Welcome to Panhandle Fishing Charters, Fort Walton Beach’s original nighttime bow fishing charter! Come to Fort Walton Beach, Florida and have a great time fishing its inshore waters and flats for many different prized species that dwell here in great numbers. Captain Joey will take you to the best spots and give you all the help you need to have fun and make a good catch. Pick a day and join him aboard for a memorable fishing adventure in Florida!

The boat you’ll use is a restored 20’ Carolina skiff that can accommodate up to 6 guests. It runs on a 115 HP Suzuki engine and uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for navigation. It’s equipped with a wireless trolling motor for a better approach to the fish, a livewell to provide live bait, and an ice-box to store your drinks and fish.

On your trip, you’ll have the chance to catch Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and more. The techniques you can use to reel them in include light tackle trolling, spinning, jigging, and bow fishing. You can keep the fish you catch and you’re welcome to bring kids aboard.

Captain Joey will supply all the fishing gear, live bait, licenses, as well as catch cleaning. Yours is just to bring your favorite snacks and drinks.

Come spend a day in Fort Walton Beach and have a terrific time fishing with Panhandle Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids! (10AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $375
    This is the perfect trip to keep your child(ren) entertained for those that are under the age of 12. We target Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Black Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Catfish. We fish the Intercoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids! (1PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    This is the perfect trip to keep your child(ren) entertained for those that are under the age of 12. We target Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Black Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Catfish. We fish the Intercoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids! (4PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $375
    This is the perfect trip to keep your child(ren) entertained for those that are under the age of 12. We target Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Black Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Catfish. We fish the Intercoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids! (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    This is the perfect trip to keep your child(ren) entertained for those that are under the age of 12. We target Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Black Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Catfish. We fish the Intercoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour–Nighttime Bow Fishing (8PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $475
    This is fun for the whole family. We start our night in the Intercoastal Waterway and move through the Sound and potentially into the Choctawhatchee Bay. We supply all of the equipment necessary, you just need snacks and drinks! We target Ray, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $500
    This is the perfect trip to keep your child(ren) entertained for those that are under the age of 12. We target Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Black Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Catfish. We fish the Intercoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids (3PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $500
    This is the perfect trip to keep your child(ren) entertained for those that are under the age of 12. We target Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Black Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Catfish. We fish the Intercoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids (7 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This is the perfect trip to keep your child(ren) entertained for those that are under the age of 12. We target Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Black Snapper, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Catfish. We fish the Intercoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (12:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
    Come fish with one of Destin's Finest Charters! We supply all of the equipment you need for the charter. You just need snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. We target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Black Snapper, and more. This is a family-friendly charter!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Come fish with one of Destin's Finest Charters! We supply all of the equipment you need for the charter. You just need snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. We target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Black Snapper, and more! This is a family-friendly charter!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Nighttime Bow Fishing (8PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $575
    This is fun for the whole family. We start our night in the Intercoastal Waterway and move through the Sound and potentially into the Choctawhatchee Bay. We supply all of the equipment necessary, you just need snacks and drinks! We target Ray, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is a fantastic charter that is fun for the whole family. Watch dad, grandpa, or the kids fight a shark and get it to the boat! We supply all equipment and tackle needed for the charter. We only need you to bring snacks, drinks, and sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Shark Fishing (12:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    $600
    This is a fantastic charter that is fun for the whole family. Watch dad, grandpa, or the kids fight a shark and get it to the boat! We supply all equipment and tackle needed for the charter. We only need you to bring snacks, drinks, and sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore Gulf! (12:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    $620
    We fish the Gulf of Mexico up to 9 miles out targeting a variety of species: Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more. We supply all equipment needed for the charter. The customer is responsible for snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. This trip is on a 24' Center Console.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Inshore Gulf Fishing! (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $620
    We fish the Gulf of Mexico up to 9 miles out targeting a variety of species; Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more. We supply all equipment needed for the charter. The customer is responsible for snacks, drinks and sunscreen. This trip is on a 24' Center Console.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Come fish with one of Destin's finest charters! We supply all of the equipment you need for the charter. You just need snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. We target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Black Snapper, and more! This is a family-friendly charter!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Gulf (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    We fish the Gulf of Mexico up to 9 miles out targeting a variety of species: Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more. We supply all equipment needed for the charter. The customer is responsible for snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. This trip is on a 24' Center Console.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Gulf (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    We fish the Gulf of Mexico up to 9 miles out targeting a variety of species: Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more. We supply all equipment needed for the charter. The customer is responsible for snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. This trip is on a 24' Center Console.
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About the Charter Operator

Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
41 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
Your fishing guide at Panhandle Fishing Charters will be Captain Joey, a friendly angler who has had a passion for fishing since his youth. At the age of fifteen, Captain Joey was one of the youngest mates ever on a well-known fishing charter boat in the Destin Harbor. Joey prides himself on safety, service, and customer satisfaction.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Boat specs

Carolina (Skiff) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (18)
4 hour trip with Captain Colby
4 hour trip with Captain Colby
The best ever
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Angler Rating
24
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Austin L. J.
Chatsworth, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour trip with Captain Colby

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (7AM) on September 21, 2022
This was our first fishing charter and therefore we had a lot of questions. Captain Colby went above and beyond to make this...
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Andrea S.
Hebron, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Kids had a great time!

VERIFIED   4 Hour–Inshore Gulf Fishing! (7AM) on July 12, 2022
We did the 4 hour trip with Captain Colby. Colby was quick to get us to spots to get lines in the water. We were pulling up...
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Rachael S.
Seffner, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hr Shark Trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (7AM) on June 18, 2022
Me, my brother and my dad went out in the morning and caught 2 Sharks. Hung more. Both sharks were over 10 ft long and took...
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Sam W.
Geneva, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2 hour trip with Captain Mindy

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Kids! (1PM) on March 29, 2022
We went on a 2 hour excursion with Captain Mindy. She had everything prepared and ready to go when we arrived. Once we were...
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Rouba A. K.
Cross Lanes, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3 hours with captain Mindy

VERIFIED   3 Hour–Nighttime Bow Fishing (8PM) on May 26, 2022
The trip was so good, we had lots of fun, Mindy is awesome and so friendly we will definitely do it again with her
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FAQs about Panhandle Fishing Charters

Panhandle Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids! (10AM) (2 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids! (1PM) (2 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids! (4PM) (2 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids! (7AM) (2 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour–Nighttime Bow Fishing (8PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids (11AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids (3PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids (7 AM) (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (7AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (12:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour–Nighttime Bow Fishing (8PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (7AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip–Shark Fishing (12:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $620 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore Gulf! (12:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $620 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour–Inshore Gulf Fishing! (7AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (7AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Gulf (7AM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Gulf (7AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Panhandle Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Panhandle Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Panhandle Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Panhandle Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Panhandle Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout