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
    The Sportsman Trip –Midnight to 6PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $3,000
    up to 6 persons
    Get a mix of some Offshore Bottom Fishing and Offshore Trolling. Your Bottom Fishing would be based on Open Seasons. But Red Snapper, Grouper and Amberjacks would be your target Species. Wahoo , Maui Maui and Blackfin Tuna and King Mackerel would be targets for Gamefish. Probably would want to text us on dates to double check Open Seasons for this trip. We would have a manning requirement of 3 crew members for this trip per USCG Requirements so you will have plenty help. Also this is a Fair Weather Trip.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    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
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $950
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $575
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    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.
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About the Captain

Robbie and Rob Robinette
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
113 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.73
out of 5 stars from 79 reviews
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Experience
4 hr trip
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Angler Rating
66
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Joey S.
Humble, TX
 5.00
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4 hour PM troll on Gotta Believe

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
I messaged the captain and he let us know what fish he was on and what our expectations would be. Very honest. We...
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William K.
San Juan
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Half day trolling

VERIFIED   September 4, 2019
I had the pleasure of taking my daughter and her boyfriend on an off shore trolling trip, We were able to take our minds off...
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Mark C.
Panama City, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
We had a blast! Captain and first hand were friendly and patient.  Took my wife and two daughters and son-in-law. ...
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Logan L.
Tallahassee, FL
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Robbie

VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
The trip was amazing. I wasn’t sure how good everything would be after that tropical storm, but the captain and deckhand...
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Charlie P.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Fishing with Robbie and Rob

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
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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