Executive Saltwater Charters

Executive Saltwater Charters is a full-service private deep sea fishing charter service in Shalimar that offers 4 to 10-hour excursions designed specifically around each client, group, or family. Whether it’s a half or full day of fishing, Master Captain Barry Wilson and his crew guarantee a fun day for all.

The crew’s 32’ Cape Horn center console provides plenty of room and seating for up to 6 guests, including kids. The boat comes with a wireless trolling motor, a livewell, outriggers, and an ice box. You’ll also have a first mate on board to tend to all your needs including baiting your hook, gaffing the giants, and professionally cleaning your catch at the end of your trip.

You’ll start off your fishing expedition by stopping at the local bait boat (when available and during peak season) or to catch your own. You’ll then head straight out looking for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Blackfin Tuna nearshore to get you on the fish fast. For the second part of the trip, the captain will anchor offshore to catch some good eats such as Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack (all contingent on the season).

You can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, drift fishing, and jigging.

All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. Keep in mind that smoking isn’t allowed.

Book now for an awesome day on the water and get ready to bring home the catch of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    Your group, Master Captain Barry, and the first mate will leave the dock at 6:30 a.m. and spend 4 fun hours of fishing. This is the perfect trip for novice anglers and families with younger kids. You will go out looking for Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and many more delightful species to take home for dinner (targeted species will depend on the season and current regulations). Bring snacks and drinks for the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $875
    This trip offers you the possibility to start your fishing adventure in the afternoon. You and the crew will start your adventure around 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and target many different Snapper species, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Mackerel, and more depending on the season and current regulations. Ideal for novice and experienced anglers alike with the added bonus of seeing native bottle-nosed dolphins and the ability to experience the famous Emerald Coast sunsets from the water.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    Spend a couple of hours more on the water and create memories you won't soon forget. You and the crew will go after Mahi Mahi, Gag Grouper, Spanish and King Mackerel, Bonito, as well as many different species of Snapper. Extra time means more chances to snag that giant and fill your limit. We highly recommend this trip for the full experience and added fun!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,500
    An 8-hour trip gives more time to enjoy the water and catch more fish. You'll start your adventure at 6:30 a.m. and return to the dock at 2:30 p.m. You can catch King and Spanish Mackerel, Gray Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, and many more (species depending on season and regulations).
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,900
    Go beyond! Your group, Master Captain Barry, and the first mate will leave the dock at about 6:30 a.m. and spend 10 full hours in the deep blue. This experience is for the true anglers at heart. A full day of reaching both pelagic and bottom fishing in areas outside of the norm and strictly customized to you and your group. You can plan to go after Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and many more deep-water species as federal/state regulations allow. Bring snacks, lunch, and drinks for the trip.
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About the Captain

Barry Wilson
Shalimar, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
36 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2021
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Barry’s lifetime of fishing and former career as a tournament Bass pro on the MLF Pro Circuit makes him one of the region’s most reliable and knowledgeable captains on the water. His professionalism and attention to detail make fishing with Executive Saltwater Charters stand out among the rest.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 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

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
20% Gratuity/Tip is Recommended
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Tim M.
Anna, IL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 30, 2022
The weather conditions were pretty bad on the day of our scheduled trip. Captain Barry kept in contact and continued to monitor...
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Chris N.
Rockwall, TX
Excellent
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Fishing with Barry

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 30, 2022
Our trip was great!!! I unfortunately became sea sick, first time for this to happen to me after years of going out. Barry’s...
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Chase L.
Griffin, IN
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Berry

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 17, 2022
Captain Berry made the overall experience a great time. He was very personable and explained everything in great detail for...
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Kim M.
Keechi, TX
Excellent
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Experience:
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on October 23, 2022
So thankful to Barry for taking us on short notice after our morning guide service with another company had to cancel due to...
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Brandon D.
Hendersonville, TN
Excellent
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Outstanding day on the water

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 9, 2022
Captain Barry and his crew are outstanding My son and I had a fabulous day Caught the limit on Red Snapper
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FAQs about Executive Saltwater Charters

Executive Saltwater Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $875 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Executive Saltwater Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Simrad

Trips booked with Executive Saltwater Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (20% Gratuity/Tip is Recommended)
  • Fishing License

Executive Saltwater Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Executive Saltwater 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 Executive Saltwater Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)