Pensacola offers many spots for relaxation – there are beaches here along with natural reserves, but most importantly the area offers much potential for fishing. So when you’re there, contact Hit The Deck Fishing Charters and have a great day at sea. Captain Chris Martin will be there by your side to make sure you have a memorable time.

You’ll be riding the sea waves on board a 31’ Cape Horn center console. There’s fish finding equipment available so you can find your trophy more easily. With double Yamaha engines that can reach a top speed of 42 knots, you’ll be arriving at your fishing hotspots in no time.

During the summer months, you’ll have the highest chances of getting the fish to bite. You can go after Mahi Mahi and Kingfish, and from August delicious Triggerfish is also available. Depending on your fishing goals, you can cruise nearshore and offshore locations along with reef and wreck hotspots. You can choose from a variety of fishing techniques like light tackle and heavy tackle, trolling, and drift fishing, just to name some.

Families with children are welcome aboard, so feel free to bring the kids along. You don’t have to worry about the fishing gear, lures, and bates as it will all be waiting for you on board. Additionally, the charter covers your Florida fishing license. If you get a tasty catch you can keep it and the crew will help you with cleaning and bagging.

Come to Pensacola and book a trip with Hit The Deck Fishing Charters. You can have a relaxing day with your family, or an active adventure chasing your dinner.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    FAD fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,200
    The tourism department has deployed the first four FADs (fish aggregating devices), August of 2020. The FADs are between 50-80 miles offshore. The devices are designed to attract and hold baitfish, which, in turn, attract larger pelagic species like Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. Launch time may vary
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,600
    Lightning fast and drag screaming Wahoo and Mahi Mahi are highly sought after pelagic specifies for the more adventurous. Bonita, Tuna, and Billfish often make their appearance on these trolling 8-hour trips. Plan for full-day trips for these species. Offshore distances vary depending on where the fish are that day. Plan for 8+ hours on the water. Launch time may vary.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $400
    Start your day bright and early and set off on a fishing adventure with this 4-hour trip, you'll be enjoying the water fishing for our highly sought-after Red Snapper. The season runs June 4 - July 28, 2021.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $400
    If you need to sleep longer or do some activities before your fishing session, this 4-hour trip is for you. We set off at noon and we'll be going after highly popular Red Snapper. The season runs June 4 - July 28, 2021.
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About the Captain

Chris Martin
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2021
We started our charter service after Covid 19 closed one door and opened another. We thought, why not? We both love fishing and Captain Chris reads the water like no other and has 30 plus years of fishing and boating experience. We decided we wanted to share our love for fishing, and being on the water. We want to help others by providing an opportunity to create life long memories fishing or cruising in Pensacola waters. We can only hope you, your family, and your friends will share this same love for being on the water. Chris and I are native to Pensacola, FL, and have two children, one 6, one 13, and a sweet dog, Addy. Our favorite type of fishing is trolling for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi as well as bottom fishing for Red Snapper and Grouper. Captain Chris is a patient teacher and guide and cannot wait to share his gift with you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper

Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Gulf Breeze to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Darryl W.
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Full day at the FAD’s

VERIFIED   FAD fishing on August 21, 2021
Absolutely thrilled with the whole experience with Captain Chris and first mate Alexa. When booking I asked if we could get...
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4 hour trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day–Catch&Release Redfish (PM) on November 12, 2021
My fiance and I booked a 4 hour trip with Captain Chris and Alexa. We didn’t catch anything but that was my fault since I...
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8hr trip with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day – Offshore Trolling on October 19, 2021
Damn good time. We went early morning on an 8hr trip. Capt Chris and Cory knew what they were doin and made the trip a great...
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Amazing and worth every penny

VERIFIED   FAD fishing on July 25, 2021
Our entire adventure today was the most amazing experience ever. The Captain and crew were awesome. They got us on good sized...
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Best charter experience ever

VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for Meghan Matlock-wallace on June 15, 2021
Chris and Alexa were amazing from the second we stepped on board. They felt like old friends and treated us like so much more...
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FAQs about Hit The Deck Fishing Charters

Hit The Deck Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day – Offshore Trolling (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - FAD fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Hit The Deck Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

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

Hit The Deck Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Catch and Release bull redfish inshore half day )
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hit The Deck Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hit The Deck Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo