No matter what sort or how experienced an angler you are, Reel GRooV Fishing Charters welcomes you to Florida! Starting out of Panama City Beach, you will explore its inshore and offshore waters along with their lovely reefs and creeks which all offer plenty of opportunity to make a fine catch. There are a lot of different species to chase and a huge variety of fishing trips to choose from, so everyone can find what is best for them. The captain’s general tip is the longer the trip, the greater the chance to land a catch. Also, experienced fishermen are recommended to take longer trips. Pick a date and trip that suits you and embark on a true fishing adventure with Reel GRooV Fishing Charters!

You will fish from a 43’ BHM offshore sportfishing boat that can take up to 18 guests. With its 420 HP Cummins engine as well as modern and comprehensive navigation technology, you are likely to reach your prey quickly and safely. You can use the onboard facilities that include a kitchen, toilet, shower, as well as beds. The boat features air-conditioning, a refrigerator, and an ice-box, and is equipped with downriggers and a livewell. To maximize the service you can get, a first mate will also join your trip.

Some of the many species you can chase include various sorts of Snapper, Grouper, and Tuna, as well as Amberjack, Kingfish, and Redfish. You can catch them by deep sea and bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, as well as drift, kite, and handline fishing. You can keep all of your catch and you are free to bring children on your trip.

All the fishing gear and licenses will be waiting for you on the boat, so just pack some snacks and drinks before you depart.

Apart from fishing, there will also be a lot to see along the way on your boat ride out. Whether you encounter dolphins or watch the big birds along the dock, it will surely be a fun experience, so come and have a Reel GRooV time for all ages!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $3,100
    Chasing Snapper for 12-hours is a unique fishing experience. You will start your trip early in the morning and fish until evening. As the captain covers you for all the equipment, there is nothing you will need except for some food and drinks. Also, remember to arrive at the dock some 15 minutes before the trip starts to meet the crew.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 4 - Nov 30
    $2,950
    Embark on a 12-hour fishing adventure and experience the waters of Panama City Beach to the fullest. You will have everything you need for the trip waiting for you on board, so just bring some food and drinks and arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $2,950
    Experience the spring in the morning and have a true fishing adventure in Panama City Beach. All the gear will be waiting for you on board, so just bring your favorite snacks and drinks and be at the dock about 15 minutes before your trip starts.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offseason
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Feb 28
    $2,900
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – High Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $2,600
    You will be searching the waters around Panama City Beach for Snapper. The trip starts in the morning and lasts for 10 hours, giving you lots of time to absorb wonderful nature and make a great catch. Just come to the dock some 15 minutes early and bring the food and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Fall (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 4 - Nov 30
    $2,450
    Come to the dock 15 minutes early to meet your captain and the crew. They will take care of everything you will need for your trip. Just pack the food and drinks of your choice and have a memorable fishing experience on the welcoming waters of Panama City Beach.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $2,450
    Come aboard early in the morning and embark on this 10-hour adventure in Panama City Beach. The captain will provide you with all the gear you should have for a fun and successful trip. Just arrive some 15 minutes early, bring some snacks and drinks, and the fun can start!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Spring (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $2,450
    10 hours give you lots of time to reel in a big catch. Spend an afternoon on Panama City Beach's waters and both enjoy chasing various fish and beautiful nature. Just bring your snacks and drinks and be at the dock 15 minutes early.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offseason
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Feb 28
    $2,400
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – High Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $2,100
    If available, the Snapper trip will give you loads of fun on the water. Start fishing early in the morning and spend 8 hours chasing the prized Snapper. The captain takes care of all the fishing gear and will meet you at the dock some 15 minutes prior to the trip. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks and the adventure can start.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $2,100
    Arrive at the dock some 15 minutes before your trip to meet the captain and the crew. You will have a great time chasing Snapper for 8 fine hours, so just bring your favorite food and drinks and hop aboard!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fall (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 4 - Nov 30
    $1,950
    You will start your trip at 6:00 a.m. and spend 8 fine hours on the water fishing for whatever is on the bite. You and the captain will meet 15 minutes prior to the trip and he will provide you with all the gear needed for the trip. You just bring your favorite snacks and drinks and your adventure can start!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $1,950
    Enjoy a beautiful spring morning on the waters of Panama City Beach as you chase various species and enjoy nature for 8 hours. You will be covered for all the fishing equipment you will need for your trip, just arrive 15 minutes early to meet the captain and bring your snacks and drinks as well.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Spring (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $1,950
    A full day trip allows more time for fishing. Come aboard and spend 8 hours on the water chasing whatever fish you bump into. You should just arrive 15 minutes prior to the trip, bring the snacks and drinks of your choice, and the crew will take care of the rest.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offseason (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Feb 28
    $1,900
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $1,595
    Start your trip early in the morning and enjoy a fun time on the water as you and the crew chase Snapper. You should come to the dock some 15 minutes earlier so you can meet up with the captain. He'll provide you with all the needed equipment for fishing, and you just bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $1,595
    The Snapper season is on, so come aboard and have lots of fun chasing this tasty fish. The captain will supply you with all the fishing gear, so you should only bring your preferred food and drinks. Remember to arrive 15 minutes earlier in order to meet with the captain and that you can also start your trip at 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $1,595
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fall (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 4 - Nov 30
    $1,450
    The 6-hour trips are the most popular. Spend some fine time fishing the productive waters of Panama City Beach and target various prized species. The captain will provide you with all the gear, you just make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the trip starts and bring your favorite food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $1,450
    Come to the dock some 15 minutes before the start to meet the captain. He is providing you with all the fishing gear needed, so you'll just need to bring your favorite food and drinks. Experience fishing in Panama City Beach in the spring and have a beautiful stay on the water!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spring (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $1,450
    Come explore the waters of Panama City Beach and have lots of fun as you chase prized species. You will be provided with all the gear you will need for the trip, so just bring your snacks and drinks and be sure to arrive at the dock some 15 minutes erlier. Also, note that you can start your trip at 2:00 p.m. as well.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offseason (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Feb 28
    $1,400
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About the Captain

Gary Stanfill
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2021
Captain Gary Stanfill and his wife have started a new charter fishing business in Panama City Beach, Florida. They are offering private deep sea fishing trips as well as private sunset cruises. They are excited to show you a GRooV time on the water!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

BHM (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985. Powered by a 420HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
18 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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8 hour trip
Great day!
6 Hour Trip with Captain Josh
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Tommy S.
West Jefferson, AL
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6 Hr Bottom fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour- High Season Trolling (PM) on June 7, 2021
Hands down GREAT experience. Crew was absolutely amazing!!! Even let my baby girl drive the boat!!! Which she said stated was...
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Craig E.
Wind Lake, WI
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8 Hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) on April 7, 2021
I have fished PCB once a year for the last 25 years. This was the friendliest and most knowledgeable crew i have had. They...
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Wade B.
Hayesville, NC
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These guys worked their tail off to put us on fish!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) on July 18, 2021
Enjoyed our time with Real Groove Charter. The crew was very informative and professional. Dakota did an awesome job keeping...
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Brian C.
Center Point, AL
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4 Hour Trolling Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) on June 29, 2021
Tons of fun! Crew is super cool and very laid back. Deck hand was hard working, knowledgeable, and gave the kids his undivided...
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Mark S.
Birmingham, AL
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trolling (AM) on June 2, 2021
We had several younger kids with us and Capt Gary, Josh and first mate Zack were great with the kids and helping them catch...
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FAQs about Reel GRooV Fishing Charters

Reel GRooV Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,400 per group, additional $115 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offseason (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Spring (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group, additional $115 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group, additional $115 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Fall (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,595 per group, additional $130 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,595 per group, additional $130 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,595 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,900 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offseason (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,950 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,950 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Spring (PM) (8 hours)
  • $1,950 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Fall (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group, additional $160 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group, additional $160 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group, additional $190 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Offseason (10 hours)
  • $2,450 per group, additional $160 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Spring (PM) (10 hours)
  • $2,450 per group, additional $190 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (10 hours)
  • $2,450 per group, additional $190 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Fall (AM) (10 hours)
  • $2,600 per group, additional $200 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) (10 hours)
  • $2,900 per group, additional $225 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Offseason (12 hours)
  • $2,950 per group, additional $225 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Fall (12 hours)
  • $2,950 per group, additional $225 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Spring (12 hours)
  • $3,100 per group, additional $240 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – High Season (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel GRooV Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel GRooV Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel GRooV Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel GRooV Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel GRooV Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo