If you are looking for the fishing experience of a lifetime, search no further than Tails Up Charters. This crew is dedicated to catching big fish, ensuring customer safety. Whether you are new to fishing or a seasoned angler, Ponce Inlet offers an extraordinary fishing experience!

Their 36’ Jersey Cape is among the fastest and best riding boats in the Ponce Inlet Charter Fleet. Powered by twin 500 HP Cummins QSC engines, the vessel is capable of cruising at 30 knots. In addition to its speed and favorable ride, the vessel also contains a fully air-conditioned cabin with multiple beds, a full bathroom, and ample seating for a relaxing ride to the fishing grounds. For a superior fishing experience, the boat is equipped with a full tower, radar, sonar, outriggers, and a large livewell.

Tails Up Charters offers a variety of different fishing opportunities for up to 6 anglers. They offer nearshore charters where you can fish the inlet and nearshore waters for Snook, “Bull” Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia, Tripletail, and Flounder. Want to venture further? Book a 6-hour or 8-hour trip and target Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Cobia, Kingfish, and more! For a true deep sea adventure, book a 10- or 12-hour trip and enjoy some of the best offshore fishing on the east coast of Florida. Trolling the gulf stream produces Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish. While trolling can be explosive, deep-water bottom fishing is also extremely exciting. Enjoy catching hard fighting Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Amberjack, and Cobia while also filling the cooler with Triggerfish, Vermilion Snapper, and Porgy.

The charter service covers fishing licenses, all tackle and bait required, ice, and fish cleaning. Simply step aboard with refreshments, snacks, and sunscreen. They welcome all guests including children.

When you are ready to fill the cooler and create memories that will last forever, book Tails Up Charters!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    With this 6 hour trip you start bright and early. You get to target Kingfish, Cobia, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, and Almaco Jack. This trip will take you 15-20 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,300
    You get to experience the sunrise of Ponce Inlet and then spend a day at sea. In this 8-hour, trip you can encounter Kingfish, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, Almaco Jack, Amberjack, and more. This trip will take you 20-35 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,650
    Fish for Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, Seabass, Cobia, Amberjack, and more. This trip will take you 30-50 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,950
    We offer this 12-hour trip. You get to go trolling on the Gulf Stream and target Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Marlin, and more. This trip will take you 40-70 miles offshore. We can also bottom fish if preferred.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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8 hour trip with Captain Ed and deck hand Chris
8 hour trip with Captain Ed and deck hand Chris
Great day with Tails Up
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
86%
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Cary B.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 13, 2023
Excellent trip, had a lot of fun. Captain Ed put us on the fish and kept us on the fish. Both the Captain and mate went out...
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Christopher K.
Houston, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Great day with Tails Up

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 11, 2023
Great trip with Tails Up! Definitely would recommend them to anyone wanting to charter. Beautiful boat, with great captain...
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Tim C.
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5.0 / 5
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Best Captain & 1st mate. They worked as a team and produced some big Mahi & Black Fin Tuna.
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Jerry R.
Daytona Beach Shores, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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We had a great day with the Captain and the mate

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on June 25, 2023
We adopted the Captain and the mate for the half day run into our family for the day. Even shared our Chocolate Chip cookies...
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Angelo G.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour trip with Captain Ed and deck hand Chris

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 27, 2023
Excellent fishing trip and would highly recommend Captain Ed.
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FAQs about Tails Up Charters

Tails Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $1,950 per group - 12 Hour Gulfstream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Tails Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge Full gap tower
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tails Up Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tails Up Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tails Up Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tails Up Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Ed Defeo Jr.
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
58 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2020
Our captains have been fishing the waters of Ponce Inlet for over 15 years! We run charters simply because we enjoy watching others fall in love with fishing the same way that we did years ago.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Jersey Cape (Sportfishing) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 500HP Cummins 8.3 QSC engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Full gap tower

Trip includes

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

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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