Strictly Business Fishing Charters welcomes you to Santa Rosa Beach, a calm and pristine angling destination in Florida. You can choose from a wide range of fishing spots, including inshore and nearshore waters, offshore grounds, the backcountry, as well as reefs, flats, and wrecks. Captain Nick Tate is going to make sure you have a fun and successful fishing trip you’ll remember for a long time.

Your trip starts on a restored 23’ Cape Horn bay boat that can take up to 6 guests. It runs on a 225 HP Yamaha engine, features electronic navigation, and uses a wireless trolling motor. You’ll also have access to snorkeling equipment and you can use the onboard livewell and ice-box.

Santa Rosa Beach offers you a great number of species you can catch. To name just a few, there’s Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, as well as Permit, Red Grouper, Black Drum, and many more. The fishing techniques you’ll use to catch them include bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, as well as fly fishing. Whether you’ll keep or release your catch is totally up to you.

The captain will supply you with everything you’ll need for the trip, including rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as fishing licenses. He will also clean and bag your catch free of charge. You just bring some food and drinks before you leave.

Come to Santa Rosa Beach and have a wonderful fishing experience with Captain Nick and Strictly Business Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    Spend even more time on the water and go after some excellent offshore species. You'll chase American Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, Triggerfish, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    Start your trip in the afternoon and enjoy the day come to a close. You can target plenty of lovely offshore species, including American Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Cobia, and others.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $915
    Depart in the morning and target some lovely offshore species such as American Red Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and others.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $915
    Have fun and go after various offshore species. You can chase Mahi Mahi, Red and Vermilion Snapper, Grouper, Mahi-Mahi, Cobia, Triggerfish, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    You'll target many lovely offshore species such as American Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Cobia, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $725
    If you can't start in the morning, start your trip later in the day and have a wonderful afternoon on the water. The species you'll target include American Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $690
    Spend a bit more time fishing and increase your chances of catching lovely species such as Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $690
    Enjoy the sunset on the water as you target your inshore species. On the offer are Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Sheepshead, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    You'll be targeting inshore species such as Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    Start your trip in the afternoon and go after many inshore species such as Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Intro To Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    This trip is designed for the little ones to spend some time out on the water learning how to fish. The main goal of this trip is action. You'll chase as many fish as possible, big or small. The excellent choice of inshore species includes Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, and more.
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About the Captain

Nick Tate
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
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14 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2021
Captain Nick was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. He graduated from Rome High School and joined the Electrical Union in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed a 5-year apprenticeship program that allowed him to become a third-generation electrician. He quickly worked his way up through the electrical field and into electrical construction management. However, he wanted to do more. His love and passion for the Emerald Coast started when he was younger and it was the place he always knew he had to be. He decided he wasn’t getting any younger, so he packed up his life and made the 6-hour trip south for good.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Bay boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
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Matty L.
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4 hour with Captain Nick

Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on March 21, 2021
Captain Nick was a blast. Super down to earth and knowledgeable about fishing the Destin/Ft Walton waters. He was very accommodating,...
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Jesse M.
Memphis, TN
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3 hour kids trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Kids Intro To Fishing on May 23, 2021
Captain Nick took great care of our both mixed crew of seasoned and novices for our kid friendly bay trip.  He knew exactly...
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Five hour offshore morning trip with Captain Nick.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on May 1, 2021
This trip is an hour longer than most, which is good because from Captain Nick’s Cessna Landing dock it is just about an...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on June 3, 2021
Had a great time! Caught lots of fish, eating plenty of fresh fish tonight!
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Half Day Trip - Inshore(PM) with Cpt. Nick Tate

Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on March 19, 2021
Had a great time with a few inexperienced anglers. Captain Nick Tate helped us beat the weather, find a variety of fish quickly,...
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FAQs about Strictly Business Fishing Charters

Strictly Business Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Intro To Fishing (2 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $690 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $690 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $915 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $915 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Strictly Business Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Strictly Business Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Strictly Business Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Strictly Business Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Strictly Business Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)