Rolling Tide Sportfishing

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 Trip - Nearshore (4 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 morning trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip can be customized to meet your needs. You will be fishing the backcountry waters or head to the nearshore grounds of the bay. You can target Redfish, Snapper, Grouper, Shark, and more.
  • Private trip
    2 hour kids trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $420
    up to 5 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - 1 Person ONLY (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28
    $300
    up to 5 persons
    This trip is for 1 person ONLY. You will be staying close to shore, sight fishing or fly fishing for Redfish, Trout, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - 1 Person ONLY (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28
    $300
    up to 5 persons
    This afternoon trip is for 1 angler ONLY. You will be sight or fly fishing for Redfish, Trout, and other species. This package is great for those who don't have a fishing buddy!
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About the Captain

Chris Pelly
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

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

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 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 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
Checks
American Express
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.90
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Experience
Great day in the bay
4 hours trip with Captain Chris
4 hours trip with Captain Chris
Angler Rating
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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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Jeffrey M.
Central Square, NY
 5.00
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Great day in the bay

VERIFIED   NEW  November 19, 2019
Chris was wonderful.  Caught about 25 fish and had a pleasant morning.
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Nicholas S.
Bridgeville, PA
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
Fantastic captain who was knowledgable of the waters in the area.  Awesome customer service too.  I forgot my bag...
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John H.
United States
 5.00
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3 hour inshore trip

VERIFIED   June 20, 2019
Captain Chris was great with the kids, and worked with less than ideal conditions to have a great experience for everyone....
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Josh L.
United States
 5.00
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
Great guide!  Great boat! Great experience!  Caught a fish at every point.  Huge trout!  Red fish &...
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Tara G.
Wake Forest, North Carolina
 5.00
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2 hour charter trip

March 28, 2019
My husband and son went on the two hour afternoon trip with Chris.  I found him on tripshock.  My son caught four...
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