Tail Gator Charters

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

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

Boat Specs

Penn Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2006. 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.74
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Full day back water
Half Day Key Largo with Captain Bill
Half Day Key Largo with Captain Bill
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Angler Rating
29
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Gretchen M.
Palm Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Fun half day with Captain Bill!

VERIFIED   January 20, 2020
My husband and I had never been deep sea fishing. Captain Bill did everything he could to make it an enjoyable experience!...
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Javier R.
Miami Beach, FL
 5.00
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Crappy weather for offshore

VERIFIED   NEW  March 3, 2020
With the weather being horrible for off shore fishing captain billy did his best to make the best of a bad situation and we...
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Dan S.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Half day in shore

VERIFIED   NEW  March 16, 2020
Too windy for us to head off shore.  Captain Bill was engaging all day, trying different spots, mixing up the baits and...
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Vernon W.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   March 1, 2020
With Bill’s experience in the area he gave us the best opportunity to catch fish. Loved working the surface area of boat...
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Caydan B.
United States
 5.00
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Lots of Fun!

VERIFIED   February 19, 2020
Captain Bill was great! Stayed in the channels for about half the trip and caught 3 different species of snapper and black...
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Fishing Reports

Dolphin ad tuna offshore

March 26, 2020

No school no trips me and my son still getting i done. Read Full Report →