Dauphins Charter Fishing

Head out of Panama City in Florida, and experience some of the best fishing around with Dauphins Charter Fishing! Join Captain Ryan Dauphin, a third-generation angler who knows everything about fishing in the area. He’ll take you to the best fishing spots and make sure to maximize your chances of reeling in some big one.

You’ll head out on “No Control,” a 40’ Henrique offshore sportfishing boat restored in 2024. It’s powered by twin 315HP Cummins engine, so it’ll get you to the best fishing grounds in no time! There’s navigational equipment on board to put you on the fish and maximize your chances of catching big ones.

The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are brimming with a variety of fish species, so there’s always something you can target. Depending on how far out you want to go, you’ll be coming face-to-gill with Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Wahoo.

Capt. Ryan will provide you with all the fishing gear on board, including rods, reels, and tackle. You’ll be fishing using live bait as well as a range of artificial lures, trying out a variety of techniques. All you need to bring is some food and drinks so that you stay refreshed throughout your trip!

Join Dauphins Charter Fishing and explore the waters of the Gulf out of Panama City making some amazing memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 hour- inshore Trolling(PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 25
    US $600
    Enjoy 3 hours of trolling aboard the Double Trouble! This is a common trip for all ages! Spring time trolling for spanish mackerel is a blast! Spring breakers special
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3 hour- Spring Break AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 1
    US $600
    Enjoy 3 hours of trolling aboard the Double Trouble, this is a common trip for all ages! Spring time trolling for spanish mackerel is a blast! Spring breakers special
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3 hour- Spring Break MD
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 1
    US $600
    Enjoy 3 hours of trolling aboard the Double Trouble! This is a common trip for all ages! Spring time trolling for spanish mackerel is a blast! Spring breakers special
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling Special (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $800
    Spend a few hours trolling for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi! A fun trip for individuals who do not want to spend all day in the gulf. All gear included! Call after booking for further information.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $800
    Spend a few hours trolling for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi! Fun trip for individuals who do not want to spend all day in the gulf. All gear included. A spring breakers special, call after booking for further information!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour- Trolling Peak season(AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $900
    Mahi mahi, King Mackerel, or Spanish Mackerel, is what will be on the menu depending on whats biting! Excitment for all ages and for the groups who dont wish to be on the water all day!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour- Trolling Peak Season(PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $900
    Mahi mahi, King Mackerel, or Spanish Mackerel, is what will be on the menu depending on whats biting! Excitment for all ages and for the groups who dont wish to be on the water all day!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 7 - Apr 30
    US $1,000
    Introduction to bottom fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. On these trips, you'll target some reef fish and even do some trolling. These trips are strictly stringing gear fishing! Come join the crew for some great fishing on the Double Trouble!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,200
    The 6-hour trips give anglers the chance to get offshore and target reef fish! During our 6-hour trips, we will target White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish. Depending on the season, other options may apply!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip –Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,200
    The 6-hour trips give anglers the chance to get offshore and target reef fish! During our 6-hour trips, we will target White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish. Depending on the season, other options may apply!
  • Private trip
    6 hour- Bottom Fishing(AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,260
    The 6-hour trips give anglers the chance to get offshore and target reef fish! During our 6-hour trips, we will target red snapper, White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish. Depending on the season, other options may apply
  • Private trip
    6 hour- Bottom Fishing(PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,260
    The 6-hour trips give anglers the chance to get offshore and target reef fish! During our 6-hour trips, we will target red snapper, White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish. Depending on the season, other options may apply
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,600
    During our 8-hour bottom fishing trips, we will have time to operate even further than our 6-hour tours to fish in deeper waters of the Gulf! We target the larger fish – White Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, Wahoo, and Cobia and Red Snapper (if in season)! A trip that is great for any and every group of anglers on board!
  • Private trip
    8 hour- Bottom Fishing(mix bag PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,680
    During our 8-hour bottom fishing trips, we will have time to operate even further than our 6-hour tours to fish in deeper waters of the Gulf! We target the larger fish – White Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, Wahoo, and Cobia and Red Snapper (if in season)! A trip that is great for any and every group of anglers on board!
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    8 hour- Bottom Fishing(mix bag)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,680
    During our 8-hour bottom fishing trips, we will have time to operate even further than our 6-hour tours to fish in deeper waters of the Gulf! We target the larger fish – White Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, Wahoo, and Cobia and Red Snapper (if in season)! A trip that is great for any and every group of anglers on board!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing SLAM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,100
    On this bottom fishing trip, you'll target a variety of fish ranging from Triggerfish, Grouper, Vermilion, and White Snapper to Cobia, Wahoo, and King! Ten-hour trips offer a great mix of fish and loads of fun for all! A popular fishing trip for the great Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper season. Come join in for a great day of fishing!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Grand Slam Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,520
    During our 12-hour trips, we are going after the ever-loved Grouper! We focus on catching Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Scamp, and Snapper! These trips give us a mixed bag of fish, with plenty of time to catch it. No better fishing than our 12-hour trips!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 106 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Caught fish
86%
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Marc G.
Panama City Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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First time ever fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling Special (PM) on July 4, 2023
My oldest son (12 years old) enjoys fishing with his friends but I’ve never been fishing in my life. We have two younger...
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Joshua B.
McDonough, GA
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour bottom fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling Special (AM) on June 29, 2023
We had a blast!  From the moment we met Capt. Ryan and Alan we knew we were in good hands.  They made us all comfortable...
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Jesstina S.
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Highly recommend!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Trolling Special (AM) on May 4, 2024
Captain Ryan & first mate did a great job of finding the fish & keeping the lines baited & continuously bringing in the fish!...
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Wesley P.
Berry, AL
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6 Hour Bottom Fishing

VERIFIED   6 hour- Bottom Fishing(AM) on July 16, 2023
We had such a great time on this trip. Captain Ryan put us right on the snapper and we were catching them as fast as we could...
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Dan C.
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Good time on the water

VERIFIED   6 hour- Bottom Fishing(AM) on June 5, 2023
Captain Ryan was great about getting to some spots that resulted in fish. We fought some rough seas early in the morning due...
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FAQs about Dauphins Charter Fishing

Dauphins Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 3 hour- inshore Trolling(PM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 3 hour- Spring Break AM (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 3 hour- Spring Break MD (3 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling Special (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling Special (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour- Trolling Peak season(AM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour- Trolling Peak Season(PM) (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip –Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,260 per group - 6 hour- Bottom Fishing(AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,260 per group - 6 hour- Bottom Fishing(PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,680 per group - 8 hour- Bottom Fishing(mix bag PM) (8 hours)
  • US $1,680 per group - 8 hour- Bottom Fishing(mix bag) (8 hours)
  • US $2,100 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing SLAM (10 hours)
  • US $2,520 per group - 12 Hour – Grand Slam Bottom Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Dauphins Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full size
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Dauphins Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We catch bait, but option to buy more)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Marina offers a seperate cleaning(bag or vaccumed))
  • Snacks (Small snacks are available at no cost on our boat)
  • Drinks (Water is on our vessel at no charge, but you may bring a cooler with drinks of your choice )
  • First Mate (First mate Alan is a veteran mate that has grew up fishing the Gulf of Mexico. He will teach proper techniques and even teach how we tie our hooks and tackle)
  • Fishing License (License included in trip)

Dauphins Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Depending on the amount of hours booked, we tend to fish 5 miles off the beach up to 40 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Dauphins Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dauphins Charter Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Ryan Dauphin
Panama City, Florida, United States
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106 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2020
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Coming from a family that has been in commercial fishing and charter fishing, Fishing has always been my passion. I came from 3 generations of fisherman. The Gulf of Mexico is considered my home! We look forward to showing you and your group what TIGHT LINES really means!
Our Team
Alan R.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper

Boat specs

Henrique (Sportfishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2024. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Depending on the amount of hours booked, we tend to fish 5 miles off the beach up to 40 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Full size
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We catch bait, but option to buy more
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Marina offers a seperate cleaning(bag or vaccumed)
Snacks
Small snacks are available at no cost on our boat
Drinks
Water is on our vessel at no charge, but you may bring a cooler with drinks of your choice
First Mate
First mate Alan is a veteran mate that has grew up fishing the Gulf of Mexico. He will teach proper techniques and even teach how we tie our hooks and tackle
Fishing License
License included in trip

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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