Tide Life Charters - Mako

East Gulf Beach Drive
Saint George Island FL, United Stat…

With Tide Life Charters, the beautiful waters of St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay will be all yours. Explore this fantastic barrier island, its calm waters and the nearshore Gulf of Mexico. Try your hands at light tackle bottom fishing, casting, jigging, trolling, and fishing with live bait and lures.

The company is run and operated by Captain LD Hatfield, a proud veteran. A Franklin County native, he grew up on Apalachicola Bay and has spent almost 3 decades exploring the waters and taking part in various tournaments. In fact, Capt. LD has won 2 Florida Federation titles!

A trip with Tide Life Charters is ideal for the whole family. Don’t hesitate to bring the younger anglers with you and step onboard a 24’ Mako center console. This is a comfortable vessel with a 150 HP engine and everything you need for a productive day on the water.

On your day out, you will be targeting an excellent variety of fish, from Grouper and Snapper to Flounder, Trout, Mullet, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Kingfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and Redfish.

Once you’re done catching, you can join Capt. LD at a local bar to enjoy an evening with your family and hear the captain performing with his band.

All trips include the use of bait, tackle, rods, reels, ice, bottled water, and fishing license. Grab your camera with you to capture these moments, along with a great attitude and the desire to catch fish.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Offshore/Reef (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this half-day trip, you will be bottom fishing up to 9 miles out for Grouper and Snapper that call the local reefs home. You will be able to target other species as well that make great table fare.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Offshore/Reef (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this afternoon trip, you will be catching dinner and bottom fishing the reefs for Grouper and Snapper up to 9 miles out. Your potential catches depend on the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Shark
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is ideal for those anglers who want to be real aquatic hunters. You will be fishing for various types of Sharks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Family Fish & Fun
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The “Family Fish & Fun” trip includes a little catch-and-release fishing and island shelling. You will be able to see dolphins in this trip. It’s a fun time for the younger anglers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Inshore Bay
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you fishing for Trout and Redfish. All gear and licenses will be provided.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 150HP E-Tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

LD Hatfield
Saint George Island, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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As a tournament and commercial fishermen, I have grown to love watching others catch and reel the big fish in. It's a joy being a captain. I want my experience on the water to become a joyful day with unforgettable memories, keeping you safe and happy. I specialize in bottom fishing, jigging, popping cork, casting, light tackle fishing, and live bait or lure fishing, as well as trolling on occasion.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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We had a great time. We caught our limit when we didn’t think we’d catch any. Will definitely book a trip like this again when we visit the beach again. And would recommend to others.

Fished June 26, 2017
LD Hatfield (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 27, 2017

Thank you.

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Capt. Hatfield was Great! Soon as we dropped line we were catching fish. My grandson caught his first grouper and followed it up with red snapper. If you want to catch fish around St. George Island then you need to call Capt. Hatfield.  Contact him through HIS website tidelifecharters dot com.

Fished June 17, 2017
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Easy going , great first salt water trip for the kids inshore

Fished July 14, 2016
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