Tell'ntails Charters

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If you’re looking for a charter that can offer you excellent fishing with a flexible service that you can customize to your liking, look no further than Tell’ntails Charters. They’ll take you fishing in the bountiful Gulf of Mexico after a variety of exciting species!

Captain Mike Mandeville invites you to join him aboard their 31’ Island Hopper express cruiser. She’s a spacious vessel, able to hold up to 6 anglers fishing with ample elbow room to move around. She’s fully equipped with the latest safety gear, as well as state-of-the-art navigation and fish finding systems. You’ll get to your fishing grounds quickly and waste no time locating your prey!

With Capt. Mike you’ll go out into the Gulf and start battling the gorgeous fish there. The boat is equipped with downriggers to extend your reach when trolling for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracudas, or Sailfish. For anglers who enjoy a calmer approach, bottom fishing for tasty Red Snapper is available, as well as targeting several species of Groupers. Other species can be fished too, like the Mahi Mahi, False Albacore, or Hammerhead Shark (catch and release only).

You’ll be supplied with all equipment you may need on these trips. The first mate is on board to give you a hand with anything you need and to clean your bait. He works for tips, so gratuity is greatly appreciated (15-20% is customary). You can customize the trips to your liking, contact the captain before arriving to work out the details. The minimum age for children is 3 years old.

Ready for some reel-screaming action in the stunning Gulf of Mexico with a professional crew? If the answer is yes, book a trip with Tell’ntails Charters and embark on an exciting fishing adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is meant for serious offshore anglers. Once out there, you'll troll for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, Wahoos, False Albacores, Sailfish and others. You can also bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers if you want. Talk to the captain to figure out what best suits you.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 6 persons
    You will bottom fish for Groupers and Snappers as well as troll for False Albacores, Sailfish, Barracudas, Kingfish, and other species. You can mix it up however you want, the trip is customizable.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $920
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will consist of trolling for a variety of species such as the Wahoo, various Tunas, King and Spanish Mackerel. The other part of the trip will be bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers. Mix and match however you like!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will consist of trolling for Kingfish, Wahoos, Tunas, and Spanish Mackerel before you switch over and go bottom fishing for Groupers and Snappers. All required equipment will be provided to you. You can customize the techniques or species targeted to your liking.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Part of this trip will include trolling and you will have both live and artificial baits to lure in Kingfish, Wahoos, Tunas, and Spanish Mackerel. It also includes bottom fishing. You can customize the trip to your liking.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is all about trolling the blue waters for a variety of exciting species like King and Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, various Tunas, and others you may run into. You will be provided with all the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you trolling for Kingfish, Wahoos, Tunas, and Spanish Mackerel. You will use both live and artificial baits on this trip. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Night time fishing is different than bottom fishing in the Gulf. An experience of fishing in the bay for sharks is one you don't want to pass up. Additional anglers can be added for $100 each with a maximum of 6.
  • Private trip
    Spanish Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $55
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This is a quick trip around the bay trolling for Spanish Mackerel for those that want to get out on the water but not stay all day. Trip times are optional. Captain and crew will work with you to fit around your schedule. Trips are available from 7am-8pm.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Island Hopper (Express cruiser) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 375HP Catepillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

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 4% fee.

About the Captain

David Carr
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since March 2018
22
I have always loved being on the water. I have fished the Gulf waters since I was a child and love seeing people catch fish. Especially the people that have never done it in their lives before. I have been running charter boats for the past 10 years and still have the same passion as the day that I started. Lets go Fishing!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.56
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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A perfect day on the water!
A perfect day on the water!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Jason B.
Woodstock, GA
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Mike Mandeville & First Mate Justin

VERIFIED   July 14, 2018
We went on a full day of fishing on the Tell N Tails fishing boat with Captain Mike Mandeville and First Mate Justin. When...
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Karen S.
Orlando, FL
 4.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  March 20, 2019
David and Rick were great to work with and were amazing with my 3 kids. Unfortunately we caught one fish so the trip was a...
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Kittee S.
Bartlett, Illinois
 5.00
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Best Fishing trip!

March 31, 2018
Tell’ntails Rocks! I just wanted to thank you guys again for everything!! The whole process was run very well from the...
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Brittany G.
Lady Lake, FL
 5.00
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Spanish Trolling with Family

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
This was an awesome experience for our family! Captain Mike & Rick(deckhand) were awesome to work with & made full...
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Tanya C.
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A perfect day on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  March 25, 2019
We had a great time w Dave and Mike! Great crew and so helpful with our kids!! Thank you guys!!
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