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
    12 Hour Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,300
    This is an offshore bottom fishing trip for a variety of Grouper and Snapper (based on open season). Amberjacks 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 in.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    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
    5 Hour Action Trip/ Winter Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Feb 28
    $850
    Our off season trip. Water is to cold for trolling species. This is a inshore bottom fishing trip. Catch what bites and keep what is legal trip. Lots of throw backs due to closed seasons. Just trying to get action and few for dinner. Weather permitting.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $700
    Fishing for Sharks in the protected waters of St. Andrew’s Bay. Lighter tackle than trying Sharks offshore. Set up for night’s but can be done in day time. Just message us. Or want to bottom fish plus Shark fish just pick one of our bottom fishing trips and message us you want to try both. We have to change things up a bit but can be done.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $700
    This morning trolling trip will take you to the nearshore waters in search of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito. The boat is equipped with All Charter Fishing Federal Permits.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $700
    This trip will depart at 3 in the afternoon. You will be trolling nearshore for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and other species. The boat is equipped with All Charter Fishing Federal Permits.
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About the Charter Operator

Gotta Believe & All The Way
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
336 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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)

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

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

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Morning Trolling Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) on August 4, 2021
We went on a morning four hour trolling trip in search of King Mackerel. The weather was absolutely great and the bites started...
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Half day inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) on November 26, 2021
Had a great time with the crew. I caught Amberjack, Red Snapper, Remora, Benito, and Perch. We started on time and they told...
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My family did half day trip with Captain Robbie

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) on October 6, 2021
My family had a great time for their first experience deep-sea fishing. Captain Robbie really worked with us on moving days...
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10 hour trip offshore on 'All The Way'

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on July 9, 2021
Best trip ever! Got on some good holes, caught more sharks than we wanted to lol, probably just as many fish to sharks as we...
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Best trip ever!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) on August 23, 2021
We had a blast! It was my sister’s 50th bday I took my mom, sister and 2 friends. Our captain was Mark!  He was so...
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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 Bay Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Action Trip/ Winter Special (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - 12 Hour 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)