Capt. Ellis Charters

Capt. Ellis Charters invites you to explore the pristine Gulf waters aboard a legendary boat. There is hardly a better thing to do than cruising the deep blue waters or head to the local reefs in and around Panama City, Florida.

Capt. Ellis Charters has been connecting their clients with the outdoors since 1960’s. The company was founded by Captain Ellis Davis, a legendary fisherman. In the end of the last millennium, his grandson Stephen Brookings took over the family business. He has been on the boat since a very young age and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. Capt. Stephen will put his talent to work for you no matter your age and expertise.

You will go out aboard the “Capt. Ellis”. With 56’ of excellence, she is a spacious and comfortable fishing machine. Her twin 500 HP Caterpillar engine will power you to the hottest grounds and her navigational and fish finding electronics will save your time while searching for a big one.

The Capt. Ellis is fully outfitted with professional tools and accessories, as well as all the necessary safety equipment. She has all the comfort of home, including a toilet, a shower, a kitchen, and eight sleeping courters, as well as an air-conditioned cabin. There is plenty of space for up to 15 passengers. All aboard!

Capt. Ellis Charters will take you fishing up to 72 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. Hit the offshore waters, reefs, and wrecks in search of both game and table fish. Take as many species off your personal bucket list as you possibly can. Target Red, Cubera, and Vermillion Snapper, go for Skipjack Tuna and Amberjack, Triggerfish, various types of Grouper, and King Mackerel. The opportunities abound in the fishing paradise!

All you have to bring is your food and snacks, everything else will be provided for a successful and fun fishing trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Two Day Trip - MAX 8
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,250
    up to 6 persons / day
    + $340
    each additional person / day
    This trip is for a maximum of 8 anglers. On an overnight trip, you get to keep a two-day limit, sleep on the boat at the sea or fish all night and all day! We have a shower on the boat with hot water. Lots of fun!
  • Private trip
    12 hour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,040
    up to 6 persons
    + $120
    each additional person
    The motto of this trip is: 'Longer fishing time - bigger fish - more fish.' You will be able to check the bite anywhere from 45 miles out. The list of your potential catches includes Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, and many more.
  • Private trip
    10 hour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip is great for those who are serious about their fishing! Hit the reefs in search of some tasty fish to sort your weekly dinners out. Head offshore to get your hands on big game Pelagics. Or just do both!
  • Private trip
    8 hour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,360
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    This trip is great for those anglers who want to get the waters all to themselves and target as many species as possible. Fish for Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, and many other.
  • Private trip
    6 hour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,020
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    This trip will see you fishing for a range of offshore and reef species, including Red Snapper (when in season), Grouper, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 hour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $680
    up to 6 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    This half-day trip is great for those anglers who want to do a little bit of trolling and come back to shore with a healthy dose of fish. Target King Mackerel, Wahoo, and who knows what else?
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About the Captain

Stephen Brookins
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2014
Captain Stephen Brookins comes from a family of fishermen. His grandfather started mastering the waters in the early 60's, so fishing is in Stephen's blood. He has been on the boat since he was a young boy and his passion for the waters has only grown stronger. Captain Stephen Brookings owns and operates the Charter Boat 'Capt.Ellis.'

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Neptune (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974. Powered by 2 500HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
56 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
6 Hr Fishing Trip
Half day in the off season
Half day in the off season
+15
Angler Rating
24
5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
82%
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John P.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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10 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Great day! Captain put us on the spot and first mate stayed busy because we GOT FISH! Thanks Captain Brookins for a...
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Kelly U.
Denver, CO
 5.00
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Awesome half day trip

VERIFIED   September 14, 2019
Party of 11 we all caught fish, accommodated younger and older people had a great time with definitely do it again.
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Jeffrey M.
San Juan
 5.00
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Great family trip

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
These guys know how to fish!  Brandon went out of the way to make sure my family had a great experience.  We will...
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Beth C.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Stephen and Gary

VERIFIED   July 4, 2018
Capt. Stephen and deck hand Gary were great.  They made the trip better by being pleasant and personable the whole time. ...
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Anthony A.
Panama City, FL
 4.33
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Fishing with Stephen

VERIFIED   May 14, 2019
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