Soulwater Charters 23' (Pensacola)

Soulwater Charters welcomes you aboard for a day catching awesome fish. Stay in the shallows, targeting big Bull Redfish, huge Trout, tasty Flounder, and other great inshore species. Up for more of a challenge? Head offshore, for a day pulling in Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and even battling Mahi Mahi and Sailfish!

No matter where you want to fish, you will find a variety of times and trip lengths to suit any schedule. More of a night person? No problem! Head out by moonlight. Sneaking through the shallows and targeting the big fish which come out after dark. Whatever you choose, you will be catching some tasty, hard-fighting fish and Captain Matthew will make sure you have great fun doing so!

The vessel you will be spending the day on is a 23’ Hydrasport center console. The boat was built in 2010 and has been loaded up with equipment to make sure you get the most out of your time on the water. The boat’s tower, GPS, and fishfinder combine to help lock on the best fish. Once in place, high-quality tackle and a choice of live bait or lures will have you bringing in the best of them.

Captain Matthew is a locally-born guide with a lifetime of experience fishing these waters. He is happy to welcome anglers of any age of experience aboard and will talk you through all the techniques you will be using on your trip.

So whether you are a complete beginner out for some fun with the family, or a seasoned pro looking to beat your personal best, Captain Matthew will make sure you leave with great memories as well as awesome fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is our most popular trip for offshore. Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Mingo Snapper and much more live out in the deeper waters just south of Pensacola. Maximum 4 people on offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Morning of bay fishing on our 23’ Hydrasport
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (Nighttime)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    We will use our ipilot trolling motor to sneak up on the fish at night, fishing dock lights in the bay and bayous around Pensacola.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of great inshore fishing. Target Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, and more.
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About the Captain

Matthew Miller
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
44 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
Captain Matthew has lived and fished in Pensacola his whole life. He says he was born to do it, that's why he chose guiding as his career. He started running a professional charter service in order to share his love for the fish and fishing as a sport with other like-minded people. He loves taking novices out on the water and teaching them anything they want to know.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Hydrasport (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Suzuk engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.55
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3\/4 day off shore
Half day with Jacob
Half day with Captain Jacob
+11
Angler Rating
15
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1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Laurence N.
Fayetteville, Georgia
 5.00
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5hr Trip

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
Had a great trip with SoulWater.  Me and my buddy took our sons out on the water for some fishing. Captain Jacob and Logan...
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Timothy W.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Half day with Jacob

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
I took my four kids on this trip not knowing what to expect and it was a wonderful experience! Not only was he extremely knowledgeable...
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Terry P.
Tupelo, MS
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 12, 2019
Great trip.  Outstanding father son trip. The Captain was extremely nice, respectful, and gave wonderful instructions...
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Jimmy L.
Denham Springs, LA
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Jacob

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Great customer service. He really worked hard to make it a fun day.
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Cody H.
Yantis, TX
 3.67
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3/4 day off shore

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Tuff bite on this trip. Fish didn’t cooperate. Red snappers and triggers weren’t in season, and that what we caught...
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