If you are looking for the fishing experience of a lifetime, search no further than Tails Up Charters. They are 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 32ft Jarrett Bay is among the fastest and best riding boats in the Ponce Inlet Charter Fleet. Powered by 2 Mercury 300 HP engines, the vessel is capable of cruising at 35mph. In addition to its speed and favorable ride, the vessel also contains a bathroom and 6 beanbags for a relaxing ride to the fishing grounds. She has just been equipped with a comfortable “sea deck” surface. For a superior fishing experience, the boat is equipped with satellite weather imaging, sonar, outriggers, and two large live wells. 

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, Vermillion Snapper, and Porgies. 

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    When 8 hours of fishing is not enough, we provide 12 hour trips that include bottom fishing. Target Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, Cobia, Amberjack, and more... This trip will take you 40-70 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jul 1
    $1,500
    When you are ready for a trolling adventure, 8 hours is not enough! So 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
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    This 10 hour trip is for people who need that extra time for their fishing session. Try your luck with Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, Cobia, Amberjack, and more... This trip will take you 30-50 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    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, Red Grouper, Sailfish, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Almaco Jack, Amberjack, and more... This trip will take you 20-35 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    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
    4 Hour Inlet Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 14
    $500
    This trip provides an excellent fishing experience for both beginners and seasoned fishermen. You will target Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Black Drum, Flounder, and more! Our captains have been fishing this body of water for over 10 years, and we know where to find the bite!
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About the Captain

Ed Defeo Jr.
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Jarrett Bay (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury Verado 300 engines.

Length
32 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Shawn M.
Astor, FL
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6 Hour Trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 26, 2021
We had an amazing time this morning! Captain Ed Jr was extremely well with my son who was celebrating his 11th birthday! He...
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Full day trip with Captain Ed, Jr.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2021
We arrived at Ponce Inlet excited and eager for a great fishing trip, and that is exactly what we got.  As we boarded Captain...
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Half Day with Ed Jr.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 16, 2021
Captain Ed Jr. was a true professional today for a half day trip with my son. The water was a little choppy on the way out...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 6, 2021
I’ve been on many charters but none better than this one. Captain Ed Jr. and first mate Adam were awesome and made sure all...
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VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on August 5, 2021
51 years old and have been fishing charters since I was 10. By far best trip I have ever been on. I promise you that you will...
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FAQs about Tails Up Charters

Tails Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Inlet Trip (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (12 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Gulf Trolling (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Tails Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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