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 8 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 will also offer to clean and fillet your catch. He also provides 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
    Afternoon Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $500
    Scenic ride through the mangrove channels on the way to some fun fishing in the calm waters of key largo.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Half Day AM Mahi
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $675
    A great fun day of fishing to get out there for just a few hours catch some dinner and be back in time to Enjoy some of the other things that Key Largo has to offer. If you’re wanting to get offshore and troll for mahi-mahi, blackfin, tuna, etc. I highly recommend at least a three-quarter day.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $675
    A fun way to experience Key Largo, by maybe snorkeling, or kayaking in the morning and then heading out for some fun fishing in the afternoon for a few hours to catch some fish To take to dinner. I recommend a three-quarter day at least if we plan on going offshore to troll pelagic, species, mahi-mahi, blackfin, tuna, etc.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Mahi Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    A 6-hour trip.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Mahi Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $950
    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!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 247 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fishing with Bill
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
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Dave D.
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Great trip with Bill

VERIFIED   Half Day PM Mahi on March 25, 2024
Had our trip planed. Bill let me know the wind would be blowing too hard for our day. Gave us some options. We choose to go...
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John S.
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Great charter!

VERIFIED   Half Day AM Mahi on October 14, 2023
We booked our charter based on reviews from Fishing Booker.  Believe me we were not dissapointed.  Captain Bill was very...
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Jennifer D.
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Don’t Read!!! I don’t want you to know how good it was!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip Mahi Tuna on July 21, 2023
I am reluctant to make this review ONLY because I don’t want others to find the gem we found… you know when you have that...
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Alexander F.
Excellent
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6-Hour Offshore

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip Mahi Tuna on June 10, 2024
We had a great time with Captain Bill. We caught our limit in under 4 hours. Which has NEVER happened to me on a charter trip...
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William A.
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Captain Bill was great!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day AM Mahi on May 26, 2024
Captain Bill and Heather got us out on the water on short notice and we had a great trip! I would definitely recommend his...
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FAQs about Tail Gator Charters

Tail Gator Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Afternoon Inshore (3 hours)
  • US $675 per group - Half Day AM Mahi (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group - Half Day PM Mahi (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip Mahi Tuna (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group - Full Day Trip Mahi Tuna (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 (We do use live bait For certain species an it’s in)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Included)
  • Drinks (There will be bottled water on board)
  • Fishing License (Angler’s are covered under the boats fishing licen)

Tail Gator Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (2 to 4 miles in shallow water 10 to 20 feet)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (From 6 to 20 miles)
  • Reef 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:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Bill Miller
Key Largo, Florida, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
247 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2019
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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
2 to 4 miles in shallow water 10 to 20 feet
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
From 6 to 20 miles
Reef 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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn & Daiwa
Live Bait
We do use live bait For certain species an it’s in
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Included
Drinks
There will be bottled water on board
Fishing License
Angler’s are covered under the boats fishing licen

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 8 and older half day trips ideal for 8 to 10
You Keep Catch
Yes, whatever we catch is yours
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
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Checks

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Recent fishing reports

Mahi limit
Mahi limit
June 11, 2024
Mahi
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Mahi
May 28, 2024
Some bigger ones are showing up. Here’s a decent one from today.
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Mahi
Mahi
May 25, 2024
Bite definitely heating up. Not a bad haul for a half-day.
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