Buoy Time Charters

Buoy Time Charters invites you down to the sunny shores of Port St Joe to spend the day chasing the Sunshine State’s top inshore species. Jump aboard and have a great time reeling in Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, and more, then head home with a cooler full of tasty fish. This is what Florida fishing is all about.

Captain Michael Bodiford grew up fishing the same waters he now runs charters on. He loves the area, loves the fishing here, and loves sharing it with anglers of any age or experience level. From seasoned pros to young kids, he will get everyone reeling in fish during your time onboard.

Spend the day aboard a 21’ Pro Master bay boat. Fully restored in 2017, she can carry 6 guests in comfort and comes equipped with everything you need for a fun, productive charter. There’s an ice box for your drinks and a full array of safety gear to keep your trip worry-free. You’re also never far from a toilet, so you can spend the day in comfort.

The boat is perfectly designed for exploring these waters in search of big fish. Her GPS combines with the captain’s extensive local knowledge to get you to the best spots in no time. Her livewell keeps your bait fighting fit until it goes in the water. Add in a versatile build that’s as home on the flats as a few miles into the Gulf, and you’re ready for anything.

Capt. Michael offers specialist trips targeting Scallops and Tripletail. Scalloping trips are great for kids and families, as you can get into the water to swim and snorkel as you fill the boat with delicious shellfish. Tripletail is Capt. Michael’s signature species and are some of the tastiest eating out there.

Can’t decide what to target? Book in for a full day trip and take on Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and even Sharks! Whatever you’re after, you can’t go wrong with a passionate, local guide like Capt. Michael, especially in these legendary waters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Fish the bay or head up to 3 miles out in the Gulf to fish for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Tripletail
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend the morning fishing for big, tasty Tripletail in the bays around Port St Joe.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Jump in the water and spend a fun summer's morning filling the boat with tasty Scallops on this 3-hour family-friendly charter.

About the Captain

Michael Bodiford
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2018
Captain Michael Bodiford is a real, old school local guide who was born and raised right here in Port St Joe. He has been fishing his whole life and has always known he wanted to work on the water. Capt. Michael loves taking customers out and showing them a good time. He loves working with kids, teaching them to fish and seeing the smile on their faces as they reel in their first fish. Capt. Michael specializes in targeting Tripletail, Redfish, and Trout.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pro Master (Bay boat) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP E-tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Experience
June fishing trip
June fishing trip
First trip ever thanks capt Mike
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Andrew M.
Port Saint Joe, Florida
 5.00
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Captain Mike Rules!!

VERIFIED   August 19, 2020
Not only did he know all the best places, he was kind, courteous, and flexible. He even is a master chef and helped...
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Johnathan B.
Springfield, Missouri
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Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
Mike is a great guy who works hard to get you on the fish. Thanks we will be back.
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 22, 2020
The charter operator canceled 6 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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