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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • 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)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    You'll spend the afternoon casting from over the side of Captain Kerry's bay boat using techniques such as jigging, spinning, and bottom fishing. If you're lucky a Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum or Cobia may be tempted to take a bit of the live bait that you've laid out. Kids in particular love this trip so feel free to get them enthusiastic about fishing!
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About the Captain

Kerry Gehman
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Shark (Bonnethead)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Robert ". C.
Loudon, TN
 5.00
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Capt. Kerry - half day trip with a weeks worth of fish!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 1, 2020
I thought we might have overwhelmed Capt. Kerry with 5 fisherman on a 4 hour Am trip. He responded with action for...
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Andy H.
Apex, NC
 5.00
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Awesome half day trip with Captain Kerry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 26, 2020
Captain Kerry is a super nice guy and a great Charter Captain. He got us on some Bull Reds first thing in the morning. ...
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Louise H.
Pawleys Island, SC
 5.00
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Ribbon Fish!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2020
The Captain was very good and patient with us, as we are not experienced anglers.  Went out to the ocean for a little...
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Kathy B.
Pawleys Island, SC
 5.00
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Great half-day trip with Captain Kerry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 6, 2020
My kids and I had a wonderful experience with Captain Kerry.  He took us to numerous locations where we all caught fish. ...
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Justin I.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Half Day Great Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2020
knowledgeable captain Great experience with my kids.
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