Panhandle Charters & Guide Service

Panhandle Charters and Guide Service are one of the most reviewed charter services in Pensacola, Florida, offering a range of trips from inshore flats fishing, to offshore trips targeting hard-fighting reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Their experience doesn’t stop on the water though, but continues to the swamps of Northwest Florida for a wide variety of ducks and hogs.

You will head out on the ‘Panhandler’, a 24’ center console that is powered by twin 150 HP Mercury engines, and is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, and sonar. It can accommodate up to six anglers, and features a T-top, spacious deck, auxiliary port (feel free to bring your iPod), and a comfortable and fast ride that will get you to your fishing spot in no time. It comes equipped with a wireless trolling motor, live bait tank, quality Shimano and Penn fishing equipment, and a cooler for storing your drinks and food.

Depending on which exciting trip you choose, Panhandle Charters and Guide Service can show you many different techniques to target a range of species, including Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Red and Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Sharks (Hammerhead, Tiger, Blacktip, Bull), Stingrays, Mullet, Black Drum, and Catfish.

Trips include fishing licenses, all the tackle and bait needed, and cleaning and filleting of your catch. The crew welcome all skill levels, and love to have children of any age on board.

It is Captain Kenny’s goal to make your adventure be one you and your family will not forget. His goal is for you to never have to wonder who you will fish or hunt with while on vacation to the Gulf Coast again. His reputation is to build on repeat clients and customer satisfaction. At Panhandle Charters and Guide Service, they get ‘em one way or another!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Near-Shore Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Bottom fishing for those delicious Gulf of Mexico Reef fish . Be prepared for a hard fighting fish . These suckered DO NOT WANNA BE CAUGHT and pull hard all the way to the boat!! Red snapper , Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel and Amber Jack.
  • Private trip
    In-Shore Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Fishing the calm protected waters of the bays for trout, redfish, flounder and whatever else comes along. We like to go after whatever will keep the lines tight. After all it is a lot more fun FISHING when you can be CATCHING. Dolphins are always around on this trip which makes for great memories for the kiddos.. They love taking our fish from us.
  • Private trip
    In-Shore Fishing PM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing the calm protected waters of the bays for trout, redfish, flounder and whatever else comes along. We like to go after whatever will keep the lines tight. After all it is a lot more fun FISHING when you can be CATCHING. Dolphins are always around on this trip which makes for great memories for the kiddos.. They love taking our fish from us.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Better eat your wheaties before going out for a shark, they do not come to the boat easy . Your have and opportunity to catch a fish of a live time. We land fish in the 200-300 pnd range , commonly. hammerheads, Tigers, Black Tips, Dusky, Silky, Spinners and Bull sharks are all common.
  • Private trip
    Bow Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Day or Night action packed family fun. We’ll shoot Stingrays, Mullet, Black Drum, Catfish or whatever hits the surface. Lots of shot opportunities will be available, that's what makes this so much fun. No experience necessary, we will be there to help you along if needed.
  • Private trip
    Flounder Gigging
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Great trip for the kids, shallow water, nice night breeze, you will see marine life that only come out at night, while hunting the delicious flounder that comes to shore to feed at night
  • Private trip
    Dolphin/Bay Tours
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $375
    up to 5 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Relax and enjoy the day while riding in calm protected waters while getting close and personal with dolphins. This is a great family trip with plenty of photo ops.
  • Private trip
    Splash and Cast
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This is an Adventurous trip it is for someone that wants to MAYBE fish a little bit but not alot, wants to see the surrounding area out of a boat and possible get out and do some swimming or just walk along the beach to check thing out in the surf , look for sand dollars and shells. We will also be on the look out for Dolphins, turtles and see birds. This is a late evening trip! This excursion Will not be available for the am.

About the Captain

Kenny Lewis
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2016
Born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida, as a young child I ran the river banks in pursuit of anything I could get to sink a cork (bobber), fishing with only a good old cane pole. It wasn't until I was around 12 that I first started to fish for saltwater species. The first time I used a fish the size of my hand for bait and had something eat it, well, I knew it was a type of fishing that I was gonna love. Since that first experience I have cut my teeth on many types of fishing techniques. I have commercial fished for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mullet and have spent a many nights offshore fishing for Snappers and Groupers. When I am not fishing, I like to spend as much time in the woods. I have two boys that I spend as much time as possible with, and teach them as much as I can about the great outdoors!!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Catfish
Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Tiger)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Americ (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (24)
4.96
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Experience
Bull Red Fish
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Bull Red Fish
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Angler Rating
17
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Brooke M.
Foley, Alabama
 5.00
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Fishing with Kenny

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
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Amanda B.
Foley, AL
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Marcus

VERIFIED   June 20, 2018
We went on a half day nearshore excursion and had a blast! The captain was very knowledgable about where to find fish and put...
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Derek J.
Stockdale, PA
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   March 22, 2018
Was supposed to go fishing for Shark, but the weather caused issues. Capt. Kenny talked to some other fishermen in the area...
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Matthew A.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Kenny

VERIFIED   October 18, 2018
weather was crap. couldn’t get out, but captain Kenny was honest about the situation and tried until the last minute....
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William H.
Independence, Louisiana
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Shark fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 16, 2018
A+++++ highly recommendable, Captain Kenny was excellent. Never had to bait a hook or pull a fish off they took care of everything....
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