Southern Charm Charters

With Southern Charm Charters, you will be able to find your perfect match on the water. Whether you are after a healthy dose of Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish or want to get your hands on Vermilion and Red Snapper, there is a trip for you.

Join Captain Brian Gibson and enjoy your day out on the water. An enthusiastic angler, Brian has been fishing for as long as he can remember – he grew up exploring the fishing grounds in Florida. For over 15 years now he has fished in Panama City and worked on various charter boats before starting his own business.

Your fishing trip will take place aboard Capt. Brian’s 27’ center console boat named the ‘Southern Charm.’ She comes powered by a supercharged 275 HP Mercury Verado engine and has plenty of space for up to 6 anglers.

The Southern Charm is fully rigged with Furuno electronics, including a GPS, Bottom Machine marine radios, and Fusion and JL audio stereo system with Bluetooth. You will be able to listen to your favorite tunes while battling fish!

Combining 30 years of experience fishing the offshore waters of the Panama City area, the crew know how to put you on top of the hot bite. You will be trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Mahi Mahi. As well as that, you will be bottom fishing for Red Snapper, various types of Grouper, White Snapper, and Vermillion Snapper.

Trips include rods, reels, and Penn tackle, as well as licenses and lures.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will spend around 1.5 hours to get to the fishing spots. But rest assured that the fish caught on these trips are even larger! You will be targeting Grouper, as well as Bluefish, Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy some exciting action while bottom fishing for White, and Vermilion Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy this afternoon trip and avoid traffic while bottom fishing for Vermilion Snapper and White Snapper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Snapper Trip AM
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $525
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is designed to target Vermillion and White Snappers! This cost-effective trip is a great alternitive for the anglers on a budget!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Snapper Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $525
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is designed for targeting Vermillion and White Snappers! This cost-effective trip is a great alternative for the anglers on a budget!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    On this morning trip, you will be targeting Spanish Mackerel. This is a trolling trip that is great for the whole family.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    If you have a busy schedule but want to still enjoy a couple of hours on the water, this is your trip. Get ready for a trolling action, targeting Spanish Mackerel!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip - Walk On Bottom Fish
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $150
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This is a shared trip for those customers who just don’t have enough in their group to book the whole boat. You will be sharing your experience with other passengers, bottom fishing for Snappers.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

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

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Trophy (Center console) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 275HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Brian Gibson
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since June 2018
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I grew up in Panama City so fishing quickly became a hobby for me. I realized that I had a proficient skill set for fishing these waters so I decided to turn my hobby into my profession where I could share my knowledge and skills with customers to ensure they make memories that last a lifetime! Let's go fishing! My preference is bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, and Vermillion Snapper.
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.47
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Creg D.
Little Elm, TX
 5.00
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Family Fun!!!

VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
Captain Ernie is the absolute best!!! If you are looking for an awesome family experience this is it. We caught a ton of fish...
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Rick C.
Mobile, Alabama
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Ernie

VERIFIED   July 5, 2018
Amazing trip!  They worked with us to plan the best trip.  We had children and novice fishermen.  Captain...
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Jim H.
Miami, FL
 4.67
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Half Day with Captain Ernie

VERIFIED   June 22, 2018
Weather conditions weren’t great but Ernie was a bulldog to make sure the boys got to the fish.  Patience and a lot...
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David G.
United States
 5.00
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4 hour snapper trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
Great time with lots of fish caught.
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Christopher S.
United States
 4.67
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 24, 2018
Had a great experience even with no fish around but the captain kept going until the very end did finally get 2 fish.
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