Get ready to fish the productive waters of the Florida Keys with Tail Gator Charters. With over 3 decades of experience, you can expect a professional guide who knows where the fish are. Captain Bill Miller caters his trips to all levels of experience and guarantees you’ll have an awesome day on the water!

Your boat for the day is a 22’ Penn Craft bay boat, powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine. The captain’s vessel comes with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, fishing gear, and safety equipment. You’ll have outriggers for trolling big game pelagics and a livewell to keep your bait fresh in between catches.

The boat also comes with a multimedia system so you can listen to your favorite tunes while you fish. She accommodates up to 4 guests, including kids ages 4 and up, and everyone can fish comfortably at the same time.

The winter months are prime time for Sailfishing in the Keys as the cooler temperatures bring them in closer to shore. Capt. Bill will have you targeting Sailfish, as well as other big game species, such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. You’ll also have the chance to go after various Grouper and Snapper species, as well as Cobia, Permit, and Tarpon.

Top-quality Penn and Daiwa rods and reels are provided on all trips. Capt. Bill also has snorkeling equipment available for up to 2 guests. Snorkeling is an excellent option for families with kids because they’ll be able to swim close to some of the most incredible looking species that Florida has to offer.

Capt. Bill will also offer to clean and fillet your catch. He also provides snacks and drinks on board but feel free to bring your own if you’d like. All you need is sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and the rest will be taken care of.

Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before departure and get ready for the ride of your life. Tail Gator Charters is ready to put you on the fish of your dreams, so start planning your adventure and book your trip today!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Enjoy a full day of fishing with Tail Gator Charters. You'll have the opportunity to target various Grouper and Snapper species, as well as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Cobia, and Blackfin Tuna. Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are included. Just arrive 15 minutes early, bring snacks and drinks, and don't forget the sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Choose the morning option and be one of the first ones on the water. You'll target a variety of fish, from Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper to Red and Black Grouper. Rods, reels, bait, and snorkeling equipment are included in the price, as well as your fishing license. Just arrive 15 minutes prior to departure and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Sleep in a few hours and enjoy a productive afternoon of fishing with Tail Gator Charters. Your target species for the day include Cobia, Tarpon, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, and Red Grouper, just to name a few. Fishing gear and licenses are included in the price. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, pack sunscreen, and be sure to arrive 15 minutes early.
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About the Captain

Bill Miller
Key Largo, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
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93 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2019
Captain Bill Miller has been fishing the Florida Keys since he was 11 years old. He’s a tournament angler and charter captain with over 2 decades of professional experience. Capt. Bill made the cover of Florida Sportsman Magazine for reeling in a 68 lb Mahi and has been working hard to break his own record ever since. His favorite part of the job is meeting new people and putting customers on big fish. He invites you on a unique adventure to create lasting memories in the Keys with Tail Gator Charters!

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Penn Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Amazing day fishing with one cool captain!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 1, 2021
We LOVED our day out with Capt. Billy. We have done several other charters, and this was the best by far! We will be back just...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 19, 2021
Simply put Captain Bill is a down to earth just straight up good dude. To be more specific Although our scheduled date had...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 8, 2020
Well, first and foremost, you will get much more than a fishing guide with Capt. Bill. You will get a teacher, history buff...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 21, 2021
Captain Bill knew what he was doing. Radio chatter for the day had most of the other boats struggling to get keepers. He had...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 2, 2021
we started out hot but ended kind of slow, i lost a big mahi right at the boat. we still ended up catching a decent amount...
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FAQs about Tail Gator Charters

Tail Gator Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tail Gator Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tail Gator Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Daiwa )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Tail Gator Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tail Gator Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tail Gator Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo