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 “Double Trouble,” a 30’ SportsCraft offshore sportfishing boat restored in 2020. It’s powered by a 260 HP Volvo 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
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,160
    During our 12-hour trips, we are going after the ever-loved Grouper! We focus on catching Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Scamp. These trips may also be run for Red Snapper or whatever the anglers would prefer. We will also target the other fish that are offered in our 6 and 8-hour trips as well!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    On this bottom fishing trip, you'll target a variety of fish ranging from Triggerfish, Grouper, Vermillion, and White Snapper to Cobia, Wahoo, and even Kings! Come join for a great day of fishing!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Red Snapper Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 6
    $1,440
    Popular trip for our Red Snapper season! You'll target Red Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, Cobia, and Wahoo! Gather 6 family members or friends and let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,440
    During our 8-hour bottom fishing trips, it will give us time to operate even further than our 6-hour tours! We target the larger fish – White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Red Snapper (if in season). Also, it's possible to target Red Grouper! A trip that is great for any and every group of anglers on board!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,080
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,080
    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 – Night Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $1,080
    The 6-hour trips give anglers the chance to get offshore and target reef fish! During a typical 6-hour trip, you will target White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Black Snapper, and Triggerfish. Depending on the season, other options may apply!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 3 - May 31
    $720
    Spend a few hours trolling for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi! Fun trip for the kids and individuals who do not want to spend all day in the gulf.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $720
    Spend a few hours trolling for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi! Fun trip for the kids and individuals who do not want to spend all day in the gulf.
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About the Captain

Ryan Dauphin
Panama City, Florida, United States
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52 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2020
Diving and charter fishing has gone back 3 generations in our family! We look forward to showing you and your group what TIGHT LINES really means! We are a federal water vessel.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

SportsCraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 260HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
74%
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6hr bottom fishing trip in the afternoon

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on July 16, 2021
Ryan the captain and Jessie the deck hand were excellent.  first time out fishing on the ocean for my kids, and everything...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on September 30, 2021
Loved our experience with these guys. They made sure we caught plenty of fish which is what we wanted. Down to earth guys and...
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3 hour inshore for the kids!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Inshore Trolling on October 11, 2021
Captain Ryan and mate Brandon did an excellent job taking us around the bay and helping our little one reel in some nice Spanish...
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on August 11, 2021
Awesome trip. We had 4 small kids and they treated them like their own. Lots of fish, and everyone had a great time, kids are...
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Jessica P.
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6 hour afternoon offshore

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on July 23, 2021
Captain Ryan was extremely professional and went above and beyond for us to ensure we had a great experience. We were staying...
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FAQs about Dauphins Charter Fishing

Dauphins Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $720 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Spring Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $720 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Spring Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,080 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,080 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,080 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Night Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,440 per group - 8 Hour Red Snapper Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,440 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)
  • $2,160 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Dauphins Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dauphins Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We catch bait, but option to buy more)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We charge by the LB to clean fish)
  • First Mate (15% customary tip for the Mate)
  • Fishing License (License included in trip)

Dauphins Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

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