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
    $2,040
    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
    $1,700
    You will bottom fish for Groupers and Snappers as well as troll for False Albacores, Sailfish, Barracudas, Kingfish, and other species calling Florida state waters their home. 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
    $1,360
    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. You'll be fishing the waters within the state limit. 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
    $1,020
    This trip includes both trolling for pelagic fish and bottom fishing for Snappers, Groupers, and Triggerfish. You'll fish within state waters and the crew will provide all equipment and bait for the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,020
    This trip includes both trolling for pelagic fish and bottom fishing for Snappers, Groupers, and Triggerfish. You'll be fishing within state waters.
  • Private trip
    5 hr Red Snapper Bottom Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 3 - Jul 28
    $850
    Red Snapper seasonal afternoon trip.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper AM Trip 5 hrs
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $850
    5 hour Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Jun 3
    $680
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $680
    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
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $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
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179 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. Let's go Fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
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
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Fishing with David
Birthday trip for my honey bunny
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Marvin H.
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8 hour trip with Captain Dave and deckhand John John

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 15, 2021
These guys worked their tails off for us. No pun intended!🙂. We will definitely fish with them again. A great day and we...
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Had a blast.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Trolling (AM) on August 25, 2021
Wont find better more down to earth people than captain Dave and John. Excellent people first off and they are an absolute...
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Cordele, GA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on July 24, 2021
By far my best deep sea fishing experience ever. The Captain knew exactly where he was going and didn’t waste any time if...
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6 hour Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Trolling (AM) on February 28, 2021
It was a little slow going when we left on the first charter of 2021, the fog was really thick! This robbed us of 45 min of...
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Rivera Boyz Half-Day Trolling

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Trolling (AM) on October 16, 2020
We booked a four hour trolling trip with Tell’ntails Charter as a boys trip to celebrate my son’s enlistment into the Army....
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FAQs about Tell'ntails Charters

Tell'ntails Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $55 per person - Spanish Trolling Trip (2 hours)
  • $680 per group - Half Day Trip - Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $680 per group - Half Day Trip - Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Red Snapper AM Trip 5 hrs (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 hr Red Snapper Bottom Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,020 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,020 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,360 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,040 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Tell'ntails Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Tell'ntails Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tell'ntails Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tell'ntails Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tell'ntails Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Red)