Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola

Capt. SGT Peterson’s Fishing invites you for a fishing experience where challenging the status quo is the norm. Captain Tim “SGT” Peterson strongly believes you shouldn’t be afraid to do things differently. To that end, he’s devised and perfected his very own 5 Step Proven Process geared at catching the biggest fish. Not only that, but he is happy to provide a 100% catch guarantee for all his guests.

His boat is a 26’ Twin Vee 260 GF catamaran that’s powered by twin 175 HP Suzuki 4-stroke engines. Thanks to these, it’s capable of reaching a top speed of an impressive 40 knots. This kind of vessel is great for both shorter inshore trips as well as longer excursions to the Gulf of Mexico.

Trips closer inshore usually involve fishing for the likes of Redfish, Seatrout, Bull Sharks, and other species found close to the shore. On the other hand, if you’re more interested in the bigger and more challenging sportfish, an offshore trip to the Gulf should be right up your alley. Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack are just some of the fish you can expect to go after once in the Gulf.

The price of any given trip includes the use of quality rods, reels, and terminal tackle guaranteed to provide the best chance of success. If you also believe in what Captain Tim believes and stands for, you should definitely give him a shot. You may just find a guide for life.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,425
    We can try to go out far, and if the crew wants to come back in we will catch fish in the bay. Come experience a variety of fishing locations and methods with Capt. SGT Peterson. All fishing charters provide unlimited bait ($50-$200 our cost), tackle, rods, reels, licenses, and fuel ($50-$250 our cost). Fish cleaning, plastics bags, water and ice included. Please bring your own drinks, food, bug spray, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,800
    Captain Peterson will run into the Gulf of Mexico between 9 and 50 miles out to various reefs, recks, and towers where the fishing is wonderful. He will put you on Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Spanish Mackeral, King Mackeral, and much more. We can go after Marlin and Sailfish on longer trips. We will help you fight and catch monsters while you enjoy an experience of a lifetime. No red tide in years, the least commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Ages 10+
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea/Blue Water
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,250
    Captain Peterson will run into the Gulf of Mexico between 9 and 50 miles out to various reefs, recks, and towers where the fishing is wonderful. He will put you on Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Spanish Mackeral, King Mackeral, and much more. We can go after Marlin and Sailfish on longer trips. We will help you fight and catch monsters while you enjoy an experience of a lifetime. No red tide in years, the least commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Ages 10+

About the Captain

Tim "SGT" Peterson
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
27 Customer Reviews
Member since May 2018
With more than 36 years of fishing experience under his belt, Captain Tim "SGT" Peterson knows all the ins and outs that make for a good fishing trip. His grandfather got him interested in the sport from an early age, and he hasn't looked back since. He's fished all over the country, in places like Panama City, the Tampa area, Key West, Alaska, Cape Cod, Lake Superior, and more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Twin Vee 260 GF (Catamaran) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 175HP 2018 Suzuki Four Strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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

Rating Summary
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Capt Peterson Is the man
Capt Peterson Is the man
Capt Peterson Is the man
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Chris C.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on June 18, 2020
I don’t even know where to start!  We pulled up to the first spot and the Captain was upset that a fish didn’t hit the...
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Half-Day Trip with Capt. SGT Peterson's Fishing – St. George.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (PM) on June 23, 2019
Had a great time on the gulf with Capt. Peterson.  It was my first time on the gulf for me and the first deep sea trip for...
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Richard H.
Tallahassee, FL
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Great 8 hour Charter with Captain Sgt Peterson!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Offshore on July 29, 2018
Got an early 7:30 am 8 hour trip out to big reef about 9 miles out in State waters! Immediately started catching lots of Cobias...
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Dean M.
Atlanta, Georgia
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6hr Deep Sea.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on April 17, 2019
Sgt. Peterson and his first mate give us an experience I will never forget. He was dedicated to ensure that we got the fish...
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Great 6hr offshore trip with Captain SGT Peterson

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on July 4, 2019
Had a great time with Captain Tim and Cody. They put us on tons of fish. We were catching snapper within seconds of anchoring...
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FAQs about Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola

Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,425 per group - 6 Hour Offshore Red Snapper Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea/Blue Water (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable #1 only.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Down Imager and Side finder)
  • Live Bait Well (Dual 60 Gallon Livewells)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (GPS Anchor Lock)
  • Ice Box (We can hold more fish than you can catch)

Trips booked with Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels. )
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo