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 25’ 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Nearshore Coastal
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 1
    $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
    Inshore Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Experiance the thrill of saltwater fishing while enjoying the comfort of the protected waters of St. Andrews Bay. This trip is great for everyone from first timers to pro fisherman. We use a mix of Live bait and artifical lures to target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheephead, Sharks, Mackerel and many many more!
  • Private trip
    Backcountry Marsh
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    If you are an avid bass fisherman back home, this is the trip for you! We target Redfish and Trout with artificial lures on light tackle. Most of our fishing is done on the shallow grass flats and bayous of St. Andrews Bay.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $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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Member since December 2019
One of my earliest memories is fishing for Redfish with my dad, we were wade fishing on the flats around Panama City Beach. 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 my clients hooked up and I promise to give you my very best to make sure you have the best fishing trip ever!

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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 2020. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
25 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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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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Brandon H.
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Searching for Redfish with my Daughter

VERIFIED   Kids Trip on March 30, 2021
Captain Mike was nothing short of a pleasure to have guide my 8 year old daughter and I to catch some redfish.  He was very...
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DeBary, FL
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Great 1/2 day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Nearshore Coastal on January 16, 2021
I planned this trip with my son. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate but Mike was great. He kept in contact with...
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Apopka, Florida
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First ocean fishing trip

VERIFIED   Nearshore Coastal on February 6, 2021
We loved it we loved it Trip was simply amazing definitely would go again definitely would call Michael for another trip next...
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   NEW  Backcountry Marsh on April 21, 2021
Captain Michael is knowledgeable, and put us on the fish. He has a beautiful boat and freely answered all my questions. The...
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Panama City, FL
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Inshore Bay and Flats on 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 was...
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FAQs about Shallowtails Adventures

Shallowtails Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Kids Trip (2 hours)
  • $400 per group - Backcountry Marsh (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Inshore Bay (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Nearshore Coastal (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Shallowtails Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shallowtails Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Depends on the season if it's used)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks)
  • Fishing License

Shallowtails Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Shallowtails Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your equipment)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Shallowtails Adventures include:
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon