Captain Lee Charters

5551 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City FL, United States

Panama City is one of the hottest angling spots on the Panhandle, for good reason. The world-famous Gulf of Mexico bring excellent fishing right to your door and the premier service of Captain Lee Charters makes every trip into a pleasant memory.

Captain Richard Lee invites you to join him for an angling adventure off the coast of the Sunshine State aboard his 38’ offshore sportfishing vessel. She was put on the water in 1960 and fully restored in 2015 – old-school quality and modern amenities wrapped into a mean bluewater machine. Six anglers can fit comfortably on board, there’s plenty of seating space and numerous rod holders.

Capt. Richard will deftly steer you offshore from the onboard flybrige – he can spot topwater fish from far away. Once you’re on top of the fish you can strap in the available fighting chair – especially useful if you’re battling a fighter like Amberjack. Both light and heavy tackle is ready for use on board. It’ll come in handy when you’re hooking up big pelagics like Blue Marlin. You’ll hit waters about 40 miles offshore on 10 and 12-hour trips.

Remember to pack a cooler since you’ll be going after some of the tastiest swimmers in Florida –Red Snapper. The catch list is complemented with Vermillion Snapper, various Groupers, Wahoo, Bluefish, and many other species.

Experience true Floridian fishing the right way. Book a trip with Captain Lee Charters and cast off on a bluewater excursion you’ll fondly remember!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2100
    up to 6 persons
    If you just can't get enough of Florida's fishing this trip is perfect for you! Spend 12 hours stalking the blue waters off the coast of Panama City for a wide range of species. Get ready to go after Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, Wahoo, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1750
    up to 6 persons
    Extend your stay on the water a little longer with this 10-hour trip. The additional time allows you to target multiple species our double down on a single one. You can pick and choose from Snappers, Groupers, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Bluefish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    What better way to experience Florida's famous fishing than by spending a day out on the water? You can target various Groupers and Snappers, as well as predators like Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Bluefish, Amberjack, and many others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 6 persons
    If you can't get enough fishing done on a 4-hour trip but still can't squeeze a full day of fishing into your schedule, this trip is for you! Head out and go after Kingfish, Groupers, Vermillion and Red Snapper, Wahoo, Amberjack, Bluefish, and whatever else you run into.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 690
    up to 6 persons
    Explore the waters of Panama City on this 4-hour trip. You'll be on your way before the boat traffic picks up. The catch list consists of Snappers, Bluefish, Mackerel, and whatever else takes the bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 690
    up to 6 persons
    Wait out the noon heat and check the bite as the air cools down. You'll go after Snappers, Mackerel, Bluefish, Groupers, and many other species on this 4-hour trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

South Carolina custom-built (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1960, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 400HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Richard Lee
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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Captain Richard Lee comes from a true fishing family – he's a 4th generation angler. He's spent his life fishing the Gulf of Mexico, helped by his family who has also spent their lives fishing the Gulf. This vast fishing knowledge is then combined with Capt. Richard's love of history and results in fun times, every time you step on board! Anyone can take you out to catch some fish, but while fishing with Captain Lee you're going to be catching a little bit of history as well.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 68%

Panama City Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.13 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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We tried trolling, but had no success. So we then traveled an hour at a slow pace (probably 10 mph) for an hour to bottom fish. There we caught 6 fish before our time was up. Therefore we traveled 2 hours, bottom fished for 1.5, and trolled for 30 minutes. Captain Lee couldn’t control the fish, I understand, but we could have gone straight out to bottom fish from the get-go and at a faster pace.

However,  my 9-year-old caught 4 of the 5 fish and he loved it. He made awesome memories and further sealed his love of fishing.

Fished June 18, 2018
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Boat has no a/c and no where to sit on ride out except on coolers   Capt Lee said very little and spent most of his time fishing.  He and the mate spent our last 30 minutes fishing while we watched   He found some spots with small fish.  Others at dock had fish three times as big.  Looks like a rookie operation and I won’t book again to pay $900 to watch them fish.  Totally rude and unacceptable when we paid to fish.

Fished July 21, 2016
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Requested a 4 hour bottom fishing trip.  Fished for a total of 30 minutes. Drove around the rest of the time.  Couldn’t find the fish.  Didn’t seem to be trying too hard.  4 people fished and not one game fish was caught.  Caught about 3-4 bait fish the entire trip. We have hired private fishing charters for over 15 years…. This is the most disappointing trip we have ever been on.  For $600 we expected to bring home some red snapper or at least some red fish.  I would not recommend using this charter for a bottom fishing trip.  Did not have to rebait my hook one time….ridiculous.

Fished July 5, 2016
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