If you’re looking for a Panhandle angling adventure that offers up plenty of hands-on action, Port St.Joe Charters can’t wait to welcome you aboard! Captain Kevin Quaranta, the man behind the helm of this charter, is a USCG-licensed native of Cape San Blas, Florida. He runs a first-class guide service that offers anglers of all skill levels a professional and exciting fishing experience. 

Capt. Kevin runs his trips out of Port St. Joe and explores the productive, plentiful waters of the Florida Panhandle area, including Apalachicola, Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, and East Bay. Here, you’ll find prized species such as Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Pompano, Tripletail, and even the mighty “Silver King”! (Tarpon).

Your captain prides himself on providing angling adventures that involve much more than simply putting your rod in its hole, and waiting for the fish to bite. He’ll make sure you have plenty of hands-on action, and is more than happy to introduce newbies to various techniques, including fly fishing.

If you simply want to appreciate the beauty of the Gulf County from the bay and its estuaries, your captain offers eco-tours that will let you take part in some light fishing, sightseeing, and making memories amid the natural beauty that you’ll find here.

Your adventure will take place on board your captain’s 21’ Angler skiff, perfectly built to cruise Port St. Joe’s many flats and shallow, skinny inshore waters with up to 6 guests. You’ll find life jackets on board, as well as a cooler for your catch. The vessel is also equipped with a trolling motor to help sneak up on the fish, as well as a power pole and a fishfinder.

You’ll be provided with both conventional spinning gear and fly fishing equipment, as well as bait, tackle, and your fishing license. All you need to do is come aboard Port St.Joe Charters for an unforgettable Floridian adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Tarpon Trip (2 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $800
    What could be better than spending a full day on the water, battling the mighty "Silver King"? Capt. Kevin will take you to his favorite hotspots either in the bay or nearshore. You'll be able to try out fly fishing or conventional spinning gear in order to catch one of these incredible fish! Capt. Kevin will provide all the gear for you, as well as bait, tackle, and plenty of helpful tips and tricks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    This trip is a great way for newbies and seasoned anglers alike to experience the best that Port St. Joe's waters have to offer! You'll be fishing on the flats using artificial baits to try and tempt target species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Pompano, and Tripletail. You can choose to cast off using conventional spinning gear or fly fishing equipment. If you're new to fly fishing, Capt. Kevin will happily show you the ropes. All equipment will be provided, as well as your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Tarpon Trip (2 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $500
    Fancy a lie-in before heading out on the water to battle the notorious "Silver King"? This is the trip for you! Capt. Kevin will take you to the bay or nearshore fishing grounds for the chance to hook one of these incredible fish, which put up a seriously exciting battle. You'll be able to choose between fly fishing or using conventional spinning gear, which will be provided for you free of charge, as well as all bait and tackle. This trip is for a maximum of 2 guests only.
  • Private trip
    Morning Tarpon Trip (2 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $500
    It's time to come bow to the "Silver King"! Capt. Kevin loves being the first fisherman out on the water, so join him on this morning adventure for the chance to catch one of these incredible fish. Fly fishing or conventional spinning gear can be provided for you free of charge, as well as all bait and tackle, and the angling action will take place in the bay or nearshore. This trip is for a maximum of 2 guests only.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    Come target the productive morning bite on this adventure! Capt. Kevin will take you fishing on the flats, where you'll use artificial bait to hook target species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Pompano, and Tripletail. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome on this trip, and your captain will make sure that you have a truly hands-on experience. Your fishing gear will be provided, as well as your license, so just bring along snacks and drinks! Want to fly fish? This gear will be provided, too.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    This afternoon adventure is great for guests who'd prefer to hit the snooze button! Capt. Kevin will take you to the flats, where you'll target species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Pompano, and Tripletail. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to come aboard and will receive a fun, hands-on experience. Capt. Kevin also loves coaching fly fishing newbies, so why not learn a new angling skill? Your fishing gear will be provided, as well as your license, so just bring along snacks and drinks!
  • Private trip
    Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 24
    $350
    Spend your day hunting the grass flats of St. Joseph's Bay for your daily limit of tasty Bay Scallops. There is fun for the whole family as you get up close and personal with the underworld, as well as bagging yourself a succulent treat to take home. Please make sure each guest brings their own snorkel and mask. You'll be given instructions on how to clean scallops but please note scallop cleaning is not included in this trip.
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About the Captain

Kevin Quaranta
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
27 Fishing Reports
56 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
I was born and raised in Cape San Blas, FL, and have always spent all of my free time in or on the water. Since the age of 3, I have been wading around in Saint Joe Bay, learning everything I could about the water, the fish, and my home. At the age of 18, I decided to share my passion for fishing with others. I went to Sea School, obtained my Captain's License, and became a fishing guide. To me, running charters isn't just my job, it's what I love to do most.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Angler (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 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

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Half day trip with Captin Kevin!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (PM) on April 27, 2021
I just wanted to give Captin Kevin a big thank you for the wonderful day of fishing we had! Me and my husband had a horrible...
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Half day trip with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on March 9, 2021
We had a great time fishing St. Joseph Bay with Captain Kevin! He is very knowledgeable and down-to-earth and did his best...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on April 15, 2021
We did a half-day inshore trip with Capt. Kevin and had a fantastic time. Capt. Kevin put us on the fish and made sure we all...
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1/2 half day with Capt Kevin

VERIFIED   NEW  Afternoon Tarpon Trip (2 PAX) on May 17, 2021
Had a great day with Capt Kevin Quaranta looking for redfish.  The bite was slow but the conversation was great.  Hope to...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Inshore on May 19, 2021
Great trip!  Kevin is an awesome guide and I would 100% recommend this trip.
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FAQs about Port St.Joe Charters

Port St.Joe Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Scalloping (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Afternoon Tarpon Trip (2 PAX) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Morning Tarpon Trip (2 PAX) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Tarpon Trip (2 PAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Port St.Joe Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Port St.Joe Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Port St.Joe Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Port St.Joe Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Port St.Joe Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail