Known all over the world for its incredible fishing, Florida’s Panhandle is the place to be for anglers. Gulf Bay Charters will take you out of Pensacola to the Gulf’s productive nearshore reefs and wrecks as you go in search of some prized, delicious fish. Your captain has a lifetime’s experience fishing these productive waters, and so knows all there is. He promises to show you a good time, getting as many fish as possible aboard.

Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard the 33’ World Cat catamaran to witness the magic. The spacious vessel has everything you need for a productive, fun day on the water. Take advantage of the covered and uncovered seating as you head off to sea, and get ready for near-perfect vision as you battle it out with your prey. There’s a toilet on board for all your needs, so there’s nothing to worry about.

You’ll be covered with all the latest fishing gear, as well as plenty of lures and live bait. The nearshore waters are overflowing with beautiful, exciting, and delicious fish, so get ready for a productive day aboard. Try bottom fishing and trolling to entice the bite of Amberjack and Kingfish to test your fishing skills and try to fill the boat with Groupers, Snappers, and Cobia to head home with a delicious treat for dinner.

At the end of your trip, the captain will clean and prepare your catch at no extra cost. Just heat up the fish and enjoy the product of a fun day out! Everything needed for a fun day out will be provided, so just bring some drinks and snacks and make the most of Gulf Bay Fishing’s incredible offer. Come aboard and experience the magic.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,200
    Have a great time deep dropping for 12 hours.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,450
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,250
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    Discover the beauty of fishing out of Florida's famous Panhandle. Go out beyond the jetties to the nearshore reefs and wrecks in the Gulf and try your hand at bottom fishing and trolling to entice the bite of a range of highly-prized and delicious fish. Spend your day trying to fill the boat with Groupers, Snappers, Cobia, and practice your angling skills against Amberjack, Kingfish, and many more, on what promises to be a thrilling trip.
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About the Captain

Jake Durant
Pensacola, Florida, United States
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57 Customer Reviews
Response time 12 hours
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

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Boat Specs

World Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury Verado engines.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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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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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 29, 2021
A fantastic trip…been several times but nobody put us on the fish like our guides did.  They were also great with the kids,...
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Excellent 5 hour trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 30, 2021
Rick and Patrick were great right off the start. Very knowledgeable on the fish species, which was great for us and the kids....
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 14, 2021
Our party of 6 caught a ton of fish and captain Rick was very friendly and personable which made this our great salt water...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 21, 2021
Great Jobs guys been fishing a long time and you worked your tail off to put us on the Fish.  I will definitely be back and...
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Spring, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Rick and Logan

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 12, 2021
These guys were top notch. The boat and gear wear first class. Everyone limited out!  Great time. Great trip! We will...
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FAQs about Gulf Bay Charters

Gulf Bay Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,150 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Deep Drop (12 hours)

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

Trips booked with Gulf Bay Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Gulf Bay Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Bay Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)