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.

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
    3 Hour Trip – Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 31
    $500
    This is a quick trip around the bay trolling for Spanish Mackerel for those that want to get out on the water but not stay all day. Trip times are optional. Captain and crew will work with you to fit around your schedule.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Jun 15
    $800
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $800
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Aug/Jun
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Jun 1
    $1,200
    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 – Jun/Aug
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,200
    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
    6 Hour Trip (AM) (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,200
    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 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,600
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,600
    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, 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
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $2,000
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,000
    Nothing quite like an extended day on the water! Choose to go bottom fishing for species including Snapper, 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
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,400
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,400
    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.
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FAQs about Tail Raiser Charters

Tail Raiser Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Special (3 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Aug/Jun (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (copy) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Tail Raiser Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tail Raiser Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tail Raiser Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tail Raiser Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tail Raiser Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

C B
Panama City, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
300 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
Angler's Choice
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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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Cabo (Sportfishing) 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
Mandatory for some species

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 260 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (241)
Top of the line, by far
Top of the line, by far
Super fun fishing day!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
86%
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David L.
Jack, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6hr Trip with Tail Raiser Charters

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) (copy) on July 26, 2023
This trip was fun! My family and friends had a great time. The Captian put us on fish each time we stopped to catch them. The...
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Eric W.
Tallahassee, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) (copy) on July 10, 2023
Had a great time. Capt and crew were great. Was originally scheduled for a different day but because of weather we had to change...
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Jason F.
Evansville, IN
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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8 hr with Capt Greg

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Jun/Aug on June 27, 2023
Trip was Amazing. AC was a godsend on the hot day. Have done many trips across the region and this one was at the top! Only...
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Jeremy J.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3 Hour Tour.... April 12 th

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Special on April 10, 2023
Captain Craig and 1st Mate Brandon were great and personable! It was Captain’s decision to reschedule due to bad weather...
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Jennifer Q.
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Great Day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) on April 7, 2023
My teenage son really enjoys fishing.  He’s only fished in ponds and lakes and I wanted him to experience fishing on a larger...
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