Get ready for an awesome day on the water with Off the Hook Charters. Launch out of Port Saint Joe, FL on the search for all the state’s top table and gamefish. Head home with a trunkful of fish and a headful of great memories. It really is as good as it sounds.

Your boat for the day will be Captain Cory Hoffman’s 30’ Pursuit center console. The vessel’s high sides and covered T-top make her perfect for families and children. She also has a full head to ensure a comfortable day on the water, however long you’re out for.

And you have plenty of choice when it comes to trip times. Charters range anywhere from half-day stints to 12-hour offshore adventures. Enjoy a morning trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel, or head out a little longer to hit the reefs for various Snappers and Groupers. All these trips are great for beginners and will send you home with enough fish to fill the freezer.

If you’re up for more of a challenge, Capt. Cory offers longer offshore charters targeting Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and a variety of huge bottom fish. Come during the summer season, and you can even head out on a shared Red Snapper trip to catch the Gulf’s favorite food fish!

Whatever you do, you can count on a skilled guide and a modern, reliable boat. All tackle, rods, reels, and bait is included in the price, so the only thing missing is you! Just jump aboard with your food, drinks, and sun protection.

So whether you’re combing the local buoys for Sheepshead and Tripletail or heading offshore for Mahi Mahi and Amberjack, one thing is for sure: It’s going to be off the hook!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    Spend the whole day bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging for the big boys. You will be fishing state waters for Snappers, Groupers, King Mackerel, and even heavyweights like Amberjack!
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Nov 1
    $400
    Play in beautiful St. Joe bay! This area has offered chances for great scalloping for many years. Come with us to get your fill! We also offer snorkeling equipment included in this price which you can request in advance by contacting us and the chance to do shelling together with scalloping.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Nov 1
    $400
    Play in beautiful St. Joe bay! This area has offered chances for great scalloping for many years. Come with us to get your fill! We also offer snorkeling equipment included in this price which you can request in advance by contacting us and the chance to do shelling together with scalloping.
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About the Captain

Cory Hoffman
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2018
Captain Cory Hoffman has been running charters for over a quarter of a century and has no regrets. He loves working on the water, loves meeting new people, and will never stop loving the look on a person's face when the line goes tight and the drag starts screaming. Capt. Cory has been fishing his entire life and knows all the top spots for the area's best and biggest fish.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Never had a better trip... Ever! Wow!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 13, 2019
Capt Cory Hoffman is the man! After years of sorry head boat trips and grouchy charter skippers for my fishing mates and me,...
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3/4 day trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 16, 2020
This was a surprise trip for our hubbies and son while on vacay…. they had an absolute blast and said that Cory and John...
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Ocala, FL
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Half day with Captain Cory

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 7, 2019
We had a great time! Our son wanted a fishing trip for his 12th birthday and I booked based on Cory’s reviews. He did not...
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Spring Hill, TN
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 30, 2019
This was our 2nd trip with Captain Cory and once again, he didn’t disappoint. He kept our hooks baited and made sure to get...
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Blountstown, FL
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 15, 2019
Great day fishing. Put us on fish quickly. Had plenty of bait. Took us to several spots trying different techniques to score...
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FAQs about Off The Hook Charters

Off The Hook Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Scalloping Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Scalloping Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Off The Hook Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Off The Hook Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Off The Hook Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (State waters)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Off The Hook Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Off The Hook Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail