Blue Water Connection – New Beginning

Blue Water Connection is a well-known fishing charter based in Panama City, Florida. Their experienced crew takes people for exciting offshore trips year round. You may have already had the chance to fish on their “Billistic” boat with Capt. Justin Steele and now, Capt. Brandon Barfield invites you to join him on their second boat, “New Beginning.”

This is an even bigger, 52’ Guthrie offshore sportfishing boat. It’s spacious enough to accommodate up to 16 people, which not a lot of boats can do. The vessel features all necessary navigational electronics and safety equipment, but what really makes it comfortable for long offshore trips are the amenities: a kitchen, bed, shower, private toilet, AC in the cabin, and a flybridge. The boat is well maintained and meticulously cleaned before every trip.

Trips aboard the New Beginning include trolling and bottom fishing. You can go from reefs and wrecks to nearshore and offshore waters – it all depends on what fish you want to catch. Your main targets will be Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Bonito, Amberjack, or Cobia. Trips start from 4 hours and can last up to 2 days! Just choose the one that’s perfect for you.

Your fishing equipment, bait, and license are covered by the crew but you should bring your snacks and drinks. Join Blue Water Connection and find out why this local fishing favorite should be your next destination!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,700
    This 12-hour trip includes bottom fishing for the likes of Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. You'll get to cover the areas with less fishing pressure and catch monsters.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,700
    Join the captain for some fun bottom fishing for delicious species such as Groupers, Snappers, and Amberjack. This trip gives you the chance to go to the less fished areas and catch a big one!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,250
    On this trip, you'll be focusing on bottom fishing for Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper. The captain will do everything in his power for you to go home with filled coolers.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,250
    This trip is all about bottom fishing for Amberjack, Snappers, and Groupers. With some luck and an experienced captain guiding you, you could be filling your coolers with these delicious species.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,800
    There's nothing better than bottom fishing for delicious Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack with an experienced captain at the helm.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,800
    This 8-hour trip will see you bottom fishing for a variety of delicious species. Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack are on the menu – catch as many as you can!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Summer price
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 1
    $1,350
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,350
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll be trolling for Bonito and Mackerel or bottom fishing for Groupers and Snappers. You'll get to test your fishing skills and fill your coolers with some delicious catch.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $900
    This trip is all about trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel. The captain will do everything to put you on your dream catch and provide all the needed gear. All aboard!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $900
    Join the captain for 4 hours of trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel. Everything you might need for a successful day on the water will be covered by the charter.
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Water Connection
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
193 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
Captain Justin Steele's main priority on his fishing charters is to ensure that his customers get the most out of fishing in Panama City Beach. To achieve that, he supplies a hard working, experienced crew, the latest tackle, and a clean and well-maintained boat. Not only does he know where the fish are, he provides a friendly and professional service as well, all aboard one of the best charter boats in the area – the Billistic. He's joined by Capt. Brandon Barfield, an experienced and friendly captain. Depending on your trip, you'll get to experience a first-class fishing experience with either Brandon or Justin, and will be treated to plenty of first-hand advice and knowledge.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Guthrie (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1963, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 350HP Detroit Diesel engine.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
16 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
96%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Mandy D.
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Amazing crew and boat 😂

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Summer Price on July 20, 2021
We had a blast on our first charter boat out on the Gulf with Brandon & Hayden! They helped everyone get a fish and a nice...
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Jerry C.
Cleveland, TN
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Regular on September 18, 2021
The boat, staff and fishing trip was an excellent experience. I highly recommend Blue water Connection
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Regular on October 12, 2021
Great time and great people
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Kathleen, GA
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8 hour summer trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Summer Price on August 14, 2021
Had a blast on this trip. Caught alot of fish and definitely nice to have ac in August. Will definitely book with them again...
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Birmingham, AL
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Summer Price on August 4, 2021
It was a great experience and caught lots and even a shark. The mate was very encouraging! The captain for us where we needed...
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FAQs about Blue Water Connection – New Beginning

Blue Water Connection – New Beginning offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Regular (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Summer Price (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $10 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour - Summer price (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Regular (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Regular (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Summer Price (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Regular (10 hours)
  • $2,250 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Summer Price (10 hours)
  • $2,700 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Regular (12 hours)
  • $2,700 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Summer Price (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Water Connection – New Beginning, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head, privately enclosed)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Water Connection – New Beginning include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Blue Water Connection – New Beginning offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Water Connection – New Beginning offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Water Connection – New Beginning include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo