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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    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
    $500
    Depart around noon and spend 4 hours fishing the productive Choctawhatchee Bay. Depending on the season and what's biting, you'll target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and more. Your captain will clean your catch at the end of the trip if you want to keep fish.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $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. It's designed for kids that are 10 years old and younger.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    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. It's designed for kids that are 10 years old and younger.
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About the Captain

Dalton Morrison
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
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

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent trip for the family!
Excellent trip for the family!
Super fun experience!!!
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97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Rebecca O.
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Excellent trip for the family!

VERIFIED   NEW  Kids Trip (PM) on November 23, 2021
Our captain was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and knew exactly where to take us. It was fun for our whole family. He is...
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Freaking Amazing!

VERIFIED   Kids Trip (AM) on June 24, 2021
Captain Dalton was exceptional! It was my 10 year old daughter Annabelle’s first fishing trip. He exceeded our expectations!...
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Derek W.
Nesconset, NY
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Super fun experience!!!

VERIFIED   Kids Trip (AM) on October 14, 2021
Captain Dalton was excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable, outgoing and wonderful with my two 6 year olds!! The only...
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Matt C.
Madison, FL
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4 hour Morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 14, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Dalton. He was great working with my 7 year old son. We got several redfish that were too...
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DAVID M.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Great half day trip with Captain Dalton

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2021
Dalton was ready to fish. Bait was in the boat and we were catching fish within a few minutes of finding our first spot on...
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FAQs about North West Florida Guide Service

North West Florida Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Kids Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - Kids Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 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