Gulf Bay Charters is set on a safe and friendly experience, all while chasing the targeted fish. Captain Jake Durant 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 25’ Skeeter bay boat. She’s been newly built in 2020 and comfortably accommodates up to 4 guests. Powered by a 300 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 the captain 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
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $500
    This is a trip focused on early morning Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, and whatever else bites. Head out early, beat the heat, and spend 3 hours on the productive inshore waters.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $550
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $550
    Same as the 4-hour AM trip but starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    5 hours inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    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
    6 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $700
    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 Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    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 Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Book this 6 hour trip and join Capt. Jake 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!
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FAQs about Gulf Bay Charters 2

Gulf Bay Charters 2 offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 hours inshore (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Offshore Trip (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf Bay Charters 2, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gulf Bay Charters 2 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (All bait is included! Most times we will not spend time catching bait during the trip, as it will be caught prior to departing!)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (All fish cleaning is included!)
  • Drinks (Water, sodas, and ice)
  • Fishing License (All saltwater licenses are included!)

Gulf Bay Charters 2 offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Anywhere from 60 miles into shore!)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Gulf Bay Charters 2 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Bay Charters 2 include:
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Jake Durant
Pensacola, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
103 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Jake 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) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Anywhere from 60 miles into shore!
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
All bait is included! Most times we will not spend time catching bait during the trip, as it will be caught prior to departing!
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
All fish cleaning is included!
Drinks
Water, sodas, and ice
Fishing License
All saltwater licenses are included!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
At least 5 years old, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 4% charge will apply.

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