Panhandle Fishing Charters

104 Miracle Strip Parkway Sout…
Fort Walton Beach FL, United States

Panhandle Fishing Charters is an inshore gulf and bay fishing charter business that specializes in light tackle fishing in Destin, Florida and surrounding area waters. We offer 3-10 hour fishing trips for bow fishing, night fishing, bay fishing, or gulf fishing - we can accommodate your needs!

Our children’s trips focus on bay fishing for Speckled Trout, Red Fish, Blue Fish, and more within the Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding area waters. These charters start at a minimum of 3 hours and are great for kids who are fishing for the first time!

Our bay fishing charters focus on Speckled Trout, Bull Reds, Slot Reds, Blue Fish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Sheepshead and more! These charters start out at a 4 hour minimum.

Our inshore gulf fishing focuses on Red Snapper, Black Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Flounder, and more. These charters start at a minimum of 4 hours, but we recommend a 5-6 hour if you can!

Our bow fishing charters have a 3 hour minimum and target sting rays mostly, as well as, Sheepshead and other area fish. The stingrays can be kept for dinner or released back into the water per our FWC regulations.

Captain Joey, owner of Panhandle Fishing Charters, runs our 24’ Skeeter. He has over 10 years experience fishing the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas! He takes pride in the boat and company and hopes to make every trip memorable!

Panhandle Fishing Charters is an inshore gulf and bay fishing charter business that specializes in light tackle fishing in Destin, Florida and surrounding area waters. We offer 3-10 hour fishing trips for bow fishing, night fishing, bay fishing, or g

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Boat Specs

Skeeter () originally built in 2013. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Gulf, Bay
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)


Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Charter Operator

Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
Your fishing guide at Panhandle Fishing Charters will be Captain Joey, who has a 100 Ton Captain License, Maritime Consortium Drug Card, is USCG Certified and CPR Certified. He has had a passion for fishing since his youth. At the age of fifteen, he was one of the youngest mates ever on a well-known fishing charter boat in the Destin Harbor. He prides himself on safety, service and customer satisfaction.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Did not catch any Redfish, did not target anything other than Bluefish.  It seemed that he tried but once his plan didn’t pan out the day went south.  And he claimed that there was a miss communication about us booking a 5 hour trip vs him thinking it was a 4 hour trip.  He did not charge us the extra hour but I was disappointed that no other fish were actually targeted.  He did not have any other bait available to target anything but Redfish, when that plan went south we drove around a lot.  Overall it was a waste of money and time I wish I would have went another direction.  Two fish hence two stars, and that is generous.

Fished June 8, 2017
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Had a great time!  Thanks Captain Joey.

Fished October 11, 2016
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Overall was a good trip. Captain Joey tried his best to get us on the fish but it was a busy evening on the water in the Bay.

Fished July 7, 2016
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