Blue Water Connection - Billistic

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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 trip day, starts at 4:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,960
    up to 6 persons / day
    This 24-hour trip will see you trolling for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and that's just the beginning. The captain will do everything for you to land that dream catch! This trip is perfect for more experienced anglers looking to land their next trophy!
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Bluewater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 trip days, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,600
    up to 6 persons / day
    On this 2-day trip, you'll be trolling for Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, and Wahoo. You'll also be Swordfishing at night. Bring a positive attitude and the captain will do his best to make your fishing dreams come true. If you're a serious sportfisherman looking to beat his personal best, this is the trip for you!
  • 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
    $3,300
    up to 6 persons
    On this 18-hour trip, you'll be focusing on trolling for Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Mahi, just to name a few. Depending on the bite, you could be filling your coolers with all these A-listers. This trip is made for a serious angler looking to catch his next trophy!
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip – Bluewater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 trip days, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,300
    up to 6 persons / day
    This is a 3-day trip, and it will take you trolling for a variety of big game species. The list will include Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi, and Swordfish. If your an experiences angler itching to cross the biggest items off your bucket list, this trip is made for you!
  • 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
    $2,040
    up to 6 persons
    Join the captain for some fun 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! Sportfishing has never been this fun and exciting!
  • 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
    $1,920
    up to 6 persons
    This 12-hour trip includes bottom fishing for the likes of Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. You'll get to cover the areas with less fishing pressure and catch monsters. Get ready to cross some big ones off your bucket list!
  • 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
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is all about bottom fishing for Amberjack, Snappers, and Groupers. With some luck and an experienced captain guiding you, you could be filling your coolers with these delicious species.
  • 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
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you'll be focusing on bottom fishing for Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper. The captain will do everything in his power for you to go home with filled coolers.
  • 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
    $1,360
    up to 6 persons
    This 8-hour trip will see you bottom fishing for a variety of delicious species. Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack are on the menu – catch as many as you can!
  • 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
    $1,280
    up to 6 persons
    There's nothing better than bottom fishing for delicious Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack with an experienced captain at the helm.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    Just booked!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    $1,020
    up to 6 persons
    This trip includes bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers or trolling for Mackerel and Bonito. All the needed gear is included in the price, regardless of the type of fishing.
  • 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
    $960
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll be trolling for Bonito and Mackerel or bottom fishing for Groupers and Snappers. You'll get to test your fishing skills and fill your coolers with some delicious catch.
  • 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
    $680
    up to 6 persons
    Join the captain for 4 hours of trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel. Everything you might need for a successful day on the water will be covered by the charter.
  • 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
    $640
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is all about trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel. The captain will do everything to put you on your dream catch and provide all the needed gear. All aboard!
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About the Captain

Justin Steele
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
74 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2015
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. He's joined by Capt. Brandon Barfield, an experienced and friendly captain. Depending on your trip, you'll get to experience a first-class fishing experience with either Brandon or Justin, and will be treated to plenty of first-hand advice and knowledge.

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
Deep Sea 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
Boat
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Experience
8. Hr Trip on the Billistic
12 hour trip
12 hour trip
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Angler Rating
70
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Kent W.
Rosemary Beach, FL
 5.00
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8hr. 7 guests.

VERIFIED   February 25, 2019
We could not have asked for a better time, day and professionalism. Justin stayed in email contact with me well ahead of trip....
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Bill P.
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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Rolando G.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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8. Hr Trip on the Billistic

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
The. Billistic Captain and crew were excellent, extremely professional, knowledgeable and made our trip very enjoyable. We...
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Alton J.
Roanoke, TX
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10hr Deep Blue Trip

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
Excellent day the calmest conditions I’ve ever seen in the Gulf. Captain Brandon and Mate Brent did an awesome job. Put us...
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Kacey H.
Panama City Beach, FL
 5.00
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Great short trip

VERIFIED   April 24, 2019
We went for a 4 hr trip, off season… I have to say, I didn’t really have high expectations. I was just hoping to spend...
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