Gulf Bay Charters

Gulf Bay Charters is set on a safe and friendly experience, all while chasing the targeted fish. Captain Johnathan Willis and his business partner grew up fishing in Pensacola, which gave them a powerful advantage on knowing where the fish are and where they’re going to next. They have the experience, knowledge, and confidence to offer a catch guarantee or your next trip is free.

Your adventure starts in the Southwind Marina, as soon as you onboard your captain’s 23’ Skeeter bay boat. She’s been newly built in 2018 and comfortably accommodates up to 4 guests. Powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, the boat also features navigational electronics, safety equipment, and a live bait tank.

Your fishing spots depend on weather conditions and fish activity. You can go all the way from Pensacola to Gulf Shores, visit local backrivers, and pass along the beach, bays, and nearby reefs and wrecks. You’re most likely to catch Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle.

Your captain will provide you with brand new fishing equipment and prepare cold water and sodas. Feel free to bring your own cooler for more drinks and some snacks. You can keep the fish you catch if it’s within legal limits and Capt. Johnathan will gladly clean and fillet it for you.

If you’re looking for a laid-back family fishing trip or an intense slam-packed day of chasing trophy fish – Gulf Bay Charters will accommodate to each customer individually. They look forward to meeting you and giving you a trip full of memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Book this 6 hour trip and join Capt. Johnatan Willis on his offshore adventure! Brand new fishing equipment and cold water and sodas are included. Bring your own cooler for more drinks and some snacks and you are ready!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    6 hours are too long and 4 hours seem to be too short? Book this 5 hour trip and make memories all the way from Pensacola to Gulf Shores!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this trip, you will target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Grouper, and Jack Crevalle. Your captain will provide you with new fishing equipment and fresh water, but feel free to bring a cooler with other beverages and snacks. As the catch is guaranteed, get ready to reel in your next meal!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    If you decide to book this inshore trip, you will be able to target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Grouper, and Jack Crevalle. Don't forget that this charter is special – they offer a catch guarantee or your next trip is free!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    You can go to inshore or nearshore waters around Pensacola, visit reefs, flats, or wrecks – it all depends on what you want to catch and what's biting best. Your main targets will be Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Grouper, and Triggerfish.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This is a trip focused on the early morning Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, and whatever else bites. Head out early, beat the heat, and spend 3 hours the productive inshore waters.
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About the Captain

Johnathan Willis
Pensacola, Florida, United States
38 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Johnathan has been fishing since he was in diapers. In 2018 he decided to start his own business with a partner. They bought a Skeeter because he spent his youth fishing on that type of the boat. He accommodates all kinds of customers, regardless of experience or skill as he loves to teach people how to fish. The most important thing is that everyone catches a lot of fish and has a good time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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
Checks
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
Photos by reviewers (10)
4.57
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Morning trip with Captain Jonathan
3 hour am trip
3 hour am trip
+7
Angler Rating
15
7
0
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
65%
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