Good Time Charters is here to provide a fun and memorable day for the whole family! Whether you prefer fishing or scalloping, Captain Melissa and her 1st mate will show you and your loved ones the best ways to get to your targets. You can learn everything about catching fish as you go along, so there’s no need for previous fishing experience.

Climb aboard Melissa’s 26’ center console boat. This vessel allows for up to 4 anglers to fish at the same time, in comfort. Don’t worry about travel times, as its 300 HP Mercury outboard engine and sleek hull design allows it to speed along at a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. The boat features a Trolling motor, a live bait tank, navigational electronics, Auto Pilot, Depth Finders and a Radar.

We offer Inshore, Nearshore and Off Shore Fishing Trips

Fishing has a wonderful way of being both relaxing and incredibly thrilling! Get your hands on a variety of species, such as Flounder, Redfish, Black Sea Bass, Spotted Seatrout, Sand Trout, Shark, Sheepshead, Cobia, Gag and red Grouper, Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Hog Fish, Tripletail, Trigger Fish, King and Spanish Mackerel, Amber Jacks and more.

All fishing equipment you’ll need and your fishing licenses are included in the price. You only need to pack some snacks, drinks, and bring your sun protection.

Kids are more than welcome, but the minimum age is 5 and above.

Visit one of the best places to Fish and Scallop in the Gulf of Mexico and join Good Time Charters in the beautiful waters of Steinhatchee, FL.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $900
    Get ready to head 25+ miles offshore to target the coveted Red Snapper! Captain Melissa will work tirelessly to help your group catch your limit of Red Snapper as well as Grouper, King, Amberjack, Cobia, Tripletail, Hogfish, Triggerfish, Porgy, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Pinkmouth Grunt, and many more!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore 20+ Miles
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Head 20+ miles offshore to fish fish for truly monstrous fish! Captain Melissa has more time to show you the best fishing grounds, spots only known by the locals, to put your group on Snapper, Grouper, King, Amberjack, Cobia, Tripletail, Hogfish, Triggerfish, Porgy, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Pinkmouth Grunt, and many more! Fishing equipment and fishing licenses are included in the cost of the trip, just bring any drinks or snacks you may want!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Nearshore 7-20 Miles
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This is the most popular trip we offer. Head between 7miles to 20miles off the coast to target a range of exciting species! Captain Melissa has more time to show you the best fishing grounds, spots only known by the locals, to put your group on a variety of fish caught includes Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Pinkmouth Grunt, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Cobia, Grouper, Hogfish, Porgy, Shark, and many more. Fishing equipment and fishing licenses are included.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Scalloping & Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 6
    $600
    Split the day between scalloping and inshore fishing on this special combo trip! These days are typically split into 3 hours of scalloping, and 3 hours of inshore fishing, but how you spend the day on the water is up to you! Captain Melissa will provide your group with the snorkeling equipment, as well as all the fishing equipment needed to have a Great Day on the water. Only available during Scallop season.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Scalloping Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 6
    $400
    Start your day by having fun with your loved ones. This short scalloping trip is one of the best activities you can do in this area. Book your aquatic Easter egg hunt today!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 6
    $400
    This fun family saltwater activity is available from June through September, so make sure to book your spot on time. All licenses and equipment are covered by the captain, just bring some snacks, drinks, and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore Fishing (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    The half day fishing trips will have you targeting a range of Steinhatchee's on a variety of inshore species, such as Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Sand Trout, Shark, Cobia, and more. Fishing equipment and fishing licenses are included in the cost of the trip, just bring any drinks or snacks you may want!
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About the Captain

Melissa Fain
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
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10 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2021
Captain Melissa has been running fishing trips for almost a decade now. She's been a fishing enthusiast since she was a child and pursued her passion.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Scallop Scallop
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Offshore Yachts (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 300HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Half day fishing trip with Captain Melissa

VERIFIED   Full Day Inshore Fishing Trip 4 MAX on June 23, 2021
We had a great day fishing on Good Time Charters. I have been on a couple of different fishing charters this year; it was nice...
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Jacksonville Beach, FL
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1/2 day charter with Good Time Charters!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Scalloping Trip (AM) on July 13, 2021
We were first time scallopers and Captain Melissa and First Mate Shade were absolutely fabulous. Laid back atmosphere with...
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Flagler Beach, FL
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Scalloping with Captain Melissa

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM) on June 19, 2021
Highly recommend Captain Melissa. Took family for Father’s Day scalloping trip. Captain Melissa was very attentive, great...
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Half day scalloping with Captain Melissa

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM) on June 15, 2021
Our first time scalloping.  Capt Melissa and her crew were extremely courteous and knowledgeable.  They explained how and...
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Scalloping & Fishing on July 11, 2021
Highly recommend Capt. Melissa and first mate Shade. They did a superb job getting us on fish and scallops. They also do a...
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FAQs about Good Time Charters

Good Time Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Inshore Fishing (MAX 4) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Scalloping Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Nearshore 7-20 Miles (7 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Scalloping & Fishing (7 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore 20+ Miles (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (Summer) (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Good Time Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Good Time Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Good Time Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Good Time Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Scallop
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout