Scout About Charters

321 Reid Ave.
Port St Joe FL, United States

Scout About Charters is a family-oriented company, located on the beautiful waters of Port St Joe, Florida, and operated by Captain Scooter. With its remote fishing spots, rich marine life, and stunning coastline, the area is ideal for friends and family. Kids are very welcome aboard Capt. Scooter’s boat - the more the merrier!

You will be fishing aboard the captain’s newly uphauled 21-foot skiff, which is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha SHO engine. Equipped with navigational electronics, including a GPS, a fish finder, and a VHF radio, the vessel will get you to the best fishing spots, fast. And with a live bait tank, ice box and anchoring system on board, you will be ready to take everything Port St Joe has to offer the inshore angler.

Scout About Charters offers a lot of trips to choose from. You will be able to stay inshore to fish the flats, shallow wrecks, and backcountry or venture offshore to troll for King Mackerel and other predatory species. From four to six hours fishing, each trip can be customized to your needs and personal preferences.

If you’re looking for something different, join Captain Scooter for a Shark Fishing adventure in the bay - you might come face to face with your very own “Jaws”! Otherwise, come during the scallop season, and you will be able to enjoy a day out on the water hunting for these tasty morsels.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a pro – Captain Scooter is great with any angler. He especially enjoys teaching kids and putting them on their first ever fish.

Your trip will include rods, reels, fishing licenses, live bait, and lures, as well as snorkeling equipment. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip.

With Scout About Charters you will have a memorable and eventful day on the water with one of the best Captains


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
10 miles or less. Trolling
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Trolling
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Flounder

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Pompano

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Speckled Trout

 
Tarpon
 
Tripletail
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
And delivery
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Scooter Acree
Port St Joe, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
I'm from Port St Joe and have been fishing these waters since I was a kid. I offer a fun fishing experience and a wealth of information about the area. Kids are welcome. My absolute favorite fishing style is Wade fishing. We catch our bait then go to a spot and get out of the boat and canvas the area. It's great for the hot summer days and kids can swim and play while the fishermen walk off to hunt monsters. With parties larger than 4, this is the style of fishing that is the best - less boat noise. But I also love to sneak out of the bay and go get those King Mackerel.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Very friendly captain and knowledgeable about local waters.

Charles Sheeks  • Fished March 20, 2017
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When you book a fishing trip for your dad, husband and brother who are “professional” fishermen, you worry if they will have fun…... Well, let me tell you….. Mr. Acree went above and beyond for these three!  He was on time, carried in a great conversation, and put them on the fish!  My husband said it more than once “Scooter knows where the fish are!” If you are vacationing here or a local, let Scooter “show you where the fish are!” I promise you, you won’t be disappointed!

Mary Clayton  • Fished June 26, 2016
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