Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Services offers professional inshore and nearshore guided fishing trips on the waters of Pensacola, Florida. Captain Marcus Stewart runs a family-friendly guide service where all age groups and skill levels are welcome. From quick and exciting catch and release trips to all day fishing excursions, you’re sure to find a package tailor-made for your needs.

You’ll be angling aboard a 23’ Skeeter center console boat that’s powered by a single 250 HP Yamaha engine, capable of developing a top speed of 30 knots. Apart from the full array of navigation electronics needed for a productive trip, the boat also has a livewell for bait, and a wireless trolling motor for sneaking up on the catch.

This part of Florida makes for some great fishing opportunities, bot inshore and further out. Expect to be going after a wide variety of fish species. These include Redfish, Sharks, Flounder, Sheepshead, Kingfish, Red Snapper (when in season) and plenty more besides. Bowfishing and Flounder gigging equipment is available upon request.

Captain Marcus will provide you with all the necessary fishing gear you’ll need for a successful trip. He’ll also clean and fillet the catch for your convenience after the trip. All you need to do is pack a pair of polarized sunglasses, and bring some drinks and snacks if you like. Then you’ll be ready to make your fishing dreams come true!



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  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Catch & Release (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Dec 1
    $450
    A quick and exciting trip can be fun for the whole family. Captain Marcus will show you some of his favorite spots for inshore fishing. You'll be targeting species like Redfish, Kingfish, Sharks, Sheepshead, Trout, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are all included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Catch & Release (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Dec 1
    $450
    Who says you can't have fun on short trips? Going out in the afternoon has the added bonus of skipping the morning traffic. This trip will take you inshore where you can test your mettle against the likes of Redfish, Flounder, Kingfish, Trout, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    Let Captain Marcus take you to some of the best inshore fishing spots in this part of Florida. You'll be targeting a variety of species, including Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead, Kingfish, and others besides. The trip price will include all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle needed.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This short but sweet inshore trip will take you to some of the best inshore fishing grounds in this part of Florida. You'll be fishing for the likes of Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead, Kingfish, and more besides. The price of this trip includes rods, reels, and the terminal tackle needed.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    If you're the least bit interested in going after a variety of different Shark species, this is the trip for you. Captain Marcus will take you to some of the best places to catch Blacktip and Bull Sharks. All the necessary gear you'll need is included in the price, along with the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $675
    Make sure to check out this trip if you've been wanting to go after some big Sharks! Captain Marcus will show you to some of the most productive places for targeting Blacktip and Bull Sharks. All the necessary gear you'll need is included in the price, along with the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    This morning trip will take you out away from the coastline to target fish such as Barracuda, King Mackerel, larger Redfish, and more, depending on the season and how the fish are biting.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    Spend the afternoon fishing the more open waters away from the coastline. Depending on the season and how the fish are biting, you could target Kingfish, Barracuda, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $950
    Due to the extra time available for this trip, you'll be able to go further out nearshore to seek out the bigger fish. Captain Marcus will take you to some of his favorite spots where you can target the likes of Redfish, Trout, Red Snapper (when in season), Kingfish, Amberjack, and more. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $950
    Six hours will give you enough time to go farther from the coast and target all those amazing nearshore species. Depending on the bote, you'll have a chance at reeling in Red Snapper (when in season), Kingfish, Redfish, Trout, Amberjack, and much more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    This trip is the best option if you're interested in exploring everything the local fishery has to offer. You can either stay inshore or go further out in search of the bigger fish. You'll be targeting the likes of Kingfish, Redfish, Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Snapper (when in season) and more.
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About the Captain

Marcus Stewart
Pensacola, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
117 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Marcus grew up fishing along the Gulf Coast. He enjoys meeting new people and taking them out for a great fishing experience. Always more than happy to take out beginners, he'll teach them about the wonderful world of fishing. He's a big fan of the outdoors and enjoying the nature aspect of fishing as much as anything else.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Bowfishing
Equipment upon request
Flounder Gigging
Upon request
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
no min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 4.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 92 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (110)
Half day trip = Tons of fish and fun!
Half day trip = Tons of fish and fun!
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
85
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Allen V.
Greer, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip = Tons of fish and fun!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (PM) on September 14, 2022
Had a great time with Captain Marcus today. Hit 3 different reef/fishing areas off Pensacola area. Caught over 50 fish between...
Allen V. recommends Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser.
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Jeff C.
Canton, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Captain Marcus and his mate Wyatt were great

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) on June 15, 2022
I shared Pix of our trip out on the beach yesterday.  Once I did that, I shared your number with 4 or 5 complete strangers...
Jeff C. recommends Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser.
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Kacie K.
Williams, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Shark fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) on June 3, 2022
Captain Mike was extremely knowledgeable about what areas would be best for what we wanted to catch, and he worked with us...
Kacie K. recommends Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser.
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Buddy B.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Capt Marcus

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on September 17, 2022
We had a wonderful fishing outing for Alex’s 30th Birthday. We caught a monster jack, snapper, triggerfish, Spanish mackerel...
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Tyler E.
Cape Girardeau, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Catch & Release (PM) on September 5, 2022
He was very nice. Amazing with kids. Very helpful & kind. We had a blast & made it all about the family. We will do this every...
Tyler E. recommends Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser.
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FAQs about Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser.

Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Catch & Release (AM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Catch & Release (PM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Bowfishing (Equipment upon request)
  • Flounder Gigging (Upon request)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser. include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout