Double W Charters

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
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    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
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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.

About the Captain

Chris Wiwi
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Grouper (Gag)

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

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

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Early bird trip was a success
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Robert F.
San Juan
 5.00
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Early bird trip was a success

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 14, 2020
We had a blast on the early trip great view of the sun rise! We had a lot of success catching fish in all from many different...
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Haley H.
Lexington, KY
 5.00
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Half Day Trip With Capt Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 1, 2020
This was by far the absolute best fishing trip I have been on in the 18 years I have been fishing. The captain was so knowledgeable,...
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Jeff C.
Broken Arrow, OK
 5.00
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Half day bay fishing with Capt. Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 10, 2020
Spend the morning out in the bay with Capt.Chris, we had a great time. Capt. Chris, put us on lots of trout, reds and a flounder....
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Tyler L.
Apopka, FL
 5.00
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Fish on!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 9, 2020
Chris is a great captain. He got us on fish quick and caught our limit of snapper in no time. He is knowledgeable and personable....
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Lucas C.
Fruitland Park, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 25, 2020
Great experience, Capt Wiwi was both knowledgeable and helpful.  He ensured kids were taken care for, while also assisting...
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