Captain Chris Wiwi and Double W Charters will work hard to make your next fishing adventure the trip of a lifetime! With over 20 years of guiding experience, your captain is more than ready to help you explore the secrets of Panama City Beach waters.

If you’re looking for a premier destination for inshore and coastal light tackle fishing, you’ve come to the right place. You will get to some of the hottest fishing grounds in comfort and style thanks to the 24’ Pathfinder, rigged with a 300 HP Yamaha engine. She is fully equipped to take up to 4 persons to new fishing horizons, and all-Shimano fishing gear will be provided for you as well.

You can go fly fishing on the flats, test your bottom fishing skills, or give offshore angling a chance — Capt. Chris will gladly take you where you want to go. On your to-catch list could be anything from Speckled Trout and Redfish, to Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, and even Silver King, depending on what you’re targeting.

You can choose how much time you will spend on the water, but naturally, longer hours mean catching more fish, and who doesn’t want that? Whatever your strategy, one thing’s for sure, you’re not going home empty-handed.

Want to help your little ones fall in love with fishing? Feel free to bring them along, Capt. Chris has all the safety equipment they might require. This is an excellent opportunity to have a fun family outing you will cherish in the years to come.

What else do you need to take with you? Great mood, some drinks, snacks, lunch for longer trips, and let Capt. Chris take care of everything else. Double W Charters makes sure you have the best time reeling in your next personal record, so don’t miss a chance to try out their premier service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    A day on the water is a day well spent, and when you go on this 8-hour trip, you will understand why. Anything from Grouper to Cobia, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon is in the cards, so cast your line and be pleasantly surprised with what you find on the other end of it.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    Start off your day right, go fishing! Let Capt. Chris show you the charm and beauty of inshore, as well as coastal fishing and reel in Grouper, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. Want to go offshore? Sure thing, you might go up to 9 miles and hook Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    You could always use another hour on the water, and with this trip, Capt. Chris gives you an opportunity to do just that. Maybe you want to go to the flats and fly fish for Tarpon, or maybe you're more in the mood to bottom fish for Grouper and Red Snapper. Whatever your preferences are, the captain will be able to accommodate you.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    Spend 5 hours on inshore and coastal fishing and go home with a brag-worthy catch. This is your chance to snatch acrobatic Amberjack and beautiful Red Snapper, and let's not forget about delicious Mahi Mahi and Redfish, always a favorite among anglers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    The early bird catches the fish and this trip will help you prove it. Depending on what fishing technique you want to hone and where, you could be going after the likes of Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, and Red Snapper, as well as Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    Bask in the glorious Florida sun and make good use of 4 hours you get on the water. Your usual suspects are varied — maybe you'll want to test your lines by catching Tarpon or Redfish, or maybe you're in the better mood of pelagics like Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and Mahi Mahi.
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About the Captain

Chris Wiwi
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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50 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2018
Captain Chris has been fishing his whole life, and he decided to turn his passion into a profession in the year 2000. He worked with Curtis Fleming with Flyrod Chronicles and did a show with him that aired on the Outdoor channel, which speaks volumes of Capt. Chris' fishing expertise and knowledge. He also writes monthly fishing reports in Florida’s premier outdoor magazine, Woods N’ Water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
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

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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

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 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Kerry C.
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Best Fishing Experience on the Emerald Coast!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 26, 2021
My family and I have fished out of Panama City for generations and have fished with numerous fishing charters.  Chris Wiwi...
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Mobile, AL
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5 hour trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 8, 2021
Over all trip was amazing! The Captain was very knowledgeable and well equipped. My only disappointment was we weren’t able...
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1st Deep Sea Fishing Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on September 11, 2021
Chris was the absolute BEST host, captain, etc. We really enjoyed our first time deep sea fishing, he had everything we needed...
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Class Act

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 15, 2021
Captain Chris is a class act.  Rough day, rough waters.  Captain Chris was tore up about not putting us on the fish for the...
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What a day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 3, 2021
One of the best days ever Captain Chris really knew how to put us on the fish if he hadn’t been booked I would have went...
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FAQs about Double W Charters

Double W Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Double W Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Double W Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Double W Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Double W Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Double W Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon