Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing

The Gulf of Mexico can be very challenging to get offshore if you’re in a small vessel. We offer large comfortable boats plenty capable of handling offshore waters and keeping your family safe!

We bring our tournament experience to our charters to target your fish of a lifetime. Over the years we have won multiple fishing tournaments and won the ska championship in 2017. Our tournament mindset keeps us hungry to show our clients the fishery Pensacola has to offer due to our continued success.

Explore the prolific waters out of Pensacola Beach with Southbound Tournament Fishing Charters! The crew has been boating and fishing in the area for over 15 years, so they know these waters very well. They strive to have the most affordable rates and provide you the most fun!

You’ll be fishing aboard their 38’ Fountain center console boat, powered by triple 350 HP Yamaha engines. The boat is set up for offshore fishing so it’ll take you to the fishing spots quickly, giving you more time to enjoy the action. There are navigational electronics to help put you on the fish, as well as snorkeling equipment if you want to enjoy the underwater world.

The crew offers tons of different trips, making sure to tailor each adventure to your exact needs. Depending on where you want to go and how much time you want to spend fishing, you can choose between deep sea fishing, Shark fishing, offshore fishing, or inshore and nearshore fishing.

Some of the species you may target include Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Amberjack, and many others. The Southbound Tournament team covers it all, from meat hauls to catch and release. And if fishing is not your thing, you can also contact them for eco tours, dolphin exploring, as well as dinner cruises, and more.

Choose Southbound Tournament Fishing Charters and have the time of your life fishing on one of their reliable vessels!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Shark Special!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed)
    $350
    Just this week we have a shark special in our bay. Lots of fun on light tackle shark fishing! Great for kids and adults of all ages. The sunset will set on the way in for breath taking views!
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise / Dinner Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    We offer a 2 hr sunset cruise picking up on Pensacola Beach. We can run as far East as Destin Florida or Perdido Key, Fl. Want to check out downtown Pensacola or the historic district? Why not travel by boat? We provide snacks , beverages and adult beverages as well. This trip is priced for 6 guests. You may see the blue angels, dolphins , sea turtles, manatees , and many other marine life on this excursion. This excursion is only offered on days we are running charters or have the boat in the water.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – April S (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Apr 30
    $475
    This trip is a fun experience in the Bay. We target Sharks in the Bay anywhere from 3 to 6 feet long! These Sharks are fun to catch for all ages beginners and long time fisherman. A lot of times we get to see these Sharks jump and spin which puts on a great show! This is light tackle fishing with spinning gear. On this trip, we spend more time fishing and less time running! Great for the family. The best time to run this trip is at sunset and you also get some killer pictures of the sunset.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Bay Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $550
    Head out to the Bay in the early morning for a fun time. We target Sharks in the Bay anywhere from 3 to 6 feet long! These Sharks are fun to catch for all ages beginners and long time fisherman. A lot of times we get to see these Sharks jump and spin which puts on a great show! This is light tackle fishing with spinning gear. On this trip, we spend more time fishing and less time running! Great for the family. The best time to run this trip is at sunset and you also get some killer pictures of the sunset.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Bay Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $550
    This trip is a fun experience in the Bay. We target Sharks in the Bay anywhere from 3 to 6 feet long! These Sharks are fun to catch for all ages beginners and long time fisherman. A lot of times we get to see these Sharks jump and spin which puts on a great show! This is light tackle fishing with spinning gear. On this trip, we spend more time fishing and less time running! Great for the family. The best time to run this trip is at sunset and you also get some killer pictures of the sunset.
  • Private trip
    Surf Fishing Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:45 PM
    $550
    Let us show you the surf fishing pensacola has to offer along with the sunset , fresh shucked oysters and adult beverages! We show how to surf fish right off the shores of pensacola beach for redfish , pompano , sharks and many other species! This trip is to 10 people we provide the cooler , oysters , drinks , gear . Anglers will just be required to purchase a shore license. Just hanging out enjoyinf the view? No license required!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $600
    Head out on the water in the morning on this quick trip for up to 6 people. A quick trip means we run faster, cover more ground, BUT burn more fuel at those speeds so we have to charge a little extra. But hey, you get to spend more time fishing in the small window we have! This will be another trolling and jetty trip. We will venture further into the Gulf than on the 2-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $600
    This is a quick trip for up to 6 people. A quick trip means we run faster, cover more ground, BUT burn more fuel at those speeds so we have to charge a little extra. But hey, you get to spend more time fishing in the small window we have! This will be another trolling and jetty trip. We will venture further into the Gulf than on the 2-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Monster Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1
    $750
    We will target giant Sharks cruising the reefs! These beasts will give you the best fight you can wish for. Come Shark fishing for the best price on the Gulf Coast!
  • Private trip
    Sandbar Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    Travel to beautiful Destin Fl by water. The boat ride is about 45 min and we will explore Destin harbor , crab island , Fort Walton Beach and Navarre Beach. This is your trip with your custom options. All included is beverages and food. We will pick up food and have all your favorite drinks iced down! Adult beverages are welcome. Dogs are welcome. Please message us for more info on this fully custom trip. One of our most sought after excursions.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    This is one of the captain's most popular trips. It'll give you time to venture offshore and catch reef species like Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, as well as Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    This is our most often chartered trip. We can venture offshore and catch reef species like Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, as well as Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    This is a trip where we can target a lot of species. The longer duration allows you to fish multiple spots and target big fish.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This is the Mac Daddy trip. We can troll, bottom fish, jig, live bait – all on the same day. I recommend this trip to fill the freezer.
  • Private trip
    FAD Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,500
    One of the coolest trips we do! There are 8 FADs (fish attracting devices) deployed in the Gulf and we go and fish them! Our vessel can make it out to the first FAD in just over an hour on a calm day. These sit in thousands of feet of water and regularly hold tuna, wahoo, mahi and billfish! This trip is based on 6ppl. Trip of a lifetime! Expect to troll, live bait, bottom fish and even deep drop!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Blue Angels/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,750
    In July and November venture out into the Gulf with floats, drinks, food, and of course the Blue Angel air show in July! This trip starts at 8 a.m. for fishing and the air show starts at 12 p.m. lasting until after the show around 3 p.m. The best view is from the water!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Oil Rigs Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,750
    When the weather allows us to head to the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico , we go for it! Big tuna, wahoo , billfish , dolphin all habit these floating oil rigs. This trip we leave early morning and typically get back when it gets dark. This trip is for the angler that wants to catch lots of fish!
  • Private trip
    Overnight Tuna Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $2,200
    We go WAY offshore and fish the floating oil rigs for yellowfin tuna! Black fin , Big Eye, Bluefin tuna also habit these waters! Expect to do some trolling and chunking and live baiting. We bring a grill to cook on the boat and have plenty of cooler room for all your drinks. Please shoot us a message before you book this trip and we can go into detail about the trip!
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Tournament Package
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $3,000
    Fish any tournament captained by Team Southbound 2017 SKA Winner – $3000 includes entry fees and license in FL. Capt. payout is 10% for winnings. Tournaments usually last for 2 days.
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About the Captain

Henry Baker
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Southbound Fishing started as a tournament fishing team that has progressed into charter fishing. We have teamed up with some of the best captains in the area to put you on the fish! We take pride in customer service and will make sure you have a trip of a lifetime! Have confidence with our charter company or you get your money back. Unlike others, we can offer inshore fishing and offshore fishing on the same day, or, if the weather is bad we still have the versatility to change fishing and still have fun! Call us today for your fishing experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

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

Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fountain (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 3 350HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

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 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 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (14)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
6 hour offshore trip with Captain Brad
6 hour offshore trip with Captain Brad
May fishing trip
+11
Angler Rating
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1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Ty K.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour offshore trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on May 19, 2022
Outstanding trip. Captain Brad found the fish asd First Mate Randy was first rate help. 12/10 I’d recommend this trip.
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James C.
Milford, NH
Excellent
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip (AM) – Bay Shark on May 11, 2022
Great trip ... will be back again and book with Captain Mike. Everyone got a shark and than some.
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Scott F.
Ross County, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3 hour Bay Shark

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) – Bay Shark on April 1, 2022
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Kevin K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 23, 2021
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Amber C.
Wichita, KS
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore on June 23, 2021
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FAQs about Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing

Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Shark Special! (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - Sunset Cruise / Dinner Cruise (2 hours)
  • $475 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) – April S (copy) (3 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) – Bay Shark (3 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) – Bay Shark (3 hours)
  • $550 per group - Surf Fishing Experience (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore (3 hours)
  • $750 per group - Sandbar Trip (7 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Monster Shark (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - FAD Trip (12 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Blue Angels/Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - Full Day Oil Rigs Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Overnight Tuna Trip (24 hours)
  • $3,000 per day per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - 2 Day Trip – Tournament Package (2 days)

When you book a trip with Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (if requested)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (when available )
  • Drinks (waters and other drinks when available )
  • First Mate (Optional )
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (if requested)

Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southbound Charters – Shark Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo