Tall Tails Charters

Come and experience some of the best fishing available on the Emerald Coast with Captain Glen Whipkins aboard the Tall Tails. Whether you are seeking a relaxing day on the water with family and friends or a hardcore, testosterone-fueled fishing adventure, Tall Tails Charters can deliver!

Captain Glen, a US Navy veteran, was an experienced freshwater fishing guide and tournament angler before he fell in love with saltwater fishing. Rest assured he will strive to make your saltwater fishing experience as fun and exciting as possible.

His roomy 31’ Cape Horn center console offers a smooth ride, while twin 300 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboards will get you to the fishing grounds fast. Garmin electronics allow you to find lots of great fishing spots and increase your chances of catching fish.

There’s always plenty to do on the Gulf Coast. On shorter trips, you can either go trolling for Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and more, or bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper.

On longer trips, you can go further and reach the federal waters. This is great for several reasons: longer Red Snapper season! Instead of 30, you get 60 days to catch this fish; you have a better chance of catching offshore fish, such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna; fish that you target is easier to catch as they see much less fishing pressure.

All the necessary fishing gear will be provided on board. This is a family-friendly charter, and even have a flush toilet (very important if you plan on bringing wives and daughters). At the end of the day, Capt. Glen wants everyone to have their own Tall Tail to tell!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking to experience everything the local fishery has to offer, it doesn't get better than a full day trip. You'll target a variety of species, from Mahi Mahi and Amberjack to Grouper and Snapper. As the captain has Federal Reef permits, you can go further than 9 miles offshore! This means longer Red Snapper season, bigger fish, and more variety in fish species, so you can also catch Wahoo and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    More time gives you the opportunity to go further out in search of bigger fish. Whether it's trolling for Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and Kingfish, or going after some bottom feeders, there's always something to fish for around here.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This trip involves fishing near shore via trolling, bottom fishing or a combination of the two. Expect to encounter fish like Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon trips are a great option if you're looking to avoid the morning rush. You can either focus on bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper or troll for a number of local pelagics.

About the Captain

Glen Whipkins
Shalimar, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2018
Captain Glen Whipkins is a former Bass fishing guide and tournament angler. He began fishing at a very young age, catching his very first fish when he was 5. Since then, he's got more than half a century of angling experience under his belt. Once he got into the world of saltwater fishing, he was positively hooked. He even moved to Florida so he could fish all the time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Shalimar to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.44
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Jose T.
Haltom City, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with captian Glen

VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
Had an awesome time. Planning our next fishing trip with him.
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Shawn Y.
Hickory, North Carolina
 4.33
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Fishing Trip 7/20

VERIFIED   July 20, 2018
Not a bad day on the water, caught a ton of red snapper under sized and a few keepers. Did get one gag grouper and a vermillion...
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Blake J.
Winder, Georgia
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VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Capt glen was I’ll prepared and had little knowledge.  Lack of experience really showed.  All we got with a...
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