Blue Water Connection – Billistic

Blue Water Connection is your chance to experience one of the premier fishing charters in Panama City. The crew consists of Capt. Justin Steele, Capt. Brandon Barfield, and Capt. Jimmy Barton. Book a trip with them and find out why this Florida fishing favorite should be your next fishing destination.

You’ll fish aboard the Billistic, a 48’ Viking boat designed for getting anglers to the very best offshore sportfishing spots. The boat is fully equipped with all the latest gear for your sportfishing adventure. It’s kept in pristine condition from head to toe, with a kitchen, air-conditioned living area, and two heads cleaned before every single trip. Looking for cleanliness, quality equipment, and great fishing? This is the boat for you.

The latest top of the line tackle is supplied on every trip, as well as a range of artificial lures for your convenience. Feel free to bring your kids on board, and show them what fishing is all about! Spend some quality family time and make some amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Blue Water Connection offers a wide range of fishing trips. Nearshore trips will see you fishing for Mackerel and Bonito, while longer trips will take you to the deeper waters to target Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. You may also like to try an offshore bottom fishing trip, targeting tasty Snapper and Grouper, as well as the rod-bending Amberjack (in season).

All you need to bring is some snacks, and drinks, as well as some sun protection so you can thoroughly enjoy your day. Bring your sense of adventure and you’re all set!

Come have some serious fun and explore some of the most prolific waters in the area with Blue Water Connection!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $1,650
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Summer
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,800
    A 6-hour trip starting at 5:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $2,200
    There's nothing better than bottom fishing for delicious Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack with an experienced captain at the helm.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $2,400
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $2,750
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $3,000
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Regular
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $3,300
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Summer Price
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $3,600
    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
    18 Hour Trip – Bluewater
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $4,500
    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
    2 Day Trip – Bluewater
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,500
    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
    3 Day Trip – Bluewater
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,500
    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
    24 Hour Trip – Bluewater
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Day Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $6,000
    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!
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About the Captain

Justin Steele
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
259 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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 Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

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
When needed
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 194 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (208)
Half day trup
Great 10hr Trip with Jimmy and Roger
Full day on Billistic with captain Jim and deck hand Rodger
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Angler Rating
179
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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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Adam H.
Dothan, Alabama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Regular on May 10, 2022
Had a really good time on the Billistic. Went on a 10 hour trip and brought home a good haul. Captain Jimmy and Roger were...
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Brandon C.
Birmingham, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great 10hr Trip with Jimmy and Roger

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour Trip – Summer Price on July 22, 2022
First time out with this crew and we were not disappointed. Great trip, even with some rough waters the crew put us on fish...
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Darrell D.
Greensboro, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hr offshore charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Regular on April 1, 2022
The seas were rough but the trip was something we will all remember. Captain Jimmy and his mate Roger were awesome . We caught...
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Scott S.
Benbrook, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

June 22 fishing with Jimmy and Roger

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Summer Price on June 22, 2022
Had a great time with Jimmy and Roger, seas were fairly rough today but Jimmy and Roger got us on fish and worked non stop...
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Layne F.
Nashville, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 hour trip late September

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Summer Price on September 30, 2021
The captain and deckhand made the trip pleasant and enjoyably. Brent was an absolute gem to have on board with an incredible...
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FAQs about Blue Water Connection – Billistic

Blue Water Connection – Billistic offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Regular (4 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Regular (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Summer (6 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Regular (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Summer Price (8 hours)
  • $2,750 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Regular (10 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Summer Price (10 hours)
  • $3,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Regular (12 hours)
  • $3,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Summer Price (12 hours)
  • $4,500 per group - 18 Hour Trip – Bluewater (16 hours)
  • $5,500 per day per group - 2 Day Trip – Bluewater (2 days)
  • $5,500 per day per group - 3 Day Trip – Bluewater (3 days)
  • $6,000 per day per group - 24 Hour Trip – Bluewater (1 day)

When you book a trip with Blue Water Connection – Billistic, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair When needed
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Radio
  • Sonar
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Blue Water Connection – Billistic include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Blue Water Connection – Billistic offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Water Connection – Billistic offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Water Connection – Billistic include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo