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 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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, and bait 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
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    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!
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About the Captain

Bill Miller
Key Largo, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
143 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) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

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

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
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
Ages 8 and older half day trips ideal for 8 to 10
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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 143 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (107)
Full-day Offshore Fishing with Bill
Full-day Offshore Fishing with Bill
Full-day Offshore Fishing with Bill
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Joe L.
Tavernier, FL
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Offshore Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 15, 2022
Capt. Bill Miller is a tremendous guide and charter captain. He is very patient and a great teacher.  From the start of the...
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Eric A.
Madison, AL
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Half-Day In-shore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2022
We originally booked a half-day offshore trip but Captain Bill emailed me a couple of days before to let me know that the weather...
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Joanna M.
Salt Lake City, UT
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Full-day Offshore Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on August 31, 2022
What a great first time fishing! We hung out with Captain Bill all day. He was helpful in teaching us what to look for so that...
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Jake K.
Pompano Beach, FL
Excellent
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 1, 2022
We had a great time out , we got a full snapper dinner for 6 and did it in 4 hours ! I recommend on going the full day because...
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Joanne G.
PT ORANGE, FL
Excellent
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Half Day Trip With Captain Bill

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 14, 2022
Great Day with Captain Bill, he put us on tuna & Dolphin & we had a blast!  He is so knowledgeable about fishing & the boat...
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FAQs about Tail Gator Charters

Tail Gator Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 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

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)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo