Reel Addiction Fishing Charters

With Reel Addiction Fishing Charters, the prolific waters of Pensacola Beach can be all yours. Enjoy a family-friendly adventure Florida-style with Captain Louis “Scooter” Porto.

Choose a fishing excursion that suits your needs. Introduce your kids to the art of fishing on a short “catch-and-release” trip. There is nothing better than seeing a smile on a young angler’s face when they reel in their first ever fish!

Spend your day exploring the calmer waters of the bay and passes and go for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and other species. Or venture up to 9 miles out in search of Red and Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Bull Shark… and the list just keeps going! From slow trolling live hardballs for big King Mackerel and Redfish to bottom fishing trips for Snapper and Grouper, there is a trip for you.

The area’s wrecks and reefs, as well as the inshore waters, are ideal for any bottom fishing, light tackle, or fly fishing enthusiasts. With all the necessary gear, bait, tackle, and licenses provided, you will be able to tick a lot of species off your angling bucket list.

All you have to do is bring your food and drinks and hop onboard a 24’ Blazer Bay boat. Its 300 HP Suzuki engine will power you to the hottest grounds at a top speed of 35 knots. The boat is rigged with electronics, a livewell loaded with bait, and professional accessories.

Reel Addiction Charters is your key to the finest fishing opportunities that the nearshore waters of Pensacola Beach have to offer. So book your trip now, and the crew will be ready when you are!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fish/Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip is a trip designed to get out to some of our deeper wrecks. We will fish for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and King Mackerel to name a few! You never know what you'll come across on this trip!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Offshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This morning trip will take you to the wrecks in search of Snapper (when in season), King Mackerel, Amberjack, Grouper, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Offshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This is the trip if you want to experience some of our world-class Snapper fishing (when in season)! 6 hours give us a little more time to fish some of our wrecks in the Gulf that are a little farther out. Normally, you could catch Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, and King Mackerel just to name a few.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you to the Gulf's wrecks for Snapper and tasty reef fish. Or you could stay in the calm waters of the bay and fish for Trout and Redfish. Or just combine both!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is great for the beginner or seasoned angler. We can go in the Gulf to some of the closer wrecks for Snapper or many other tasty reef fish. Or stay inshore in the calmer waters of the bay for Trout and Redfish. Or maybe even do a little of both.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is good for the beginner anglers. We normally stay in the bays and sounds, looking for Redfish and Trout. The waters are usually calm on these trips so there is no need to worry about seasickness!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is our afternoon inshore trip. We generally stay in the bay or passes and fish for a variety of our inshore species, such as Trout, Redfish, and Spainish and King Mackerel to name a few!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    We target many of the larger Sharks found around our bays and passes. The average size is 4 or 5 ft but we catch them up to 10ft! This can be a blast to see these Sharks up close and personal!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip will take you to the bays and passes for the likes of Sharks. Those can be up to 10'!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Catch & Release (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is great for beginners or small children that just want to get out and experience a taste of our great fishing! You will be targeting Trout, Reds, and other species.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Catch & Release (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip is good for beginners and small children or if you have a small window and just want to get out for a few. All catch and release on this trip is mandatory.
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About the Captain

Louis "Scooter" Porto
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
Captain Scooter was born and raised on and around the waters of Pensacola and he loves nothing more than to share his 20 plus years of knowledge with his clients. "At a very early age, I knew this is what I wanted to do and never looked back." He's fished commercially and has taken part in many tournaments over the years. The experience in almost every different type of fishing over his career thus far definitely helps in his ability to put his customers on fish consistently. So let Capt. Scooter take you on a fishing adventure. You won't be disappointed!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
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
Drinks
Fishing License

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Pensacola Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
4 hour inshore morning trip
Fish lips are the new thing!
Brodee, Tylee, Brailee with Captain Scooter
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Bill R.
North Vernon, IN
 4.67
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 11, 2019
I didn’t get my redfish but it wasn’t from lack of trying.  I did catch a “Hoss” of a Jack Crevalle,...
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Winder, GA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 16, 2019
We didn’t catch a lot of fish but we had a really good day
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Michael H.
Franklin, VA
 5.00
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4 hour inshore morning trip

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
We had a great experience all around! We plan to fish with Reel Addiction Fishing again in the future!
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David C.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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Great Half day with captain Scooter

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
For anyone that is on the fence about deciding whether or not to book this trip, do it. It is great boat and skilled captain...
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Tony S.
Pensacola, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Scooter

VERIFIED   April 15, 2017
Captain Scooter called and offered us the opportunity to reschedule because it was a windy day and the water was a little choppy. ...
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