Panhandle Fishing Charters

Panhandle Fishing Charters invites you to experience the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Test the bite close to shore or in the bay. The crew can accommodate your specific needs and desires no matter whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro.

Introduce your kids to fishing on a short ride to the local ‘honey holes’. Target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and many other exciting species within the Choctawhatchee Bay and the surrounding waters. These charters start at a minimum of 3 hours and are great for kids who are fishing for the first time!

If you are traveling with your fishing buddies,  get your hands on Speckled Trout, Bull Redfish, Slot Redfish, Bluefin, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead to name a new. Head a bit further out to the Gulf and focus on Red Snapper (when in season), Black Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Flounder, and who knows what else.

And if you’re after something different on your next Floridian holiday, book a bowfishing adventure and go for a hunt of a lifetime. Target Sheepshead and Stingray, which you can release back or keep for dinner later.

Captain Joey, the owner of Panhandle Fishing Charters, has over 10 years experience fishing the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding areas. Joey runs a 24’ Skeeter center console. The boat comes powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha engine and can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers. It is outfitted with latest navigational and fish finding electronics to save your time while searching for fish, as well as other professional accessories.

All trips come with everything you need to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, gear, and tackle, as well as licenses, bait, and lures. At the end of the trip, your catch will be cleaned and ready to go straight into the frying pan.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hr Inshore Gulf *(MOST POPULAR)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $715
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy five hours out in the Gulf of Mexico! We are able to stop at more spots during this charter resulting in a different variety of fish. We target Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, Tarpon, and more on this charter!!
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Inshore Gulf *(MOST POPULAR)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Our MOST Recommended and common charter!! Fish state waters in the Gulf of Mexico target Red Snapper, Black Snapper, White Snapper, Trigger Fish, Amberjack, Tarpon, Mahi Mahi, Gag Grouper, and more! **We abide by FWC Regulations**
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Fishing the Dock Lights
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Night time Bay Fishing Charter targeting Red Fish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum and more! Enjoy the calm of the Intercoastal waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay when virtually no boats are out on the water!!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    4 hr bay fishing charter targeting Red Fish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel and more!
  • Private trip
    Catch Jaws at Night!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    We will do shark fishing at night in the Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding area waters! We abide by FWC Regulations and we only do catch and release!!
  • Private trip
    Let's catch Jaws!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This trip is targeting SHARKS! Hammerhead, Black Tip, Mako, Tiger, and Bull Sharks - We follow FWC Guidelines! We do catch and release trips only.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bow Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Bow Fish in the Choctawhatchee Bay and Surrounding area waters! Target sheepshead, mullet, catfish, rays, and more variety of fish. We abide by FWC Regulations.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr Trip – Fishing the Dock Lights
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish the Dock lights when virtually no boats are out on the water and the hustle and bustle of Destin and Fort Walton Beach have died down. Relax as the sun sets and enjoy some time with your family!
  • Private trip
    Take Your Kid Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is for children 12 and under! A 3 hr bay fishing charter targeting Red Fish, Blue Fish, Speckled Trout, Lady Fish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Snapper, and more!
  • Private trip
    Night Time Bowfishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Target Mullet, Black Drum, Cat Fish, Rays, and more! We abide by FWC Regulations
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About the Charter Operator

Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
14 reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
Your fishing guide at Panhandle Fishing Charters will be Captain Joey. He has had a passion for fishing since his youth. At the age of fifteen, Joey was one of the youngest mates ever on a well-known fishing charter boat in the Destin Harbor. Joey prides himself on safety, service and customer satisfaction.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sheepshead

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Half day trip with Capt Adam
Half day trip with Capt Adam
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Crystal S.
Lithonia, GA
 5.00
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Half-day with Adam

VERIFIED   NEW  June 7, 2019
Great Captain. He was amazing, kind, funny, experienced, patient, helpful, attentive to even the details. I never had to wait...
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Thom P.
Lewisville, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Adam

VERIFIED   April 27, 2019
Booked a half day trip with Capt Adam.  Best off shore trip I have ever had.  He immediately got us into the fish...
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Stan T.
Ripley, Tennessee
 5.00
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A Super Duper Fishing Trip!!!!!!

VERIFIED   October 14, 2015
Captain Joey is the very best!  He gave us constant attention and made sure we caught fish and had a great fishing trip! ...
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Grant S. G.
League City, TX
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5 hr bay trip with captain Joey

VERIFIED   June 20, 2018
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Daniel D.
United States
 5.00
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Awesome Time!

VERIFIED   June 23, 2016
We had a great day on the water! Captain Joey was extremely helpful with my son and knew just where to find the fish on a tough...
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