Fishing has been a Kelley family tradition for decades, and Capt. Mark Kelley, the owner, has inherited his ancestor’s passion for angling – he’s been exploring the waters of Panama City for over 35 years now. He uses tips, tricks, and knowledge that’s been passed down for generations to run a whole host of angling adventures on board the “Lady Kelley”!

The crew specializes in bottom fishing, trolling, and Shark fishing – so whether you’re looking to explore the depths of these waters, hook tasty Mackerel, or come face-to-gills with notorious sea beasts, they have just the trip for you. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join them on board his vessel, and they’ll show you the ropes when it comes to reeling in your dream catch.

You’ll be traveling on board “Lady Kelley,” a 55’ Defender offshore sportfishing vessel. She’s ready and waiting to take up to 20 guests out to the hottest nearshore and offshore spots! Her size makes her the perfect option for a family vacation, or anglers looking to battle their best buddies. She’s decked out with GPS, fishfinder, a full toilet, air-conditioning, and plenty of room to take in the local scenery. When it comes to angling, 4 guests can troll at the same time, and 14 can bottom fish together.

No matter which trip you opt for, you’ll be hooking a huge variety of world-famous saltwater fish. Ready to troll to your heart’s content? Expect Spanish and King Mackerel, and Bonito. If you want to test your bottom fishing skills, you’ll be reeling in huge Red Snapper, as well as a variety of Grouper. For the truly brave anglers out there, get ready to meet a variety of Shark – Mako, Hammerhead, and Sand, to name a few! Head further offshore and you’ll even have the chance to battle Mahi Mahi and Sailfish.

Your captain will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Live bait is a small extra cost.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 hour (April 1- Oct 31) 2pm
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $1,000
    Join your captain on this 4-hour trip and get ready to troll to your heart's content! Up to 4 guests can troll at the same time, which means there's plenty of room for relaxing in between bites. You'll mainly be targeting Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel. Don't worry if you've never fished before – your captain will show you the ropes, and warmly welcome families with little ones on board. Your trip includes Penn rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Live bait is a small additional cost
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    4 hour (April 1- Oct 31) 6 am
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US $1,000
    Join your captain on this 4-hour trip and get ready to troll to your heart's content! Up to 4 guests can troll at the same time, which means there's plenty of room for relaxing in between bites. You'll mainly be targeting Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel. Don't worry if you've never fished before – your captain will show you the ropes, and warmly welcome families with little ones on board. Your trip includes Penn rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Live bait is a small additional cost
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip – April 1- Oct 31 12pm
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Oct 31
    US $1,500
    This 6-hour afternoon adventure gives you plenty of time to try out both trolling and bottom fishing – which means you'll really widen the net when it comes to the species on offer! You'll be able to hook anything from Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bonito, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, maybe even Mahi Mahi, and plenty more. You'll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Live bait is available at an extra cost.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip – April 1- Oct 31 6am
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Oct 31
    US $1,500
    This 6-hour afternoon adventure gives you plenty of time to try out both trolling and bottom fishing – which means you'll really widen the net when it comes to the species on offer! You'll be able to hook anything from Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bonito, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, maybe even Mahi Mahi, and plenty more. You'll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Live bait is available at an extra cost.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    8 hour trip (April 1-Oct 31) 6 am
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,000
    What could be better than spending a day out on the waters of Panama City? This 8-hour trip will give you the opportunity to try out 3 different types of fishing – trolling, bottom fishing, and Shark fishing, so you'll be coming face-to-gills with a huge variety of species! You'll be trolling for a mix of Mackerel, bottom fishing for huge Snapper and Grouper species, and can expect to meet lots of Shark, including Bull, Dusky, Sand, Tiger, Hammerhead, and Mako. Rods, reels, tackle, and license included.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Jan 1- Oct 31 6am
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Oct 31
    US $2,500
    This trip is perfect for anglers who want to experience the best that these fishing grounds have to offer! You'll have plenty of time on the water, which means you'll increase your chances of hooking some seriously huge fish. You'll be bottom fishing, trolling, and even fishing for Shark, so get ready to meet some notorious sea predators. Species include Red Snapper, a mix of Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, a variety of Shark, and maybe even Sailfish. Rods, reels, tackle, and your fishing license are included.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Jan 1- Oct 31 6 am
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Oct 31
    US $3,000
    Get ready to come face-to-gills with a huge variety of world-famous saltwater superstars! This 12-hour trip gives you plenty of opportunity to hook into some seriously impressive fish, and you'll have the chance to troll, bottom fish, and fish for Shark species. Trolling will see you going after King and Spanish Mackerel and Bonito, whereas bottom fishing will have you target a variety of Snapper and Grouper. As for the Shark? Mako, Hammerhead, and more! Rods, reels, tackle, and your license are included.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
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4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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Spring Break Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   8 hour trip (April 1-Oct 31) 6 am on April 3, 2024
Great boat and crew. Can’t thank Carson enough for his help w our tackle and technique! Tough day as far as it seems we weren’t...
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Fun trip!

VERIFIED   6 hour Trip – April 1- Oct 31 12pm on May 29, 2024
We did the 6 hour trip. Our kids and their friends ranged from 18-22 and we were the old ones in our 40s. Our deck hand was...
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Michael C.
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So Great!!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – August-October AM on July 31, 2023
Captain Mark and Captain Carson are incredible. If we were fishing, we were catching fish. Red Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Black Snapper,...
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Shannon S.
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6 hour family trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – August-October AM on September 5, 2023
We had a group of 11 including 3 younger kids. We had a blast! Everyone got to catch a ton of fish and a lot of different types...
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Stacy B.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Jan 1 - March 31 2pm on October 9, 2023
Couldn’t ask for a better charter we caught lots of fish and they were great with the kids
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FAQs about Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley

Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $60 per person after 6 guests - 4 hour (April 1- Oct 31) 2pm (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $60 per person after 6 guests - 4 hour (April 1- Oct 31) 6 am (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $90 per person after 6 guests - 6 hour Trip – April 1- Oct 31 12pm (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $90 per person after 6 guests - 6 hour Trip – April 1- Oct 31 6am (6 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 8 hour trip (April 1-Oct 31) 6 am (8 hours)
  • US $2,500 per group, additional US $150 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Jan 1- Oct 31 6am (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group, additional US $180 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Jan 1- Oct 31 6 am (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Charter Operator

Kelley Girl Charters
Panama City, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
91 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2019
Fishing in Panama City Beach, Florida has been apart of the Kelley family for generations. Capt. Mark has been a captain for over 35 years now, and along with his experienced team of captains and fishermen, he'll lead you in the right direction for an incredible fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico! You'll be soaking in some incredible views as you reel in the world-famous species that Panama City Beach and the Gulf Coast has to offer. Capt. Mark and his crew welcome anglers of all ages and abilities on board, and love showing children and new anglers the ropes!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Defender (Sportfishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 1000HP Caterpiller C18 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
55 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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