North West Florida Guide Service

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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Half day trips are Capt. Dalton's most popular trips. On this afternoon adventure, you'll be after Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper. Capt. Dalton will prepare your fishing equipment, ice, and water, but you should bring your snacks.
  • Private trip
    Kids trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $275
    up to 4 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
10 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Taylor M.
Mesquite, TX
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Captain Dalton

VERIFIED   June 5, 2019
Captain Dalton was very knowledgeable and knew his way around the bay. He was extremely patient with our kids, especially my...
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Paul C.
Vancleave, MS
 5.00
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Two hour trip with Captain Dalton

VERIFIED   October 16, 2019
My wife, two boys ages 5 and 8, and I had a great trip with Dalton.  He was kind, courteous, patient with our boys, and...
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Sam R.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dalton

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
Captain Dalton is a very experienced, and patient captain.  He has spent his whole life in the area, and knows where the...
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Mark I.
Tomball, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
We had a great time, well worth the money. Me and my son had a ton of fun. Lots of fish caught and the Captain was a great...
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Rick D.
Atlanta, Georgia
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VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
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