Twistedpalms Salty Adventures

Join Twistedpalms Salty Adventures for an unforgettable day on the water. Captain Shults has been fishing for over 30 years and enjoys providing a quality experience to his guests. Safety is paramount and he will not book a trip where the safety of his passengers is a concern. He has been fishing the local wrecks and reefs in the Pensacola area for over 5 years and will place you on spots that hold lots of tasty fish.

You will board a comfortable 27’ Tidewater boat for a quick ride into the Gulf, or bays depending on the winds and tides where you can target a variety of species. This center console is big enough to accommodate up to 6 guests, so bring your friends and family along. She’s powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines and features Garmin navigational electronics.

Captain Shults enjoys teaching people the great joys of our oceans and inland waters. He will work hard to put you in the best position to catch your limit. Snapper and Triggerfish season is one of the most popular times to fish. You will have a chance to catch Snapper or Triggerfish of your lifetime, while possibly hooking into a huge Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Kingfish, or even a stray Mahi Mahi.

There are no guarantees with nature. However, during your trip, Capt. Shults will do everything he can to keep you in the action.

There are plenty of options in the Perdido Key area and Twistedpalms Salty Adventures will be happy to set your charter to your needs.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    The captain will load up a beach cart and set you up 4 shore rigging outfits to target Whiting, Pompano, Black Drum, Red Drum, and other various species of fish from the shore of the local beaches. You will arrive at his location approximately 30 minutes prior to your start time and he will transport you to a beach access point. You will pull the beach cart to the water and set out 4 rigs to target a variety of fish swimming on the shores. This trip is designed for you to relax on the beach while fishing.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Dec 15
    $550
    Take a quick run out to the jetties of Pensacola pass or if tides and weather permits, we will run out to the wreck just outside the pass to bottom fish for small Snapper, Triggerfish, Spadefish, and Mackeral. This trip is designed to get those kids and families out on the water for a quick trip to experience the gulf. It's not designed for big bag limits of keepers. However, it is a great trip for those who just want to hook into something to real in and have a great time on the water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Nov 30
    $625
    This is a great trip for beginners and young children. Venture to the grass flats along bayou grand and the national seashore. If the bite is slow, possibly venturing into the bays or just inside the jetties, you will likely catch Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, or even some Snapper. Kids will enjoy tying on a shrimp and pulling in pinfish and Trout with potential for Sheepshead, Black Grouper, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fish & Swim (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 30 - Sep 30
    $650
    Have kids who want to swim and dads wanting to fish? Let your guide take you on a trip which allows 2 hours of fishing and 2 hours of playing. Head to the intercoastal areas and drop some lines in the weedbeds searching Trout and Redfish for two hours. Kids can drop a shrimp in the water and catch Pinfish or Trout, while dad fishes. For the last 2 hours, you can anchor on a shallow island flat, where guests can float and swim. This is a great summer trip for the whole family.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Offshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Nov 30
    $675
    This is a great trip for beginners and those not wanting to go far offshore. Venture just outside the jetties to some local reefs, wrecks, and buoys just outside the pass and fish along the shore areas. You will likely catch Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Redfish, Cobia, Pompano, or even Snapper or two. If you decide to set up trolls, Kingfish may jump on. Great trip for first-time offshore guests.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Offshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Nov 30
    $675
    This is a great trip for beginners and those not wanting to go far offshore. Venture just outside the jetties to some local reefs, wrecks, and buoys just outside the pass and fish along the shore areas. You will likely catch Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Redfish, Cobia, Pompano, or even Snapper. If you decide to set up trolls, Kingfish may jump on. A great trip for first-time offshore guests.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Nov 30
    $775
    This trip provides a quick run out to approximately 3-5 miles offshore where you'll fish a variety of artificial reefs and wrecks sitting between 50 and 70 foot of water. This trip provides an opportunity to catch keeper Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, along with a chance to hook a big offshore species. Approximately 3 hours into fishing we will set our outriggers to troll for big King Mackerel and a variety of Tuna trolling the area.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore (Up to 9 miles)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 30
    $875
    This trip offers the opportunity to bottom fish local wrecks and reefs out to 9 miles. You will target seasonal fish on a variety of locations looking for Triggerfish, Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjacks, and other species. This trip is a good half day opportunity to increase opportunity for increased catch rates. During the day, you will anchor with a spot lock motor, drift and slow troll targeting various species.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Nov 30
    $975
    This trip provides a run out to approximately 5-9 miles offshore, where you'll fish a variety of artificial reefs and wrecks. This trip is for anglers who want to hit a larger variety of coordinates. This trip provides opportunity to catch keeper Snappers, Amberjacks, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, along with a chance to hook a big offshore species. Once your arms hurt from deep dropping wrecks, we can set out the trolling gear to target big Kings, possible Tuna, or other species within the 9-mile radius.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip–Offshore Trolling Only
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    $1,200
    This trip is a trolling only trip. There are a variety of species that attack big diving plugs, top water poppers, and rigged ballyhoo. You have a chance to hook into a big pelagic fish such as King Mackeral, Wahoo, Tuna, or Mahi-Mahi. The crew will set out the outriggers and a spread of 5-6 lines with a variety of rigs to entice the fish to bite. Catch rates may be limited but the hook ups will be exciting. This is a relaxing trip cruising the ocean looking for grass beds and busting schools of fish.
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About the Captain

Larry Shults
Pensacola, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
49 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
I grew up fishing and have a love for our waterways. I always looked for an excuse to go fishing. I used to fish Bass tournaments until a friend took me out in the ocean. There is nothing more exciting than to drop a line in the ocean and hook into a monster fighter. The greatness of fishing in saltwater is not knowing what’s on the other end of your line until it breaks the surface.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Bays and channels
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 3 miles
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles
Reef Fishing
Local artificial reef sites
Wreck Fishing
Local sunken wreck sites

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
deep drop reels
Bottom Fishing
Deep
Trolling
Deep trolling for King Mackerel
Spinning
Various size spinning reels
Jigging
Bottom jigs and drops
Drift Fishing
May do some drifts with wind
Deep Sea Fishing
Up to 9 miles offshore

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
For bait when available
Wireless Trolling Motor
With spot lock
Outriggers
For Long trolling
Ice Box
Cooler and fishboxed
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
For bait when available
Wireless Trolling Motor
With spot lock
Outriggers
For Long trolling
Ice Box
Cooler and fishboxed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Licensing, and equipment included
Lures
Trolling plugs provided
Drinks
Cold waters provided
Fishing License
None required for nearshore trips

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 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
10 and up for offshore bookings
You Keep Catch
For in season catches
Catch and Release Allowed
For out of season catches

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Off shore trip with Larry and Blane
Off shore trip with Larry and Blane
Off shore trip with Larry and Blane
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Sarina B.
Milton, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore (Up to 9 miles) on October 11, 2021
This trip was an amazing and memorable experience! We had a bumpy morning getting out to the spot due to the waves, but Captain...
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Joseph R.
Obetz, OH
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6 hour Near Shore Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore (Up to 9 miles) on September 10, 2021
Capitan Larry and Austin with Twisted Palms Salty Adventures made my first saltwater trip a huge success.  They worked hard...
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George P.
United States
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5.0 / 5
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Full day trip of fishing!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on August 18, 2021
Without a doubt, the best decision we made during our vacation. With so many charters to choose from, you almost feel like...
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Rebecca S.
United States
Excellent
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Excellent
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4 hour fishing and swimming

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Fish & Swim (PM) on June 16, 2021
I can’t say enough how much we enjoyed ourselves. We plan to book with these amazing folks every time we return to the area....
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Chadd G.
United States
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Off shore trip with Larry and Blane

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on May 11, 2022
Had a really good time! Put us on some good fish and stayed on them for the duration of the trip! Best trip I’ve been on...
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FAQs about Twistedpalms Salty Adventures

Twistedpalms Salty Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shore Fishing (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $625 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fish & Swim (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Offshore/Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Offshore/Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $875 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Offshore (Up to 9 miles) (6 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip–Offshore Trolling Only (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Twistedpalms Salty Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Live Bait Well (For bait when available)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (With spot lock)
  • Outriggers (For Long trolling)
  • Ice Box (Cooler and fishboxed)

Trips booked with Twistedpalms Salty Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Licensing, and equipment included)
  • Lures (Trolling plugs provided)
  • Drinks (Cold waters provided)
  • Fishing License (None required for nearshore trips)

Twistedpalms Salty Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Bays and channels)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 3 miles)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (Local artificial reef sites)
  • Wreck Fishing (Local sunken wreck sites)

Twistedpalms Salty Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle (deep drop reels)
  • Bottom Fishing (Deep )
  • Trolling (Deep trolling for King Mackerel )
  • Spinning (Various size spinning reels)
  • Jigging (Bottom jigs and drops)
  • Drift Fishing (May do some drifts with wind)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Up to 9 miles offshore)

Top targeted fish species with Twistedpalms Salty Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)