Tail Raiser Charters

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Tail Raiser Charters offers trolling and bottom fishing trips to the hottest spots in the waters surrounding Panama City, Florida. Offering flexible tours and packages that can be customized, the company is always prepared to get you on the current bite!

Step aboard a beautiful and spacious 35’ Cabo flybridge boat, which comes fully rigged for a fun day of fishing. She’s powered by twin 435 HP Caterpillar motors and is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics. Perfect for up 6 anglers, the vessel features a huge flybridge to spot any action going on beneath the surface.

If you’re up for a challenge, there’s also a fighting chair on board, as well as outriggers and downriggers for a professional experience. Inside, you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable day including a toilet and shower. Relax in between the bites and enjoy your lunch in the kitchen.

Panama City fishing with Tail Raiser is an exciting opportunity to load the boat with Snapper, Grouper, Shark, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and many other species. If bottom fishing is not your thing, you can do some trolling for Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and King Mackerel.

All fishing trips come inclusive with gear, tackle, bait, lures, and licenses. You only need to bring your favorite food, drinks, and the desire to catch fish!

Explore the productive waters surrounding Panama City aboard a comfortable vessel with Tail Raiser Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    With 12 hours on the water, you can pretty much do whatever you want! Start with some bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Shark, and Amberjack, or go trolling for Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna, and Sailfish. The day is yours to design! All you'll need to bring are enough drinks and snacks to keep you going, the rest is taken care of.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Nothing quite like an extended day on the water! Choose to go bottom fishing for species including Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Shark, and Amberjack. Or, for more action, go trolling for Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna and Sailfish, among others, using both live and artificial bait. Bring snacks and drinks, everything else is taken care of.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Spend 8 incredible hours on the water and choose between bottom fishing or trolling! The bottom fishing trips will see you target species such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Shark, and Amberjack. If you’re looking for more action, trolling trips will have you using both live and artificial bait to lure in some Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Head out for 6 hours of fishing on this customizable adventure! Opt for bottom fishing and you'll hook into the likes of Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Shark, and Amberjack. If you’re looking for more action, trolling trips will have you using both live and artificial bait to lure in some Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna, and Sailfish. No need to worry about gear – that's covered by your captain. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    The choice is yours: 6 hours of trolling or bottom fishing? Choose to troll and you'll go after the likes of Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna, and Spanish Mackerel, using both artificial and live bait. Go bottom fishing instead and it's all about loading the boat with Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish. Your gear is already on board, just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend 4 hours trolling with both live and artificial bait in the productive waters surrounding Panama City! Your targets include Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna, and Spanish Mackerel. All of the gear you need for a top-notch day are provided, so all you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend 4 hours trolling with both live and artificial bait in the productive waters surrounding Panama City! Your targets include Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna, and Spanish Mackerel. All of the gear you need for a top-notch day are provided, so all you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

C B
Panama City, Florida, United States
140 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2016
I was born and bred in Panama City, and have spent my life on the water fishing and hunting. I love the outdoors and enjoy taking people fishing. I use a range of techniques depending on which fish we are targeting, and I look forward to showing you the ropes. My motto is: "I will put you on the fish!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cabo (Flybridge) originally built in 1996. Powered by 2 435HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 100 reviews
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Experience
8 hour trip
Epic 6 hour trip
Epic 6 hour trip
+68
Angler Rating
89
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Gary S.
Old Town, Florida
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Amberjacks with Capt Craig and Brandon

VERIFIED   May 9, 2020
Trip was originally scheduled for a couple of weeks ago, conditions were too rough and Captain Craig suggested we reschedule....
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Adam C.
Panama City, Florida
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Epic 6 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 17, 2020
Captain Craig and first mate Brandon are some great guys. Captain put us in the spot to keep our lines tight and we couldn’t...
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Brian M.
Glenwood, AL
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Very Fun First Trip!!!

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
The Captain and deckhand were very knowledgeable and were a blast to be around. We had 3 adults and 3 kids, and was everyones...
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