Beaver’s Guide Service is a small and successful fishing charter. It’s owned and captained by Bobby Beaver, a lifelong local with tons of knowledge of fishing in the surrounding area. Your captain specializes in many different trips, from backwater bay to Snapper fishing in the Gulf. He can do anything when it comes to catching fish, you just need to tell him what’s your skill level and how you imagined your day out.

Santa Rosa Beach is the main departure point but this depends on the trip you take. You’ll board a 22’ Cape Horn that accommodates up to 5 guests. This center console is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, navigational equipment that will help you find the schools of fish, and a live bait tank. If you request it in advance, snorkeling equipment can be there too.

Take a trip in the bay and you can target Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish. Nearshore waters hold lots of Mangrove Snapper.

While some trips are more suitable for experienced anglers, Capt. Bobby encourages you to bring your family along and let him teach the kids how to fish! It will be fun and educational, all at once.

He’ll cover your fishing license, equipment, and clean your catch. You only need to bring some snacks and drinks for the day.

Join Beaver’s Guide Service and spend an unforgettable day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    Start your trip early in the morning and get back just in time for lunch. The captain will clean your catch, so you can take it straight to a restaurant and have it prepared there. Your fishing equipment is fully covered and the captain can also bring some snorkeling gear.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    If you're just testing out fishing for the first time, a 4-hour trip is usually the best option. You'll target inshore species using light tackle and the captain will provide everything you need. Bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Beginner Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    This trip is designed for the age group of 10–14 year old or beginners just getting into fishing. You won't go after big game fish but you'll still catch something tasty, while you learn the basics.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $375
    Trip designed especially for younger kids. They'll target smaller fish that bite more frequently to keep them interested! Your fishing equipment and fresh water are covered, you can bring other beverages and snacks.
There are 15 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Bobby Beaver
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
58 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
Captain Robert has been fishing for over 20 years in the area and he knows these waters like the back of his hand. Fishing was one of his favorite activities ever since he was a kid, so it just felt natural do make it into a profession. This way, he gets the chance to meet new people all the time and introduce them to the world of fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
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 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
4.8
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Half Day in Bay
June fishing trip
June fishing trip
+20
Angler Rating
49
6
2
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
71%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 58 reviews
Aaron S.
Iowa City, IA
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

First time charter, great day fishing

VERIFIED   2 Hour Kids Trip on August 8, 2021
We have never chartered a boat to fish before, so were a little nervous as to how it would go.  Capt. Bobby was excellent. ...
Aaron S. recommends Beaver’s Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Bobby Beaver Captain replied

Betsy J.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Great Family Trip with Captain Bobby!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Kids Trip on May 28, 2021
He was so patient with my young family (kids 6, 11 and 13).  It was the highlight of our trip.  We took the 2 hour family...
Betsy J. recommends Beaver’s Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Bobby Beaver Captain replied

Steve P.
Miramar Beach, FL
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  4.3
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Good Good Good Good Good Overall

Expected more

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 6, 2021
Have to say it was a pleasant afternoon except we did not catch any fish - one speckled trout in 4 hours.  From what we heard...
Steve P. recommends Beaver’s Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Bobby Beaver Captain replied

Lori F.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Two-Hour Kid Friendly Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Kids Trip on April 5, 2021
Fishing with Capt. Bobby was great! It was a beautiful day to go out in the boat, which was super clean and a comfortable size...
Lori F. recommends Beaver’s Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Bobby Beaver Captain replied

Brett P.
WDM, IA
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Kid’s Trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Kids Trip on April 19, 2021
The Captain was excellent! We hit a few different spots in our 2 hour trip. Our kids (8 & 5) had a great time and we caught...
Brett P. recommends Beaver’s Guide Service
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Bobby Beaver Captain replied

FAQs about Beaver’s Guide Service

Beaver’s Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Kids Trip (2 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Beginner Trip (3 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Beaver’s Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Beaver’s Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Daiwa, St Croix)
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Beaver’s Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Beaver’s Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your equipment)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Beaver’s Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout