Gulfcoast Water & Woods Guide Services

Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Services offers professional inshore and nearshore guided fishing trips on the waters of Pensacola, Florida. Captain Marcus runs a family-friendly guide service where all age groups and skill levels are welcome. From quick and exciting catch and release trips to all day fishing excursions, you’re sure to find a package tailor-made for your needs.

You’ll be angling aboard a 23’ Skeeter center console boat that’s powered by a single 250 HP Yamaha engine, capable of developing a top speed of 30 knots. Apart from the full array of navigation electronics needed for a productive trip, the boat also has a livewell for bait, and a wireless trolling motor for sneaking up on the catch.

This part of Florida makes for some great fishing opportunities, bot inshore and further out. Expect to be going after a wide variety of fish species. These include Redfish, Sharks, Flounder, Sheepshead, Kingfish, Red Snapper (when in season) and plenty more besides. Bowfishing and Flounder gigging equipment is available upon request.

Captain Marcus will provide you with all the necessary fishing gear you’ll need for a successful trip. He’ll also clean and fillet the catch for your convenience after the trip. All you need to do is pack a pair of polarized sunglasses, and bring some drinks and snacks if you like. Then you’ll be ready to make your fishing dreams come true!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is the best option if you're interested in exploring everything the local fishery has to offer. You can either stay inshore or go further out in search of the bigger fish. You'll be targeting the likes of Kingfish, Redfish, Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Snapper (when in season) and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore/Nearshore(PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Six hours will give you enough time to go farther from the coast and target all those amazing nearshore species. Depending on the bote, you'll have a chance at reeling in Red Snapper (when in season), Kingfish, Redfish, Trout, Amberjack, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour- Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Due to the extra time available for this trip, you'll be able to go further out nearshore to seek out the bigger fish. Captain Marcus will take you to some of his favorite spots where you can target the likes of Redfish, Trout, Red Snapper (when in season), Kingfish, Amberjack, and more. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This morning trip will take you out away from the coastline to target fish such as Barracuda, King Mackerel, larger Redfish, and more, depending on the season and how the fish are biting.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing the more open waters away from the coastline. Depending on the season and how the fish are biting, you could target Kingfish, Barracuda, and much more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're the least bit interested in going after a variety of different Shark species, this is the trip for you. Captain Marcus will take you to some of the best places to catch Blacktip and Bull Sharks. All the necessary gear you'll need is included in the price, along with the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Make sure to check out this trip if you've been wanting to go after some big Sharks! Captain Marcus will show you to some of the most productive places for targeting Blacktip and Bull Sharks. All the necessary gear you'll need is included in the price, along with the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Let Captain Marcus take you to some of the best inshore fishing spots in this part of Florida. You'll be targeting a variety of species, including Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead, Kingfish, and others besides. The trip price will include all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle needed.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This short but sweet inshore trip will take you to some of the best inshore fishing grounds in this part of Florida. You'll be fishing for the likes of Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead, Kingfish, and more besides. The price of this trip includes rods, reels, and the terminal tackle needed.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Catch & Release (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A quick and exciting trip can be fun for the whole family. Captain Marcus will show you some of his favorite spots for inshore fishing. You'll be targeting species like Redfish, Kingfish, Sharks, Sheepshead, Trout, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are all included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Catch & Release (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Who says you can't have fun on short trips? Going out in the afternoon has the added bonus of skipping the morning traffic. This trip will take you inshore where you can test your mettle against the likes of Redfish, Flounder, Kingfish, Trout, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

Marcus Stewart
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
39 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2018
Captain Marcus grew up fishing along the Gulf Coast. He enjoys meeting new people and taking them out for a great fishing experience. Always more than happy to take out beginners, he'll teach them about the wonderful world of fishing. He's a big fan of the outdoors and enjoying the nature aspect of fishing as much as anything else.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Gulf coast waters and woods
Gulf coast waters and woods
Gulf coast waters and woods
+11
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Greg P.
Crestview, FL
 5.00
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Our First Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   June 2, 2019
We’ve lived in destin three times in the last 20 years. Each time we’ve discussed getting a charter to take us out in the...
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Venny T.
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 5.00
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Gulf coast waters and woods

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
For our first family vacation, we couldn’t have asked for a better trip!!!! Captain Marcus Stewart was on his a game!...
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Corey C.
Tylertown, Mississippi
 4.67
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June fishing trip

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