Southern Tail Charters

Southern Tail Charters offers you exclusive Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor fishing adventures. Join Florida native Captain Jeffrey Watkins and enjoy some of the best fishing that Placida, Florida has to offer. The captain is dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and educational day on the water for all ages. Your catch of a lifetime is just a phone call away!

Captain Jeffrey’s 22’ Pathfinder bay boat will take you to the best fishing spots in the area and make your trip comfortable and safe. It runs on a 150 HP Yamaha engine and can sit up to 4 anglers. It’s equipped with modern navigation systems, a fighting chair, and a livewell. Its special design makes it accessible to guests in wheelchairs. A first mate will also be on board and he’ll gladly answer all your needs.

On your inshore and nearshore fishing adventures, you and the captain will also be able to fish reefs, flats, as well as the backcountry. Some of the species you’ll be targeting include Redfish, Snook, Spotted Trout, Shark, Grouper, and of course, the world-famous Boca Grande Tarpon. In heavy and light tackle, you can try out bottom fishing, spinning, fly fishing, drift fishing, and even bow fishing. Children are welcome to join in. As for your catch, you can choose to keep it and take it home or release it.

You’re covered for all the fishing gear, and the crew will even clean and fillet you catch so can prepare meals at home. Drinks and licenses are also included, so the only thing you should bring on your trip is your favorite food.

Come and join Southern Tail Charters, a lot of excitement awaits you!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Fish for 8 full hours and have a terrific experience in the backcountry! Travel 75 miles offshore and chase Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, and more. Trips in the backcountry can create a great family experience on the water, full of action, education, and fun.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    price breakdown
    Come battle the Silver King in the Tarpon capital of the world, Boca Grande pass!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Spend even more time enjoying and chasing the backcountry species. You'll go 75 miles off the shore and target Flounder, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and many more! These backcountry trips are great for families and will provide lots of exctiement, education, and fun.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Enjoy an exciting day chasing Redfish, Snook, Trout, Flounder, and many other species along the 75 miles off the shoreline! The backcountry trips make for a great family day on the water packed with tons of action, education, and fun.

About the Captain

Jeffrey Watkins
Placida, Florida, United States
Captain Jeffrey Watkins offers you some of the best fishing trips in the whole of Placida, Florida. Join him in Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor for a memorable fishing trip loaded with fun and excitement.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Flounder Flounder
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Live Bait Well
Fighting Chair
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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