High Tide Charters offers you excellent inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities. Come fish just about Santa Rosa Beach near Destin or Panama City Beach. There’s a great variety of fish to catch here, and friendly Captain Chris Pelly knows how to help you reel it in. Hop aboard and have lots of fun searching reefs, flats, reefs, as well as the backcountry.

You’ll start your trip on a 21’ Cape Horn bay boat powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine. It can sit up to 5 anglers and uses all the modern technology for safe and efficient navigation. It equipped with a livewell to supply you with live bait, and there’s also an ice-box to keep your drinks and fish cool during the trip.

There’s a good choice of intriguing fish to chase in waters around Santa Rosa Beach. Some of it includes Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Bonnethead Shark. You’ll be using light tackle and catch fish by bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and Flounder gigging. You can choose whether to keep or release your catch. You can bring your kids on the trip as well and have a lovely time on the water.

All the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures will be waiting for you on the boat. Captain Chris also covers you for fishing licenses, so you should just pack some food and drinks before you depart.

High Tide Charters and the beautiful waters of Santa Rosa Beach await you for a memorable fishing experience!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Gulf Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is a 6-hour gulf trip leaving from Santa Rosa Beach. Target in-season species such as Snapper, Flounder, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, sharks, Grouper, and Triggerfish. You can bottom fish or troll upon request. You have the option to purchase live bait if available or catch live bait on the way to the fishing grounds. Departure locations are subject to change based on weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    You'll spend 4 hours on the water targeting Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    Fish the bay for 4 hours in the afternoon and chase Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, and Flounder.
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About the Captain

Chris Pelly
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
I grew up fishing south Florida. By the time I was 13, I started commercial fishing, tournament fishing and taking clients boats to the Bahamas. After high school, I attended the University of Alabama, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. A month after graduation, I earned my 50 Ton Masters Captains license and moved to the Panhandle. Since then, I have been lucky enough to earn a living working on the water. I love what I do! I especially enjoy taking families and watching the excitement on their faces when they watch their kids catch there first fish or the biggest one. I enjoy building lasting memories with families and making lasting friendships with my clients.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Bay boat) originally built in 2010, and restored in Sele. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) on January 4, 2021
We had a great time with Chris and Justin in the Bay. Justin worked hard to find us the best fishing spots and we had great...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) on December 29, 2020
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on December 29, 2020
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