the action with Captain Kerry as he takes you and your crew out for an awesome sea-bound adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $495
    On this excursion, you'll be going after the fish that are out on their morning hunt. You've got a great chance to reel in some Redfish, Cobia, Weakfish, Black Drum, Shark and many more of the creatures that roam in the waters here. All ages and levels of ability are welcome to join Captain Kerry as he shows you some of the best coastal fishing that South Carolina has to offer.
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About the Captain

Kerry Gehman
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
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31 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
I've been fishing the Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet area for 15 years now with 11 of those working as a fishing charter captain. I'm a passionate fisherman and my favorite part of this job is when I can help a youngster catch their first fish or when a lucky client catches that trophy fish of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Triton (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Forrest H.
Soldotna, AK
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 18, 2021
After missing the first charter (which was a gaff on my part), I rescheduled for another charter and I can say it was a good...
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Mitch C.
Rushsylvania, OH
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Amazing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2021
This was a great experience and I am looking forward to going again. Kerry was a great guide he was full of knowledgeable information...
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Edward B.
Rock Hill, SC
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Morning trip with Captain Kerry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 9, 2021
Had a wonderful trip out to the near shore reefs. Capt. Kerry kept us on bait and was very professional and friendly. Highly...
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Clif S.
Springfield, VA
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Half Day with Capt Kerry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 28, 2021
Always a great outing with Capt Kerry.  Had a great time and everybody (4) caught fish. ~Clif~
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Jarad H.
Benton, PA
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Four hour morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 20, 2021
Fantastic experience, good laughs, and lots of big catches! 5 stars all around, highly recommend.
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FAQs about Tailfinz Charter Service

Tailfinz Charter Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $495 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Tailfinz Charter Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tailfinz Charter Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Tailfinz Charter Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Tailfinz Charter Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Tailfinz Charter Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Weakfish