Hot Spots Charters

All the captains of Hot Spots Charters are master anglers with strong knowledge of the local waters. If you are looking for a productive day of fishing in Pensacola Beach, you are in good hands with this dynamic team!

Enjoy your trip with one of the best captains in the area and explore the local waters. The crew has tailored a variety of fishing trips that could suit any angler’s schedule. From a short outing to a six-hour extravaganza, there is a trip for you.

Try your hand at numerous tried-and-true fishing techniques, from light and heavy tackle fishing to trolling, jigging, bottom and deep sea fishing, jigging, and fly fishing.

Hit the backwaters for the likes of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Bottom fish the deeper water of the Bay or head out into the Gulf. The stunning waters there hold good numbers of Gag Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Snapper, Shark, Mackerel, and many other species.

Hot Spots Charters operates a whole fleet of spacious center console boats by Pathfinder, Ranger, Blazer Bay, and Skeeter. These 24’ vessels can comfortably hold up to 5 anglers. They come powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine each and are fully outfitted with everything you need to make a great catch possible.

Trips include quality gear, tackle, bait, lures, and a complimentary fish cleaning service, as well as fishing licenses. The only thing that’s missing is you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
     price breakdown
    This six-hour morning trip allows you to try a little bit of everything, from targeting Speckled Trout and Redfish inshore to battling Grouper and Snapper nearshore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
     price breakdown
    This is a six-hour afternoon trip that will take you fishing inshore and nearshore for Redfish, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
     price breakdown
    On this trip, you will be able to stay inshore or fish the nearshore Gulf for Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
     price breakdown
    On this trip, you will be able to check the bite close to shore or head out to the nearshore waters of the Gulf for Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
     price breakdown
    This afternoon trip allows you to spend your time fishing the inshore waters for Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
     price breakdown
    This trip is ideal for anyone looking to fish the inshore waters for Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Catch & Release
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
     price breakdown
    This trip is ideal for the younger anglers or those who don’t have much time.
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About the Charter Operator

Hot Spots Charters, LLC
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
47 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2015
Hot Spots Charters is a team of professional anglers who own a fleet of sportfishing vessels. Led by Captain Matt Mcleod and Captain Chris Philips, who were among the first inshore guides in the area, the crew has gained a reputation hardly anyone can beat. They fish at the professional level and deliver great service and personable assistance. All the captains – Tyler, Andy, Travis, Bob, Matt, Chris, and Tanner – are native to Pensacola, born and raised mastering the local waters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder, Ranger, Cape HBlazer Bay, Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Big Red!
June fishing trip
Catch and release trip with Captain Mike
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Paul H.
Queen City, TX
 5.00
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Luke The Drifter

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Captain Luke is an excellent fishing guide. He was very professional, easy to communicate with, and knew how & where to...
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Olen R.
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 5.00
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Great 1/2 Day Fishing

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Best time is in the morning. Good time to run to the areas to fish. Put us on the fish. Lots of bites. We were not great on...
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Thomas W.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
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Brent A.
Cape Girardeau, MO
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
Trip was great!
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Terry R.
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
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