It's Not Just Fishing... It's A Passion...

New to the area?  Just purchase your first saltwater boat?  Maybe you were a great angler up north and just moved to Charlotte Harbor, but you don't know where to start?  Give us a call!   We love educating boaters and anglers who are new to our home waters.  On their boats or our own! 

Educational Tours

            Very Sorry to Disappoint Folks!   Our website is in the rebuilding process and Scales N' Tails Charters will be closed through the tail end of  December.  We should be back on the water in late January of 2018.    If you're looking to get on the schedule in 2018 or you have any questions please feel free to call or send us an email and we'll get back as soon as possible!  

.         Hello thrill seekers!  Captain Billy Barton here with Scales N' Tails Fishing Charters on Charlotte Harbor!  Thank you for visiting!  Scales N' Tails Charters is a Florida native owned & operated guide service based out of Charlotte county, Florida.  We specialize in private, all inclusive back bay and nearshore guided fishing charters throughout Charlotte harbor, Boca Grande, Pine Island Sound, and the Gulf of Mexico.   

              Whether our mission is stalking bull red fish and stout snook on our local grass flats or chasing jaw dropping schools of rolling tarpon.  Whether we are bottom fishing one of the many reefs in the Gulf for grouper and snapper.  Maybe it's big angry sharks or massive Goliath grouper on the days agenda?  With an extensive list of exciting saltwater species migrating in and out of our area throughout the year.   We pride ourselves on our entire local fishery. We are truly blessed locally with one of the most beautiful, productive natural estuaries in the nation and some of the most exciting saltwater sport fishing to be had on the planet!  If you are unsure who your next fishing charter might be with, pay close attention to not just the fish and the words on this site.  Take a good look at the smiles you see on the faces too!   This is not just fishing.   It's a passion...

-Florida Native-

-30 years of local knowledge-


-Hard Working-


-Captain Billy Barton-

It's hard to compare to the sheer joy that shows on the face of a child when they just finished catching a fish that they'll remember forever.  At Scales N' Tails Charters we are extremely passionate about playing our part in making this experience happen for them.  If they deserve it!  So do the right thing as they are only young once.  Take your kid(s) fishing.  Mention this ad and enjoy a discounted rate through the 1st of October.

​US Coast Guard Licensed & Insured

    Capt Billy Barton       #(941)979-6140

Summer Discount

Take A Kid Fishing!