Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley

12 reviews
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Fishing has been a Kelley family tradition for decades, and Captain Mark Kelley 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”!

Capt. Mark 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, he has just the trip for you. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join him on board his vessel, and he’ll happily 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. All that’s left is to come aboard “Lady Kelley” and tangle lines with some first-class Floridian fish!



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,160
    price breakdown
    $2,160
    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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,440
    price breakdown
    $1,440
    Spend a full day out on the waters of Panama City, and get ready to hook a huge variety of Floridian favorites! You'll have the chance to troll, bottom fish, and even fish for a variety of Shark – so if you want to increase your chances of reeling in some world-famous species, this is the trip for you. Expect to meet King Mackerel, Bonito, Red and Vermillion Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and a variety of Shark species, including Mako, Hammerhead, Sand, and more. Rods, reels, tackle, and a license included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,080
    price breakdown
    $1,080
    This 6-hour trip gives you plenty of time to try out your captain's favorite fishing techniques! You'll be able to troll these waters for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito, before plumbing the depths for Red Snapper and a variety of Grouper as you bottom fish. Four guests can troll at the same time, and up to 14 can bottom fish – take in the stunning scenery as you wait for your time to wield the rod! Rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license are included. Live bait is a small extra cost.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,080
    price breakdown
    $1,080
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    This 4-hour morning trip is perfect for anglers of all ages and abilities, so bring along the whole family! You'll be trolling these waters for a variety of species, including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito. This technique is great for anglers of all ages and abilities, and your captain will happily show you the ropes. Your trip includes rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Live bait can be provided at a small extra cost.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    Spend an afternoon trolling the waters of Palm City Beach for your dream catch! Your captain will show you his favorite tips and tricks, and you'll have the chance to hook King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and more. Four guests can fish at the same time while the rest of your group takes in the stunning views. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome, so feel free to bring the kids along. Rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license are included. Live bait is a small extra cost.
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About the Captain

Mark Kelley
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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!

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Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Defender (Offshore sport fishing) 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
6 Hour Trip on the Kelley Girl
12 hour trip
Half Day with Captain Mike
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Angler Rating
11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Robert C.
Enterprise, AL
 5.00
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From the start it was great!

VERIFIED   May 17, 2020
The Captain took care of our group from the start. As we trolled on the way out to some bottom fishing. That’s when Billy...
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Justin T.
San Juan
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12 hour trip

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
They certainly put us on the fish. However we came at the very end of season and all the amberjack were just a little bit too...
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Liz F.
Winder, GA
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Half Day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   May 26, 2020
We had 4 girls and 4 boys so needed a day that would make all of them happy.  4 hours was perfect.  We had lots of...
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VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
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