Explore the beauties of the Choctawhatchee Bay with North West Florida Guide Service. Captain Dalton Morrison has been fishing in these waters his whole life and it’s still his greatest passion.

Hop on your captain’s 22’ Pathfinder bay boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. She is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and has all the safety and navigational equipment. There’s also a live bait tank and an ice box.

A big part of the captain’s service is teaching people how to fish, so you will have a great time even if you had no previous experience. Kids are more than welcome on his boat and he has one trip designed especially for them. There is no minimum age policy, but his rule is that kids under 6 years old have to wear life jackets at all times.

Your main targets will be inshore species, such as Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Mangrove Snapper. If you choose to keep your catch, Capt. Dalton will gladly clean and fillet it for you at no extra cost.

Your captain will provide you with Shimano, St. Croix, and Penn fishing equipment, live bait, and fresh water. Feel free to bring other drinks and snacks with you. In case live bait is not prepared before the trip, you can learn how to catch it with the captain.

Capt. Dalton runs trips year round. Book your trip with North West Florida Guide Service and catch some fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    This is Capt. Dalton's most popular trip, where he targets Speckled Trout and Redfish. You can also catch Sheepshead, Flounder, or Bluefish. You will fish with a combination of live bait and artificial bait, depending on the time of year and what is working best. Your captain will clean your catch at the end of the trip if you want to keep fish.
  • Private trip
    Half day trip pm
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $350
    This trip is specifically designed for the kids. It's short because sometimes even a Half Day Trip is too long for younger kids. If they're under 6 years old, they need to wear their life jackets at all times. This trip is catch and release only.
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About the Captain

Dalton Morrison
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
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38 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2019
Captain Dalton Morrison is a native Floridian. He grew up in Freeport, on the Choctawhatchee Bay, and on First American Farms. He is passionate about fishing on the Emerald Coast waters and woods. All through grade school you could find him out on the water with a rod in his hand, or out looking for a hog track. Ever since Dalton was 16 years old, he has been entering in local fishing tournaments throughout the panhandle, and hog hunts in other states. Dalton is a licensed and insured captain and is now booking charters 7 days a week. Call and book to have an experience of a life time.

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Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Matthew H.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 Hour Trip With Captain Dalton

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 22, 2021
Had a great time out on the water with Captain Dalton. He was very professional, courteous, and was really good at helping...
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Tahoka, TX
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Half Day Trip with Dalton

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on May 23, 2021
This was a fun time for the boys! The catfish liked our bait more than the trout BUT the boys loves reeling them in. Dalton...
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John M.
Winder, Georgia
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Kid’s trip with Captain Dalton

VERIFIED   NEW  Kids Trip on June 2, 2021
Dalton was great with my four year old son and taught us both the basics of fishing. We ended up catching several fish, and...
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Fun trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 12, 2021
My 12 year old son had a great time. Captain Dalton handles everything, so you can just enjoy the fishing.
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2 hour kid trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Kids Trip on June 12, 2021
My boys enjoyed the boat ride, playing with the bait and most of all reeling in the fish. 10/10 recommend and will book again!!
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FAQs about North West Florida Guide Service

North West Florida Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Kids Trip (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half day trip pm (4 hours)

When you book a trip with North West Florida Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with North West Florida Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, St. Croix, and Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

North West Florida Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

North West Florida Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with North West Florida Guide Service include:
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout