Rolling Tide Sportfishing offers exciting adventures on the crystal-clear water of Walton and Bay County, Florida. With Captain Chris Pelly, you are guaranteed to have a good time. Chris is eager to share his wealth of knowledge with every customer, no matter the age or skill level.

Launching out of Santa Rosa Beach, you will be able to explore the inshore grounds and up to 10 miles offshore. The boat is on the trailer, so Capt. Chris can meet you where the fish are biting.

During your trip, you will be able to test your angling skills and try various fishing techniques, from light tackle spinning to trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, popping, fly fishing, and drift fishing. Your potential catch will depend on the season and your personal preference. You can catch anything from Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Shark, Grouper, and Kingfish to Flounder, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and Bluefish.

Your fishing trip will take place aboard a 22’ Skeeter boat. Powered by a single 150 HP Yamaha engine, the boat can take up to 5 anglers to fish in comfort and style. This brand-new vessel is rigged with a GPS and a fish finder to save your time while searching for a big one, along with ice box and life jackets.

Rolling Tide Sportfishing will provide you with absolutely everything but food.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Gulf Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    This package is for a maximum of 4 anglers. You will be fishing up to 10 miles offshore for Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and many more species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kids Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    These trips are for families with young kids. This Instructional trip will teach your kids how to cast, bait hooks, tie knots and most of all reel in fish. We fish in areas where the bay is calm and there are a lot of fish to keep them busy. Departure time is subject to change based on availability, season and weather. If you would like a guaranteed time feel free to book a 4 hour trip.
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About the Captain

Chris Pelly
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2018
I grew up fishing south Florida. By the time I was 13, I started commercial fishing, tournament fishing and taking clients boats to the Bahamas. After high school, I attended the University of Alabama, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. A month after graduation, I earned my 50 Ton Masters Captains license and moved to the Panhandle. Since then, I have been lucky enough to earn a living working on the water. I love what I do! I especially enjoy taking families and watching the excitement on their faces when they watch their kids catch there first fish or the biggest one. I enjoy building lasting memories with families and making lasting friendships with my clients.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Joe A.
Terrace Park, OH
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Half Day Trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Bay Trip (AM) on March 25, 2021
I took my two sons (12 and 10) on a four hour outing with Captain Justin.  He was fantastic and made it a very fun experience...
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Half day trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Bay Trip (AM) on April 5, 2021
2 father’s with 2 15 year old daughters. Captain Justin very patient, hard working, and fun to be with. Did an awesome job!
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Half Day AM Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Bay Trip (AM) on July 8, 2020
Our family had a lot of fun!  Chris is very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make it a memorable experience for us! ...
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4hr trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 24, 2020
My boys had a great time. We started catching fish verh quickly. We caught trout, red snapper, catfish, skipjack and a stingray....
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Carlisle, PA
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4hr trip with capt. Chris and Nick

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 6, 2020
I had a good trip. Chris went and got bait early so could fish as soon as we got on water. He also is great with communication. ...
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FAQs about Rolling Tide Sportfishing

Rolling Tide Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Kids Trip (2 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Bay Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Bay Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Gulf Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Rolling Tide Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Rolling Tide Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Rolling Tide Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Rolling Tide Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rolling Tide Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout