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 30’ World Cat center console. There’s fishfinding equipment available so you can find your trophy more easily.

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
    4 Hr Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $875
    4 anglers included. We have guests that ask what near shore means versus inshore and offshore. This nearshore trip means we will fish up to 9 miles from the Pensacola pass and into the Gulf of Mexico. We will target our highly sought after Red Snapper(if in season) and you may catch other snapper species, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper and more. We clean your catch and you keep anything that is also in season! This trip is for 4 anglers and you can bring up to 2 additional non anglers $75/each.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $875
    4 anglers included. We have guests that ask what near shore means versus inshore and offshore. This nearshore trip means we will fish up to 9 miles from the Pensacola pass and into the Gulf of Mexico. We will target our highly sought after Red Snapper(if in season) and you may catch other snapper species, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper and more. We clean your catch and you keep anything that is also in season! This trip is for 4 anglers and you can bring up to 2 additional non anglers $75/each.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    8 hour Offshore Trolling 6 people
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,500
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – FAD Fishing 6 people
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,800
    The tourism department 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.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
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FAQs about Hit The Deck Fishing Charters

Hit The Deck Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $800 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hr Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hr Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 8 hour Offshore Trolling 6 people (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – FAD Fishing 6 people (10 hours)

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

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

Meet the Captain

Chris Martin
Pensacola, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
16 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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 7, one 14 and a sweet puppy, Queso. 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)

Boat specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Catch and Release bull redfish inshore half day
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

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Pensacola 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 save on credit card fees at the dock.

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

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
85%
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Kenneth N.
Lebanon, TN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Loved it made me and my family happy, will recommend, awesome kind sweet captain. And couple
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Ben K.
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Excellent
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Half Day July 7, 2022

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) on July 7, 2022
My girlfriend and I had an awesome time with Captain Chris and First Mate Alexa.  Chris and Alexa are great hosts and it felt...
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Brian H.
Plainfield, IN
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Half day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 7, 2022
My son and I had a great day of fishing.  Caught several good size red snappers.  All my son talked about was catching a...
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Troy N.
Theresa, NY
Excellent
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Great fishing trip overall!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 26, 2022
Had such a great time fishing with captain and co-captain. They took us out to some of the best fishing spots, had smooth ride,...
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Darryl W.
Chesapeake, VA
Excellent
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Full day at the FAD’s

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – FAD Fishing 6 people 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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