Fish King Charters

Based out of the heart of the Panhandle, Fish King Charters will take you offshore into the Gulf of Mexico. Fish the reefs and deeper waters for a range of huge species. Under Captain Charles Taliaferro’s guidance, you won’t go wrong. A former tournament Bass fisherman, he turned to saltwater as “you never know what you’ll catch.”

In addition to this, he is the proud owner of a federal reef fish permit, which means that he can take you out to seriously deep waters between June 1st and August 2nd. You’ll have the chance to hook the much-sought-after Red Snapper, as well as many other reef-dwellers!

Capt. Charles hasn’t looked back since purchasing his 32’ Cape Horn center console. With twin 300 HP Yamaha four stroke engines, you’ll reach the sweetest spots in comfort and style. When on the reefs, the wireless trolling motor will keep you steady as you bottom fish without disturbing the fish beneath. There’s a private bathroom fitted for your convenience, and children over the age of 10 are welcome aboard. Bring the family for a fun-filled day!

Hit the reefs for different Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and Amberjack. Using the latest Shimano and Penn reels and rods, you can also jig to make your dream catch. In the deeper waters, set up the trolling lines and go after even bigger Snappers and Groupers, and beautiful, delicious Mahi Mahi. All trips will go a minimum of 15 miles offshore, and you’ll head as far as 50 miles on longer trips in search of the biggest, most powerful fish.

Before heading off, Capt. Charles will ask what you want to catch and will take you to the exact spot. He can’t wait to make your dreams come true. He’ll even give you a free t-shirt! You’re in for a truly personalized service aboard Fish King Charters, so just bring some snacks, water, and sunscreen to stay refreshed and safe during the day. There’s nothing left to do but get booking and get down to Apalachicola.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,700
    price breakdown
    $1,700
    This a longer trip. We may go 35-50 mils offshore in search for bigger fish
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    !0 hour trip to go out to deeper water for big fish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    More time on the water gives you more time to head even further offshore. Up to 50 miles out you'll be targeting even bigger fish. Some species are caught year-round, and others will bite depending on the season. Expect huge Mahi Mahis, Kingfish, Snappers, and Groupers, as you try to land a monster.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    Depending on conditions, head out of the dock at 8:00 a.m. for a 6-hour trip. Whatever's in season, you'll go after it. With federal reef and pelagic permits, you'll be able to go after the biggest, most exciting fish. From all kinds of Snapper to huge Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and more, expect for a thrilling day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    Spend 6 hours hitting the reefs or the deep seas, depending on what's in season. On this trip, you'll head far offshore only going for the biggest kinds of Snapper, Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, and more. Try trolling, jigging, or bottom fishing to make that dream catch.

About the Captain

Charles Taliaferro
Eastpoint, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
A Bass fisherman and tournament Bass fisherman turned saltwater fisherman. With saltwater fishing, you never know what you will catch. You may target a certain species and catch something totally unexpected. I had chartered several times in my life and enjoyed it immensely. While looking for a boat for my son, we came across a Cape Horn 24OS and my wife fell in love with it. We bought it 10 years ago, and the rest is history. Between my wife and I, we live to saltwater fish. We enjoy putting other people on fish and watching them catch fish. It's just as much a thrill to pass along the knowledge and watch someone else catch fish as it is to catch them yourself. ALMOST!

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)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 300 hp 4 stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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 6 hour trip with Fish King
36\u201d Dolphin- put up a fight but we got him!
Threw back snappers out of season, fun to catch!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Bryan R.
Forrest City, AR
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9 hr trip with fish king charters

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 5, 2020
The trip was excellent , we originally had it planned and scheduled for Monday Aug 3 but the captain asked us to reschedule...
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9 Hr trip with Captain Wes on the Fish King

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 15, 2020
One of the best trips I’ve been on.  We were to leave the dock at 0730 and we did.  Capt Wes and everyone associated...
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Glenn G.
Bristol, FL
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6 hour trip with Fish King

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 6, 2020
We took an extended Labor Day weekend trip to St. George Island and it did not disappoint! We wanted to deep sea fish with...
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Mike G.
Acworth, GA
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6 hour trip with Capt Wes and Don

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 4, 2020
It was a tough day, full moon, hurricane on the east coast made the water rough but a great fishing day nevertheless. Wes and...
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George H.
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Outstanding !!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 20, 2020
Loved the trip. Thank you so much for showing me and my children such a great time. You and your team are outstanding. Very...
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