Hydromax Fishing Charters

Hydromax Fishing Charters is located in Panama City and offers to show you a memorable time in these 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 21’ NauticStar 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 Hydromax Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    You will fish inshore. You and the crew will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    A fishing trip. You and the crew will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $525
    A 3-hour trip starting at 8:00 a.m. The captain will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $525
    A 3-hour trip suitable for families with kids. The crew will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $625
    Four hours of bay fishing. Fishing for Red, Trout, Spanish, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Mangrove, and whatever is hot at the time to make sure you catch fish. The captain will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $625
    4 hours of bay fishing. You'll be fishing for Red, Trout, Spanish, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Mangrove, and whatever is hot at the time to make sure you catch fish. The captain will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    Four hours of nearshore fishing. Go chum up sharks of all sizes and all kinds. The crew will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $725
    4 hours of nearshore fishing. Go chum up sharks of all sizes and all kinds. The crew will set departure times upon contact.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    On this 5-hour trip, you and the crew will be fishing structure. The captain will set departure times upon contact.
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About the Charter Operator

Hydromax Fishing Charters
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
11 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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

NauticStar (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (11)
2 hour trip with Benji
First offshore fishing trip
Half Day with Benji
+8
Angler Rating
10
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Chris F.
CARNES CROSSROADS, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

1/2 day and slayed em!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 8, 2022
Benji was awesome,..had my 14yr old son and his best friend on the boat and we had a blast! Caught 6 different species and...
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Christy P.
Baton Rouge, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day trip with Ben

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 10, 2022
Ben was great. He called a few days in advance to discuss the trip. His focus was us enjoying the trip and doing whatever he...
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Josh H.
Jasper, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) on June 5, 2022
Very awesome trip!! He took care of us. We unfortunately didn’t get what we were after but he did his absolute best to get...
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Jeremy W.
Innsbrook, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesomeness

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 16, 2022
Cpt. Benji kept us in the fish and was a great time to be around!  Would highly recommend and am definitely looking forward...
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Devan B.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

2 hour trip with Benji

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (AM) on June 23, 2022
It was a fun trip and we had a great time. Can’t wait to go back. My kid loved it!
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FAQs about Hydromax Fishing Charters

Hydromax Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $425 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $525 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $525 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $625 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Hydromax Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Hydromax Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Hydromax Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hydromax Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

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