Charter Boat Gotta Believe and the crew invite you to explore the best fishing grounds in and around Panama City Beach, Florida. Enjoy the consistent action, get all the “keeper fish” you could, and get the exact quality of fishing you are looking for.

The crew are all professional anglers with many years of experience. They always stay on top of the current bite and fishing laws so that we could change tactic as seasons change. They cater to all anglers and enjoy introducing their clients and friends to the finest fishing grounds around.

Choose a trip that suits you best and hop onboard. Hit the reefs, wrecks, and offshore grounds in search of anything from Amberjack and Red Snapper to Mahi Mahi, Gag Grouper, Bonito, Kingfish, Scamp Grouper, Red Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, and Vermilion Snapper.

The “Gotta Believe” is a Striker flybridge boat with 40’ of excellence. She was originally built in 1970 and uphauled in 2007. The Gotta Believe comes powered by twin 300 HP Cummins engines and can cruise at a top speed of 16 knots. She is a comfortable vessel with plenty of space for up to 6 anglers.

The boat is equipped with all Charter Fishing Federal Permits, which means you could fish for whatever you want. The Gotta Believe is also outfitted with 2 Garmin GPS Chartplotters, a Garmin chirp, a flybridge to spot any action going on beneath the surface, and other professional accessories.

All trips come inclusive with rods, reels, lures, tackle, fishing licenses, and a lot of fun.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Oct 31
    $700
    Fishing for sharks in the protected waters of St. Andrew’s Bay. Lighter tackle than trying Shark fishing offshore. Ideal for all members of the family. The Trip can be run during the day if you wish. Just message us and we can adjust the time if it is available.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $750
    The morning trolling trip will take you to the nearshore waters of The Gulf of Mexico in search of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito and other species as they are available.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $750
    This trip will depart at 1 in the afternoon. You will be trolling the nearshore waters of The Gulf of Mexico for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and other species as they are available.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Gulf Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $900
    Back by popular demand is this Gulf Shark fishing trip. The crew is running this trip in a new time slot, in the morning. Trying for a bigger class of Shark than the bay Shark trip. You bump up the tackle and run a couple of miles out in the Gulf. Message us if a different time slot works for you.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Fall Action Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 20 - Nov 30
    $1,000
    A 5-hour mix of Trolling and inshore bottom fishing trip. Looking for action. Catching whatever bites and keeping whatever is in the season at the time of your trip. This action trip is a good alternative to half day trolling trips.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    Remember, Red Snapper is open through August 18, 2022. This trip is great for those anglers who want to hit the reefs in search of reef fish (bottom fishing). Variety of Snapper as well as other species such as Triggerfish, Shark, and possible Grouper depending on the open fishing season at the time of your trip. Message us if you have a question about regulations. We are a federally permitted vessel.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,500
    This is our offshore bottom fishing trip looking for a variety of Grouper and Snapper (based on open season). Amberjack also when available could be caught on this trip. This is a long-run trip, so we will pull a high-speed lure to try for gamefish going out and on the way back in.
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About the Charter Operator

Gotta Believe & All The Way
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
396 Customer reviews
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Member since March 2018
The crew of the "Gotta Believe" is happy your wanting to go fishing in Lovely Panama City Beach, Florida. We are a family-owned and operated business and would love to have you onboard. We have tried to give you a simple and not complicated schedule for this season. We would love to see you and have the opportunity to take you fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Striker (Flybridge) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
On half-day trips
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
2 Garmin GPS Chartplotters
Fishfinder
Garmin CHIRP
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 305 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Fishing with Robbie and Rob
Great crew
4 Hour Trip with Captain Mark and Raven
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Brad B.
Oklahoma City, OK
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4.7 / 5
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Excellent
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5 hour morning shark

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Gulf Shark Fishing on July 17, 2022
Overall it was a good trip! Caught some smaller fish and hooked in a tiger shark and lost another before getting him to the...
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Winston-Salem, NC
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Evening 4 Hour Shark Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Shark Fishing on July 6, 2022
Absolutely the best trip ever! Kenny and Josh were amazing, very hands-on coaching and assisting. They go above and beyond...
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Brian B.
Esto, FL
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) on May 7, 2022
We had a Great action packed time. 20 Spanish Mackerel keepers and a bunch of blue runners caught. Some fast reeling...
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William G.
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Full 12 hrs

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on June 15, 2022
Great day in Panama City with a 12 hr offshore trip for grouper and a variety of snapper. We were on fish all day with a lot...
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Good shark fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay Shark Fishing on August 4, 2022
We were able to hook into a 5-6 foot shark and get it to the boat, while we also fished off the side for red snapper and others....
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FAQs about Charter Boat Gotta Believe

Charter Boat Gotta Believe offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Gulf Shark Fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Fall Action Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Charter Boat Gotta Believe, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS 2 Garmin GPS Chartplotters
  • Fishfinder Garmin CHIRP
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box Yeti

Trips booked with Charter Boat Gotta Believe include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Charter Boat Gotta Believe offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (On half-day trips)
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Charter Boat Gotta Believe offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter Boat Gotta Believe include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)