Inshore or nearshore, South Carolina has plenty of fish to provide you with exciting action. Eastern Tailz Outfitters will put you on the bite, whether you’re stalking the shallows or bottom fishing the coastal waters.

Captain Joe Ziegler welcomes you on board his 24’ Seapro boat capable of taking up to 4 anglers fishing in comfort. Her center console design is well suited to fishing both areas, whether you’re chasing a Bull Redfish or reeling in a Kingfish.

Capt. Joe can take you on a quick 3-hour fishing trip around Little River – the perfect excursion if you want to get a bit of fishing slotted in your day. Anglers looking to test their fishing skills and spend the entire day hooking up Mackerel, Groupers, Snappers, and the fighting Cobia can book the 8-hour trip.

The catch list doesn’t stop there, you can also target Spotted Seatrout, big Black Drum, and Flounder!

Kids are more than welcome on board, the captain loves sharing his passion for angling with novices. You need a valid fishing license at the ready before coming on a trip.

Remember to pack sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a cooler to take your hard-fought catch home in.

Experience the diverse fishing of South Carolina the right way, by booking a trip with Eastern Tailz Outfitters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Get on the water before the boat traffic picks up while the fishing pressure is low. You'll target Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout on this half day trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    Get on the water before the boat traffic picks up while the fishing pressure is low. You'll target Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout on this half day trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Extend your stay in the productive inshore waters a little longer, with this 5-hour trip! You will fish for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Flounder on this 5-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $600
    Extend your stay in the productive inshore waters a little longer, with this 5-hour trip! You will fish for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Flounder on this 5-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Evening trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $600
    Targetting sharks! Variety of black tip, spinner, tiger, black nose and bull sharks!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,125
    Targeting all specific species of inshore fish from Flounder to Trout, Sheepshead, along with Red Drum and Black Drum! If the weather permits, you can run farther offshore and fish for King Mackerel, or bottom fish for Cobia, Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Joe Ziegler
Little River, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
15 Fishing Reports
178 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
Growing up in South Carolina allowed Captain Joe's family the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be duck hunting, fishing, or just enjoying the water. His family established a successful HVAC company but their passion for outdoor sporting was their lifelong career goal. They have spent 28 years educating themselves on the techniques of successful and effective outdoor fishing and hunting techniques. Once Captain Joe and his family found that they had learned and mastered what was needed to be successful in both the chartering and hunting business, they were able to establish Eastern Tailz Outfitters. Whether you're chasing fish tails, ducks tails, or buck tails, the captain can ensure your entertainment and success. He and the rest of the family are so excited to invite you to be a part of the outdoor adventures they have grown so passionately for. They thank you for helping them on their journey and promise it will be an experience to remember.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper

Boat specs

SeaPro (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 146 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (140)
Half day morning trip with captain Joe Zeigler
Half day morning trip with captain Joe Zeigler
Half day morning trip with captain Joe Zeigler
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Jason D.
Little River, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 Hour Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Evening trip on July 26, 2022
Our trip was originally booked for the evening. Captain Joe reached out to suggest going earlier because of the tides. We agreed...
Jason D. recommends Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro
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Evan C.
Mooresville, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day morning trip with captain Joe Zeigler

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore AM on September 18, 2022
Great captain and person. Gives 100% to insure a successful trip. Time ran out without any fish. Captain Joe decided to stay...
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James H.
Spring Lake, North Carolina
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

5hr trip with captain Joe.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore PM on July 19, 2022
Trip was fun. I talked with captain Joe before we left the dock about what we were going to fish for, and he said it was going...
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James M.
Goldsboro, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Shark fishing with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Evening trip on June 16, 2022
In advance of our trip I told Captain Joe we wanted to go big or go home.  He did not disappoint!  We pulled a few shark...
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Chad L.
Maryville, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day of fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 1, 2022
We did the 8hr trip with Captain Joe today.  This trip exceeded our expectations! We caught a limit of Spade , 5 flounder,...
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FAQs about Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro

Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore AM (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore PM (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore AM (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore PM (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Evening trip (4 hours)
  • $1,125 per group, additional $125 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout