Blue Water Connection - Billistic

5550 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City FL, United States

Blue Water Connection is your chance to experience one of the premier fishing charters in Panama City. Join their experienced crew and find out why this Florida fishing favorite should be your next fishing destination.

Your trip will take place aboard the “Billistic,” a 48 ft Viking boat that was designed for getting anglers to the very best offshore sportfishing spots. Meticulously maintained and cleaned, this boat is fully equipped with all the latest gear for your sportfishing adventure. The vessel is kept in pristine condition from head to toe, with its kitchen, air-conditioned living area, and two heads thoroughly cleaned prior to every single trip. Looking for cleanliness, quality equipment, experienced crew, and great fishing? This is the boat for you.

Blue Water Connection offers a wide range of fishing trips, starting from a four hour nearshore trolling trip and extending all the way up to a 24 hour bluewater adventure offshore. Nearshore trips will see you fishing for King and Spanish Mackerel and Bonitas, while longer trips will take you to the deeper waters where Blue and White Marlins, Tuna, Dolphin, and Wahoo can be caught. You may also like to try an offshore bottom fishing trip, targeting tasty Snappers and Groupers and the rod-bending Amberjack (in season).

The latest top of the line tackle is supplied on every trip. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip - Bluewater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 day trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3960
    up to 6 persons / day
    Trolling For Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Bluewater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3600
    up to 6 persons / day
    Trolling For Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo And Swordfishing At Night.
  • Private trip
    18 hour Trip - Bluewater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 hours trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 May
    US$ 3300
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling For Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip - Bluewater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3300
    up to 6 persons / day
    Trolling For Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo And Swordfishing at Night.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Summer Price
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 2040
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for delicious species such as Groupers, Snappers, and Amberjack. This trip gives you the chance to go to the less fished areas and catch a big one!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Regular
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 May
    US$ 1920
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for delicious species such as Groupers, Snappers, and Amberjack. This trip gives you the chance to go to the less fished areas and catch a big one!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Summer Price
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 1700
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for amberjack, Snappers, and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Regular
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 May
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for amberjack, Snappers, and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Summer Price
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 1360
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Regular
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 May
    US$ 1280
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Summer Price
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 1020
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for Snappers and Groupers or Trolling for mackerel and Bonito.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Regular
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 May
    US$ 960
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fishing for Snappers and Groupers or Trolling for mackerel and Bonito.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Summer Price
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 680
    up to 6 persons
    4 Hour Trolling Trip For King And Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Regular
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 May
    US$ 640
    up to 6 persons
    4 Hour Trolling Trip For King And Spanish Mackerel.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Viking (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 735HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Justin Steele
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since September 2015
64
Captain Justin Steele's main priority on his fishing charters is to ensure that his customers get the most out of fishing in Panama City Beach. To achieve that, he supplies a hard working, experienced crew, the latest tackle, and a clean and well-maintained boat. Not only does he know where the fish are, he provides a friendly and professional service as well, all aboard one of the best charter boats in the area - the Billistic.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
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12 hour trip
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Angler Rating
60
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Bill Potter
Xenia, OH
 5.00
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Eight hour trip with Brandon and James

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
What a great day! Captain Brandon and his mate, James made today an unforgettable experience! They were very patient with us,...
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Jennifer Mintman
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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4 hour bottom fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 27, 2017
Justin and Brandon were both amazing! We had a blast on this short trip fishing for red snappers, vermillion snappers and triggerfish-...
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David Reeves
Birmingham, Alabama
 5.00
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12 hour trip

VERIFIED   September 5, 2018
We had a great experience. The water was very rough but the captain and deck hand did a great job. The equipment is top notch....
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Mariska Berkley
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 5.00
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8 hr fishing trip - amazing!

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
The boat was fantastic, the crew was fantastic,  everyone had a great time! Captain Steele was very attentive, and would...
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Jocelyn Mitchelle
Belgrade, Belgrade
 5.00
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6 hour Trip with Captain Justin and Mate Brandon

VERIFIED   June 13, 2018
It was a beautiful trip. Captain Justin and his mate Brandon were extremely professional and courteous. The boat was beautiful...
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