Scout About Charters

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321 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe FL, United States

Scout About Charters is a family-oriented company, located on the beautiful waters of Port St Joe, Florida, and operated by Captain Scooter. With its remote fishing spots, rich marine life, and stunning coastline, the area is ideal for friends and family. Kids are very welcome aboard Capt. Scooter’s boat - the more the merrier!

You will be fishing aboard the captain’s newly uphauled 21-foot skiff, which is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha SHO engine. Equipped with navigational electronics, including a GPS, a fish finder, and a VHF radio, the vessel will get you to the best fishing spots, fast. And with a live bait tank, ice box and anchoring system on board, you will be ready to take everything Port St Joe has to offer the inshore angler.

Scout About Charters offers a lot of trips to choose from. You will be able to stay inshore to fish the flats, shallow wrecks, and backcountry or venture offshore to troll for King Mackerel and other predatory species. From four to six hours fishing, each trip can be customized to your needs and personal preferences.

If you’re looking for something different, join Captain Scooter for a Shark Fishing adventure in the bay - you might come face to face with your very own “Jaws”! Otherwise, come during the scallop season, and you will be able to enjoy a day out on the water hunting for these tasty morsels.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a pro – Captain Scooter is great with any angler. He especially enjoys teaching kids and putting them on their first ever fish.

Your trip will include rods, reels, fishing licenses, live bait, and lures, as well as snorkeling equipment. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip.

With Scout About Charters you will have a memorable and eventful day on the water with one of the best Captains


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Trolling Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The boat is constantly moving while you drag various baits behind. The poles are placed in rod holders on the edge of the boat and when a fish strikes, someone grabs the pole and fights their fish all the way to the boat. A chance to catch a fish of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing inshore, flats, and shallow wrecks. You will target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Pompano. Other species are targeted at different times of the year as well!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing inshore, flats, and shallow wrecks. You will target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Pompano. Other species are targeted at different times of the year as well!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A Shark fishing adventure is waiting! You can take it slow and stay in the Bay, Or head offshore for some bigger ones!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Sharks PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A Shark fishing adventure is waiting! You can take it slow and stay in the Bay, Or head offshore for some bigger ones!
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 17 Aug - 30 Sep
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Those trips are only available during the season from July to September. The package is ideal for those who want to try themselves hunting scallops in one of the most famous scalloping destinations!
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip (Midday)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 17 Aug - 30 Sep
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Those trips are only available during the season from July to September. The package is ideal for those who want to try themselves hunting scallops in one of the most famous scalloping destinations!
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 17 Aug - 30 Sep
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Those trips are only available during the season from July to September. The package is ideal for those who want to try themselves hunting scallops in one of the most famous scalloping destinations!
  • Private trip
    The Scout About Experience
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 6 persons
    An awesome trip for that family that doesn't fish but wants to get out on the water. This trip can be anything you want it to be. Sight seeing, dolphin or bird watching, boat riding, swimming, snorkeling or just a great day on the Bay/Gulf.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano

Redfish
Scallop
Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Scooter Acree
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
24
I'm from Port St Joe and have been fishing these waters since I was a kid. I offer a fun fishing experience and a wealth of information about the area. Kids are welcome. My absolute favorite fishing style is Wade fishing. We catch our bait then go to a spot and get out of the boat and canvas the area. It's great for the hot summer days and kids can swim and play while the fishermen walk off to hunt monsters. With parties larger than 4, this is the style of fishing that is the best - less boat noise. But I also love to sneak out of the bay and go get those King Mackerel.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Port St. Joe Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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The weather didn’t turn out as planned, but that is fishing. Before the rain moved in we caught some nice kings. And hooked up on a 10ft shark. After rain and wind set in scooter took us in the bay where we caught some more sharks. Scooter is top notch and knows what he is doing .

Fished July 17, 2018
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Scooter knew all the great places and had great stories. My kids an I had an absolute blast. Scooter did everything within his power to ensure we had a great time and had every opportunity to catch what we were looking for.

Fished July 15, 2018
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Great fun wading in the Bay! First time for the boys and they are hooked!

Fished July 12, 2018
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