Have fun catching fish and relax on the water with 30A Bay Guide Service. You’ll explore the inshore waters, flats, as well as the backcountry of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and visit the best spots these grounds have to offer. This will be possible thanks to Captain Marvin Glasgow, a skilled angler who eagerly awaits you to show you the beauties of fishing in this area.

You’ll start the trip on a restored 22’ Cape Horn bay boat. It can take up to 4 guests and is powered by a 225 HP Honda engine that can reach a maximum speed of 45 knots. The boat uses modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems for navigation, and has got a wireless trolling motor, livewell, and an ice-box.

There’s a great choice of species you can target, some of them including Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder, and more. The captain and you will catch them by spinning on light tackle. Kids are welcome to join the trip, so feel free to bring them along and together have a lovely family outing. As for the catch, you can choose whether you’ll keep it or release it.

Captain Marvin will supply you with everything you’ll ever need on your trip. This includes all the fishing gear, licenses, snacks, drinks, and even catch cleaning.

Hurry up and join 30A Bay Guide Service, a wonderful fishing experience awaits you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Jul 25
    $1,000
    This is an 8-hour inshore fishing trip. You'll be sight fishing for Tarpon, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, sharks, and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Grip – Inshore Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Jul 25
    $800
    This 6-hour inshore trip is focused on sight fishing for Cobia, Tarpon, Jack, sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    You'll have a great time on the water fishing for 4 hours inshore or in the bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $550
    Head out later in the day and spend 4 hours fishing inshore or in the bay. This is a great option for families looking to have fun on the water or simply those of you who are short on time.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    You'll spend 3 fun hours fishing inshore or the bay.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    A short fun family fishing adventure. This fishing trip is geared towards getting the kids out on the water and catching fish. It's especially suitable for younger kids.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    This is a great family friendly time on the water focused on keeping the kids occupied catching fish.
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About the Captain

Marvin Glasgow
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
69 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
Captain Marvin bids you a warm welcome to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Come and join him on wonderful trips and create lifelong memories on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Tope) Tope Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cape Horn Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 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 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Phillip H.
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2 Hour Kid’s Trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Kids Trip (PM) on June 26, 2021
We are a family of 4 from Texas and our girls have never experienced a boat fishing trip in ocean waters. So, we booked the...
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Four hour inshore trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Special 4 hour trip for Jennifer Copeland on July 16, 2021
We had a great trip! In the days before our trip the area receive 10 inches of rain and the water was super murky. Our...
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Wonderful Experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on May 28, 2021
Captain Marvin was wonderful! We started promptly at 8am, and Captain Marvin already had all the bait and equipment ready to...
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United States
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Half day of therapy

Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on March 8, 2021
Took the advice of a friend, and scheduled a great day out with the kids and family.  Capt Marv was an absolute joy. His vast...
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3 hour trip with Captain Marvin

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore on November 24, 2021
Captain Marvin is great. He really went the extra mile for our 3 hour trip. He made sure we all caught some fish. Went with...
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FAQs about 30A Bay Guide Service

30A Bay Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (AM) (2 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Grip – Inshore Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with 30A Bay Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with 30A Bay Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

30A Bay Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

30A Bay Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with 30A Bay Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Tope)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon