With 5 decades of experience, Davy Jones Charters is the longest-running charter fishing service in Panama City, Florida. If a person’s name can say something about his life than Dave E Jones was destined to become a captain. He bought his first boat in 1970 and hasn’t stopped guiding since.

Capt. Dave welcomes you aboard “The Lady B,” his 52’ flybridge boat. The Lady B is one of the nicest charter boats in the area and features 8 large comfortable bunks, an air-conditioned cabin, and a full-sized restroom. The boat is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines. She can comfortably accommodate large parties of up to 18 passengers. However, only 13 guests can fish at the same time.

Depending on your fishing spots you’ll target various fish species, such as Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and many more. Capt. Dave will show you different techniques, from trolling and bottom fishing, to heavy tackle and deep sea fishing.

The crew will provide your Penn fishing equipment. Live bait is included in the price only if you catch it along the way but not if the captain buys it before the trip. There’s a fish market at the pier, where your catch can be cleaned for a small fee.

Davy Jones Charters offer fishing trips year round. They have hundreds of happy customers, gained over almost 5 decades, to vouch for their professionalism and competence. With Capt. Dave at the helm, you can only have an amazing day!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $2,400
    This trip is a real treat for hardcore anglers! Spend 12 hours with Capt. Dave and his crew for an amazing offshore adventure. Target Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo and many more species. If you're trolling, note that only 4 lines can be out at the same time.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $2,160
    If you're really into fishing, this trip will soothe your appetite! Capt. Dave will provide your fishing equipment for this offshore bottom fishing adventure. Catch some live bait on your way out and then get ready for the real deal! You will be targeting whatever is in season.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $2,000
    If a full day trip is not enough, there's always the extended option. This trip will give you enough time to head out offshore and target big game fish, such as Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo and many more. Your captain will provide fishing equipment, you should bring your snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $1,800
    This extended full day trip gives you enough time to head out offshore and target the real deal! You will be mostly bottom fishing for species that are in season.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,600
    This full-day trip can take you to the nearshore and offshore fishing grounds. Catch some live bait on your way out and then target big game fish: Sailfish, Snapper, Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish, Amberjack, and many more. Captain Dave will provide your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $1,440
    Spend this day the best way possible - fishing! Head out nearshore or offshore and target Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish, and many more. You'll mainly use Penn fishing equipment, that the captain will provide.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $1,080
    Come aboard The Lady B and have an amazing day on the water. Catch some live bait at the beginning of the trip and then target the trophy: Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more. Bring some snacks and drinks for the day, your captain will provide everything else.
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About the Captain

Dave E Jones
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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69 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2019
Dave has been a captain for 49 years. He got his first boat in 1970. His dad was also a captain, so guiding kind of runs in the family. He loves being on the water and teaching people how to fish. With five decades of experience, he has the longest-running charter fishing service in Panama City, Florida.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

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

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

Boat Specs

Davis Boatworks (Flybridge) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2008. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
18 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
94%
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10 hr trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – High Season on June 16, 2021
FANTASTIC!!! HAD A PORTION OF MY FAMILY ON THIS TRIP DAVY JONES IS TRULY WHAT A FISHING CHARTER SHOULD BE VERY NICE BOAT CAPT...
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Bad weather but great day on the ocean

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on May 4, 2021
The ocean was pretty choppy and started out with bad weather. Captain Dave and first mate Ron were awesome at putting us on...
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Half Day Bottom Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 8, 2021
The boat is large, beautiful, clean and equipped with a bathroom. Watching the sunrise while enjoying your morning coffee is...
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Brittney L.
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8 hrs trip with Davy Jones chartering

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 21, 2021
If you are looking for an amazing experience, take a trip with Davy Jones Chartering. We had a blast from the second we left...
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8 hours on Lady B

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on October 10, 2021
I’ll start by saying the boat was really clean and the 1st mate Ron was great!  He worked his tail off keeping the ladies...
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FAQs about Davy Jones Charters

Davy Jones Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,080 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,440 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – High Season (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – High Season (10 hours)
  • $2,160 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,400 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – High Season (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Davy Jones Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Davy Jones Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (No charge only if caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips; usually 10-20% of the trip price)
  • Fishing License

Davy Jones Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Davy Jones Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Davy Jones Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo