Miss Rachel Charters

The Gulf of Mexico is home to a great variety of exciting and beautiful fish that these bountiful waters are practically teeming with. The well-known reputation of this region isn’t undeserved and Miss Rachel Charters can show you why – with them the only stress you’ll feel is on the other end of the line!

Join them aboard their 34’ Crusader, capable of carrying up to 6 anglers at the same time, with plenty of elbow room. She’s fully kitted out with the latest in navigational technology and fish-finding electronics, you won’t be wasting time wandering about on the “Miss Rachel”. Comforts haven’t been neglected on this vessel, as you have ample sleeping space, as well as a full-head toilet are available.

Get ready to battle a variety of fantastic fish with Captain Tim Tarpley, who’s been fishing the waters of Panama City for over a decade now, with a lifetime of fishing experience behind him. You’ll target a wide range of species such as Vermillion, Red, and Mangrove Snappers, Red Groupers, Black Groupers, Triggerfish, Amberjacks, Spanish and King Mackerel, Bonita, and any others you run into. Captain Tim will also instruct or assist you in a variety of fishing techniques, like bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, drift fishing, and trolling, all with light and heavy tackle.

Kids are more than welcome on board the Miss Rachel and every effort is made to make their trip an exciting and memorable experience. Captain Tim has a great sense of humor but is also serious about safety, the vessel is equipped according to all USCG standards. If you get hungry during your trip, there’s a grill on board, so you can immediately chow-down on your hard-earned catch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Trolling & Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    If you just can't get enough fishing done, this trip is right up your alley! You'll start trolling when you leave the port, all the way up to the deeper waters where you'll bottom fish. You will also troll on your way back to the dock. The targeted species are Snappers, Groupers, King and Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Trolling & Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This excellent 10-hour trip is the cure if you've got the fishing itch! You can expect to target a wide variety of species such as Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and others. All equipment is supplied by the captain, bait and tackle as well.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Trolling and Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will start at 6 AM – you will start trolling when you leave the dock until you reach the deeper waters. There you will bottom fish several different locations, before trolling on your way back to port. You can expect to target Snappers, Groupers, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and other species. All equipment that's required is supplied by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you on an exciting night-fishing adventure. The charter will supply customers with all required equipment, as well as bait and tackle. Customers can bring their own food on board, there is a grill available.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Trolling & Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    You will leave the dock at 6 AM and troll on the way to the deeper waters. Bottom fishing at different spots then trolling on your way back to the dock. All required equipment is provided. The species targeted are Groupers, Snappers, Kingfish, and anything else you run into.
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About the Captain

Tim Tarpley
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
Captain Tim Tarpley has been fishing his entire life. He's fished all over, both freshwater pelagic beasts as well as the gorgeous freshwater fish. Finally, he settled down in Panama City in 2004 and has been fishing the waters surrounding it intensely ever since. He loves taking bigger groups out on the water, whether families with kids or groups of friends looking for a fun time.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Queen Snapper (Caribbean) Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

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

Boat Specs

Crusader (Downeast) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 300HP John Deere engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.57
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Shaunna S.
Panama City, FL
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Tim Tarpley

VERIFIED   February 29, 2020
This was the best fishing trip my family and I have ever had. We caught plenty of fish which we never have much luck doing...
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Jason B.
Panama City, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Captain tim and Mike was great. We caught good fish and he took the time to help my son catch fish.  We had fun and caught...
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Louise L.
Orange City, Florida
 5.00
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This was my first time ever deep sea fishing and I was a little nervous about what it would be like.  The Miss Rachel...
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Quintin O.
Lady Lake, FL
 4.67
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12hr trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
The captain and Morgan were very laid back. You could truly tell that Captin Tim cared about making it an enjoyable experience...
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Julie M.
United States
 5.00
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July 7, 2017
I’ve fished many times on the Miss Rachel and have had a blast. Captain Tim knows all the good fishing spots and even...
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