Located in Panama City and offers to show you a memorable time on our local waters.

Captain Benji Gilchrist will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 2 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Snapper, King Mackerel, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 24’ Custom boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. 

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle 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. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with us for a great day.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour dolphin tour 1pm
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    Enjoy 2hrs on the gorgeous st Andrews bay looking for dolphins. This is very laid back and family friendly, please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks ?
  • Private trip
    2 Hour dolphin tour 3pm
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $550
    Enjoy 2hrs on the gorgeous st Andrews bay looking for dolphins. This is very laid back and family friendly, please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks ?
  • Private trip
    2 Hour dolphin tour 5pm
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $550
    Enjoy 2hrs on the gorgeous st Andrews bay looking for dolphins. This is very laid back and family friendly, please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks ?
  • Private trip
    2 Hour dolphin tour 7pm
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US $550
    Enjoy 2hrs on the gorgeous st Andrews bay looking for dolphins. This is very laid back and family friendly, please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks ?
  • Private trip
    3 Hour kids Trip (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $650
    This trip is great for younger kids, typically trolling for Spanish mackerel. Most trips we usually see dolphins and plenty of other marine life
  • Private trip
    3 Hour kids Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    This trip is great for younger kids, typically trolling for Spanish mackerel. Most trips we usually see dolphins and plenty of other marine life
  • Private trip
    3 Hour kids Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $650
    This trip is great for younger kids, typically trolling for Spanish mackerel. Most trips we usually see dolphins and plenty of other marine life
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (7PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US $650
    This trip is great for younger kids, typically trolling for Spanish mackerel. Most trips we usually see dolphins and plenty of other marine life
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (5PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $750
    4 hour fishing trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    4 hour fishing trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $750
    4 hour fishing trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    5 hour fishing trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $900
    5 hour fishing trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,050
    6 hour fishing trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $1,050
    6 hour fishing trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,450
    8 fishing hour trip. The captain will discuss departure times, pickup location, and target fish upon contact.
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FAQs about Better Dayz Fishing Charter

Better Dayz Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - 2 Hour dolphin tour 1pm (2 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 2 Hour dolphin tour 3pm (2 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 2 Hour dolphin tour 5pm (2 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 2 Hour dolphin tour 7pm (2 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3 Hour kids Trip (11AM) (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3 Hour kids Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $650 per day per group - 3 Hour kids Trip (PM) (2 days)
  • US $650 per group - 3 Hour Trip (7PM) (3 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (5PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,450 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Better Dayz Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Better Dayz Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Better Dayz Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Better Dayz Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Better Dayz Fishing Charter include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Benji Gilchrist
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
71 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2022
Captain Benji Gilchrist from Birmingham, AL has lived in Panama City, FL since a year old and been fishing the local waters ever since. Capt. Benji has been working on head boats and several large Charter Boats since the age of 16 and has obtained a lot of knowledge and experience. At the age of 18 Capt. Benji got his USCG 6 pack and as of March 2021 has become eligible for USCG 100 Ton Masters. Captain Benji wants to pass on his love and passion of saltwater fishing while having a safe and fun experience with the customers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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 3% charge will apply.

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