About

“Changing lives one tight line at a time.” Matthew Vann, Owner/Operator of Sails & Tails Kayak Charters

Sails & Tails Kayak Charters is a kayak fishing guide service, provided by Matthew Vann, specializing in Kayak fishing charters in the Gulf of Mexico & waters surrounding Pensacola, Florida. The area is known as Florida’s Emerald Coast because of our sugar white-sandy beaches & emerald green waters.

From the inshore flats of Santa Rosa Sound, Escambia, & Blackwater Bays to the crystal clear emerald waters offshore of Navarre & Pensacola Beach, Sails & Tails Kayak Charters will provide you with a trip to remember.

Whether you are an experienced kayak angler or someone looking to get into the sport, a trip with us can be a wealth of information and shorten that “learning curve” for anyone interested in our beautiful waters, fishery, or kayak fishing in general.
Matthew Vann is a native Floridian born & raised in Pensacola. I primarily fish the waters from Navarre Beach to Perdido Key. He enjoys the adventure, challenge & simplicity of kayak fishing. I love the sport & take great pleasure in sharing my passion & knowledge with other kayak anglers. My favorite days are when the water is clear, the bait is plentiful, the drags are screaming & the adrenaline is rushing. I enjoy tournament fishing & landing trophy fish, but would have to say my greatest accomplishments are consistently helping others catch the fish of their dreams. There really is nothing like the feeling of someone telling you “this has been the best day ever!”
KAYAK FISHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • National Angler of the Year 2017 Inshore Fishing Association • 3rd Place 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 • 1st Place 2016 Inshore Fishing Association Championship • 2nd Place 2014 Inshore Fishing Association Championship