Perdido Key Fishing Charters is located in Pensacola and is ready to show you everything the Panhandle of the sunshine state has to offer!

Come on aboard with Capt. Johnathan, a man on a mission to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like bottom fishing, flats fishing, artificals, live bait, conventional, and spinning based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 3 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Tarpon, Grouper, Mangrove, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather. Captain Johnathan has over twenty years of experience in the area and can be found from Bob Redferns outdoors on Fox Sports. The captain was a 2022 BassMaster Redfish Championship contender.

This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing trip. Pensacola offers endless fishing opportunities, and it’s the perfect location for a family fishing adventure they’ll never forget.

Your adventure begins on board a 24’ Skeeter boat that can fit a maximum of 6 anglers. The boat is fitted with an ice-box and a wireless trolling motor. All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, and there’s no need to worry about fishing licenses, as they will be provided and handled by the charter. You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

To help you with anything you need, the first mate will be on hand during the trip. Leaving a tip for a job well done is much appreciated. The price of your trip also includes complimentary drinks, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Perdido Key Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Great intro trip to fishing in the area to sightsee, dolphin watch, catch some fish and not break the bank. Please note: The trip start time may be different per the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    Great intro trip to fishing in the area to sightsee, dolphin watch, catch some fish and not break the bank. Just so you know, the trip start time may be different according to the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Perfect for the beginner or avid fisherman to go after our diverse fishery inshore at an affordable rate! Please note: the trip start time may be different per the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    Perfect for the beginner or avid fisherman to go after our diverse fishery inshore at an affordable rate! Please note: the trip start time may be different per the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore Red Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Jul 31
    $700
    Please note: the trip start time may be different per the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip. Seasonal trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Dropping
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    An offshore fishing adventure that lasts 6 hours. Please note: the trip start time may be different per the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Please note: the trip start time may be different per the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Dropping
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Full-day offshore fishing adventure. Please note: the trip start time may be different per the captain's recommendation based on the weather and tide for the day of your trip.
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About the Captain

Johnathan Willis
Pensacola, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
24 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
Capt. Johnathan has over 20 years of experience fishing, and has fine tuned the different tactics of going after a wide variety of species. In 2019, he was fortunate enough to be sponsored by Skeeter Boats, who make sure each year their customers are in a brand new dependable top of the line boat to get the job done. No matter which trip you pick with Perdido Key Fishing Charters, they will put every minute of your hard earned money into giving you a safe memorable trip that leaves everyone wishing they could fast forward to next year's trip!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

Boat specs

Skeeter Boats (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 58 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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 4.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
4hr with Captian Johnathan
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Angler Rating
12
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Virginia V.
Atlanta, Georgia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Johnathan

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on May 31, 2022
Had a great time! Captain Johnathan was so great with helping us feel comfortable after YEARS of not fishing.  Started catching...
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Kyle A.
Arnold, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4hr with Captian Johnathan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 31, 2022
This trip was AMAZING!! Jonathan and deck hand went above and beyond to show us a good time on his boat. Fish were caught and...
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Tim M.
Canton, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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1/2 day morning trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on December 28, 2022
Valiant effort after the coldest weather in 20 years.
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Victoria D.
Gulf Breeze, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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3 hours

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on March 27, 2022
Great trip and Captain Jonathan was friendly and great to go out with. The fish weren’t biting too much but that is just...
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Christian V.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   January 1, 2023
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting.
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FAQs about Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II

Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore Red Snapper (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Dropping (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Dropping (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II include:
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout