Heritage Excursions

Heritage Excursions, located in Florida’s beautiful Panama City, is much more than your traditional charter boat. Captain Josh Sauls is a multi-generational Panama City fisherman – the Sauls’ family fishing tradition dates back as far as the late 1800s! Who could be better equipped to guide you around these waters?

Capt. Josh and his family want to not only take you fishing, but share their angling heritage with you. You’ll arrive as a customer and leave as a lifelong friend. Your captain’s goal is to make sure that your time on board his vessel with your friends and family is a truly memorable one.

Speaking of his vessel, you’ll be traveling aboard a 36’ Contender center console, built to accommodate up to 6 guests. You’ll all be able to fish at the same time, making this the perfect charter for competitive fishing buddies!

Guests of all ages are welcome aboard, too, so why not bring the whole family along? Your captain will provide life vests for everyone, and the vessel is equipped with top-quality navigational and safety gear.

Capt. Josh offers a huge variety of angling adventures for all skill levels. He’ll take the time to teach you proven fishing techniques, as well as snapping some awesome pictures of you with your catch. If you’re a newer angler, he’ll take you to coastal waters to target King and Spanish Mackerel.

More experience? Head up to 50 miles offshore and try your hand at hooking huge, tasty reef dwellers such as Snapper species, including the mighty Red, and a variety of Grouper. On any trip, you may also find hard-fighting Mahi Mahi or Sailfish at the end of your line! If you want to combine your trip with some sightseeing or snorkeling, just let him know.

If the weather allows, Capt. Josh will even make some delicious snacks out of your catch. Top-quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures are provided, as well as your license. Hop aboard Heritage Excursions and take a piece of this fishing family’s incredible heritage home with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Drop Grouper Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,160
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip is perfect for more serious anglers who want to hook a huge variety of tasty Grouper. You'll head as far as 75 miles offshore with Capt. Josh, casting off with the best electric reels and tackle on the market. You'll fish up to 4 electric reels at a time. You'll target deepwater species such as Snowy Grouper, Yellow Edge Grouper, Tilefish, and many others. Weather depending, you'll grill lunch while you fish and enjoy fresh ceviche! All fishing gear is included, as well as a license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,160
    up to 6 persons
    The longer your trip, the more fish you may catch, and the bigger they'll be – so why not join Capt. Josh on this adventure? He'll take you to fishing grounds up to 50+ miles offshore. You'll have the chance to catch variety of reef fish, such as Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and Red and Gag Grouper. You may even find Mahi Mahi or Mackerel are biting. A mid-trip snack or fresh ceviche will be served up depending on the weather. Light or heavy tackle is included, as well as fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Extended Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    Head further out and maximize your chance of hooking huge fish! Capt. Josh will have you casting off for live bait, and then will take you to fishing grounds up to 50 miles offshore. You'll have the opportunity to target reef fish such as Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and Red and Gag Grouper. You may even find Mahi Mahi or Mackerel on your line! A mid-trip snack or fresh ceviche will be served up, weather depending. Rods and reels, light or heavy tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    Fishing/Island Excursion Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    This best-selling trip is the perfect way to explore Panama City your way! Capt. Josh will run fast to fishing grounds up to 35 miles offshore, where you’ll spend the first 6 hours of your day targeting an assortment of reef fish. You'll return to Shell Island and grill up your catch for lunch while you enjoy an assortment of water toys and high-end snorkel gear. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy! You can explore the island, snorkel, swim with dolphins...it's up to you. All necessary gear is provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,440
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6-hour adventure, Capt. Josh will take you to fishing grounds up to 35 miles offshore. Your target species will include Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and Red and Gag Grouper – remember, the longer the trip, the more and bigger fish you may catch! You may even find Mahi Mahi and Mackerel at the end of your line. A mid-trip snack or fresh ceviche will be provided, weather depending. Your fishing gear will be provided, as well as light and heavy tackle, lures, and your license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,080
    up to 6 persons
    Want to hook a variety of tasty reef fish? Join Captain Josh on this morning adventure! After departure, you may target live bait, before heading to fishing grounds up to 25 miles offshore. Your target species include Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Red and Gag Grouper. Occasionally, you'll come across Mahi Mahi and Mackerel. A mid-trip snack or fresh ceviche will be provided, weather depending. Your gear and license are provided, with the option of light tackle or heavy tackle depending on skill.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:15 PM
    $1,080
    up to 6 persons
    On this afternoon adventure, Capt. Josh will take you to fishing grounds up to 25 miles offshore to target reef dwellers, as well as catching live bait on the way. You'll have the opportunity to target species such as Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and Red and Gag Grouper. Occasionally, you might hook a Mahi Mahi or Mackerel. A mid-trip snack or fresh ceviche will be provided, weather depending. Rods, reels, lures, and light and heavy tackle are all included, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Apr 1
    $720
    up to 6 persons
    This morning adventure is a great introduction to these waters! Your captain will run you to the coast, where you'll troll for a variety of fish. Your main target species will be King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel, but your captain has also been known to catch a variety of other fish here, including Mahi-Mahi and the occasional Sailfish. You'll be able to stop on the way for some sightseeing and hopefully a close encounter with some local bottlenose dolphin! Gear, lures, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $720
    up to 6 persons
    Want to hit the snooze button a few times? Join your captain on this afternoon adventure! You'll troll the coast for a variety of fish, with your target species being King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel. However, Capt. Josh has been known to catch a variety of other fish, such as Mahi Mahi and the occasional Sailfish. You'll also be able to stop for some sightseeing, which will hopefully lead to a close encounter with local bottlenose dolphins. Rods, reels, lures, tackle, and your license are included.
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About the Captain

Josh Sauls
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Member since November 2019
All the men in my family are captains and fishermen. My father brought me up on his boats just like his father before him. I intend to do the same with my son. I love nothing more than making my living on the water. The opportunity to share my family’s heritage with our customers is my reason for living. My wife, son, and I eat, sleep, and breath fishing. We love every aspect of angling, from maintaining the boat all the way to building tackle and learning new things. Every day we have on earth is precious. We intend to live everyday to its fullest potential! We hope you’ll join us, we are sure it will be a great time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)

Grouper (Snowy)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)

Tilefish
Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 350HP Yamaha v8’s engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (11)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
BANGER!! of a Trip
Bottom fishing with Capt. Sauls
Meat trip with my friends!
+8
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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
90%
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Leo S.
Lynn Haven, Florida
 5.00
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Bottom fishing with Capt. Sauls

October 12, 2019
The boat is a 36 foot contender, it was a unbelievable ride. First stop we caught red snappers, gag grouper, and a huge amberjack....
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Nick D.
Lynn Haven, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Capt. Josh

July 20, 2019
I’ve grown up in Panama City, FL so fishing isn’t new to me but Josh takes the it to the next level.  He does...
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Calvin H.
Lake Worth, Florida
 5.00
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BANGER!! of a Trip

November 1, 2019
Heritage Excursions gave me and my family a trip of a life time! Captain Sauls and his mates Know where the fish live! We were...
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Lawrence S.
Panama City, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome day of fishing!

July 22, 2019
I have been on many offshore trips, both on private and charter trips. Marvin and Raymond worked well together to make our...
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Kineca A.
Panama City, Florida
 5.00
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Life changing experience!

September 16, 2019
I went from not knowing how to bait my own hook, dropping a reel or even knowing what it felt like to have a fish on to wanting...
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