Deep Thrills Fishing

Deep Thrills Fishing Charter offers fishing trips with an experienced, friendly, and passionate guide. Captain Bryan Hopkins has been fishing in the area his whole life. He’s a Gulf Coast native, a father, a University of Alabama graduate with a Master’s Degree, a cancer survivor, and a Marine combat veteran. With so many different roles and experiences, Capt. Bryan understands that each guest has a different need and skill level. He can be by your side all the time if you’re a novice willing to learn new things or give you more space if you have mastered the skill.

You’ll fish aboard a 26’ Nautic Star. This center console accommodates up to 6 guests but for the greatest comfort, when everyone can fish at the same time, the captain advises only 4 guests. The boat has 2 powerful 150 HP Yamaha engines, that can take you to your fishing spot in no time. Spend less time traveling and more time fishing!

You can choose from inshore, nearshore, and offshore trips where you can bottom fish, reef fish, or troll. Occasionally while underway, the captain will be on the lookout for schools of fish that are feeding on bait. You’ll target Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, Groupers, Redfish, Cobia, and more. Red Snapper is available from mid-June till mid-July.

Captain Bryan will cover your fishing license, fishing equipment, lures, and baits. You need to bring sun protection, snacks and drinks, and anti-nausea medication if needed. After the trip, the captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip.

Kids are always welcome with Deep Thrills Fishing Charter. Bring the family and make lasting memories.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip consists of bottom fishing, reef fishing, or trolling depending on seasons and targeted species. Catch can be Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, King Mackeral, Mahi-Mahi, Cobia, Almaco Jacks, Trigger, Vermilion "Mingo" Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore & Reef Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip gives you the opportunity to fish for species such as Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, and some Sharks. This trip usually consists of a trip to artificial reefs found 2–3 miles offshore. Fun for all ages!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip offers an opportunity to target both inshore and offshore species, such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel and sometimes Sheepshead. This is a great option for children and families, first-timers, and those who are prone to becoming seasick. You will always be close to land.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this trip you'll target both inshore and offshore species, such as Spanish and King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and sometimes Sheepshead. You'll stay close to shore, making this a great option for children and families, first-timers, and those who are prone to becoming seasick.
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About the Captain

Bryan Hopkins
Pensacola, Florida, United States
4 Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2019
I began fishing somewhere around the age of 7 when I would strap my rod and tackle box to my bicycle and set off in search of a nearby pond or creek. There I would wade in the cool streaming black waters with a stringer of bream on my belt loop, casting small baits into the shadows of overhanging bushes against the banks. I eventually had the opportunity as a young teenager to begin fishing offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and have been passionate about the sport ever since. I've been blessed with the opportunity to experience saltwater fishing in places like the Northern Gulf, Florida Keys, as well as the Atlantic Gulf stream, off the Carolina coast. I absolutely enjoy sharing my passion with others, particularly someone who has never had the opportunity to reel in a big fish. It brings me joy to help someone create that lasting memory.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
PayPal

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Donald M.
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6 her inshore nearshore

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2019
Great trip. Cpt Bryan was awesome. Put us on a lot of different fish and put a bunch in the cooler. He was great with the kids(teens)...
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Daryl B.
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June fishing trip

June 5, 2019
We had a great time! It was an awesome experience!
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Fishing Reports

6 Hour Reef Trip

July 05, 2019

Donald and his crew were outstanding. We started off catching some amberjack, then decided to move to a nearby reef, where they began pulling snapper in the boat one after the other. The boy is fish was a king… Read Full Report →


Cobia have been a frequent catch

July 04, 2019

We have been catching the occasional Cobia while reef fishing. Nice Bonus fish for the cooler and an excellent table fare. Read Full Report →


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