Shallowtails Adventures

18 reviews
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When looking for a memorable fishing trip in Panama City, look no further than Shallowtails Adventures. This guide service, with Capt. Michael at the helm, specializes in bay, backwaters, marshes, and bayous fishing trips. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a complete novice, your guide will do his best to help you catch tasty fish.

Capt. Michael is the best at catching Redfish and for him, there’s nothing more exciting than that. But if you want to do even more, you can also target Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Sharks. Not only you can keep the catch, but the captain will also clean it for you free of charge. Find a good restaurant nearby and have a delicious lunch, with the food you caught yourself!

You’ll be fishing on a 22’ Majek boat. This bay boat accommodates up to 4 guests and kids of all ages are welcome too. The boat has an ice box to keep your drinks cold.

Capt. Michael firmly believes that he’s only as good as his equipment, so he always brings the finest rods and reels he can get. Since you’re fishing for great species, he’s making sure your equipment matches. Your fishing licenses and bait are covered too. Just bring some snacks and drinks.

Shallowtails Adventures is a sure bet when it comes to an amazing fishing trip in Panama City. Choose your target and join Capt. Michael!



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  • Private trip
    Inshore Bay and Flats
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This is one of the most popular trips! Fish the shallow flats and bays. Your main targets of the day are Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Trout, and Mackerel. Bring your snacks and drinks. Since you're in Florida, sunglasses and sunscreen are always a great idea. Please wear light-colored soles.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Coastal
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    You'll head out to great fishing spots, within 5 miles off the coast. This trip will take you after Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, or Kingfish. Even if you're not visiting during the summer, bring your sunglasses and sunscreen. Light-colored soles are appreciated, so they don't mark the boat deck. A windbreaker or rain gear is a good idea any time of year.
  • Private trip
    Marsh and Backcountry Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This adventure relies on sight-fishing, so make sure to bring your sunglasses. You'll use light tackle or fly fishing for up to 2 anglers. Targeted species are Flounder, Redfish, and Trout. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, you only need to bring snacks and drinks. Light-colored soles are preferred, as they don't leave marks on the deck.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    A great way to introduce your kids to fishing or to give yourself some alone time during your vacation! During this trip we never go far from the marina and we stay in calm, shallow water.
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About the Captain

Michael Cowart
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
One of my earliest memories is fishing with my dad. We were wade fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout in the flats. When I was 12, my dad took me for my first fishing tournament. I won the junior Redfish Division and that was my turning point – I was hooked on catching Redfish for life! Nothing is more exciting than seeing Redfish hooked on your bait. I'll give my best for you to have the best fishing trip ever.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Majek (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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1 tight gripper & 1 tight line!!
Great day on the water with Capt. Michael
Great day on the water with Capt. Michael
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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James L.
Panama City, FL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2020
Captain Mike’s knowledge of area fishing was phenomenal and he treated us to fishing in the bay well. Upon arrival, he...
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Trent G.
Vernon, TX
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Bay Fishing With Captain Michael

VERIFIED   May 28, 2020
Captain Michael booked us with les than 24 hours notice. He had all the equipment we needed and was very courteous and professional....
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Ryan R.
Fruitland Park, FL
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Half day nearshore

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
We had an amazing time with Captain Michael! Once we made contact he made sure to keep us informed and answer any questions...
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Lisa C.
Forest Hills, TN
 5.00
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Great experience! Highly recommend!

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
Michael was easy to communicate with about the pending weather and what kind of fish we were looking to catch. He put us right...
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Winder, GA
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Great day on the water with Capt. Michael

VERIFIED   August 17, 2020
August trip to panama. My wife and I went on our first fishing trip together! We each caught our share of reds and had a great...
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