Charter Boat Gotta Believe

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Charter Boat Gotta Believe, Captain Robbie, and Captain Rob 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
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This 10-hour trip will take you fishing offshore for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many other species. Get ready for a battle in the deep blue and be sure to bring some elbow grease because these fish like to put up a fight!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    The trip is great for those anglers who want to hit the reefs in search of Snapper and Grouper, as well as other species, depending on the season. The early bird gets the worm! Except in this case we're talkin' about fish. Meet at the dock at 6:00 AM and be ready for some fun and relaxing reef fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Aug
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This is an afternoon trip of bottom fishing. It will conclude under the lights as you do a little night fishing as well. Please note, this trip is only offered during the Federal Red Snapper season. This is the same as the 8-hour day trip but will finish up in the late afternoon into the night. All reef fish, except for Amberjack and Triggerfish, will be in season during this time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This six-hour trip allows you to spend more time on the water and bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and more. All Charter Fishing Federal Permits is available aboard.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This six-hour afternoon trip will take you bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and more. The package is great for any angler.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trolling trip will take you to the nearshore waters in search of Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and many more. The boat is equipped with All Charter Fishing Federal Permits.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will depart at 3 in the afternoon. You will be trolling nearshore for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and other species. The boat is equipped with All Charter Fishing Federal Permits.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

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
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

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.

About the Captain

Robbie and Rob Robinette
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2018
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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.
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Charlie P.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Robbie and Rob

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Josh and Steve made our excursion very enjoyable.  The focus of our trip was to give my 2 grandsons an introduction to...
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Jacksonville, FL
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Took a winter trip.

VERIFIED   February 13, 2019
In PCB for the week and decided to take some of my family on a fishing trip. My two sons had never been on a fishing trip before,...
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Mike M.
Panama City Beach, FL
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Good evening on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  July 3, 2019
Went out from 2:30 - 8:30 pm, with captain Rob and Anthony the 1st mate. They both worked hard to put us on fish. The captain...
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Panama City, FL
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 2, 2019
Crew and deck hand were excellent. They worked really hard to keep us on the fish even though the water was pretty rough. This...
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VERIFIED   NEW  June 25, 2019
Had a very good time in the Gotta Believe. Crew really took care of us and were very professional and patient with us. They...
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