Florida Panhandle Charters

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Florida Panhandle Charters is a family and kid-friendly charter that specializes in putting their clients on the hottest bite in Panama City. Join Captain Justin, a passionate local guide, for a fun and relaxing day on the water. Beginners to seasoned anglers, everyone is welcome to enjoy the adventure.

Capt. Justin will take you out aboard a brand-new 23’ Sportsman bay boat. It comes powered by a single 150 HP Yamaha engine and can cruise at a top speed of 35 knots. The boat can take up to 4 anglers to fish in comfort and style. Fitted with a T-top, the vessel will provide you with shade and protection during the hot summer days. There’s also an array of professional accessories, top-notch navigational electronics, and fish-finding equipment!

If you feel like wetting a line close to shore, let Capt. Justin put you on anything from Redfish and Trout to Sheepshead. With your choice of morning or afternoon, a half day trip is the perfect opportunity to explore these waters and still make it home in time for lunch or dinner. These trips are also a great way to introduce young kids to fishing!

For anglers who want to try out some additional skills, but still stay close to shore, your captain will take you bottom fish for a variety of tasty fish! This includes Snapper and Triggerfish, and you’ll also have the chance to troll for Mahi Mahi and Kingfish, too. Please note that, due to the size of the boat, nearshore trips are weather-dependent.

All trips with Florida Panhandle Charters come inclusive with top-quality gear and tackle. You will be provided with fishing licenses. All you need to bring is snacks and drinks in a smaller cooler, along with the desire to catch fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Kids Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    This trip is great for introducing and educating younger kids about the great inshore fishing of Panama City Beach! With a short trip this is great so the youngsters don’t loose interest! Children of all ages are welcome! (This is not a fill the cooler with fish trip, if looking to keep fish please book a longer trip as this trip is designed to catch whatever bites for the kids to enjoy)
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Kids Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $600
    This trip is great for introducing and educating younger kids about the great inshore fishing of Panama City Beach! With a short trip, this is great so the youngsters don’t lose interest. Children of all ages are welcome! (This is not a fill the cooler with fish trip, if looking to keep fish please book a longer trip as this trip is designed to catch whatever bites for the kids to enjoy)
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Flats Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    If you love fresh water bass fishing then you will love drifting the flats or fishing docks inshore for a variety of inshore fish. Spotted sea trout, redfish, mangrove snapper, and even sharks are possible to end up on the other end of your line! Stay out of the big waves and enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable flats fishing day! (These trips are mostly catch and release but you are welcome to keep any fish that are legal per regulations)
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Flats Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $600
    If you love fresh water bass fishing then you will love drifting the flats or fishing docks inshore for a variety of inshore fish. Spotted sea trout, redfish, mangrove snapper, and even sharks are possible to end up on the other end of your line! Stay out of the big waves and enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable flats fishing day! (These trips are mostly catch and release but you are welcome to keep any fish that are legal per regulations)
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 34 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    This is a 4-hour trip where you and your family will bottom fish in the Gulf of Mexico for all types of species that call structures, reefs, and live bottom home! A few species you will encounter will be Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    Fish the inshore bays of Panama City Beach for Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and Flounder. This trip is great for those who want to stay in calmer water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $700
    Fish the inshore bays of Panama City Beach for Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and Flounder. This trip is great for those who want to stay in calmer water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    US $700
    Enjoy a 4-hour trip fishing for sharks in the bays of Panama City Beach. Fish for Blacktip, Spinner, Bonnethead, and Hammerhead sharks. You'll fish for Sharks with light tackle and rods so be ready for a fun challenge!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour- Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $700
    This is a 4 hour trip where you and your family will bottom fish in the Gulf of Mexico for all types of species that call structures, reefs, and live bottom home! A few species you will encounter will be Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and grouper!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour- Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    US $700
    Enjoy a 4-hour trip fishing for sharks in the bays of Panama City Beach. Fish for Blacktip, Spinner, Bonnethead, and Hammerhead Shark. You will fish with light tackle and rods, so be ready for a good fight!
  • Private trip
    Captain’s Recommendation (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    This trip is designed for those new to fishing the area that would like me personally to recommend the type of fishing and species that we target at a given time in the year. From spring Sheepshead, to summer Red Snapper, to fall Bull Redfish, there’s a target on the list for everyone to enjoy during the year. Come join me for tight lines, big smiles, and memories you won’t soon forget!
  • Private trip
    Captain’s Recommendation (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $700
    This trip is designed for those new to fishing the area that would like me personally to recommend the type of fishing and species that we target at a given time in the year. From spring Sheepshead, to summer Red Snapper, to fall Bull Redfish, there’s a target on the list for everyone to enjoy during the year. Come join me for tight lines, big smiles, and memories you won’t soon forget!
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Customer reviews

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Michael W.
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Great fun Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on July 17, 2024
We had a great time fishing.  The weather was not in our favor but our captain took us to some great spots and kept us safe. ...
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Jorge A.
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 7, 2024
Went out with Justin this morning, along with my son and 2 friends.  We booked a 6 hr inshore trip.  The boat and equipment...
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Michaela C.
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on May 20, 2024
Awesome time with Captain Justin! We really enjoyed our time with him and definitely plan to book again. All the way from the...
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Denise C.
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PCB Vacay Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Kids Trip (AM) on April 18, 2024
We were in PCB for the week and wanted to do something fun! Back home we both like to fish at our lake, so wanted to try deep...
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David W.
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Great Trip!!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour- Offshore (AM) on June 24, 2024
We had a great time! We had booked a 5 hour off-shore trip, but Captain Justin let us know a day in advance that the predicted...
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FAQs about Florida Panhandle Charters

Florida Panhandle Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 3 Hour Kids Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 3 Hour Kids Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 3 Hour Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 3 Hour Trip - Flats Fishing (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour- Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour- Shark Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Captain’s Recommendation (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Captain’s Recommendation (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Panhandle Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Florida Panhandle Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Florida Panhandle Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Panhandle Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Panhandle Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Justin Driscoll
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
494 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Angler's Choice
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All of my life I have been extremely passionate about both fishing and helping others experience and enjoy the outdoors. I take great pride in showing my clients what the great fishery of Panama City Beach and its bay system have to offer. I am very enthusiastic and dedicated guide who will go above and beyond for my clients to not only catch fish, but most importantly to have a great time doing so! Join me for a great time of tight lines, big fights, and making memories that you, your family, and friends will never forget!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Sportsman (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Daiwa
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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