Emerald Coast Fishing Charters

Emerald Coast Fishing Charters welcomes anglers of any age or experience level aboard for a great day on the water. Captain Taylor Thompson is proud to own and operate the largest and fastest bay boat on the Emerald Coast. He offers an unbeatable mix of charters to make sure you have the perfect fishing trip, whatever that means for you!

You will be fishing aboard the “Sorella,” a 27’ SeaVee center console. The boat has tons of space and plenty of storage, thanks to her 9’ beam. She was fresh out of the box in 2018 and boasts cutting-edge sonar, side-scanner, and 3D imaging from Garmin to get you right on top of your chosen species.

Once you get there, the boat’s quality Quantum Saltwater rods and reels will let you take on even the biggest fish with confidence. The Sorella is loaded with all the equipment to fish for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Grouper, Snapper, Sheepshead, and whatever else comes your way.

As well as a great boat and professional equipment, every trip comes with licenses, live bait, tackle, and ice. Capt. Taylor will also clean and fillet all your fish at the end of the day. Gratuity of 15-20% is customary and very much appreciated. Just jump aboard with your food, drinks, sunscreen, and plenty of energy for an exciting day out.

If you want a fun, memorable adventure in the stunning shallows of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Fishing Charters is the name to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Gulf
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    On this trip, you'll head offshore to the Gulf's productive waters, for the chance to hook some incredible species. Your captain will take you to waters deeper and further offshore than most other boats will travel, so you'll have some top fishing grounds all to yourself! Expect to target Amberjack, Mangrove and Red Snappers, Triggerfish, Grouper, and more. Keep in mind that there are different seasons for different fish, and they may not be able to be harvested.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Gulf
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    On this trip, you will fish within 9 miles of the beach, on reefs or wrecks. Expect to target Amberjack, Red, Vermillion and Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper. Keep in mind, there are different seasons for different fish, and they may not be able to be harvested.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this trip you'll be leaving the dock to chase after Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, or Spanish Mackerel, depending on the time of year. Live bait is used in combination with light tackle gear when targeting these species.
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About the Charter Operator

Emerald Coast Fishing Charters
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2018
With his family having been in the area for over 70 years, Capt. Taylor Thompson has over 20 years of experience fishing the backcountry waters of Choctawhatchee Bay, Pensacola Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway of Santa Rosa Sound, and the coveted waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Taylor caught his first Redfish at the age of 7 and hasn't stopped chasing them since. After spending his entire working career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, he decided to take his love for fishing and combine it with his aspiration of helping guests make the most of their vacations, founding Emerald Coast Fishing Charters. Captain Taylor holds a USCG Master 100 Ton license, along with certifications from the United States Lifesaving Association as an Open Water Lifeguard and First Responder. Feel at ease stepping aboard 'Sorella' knowing you are in the hands of a safe and knowledgeable captain.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

SeaVee (Performance fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 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
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.98
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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6 hour Trip with Captain Taylor
6 hour Trip with Captain Taylor
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Nathan B.
New Orleans, Louisiana
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
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Paula M.
Opelousas, LA
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6 hour Trip with Captain Taylor

VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
Had a fabulous experience. Taylor brought us to several different offshore spots. Dropped first line and within 3 seconds we...
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Kristyl B.
Springdale, AR
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Morning trip

VERIFIED   July 18, 2019
Definitely recommend this trip.  My husband and I had a great time, caught lots of fish. We moved around a bit to stay...
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Keith V.
Brandon, MS
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Best Family Fishing

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
A+++. Capt Taylor made this a perfect fishing trip for me and my two sons. Would definitely recommend this trip to others....
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Shannon C.
Rockwall, TX
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Half Day with Captain Taylor

VERIFIED   June 22, 2018
This was my son and I’s first inshore/bay experience and although the bite was difficult Taylor worked hard to get us in...
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