Tell'ntails Charters

111 reviews
In demand!

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 David Carr 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. David 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. 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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,680
    price breakdown
    $1,680
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,120
    price breakdown
    $1,120
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $840
    price breakdown
    $840
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $840
    price breakdown
    $840
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    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! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    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
    Spanish Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $110
    price breakdown
    $110
    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 the Captain

David Carr
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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111 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
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. Text 850774hook. Lets go Fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Red) 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
Deep Sea 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
First Mate
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
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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 111 reviews
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Half day trip with cpt dave and chilton
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Darren G.
Springfield, VA
 5.00
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AMAZING 10 hour extended full day on TellnTails

VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
I booked a 10 hour fishing trip on TellnTails for my son’s 16th birthday, and it was awesome!  We had perfect weather...
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Clay F.
Cumming, GA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  September 22, 2020
Being here right after Hurricane Sally, the waters were a little rough. With that being said, Captain David took us straight...
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Angela A.
Panama City, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
We had an excellent day on the water. Despite having to cut it short due to the weather, David and Chilton took really good...
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Derek K.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Carr

VERIFIED   June 16, 2020
My son and I had an amazing trip.  We met up early and were on the boat and into the bay in no time flat.  Captain...
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Richard M.
Lynn Haven, Florida
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Opening weekend!!

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Was a great day out with the Telln’Tails crew. Chilton was Great with people especially with the Kids! He also runs the deck...
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