Inshore Charters

Inshore Charters is a charter service that offers a professional guide and an experience worth remembering to anglers of all skill levels. Discover some of the richest waters, and great fishing spots like Panama City and Panama City Beach.

You can appreciate all the beauty of the Gulf country while catching a variety of fish species such as Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish and Flounder. Bring your friends and family and make memories amid the natural beauty you will find here. 

Capt. Hal is USCG licensed and has advanced certifications such as Radar Oceans, Water Survival, Fire Fighting, Medical Provider, Assistant Towing, and Radio Telephone.  Specializing in Artificial Lures for Speckled Trout and Redfish, these trips are great for both beginners and experienced anglers. 

Fish in style and comfort on his 18’ Key West flats boat that has space for up to 4 guests. Each of you will be able to fish at the same time, but if you’d like to try fly fishing, you’ll have to take turns. Make yourselves at home on board and bring some drinks and snacks.

Captain will give you all the gear and instructions you need for a productive day on the water. With fishing licenses included, everything you need is taken care of. Come aboard for a thrilling day out with Inshore Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Redfish (2 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    Bring a fishing buddy and spend 8 hours targeting Redfish inhabiting the inshore waters out of Panama City. Capt. Hal has been a full-time guide for almost 35 years and his rich knowledge and skill will be at your disposal. As you’ll be sight fishing, polarized sunglasses are a must. You can fish with either conventional or fly gear.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Flats Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 hours of drift fishing for Trout, specializing in artificial lures. Conventional gear only.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Redfish (AM) 2 MAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Up to 2 guests are welcome aboard for a morning of fishing for Redfish. You'll spend your time sight fishing for these beautiful creatures, using either conventional or fly fishing gear. Just remember to bring polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Redfish (PM) 2 MAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Spend your afternoon fishing the waters out of Panama City. You'll be sight fishing in the shallows using conventional or fly gear, testing your angling skills against tough-fighting Redfish. Polarized sunglasses are a must.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Flats Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Half day drift fishing for Trout, specializing in artificial lures. Conventional gear only.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Flats Fishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Half day drift fishing for Trout, specializing in artificial lures. Conventional gear only.
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About the Captain

Hal Tarpley
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
23 Fishing Reports
22 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
A second-generation inshore charter guide, Captain Hal has over a decade of experience working these waters full-time. He's been fishing these Gulf Coast waters since he can remember and has loved every minute of it. His passion still burns today and he hopes to share it with you, making sure that you have a thrilling time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Key West (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Chris G.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
1st I want to thank Hal for thinking of my families safety while on the water. We had a huge storm cut our trip short, but...
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Mark H.
Spring, TX
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VERIFIED   November 27, 2019
Hal was an awesome guide - he went out of his way to make sure that all my boys had a great experience for each of their age...
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Alex G.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   December 29, 2019
Fished hard from start to fishing. Caught most of fish last hour of trip. 8 keepers Had a great time Hal is a really good guide...
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Lorenzo V.
Albuquerque, NM
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VERIFIED   October 27, 2019
Hal was very knowledgeable Courteous and professional! We where grateful to be able to spend our afternoon with him. He had...
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Tony C.
Dunlap, TN
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VERIFIED   October 8, 2019
We didn’t catch our limit. The captain gave 150 percent trying it was just one of those days. What we didnt catch in...
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