Time Off Fishing Charter

Time Off Fishing Charter is a family-owned and operated fishing charter in Shalimar, Florida that has fished these waters for over 20 years. If you’re looking to have fun and catch fish, then look no further! Except for being a good-humored angler, Captain Jason Yates is an army combat veteran and a full supporter of the military, first responders, law enforcement, and more!  He and his crew are here to make your trip exciting, fun, and memorable. Call or text so they can get you on board the Time Off Fishing Charter!

Your trip starts on a 27’ ProKat Catamaran big enough to take 6 guests. Running on twin 200 HP Yamaha engines and rigged with all the modern navigation electronics, the boat will quickly and safely get you to the fish. The boat is equipped with outriggers, downriggers, a livewell, as well as a wireless trolling motor. There’s a portable toilet you can use and an ice-box to store your drinks and food. For any help you may need, feel free to ask the first mate.

Some of the fish you can target includes Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Trigger, Grouper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Tuna, Cobia, and many more. You’ll attract fish by bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, spinning, and drift fishing. Kids are welcome to come aboard and you can keep the fish you catch.

Captain Jason covers you for everything from fishing gear to drinks to licenses, and will even clean and fillet your catch for free. Before you go, just bring the food of your choice and you’ll be all set.

Join Time Off Fishing Charter and have a terrific fishing experience in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $595
    You and the crew will be fishing bridges, docks, and structures in and around the Choctawhatchee Bay Area. The trip includes bait, tackle, water, sodas, fuel charge, as well as fishing licenses for everyone on board. You'll depart at 8:00 p.m. and fish until 11:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $595
    Our focus on Kids Fishing Trips are to get them familiar with Saltwater Fishing. We want them to get excited about reeling in different species of fish. Creating memories is our goal and we will do everything we can to achieve that. This trip is catch and release.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $795
    You and the crew will be fishing up to 9 miles offshore. The trip includes bait, tackle, water, sodas, fuel charge, as well as fishing licenses for everyone on board. You'll depart at 8:00 a.m. and fish until 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $795
    You and the crew will be fishing bridges, docks, and structures in and around the Choctawhatchee Bay Area. The trip includes bait, tackle, water, sodas, fuel charge, as well as fishing licenses for everyone on board. You'll depart at 8:00 p.m. and fish until 12:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $795
    On our Shark Trips we focus on finding and getting hooked up on some of our many different species of Sharks. Some species include: Hammerhead sharks, Bull sharks, Black Tip sharks, Spinner sharks and many more!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $995
    Head out up to 9 miles off the shore and have a great time targeting a variety of species in the fish-rich waters of Shalimar. Captain Jason provides you with all the fishing gear, bait, sodas, water, and fishing licenses. The trip price includes the fuel charge.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $1,195
    Six hours on the water 9 miles off the shore brings you plenty of fishing fun. You and the crew will be chasing various species around Shalimar. The captain provides all the fishing gear, bait, sodas, water, as well as fishing licenses. The trip price includes the fuel charge.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $1,595
    Spend 8 hours on the water traveling 9 miles offshore for a true adventure. You and the crew will depart at 8:00 a.m. and target many different species. Captain Jason will provide all the gear, bait, sodas, water, and fishing licenses. The trip price includes the fuel charge.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat)
    $1,995
    You and the crew will travel 9 miles off the shore and fish for various species for 10 hours. The departure time is 8:00 a.m. and you'll be back at 6:00 p.m. The captain supplies all the fishing equipment, bait, water, sodas, as well as fishing licenses. The fuel surcharge is included in the price.
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About the Captain

Jason Yates
Shalimar, Florida, United States
92 Fishing Reports
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62 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2021
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Captain Jason was born and raised in a military family. When they moved to the Florida Panhandle in 1993, he met some friends who were into fishing and from then he was hooked! The captain's been an avid fisherman since and he purchased his first boat in 2010. From there he has mainly fished the Gulf to this day. Captain Jason loves taking people out to fish and enjoys friends and family catching more than himself. At that point, he decided to go to Sea School and get his captain's license. Now, he's here doing what he's always wanted to do and that's fish for a living.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Scout (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (92)
Great Family Time
4 Hour Fishing Trip
4 Hour Fishing Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Barron B.
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4 Hour Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM) on August 27, 2022
Went on a 4 hour morning trip with brothers in law and father in law. Had a blast! We were reeling them in just about as fast...
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Rebecca S.
Marked Tree, AR
Excellent
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Change of plans but still a great experience.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) on August 16, 2022
We had planned to go out into the gulf but a storm came in early that morning making the waters too rough for that. Captain...
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Timothy T.
Columbia, TN
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) on April 15, 2022
Captain Jason and his son Elijah were the best. Captain J communicated very well from the beginning and offered to reschedule...
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Richie H.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
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Half day am trip with captain Jason!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on April 4, 2022
Trip was well worth it. Captain Jason and his son were great. We started off trolling and the three kids got to haul in a tuna...
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Michael S.
Glens Falls, NY
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Morning trip with Captain Jason / Time Off Fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 3, 2022
As the name says Time off Fishing is where to go fishing with Captain Jason, it is time off well spent. Captain Jason...
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FAQs about Time Off Fishing Charter

Time Off Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing (3 hours)
  • $595 per group - Kids Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • $995 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,195 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,595 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,995 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Time Off Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Time Off Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Time Off Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Time Off Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Time Off Fishing Charter include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)