Whipper Snapper Charters

Whipper Snapper Charters is located in Gulf Breeze and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Derin will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Snapper, Redfish, King Mackerel, Cobia, Dolphin, and Flounder, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, drift fishing, jigging, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 24’ Blazer Bay 2400 boat that can safely take up to 5 anglers. This boat comes with an ice-box and a wireless trolling motor.

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. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Whipper Snapper Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $700
    The captain's 4-hour fishing trip is great for those looking to fish the calmer waters inshore. On your trip, you will fish bridges, boat docks, bayous, rock piles, and hidden shipwrecks within the bay. You will target a variety of species including Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    The crew's 5-hour fishing trip gives you the opportunity to get beyond the bay and out into the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. On this trip, you will primarily be targeting the reef fish species such as Red and Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Vermilion (Mingo), King and Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    This is a nearshore fishing experience that involves a mix of bottom fishing, live bait trolling, and flat-lining live baits. You and the crew will stay in state waters within 9 miles of the beach. Though you can see land, you will be fishing reefs, wrecks, and natural hard bottom located in 60-100′ of water. On the nearshore trips, you will target various species including Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Grouper, sharks, Mackerel, Mahi, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    This nearshore trip allows you to bottom fish, troll with live bait, as well as flat-line using live bait. You stay in state waters within 9 miles off the beach. You will be able to see land but you will explore wrecks, reefs, as well as natural hard bottom in 60-100′ of water. The species you will target include Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Mahi, Amberjack, sharks, Mackerel, and Cobia.
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About the Captain

Derin Roberson
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2022
Capt. Derin can take you to secret sweet spots as well as help you reel in big ones! There are no species on which he doesn't hold some knowledge. When he was 20, Capt. Derin got his captain’s license and established Whipper Snapper Charters. Coming from a family of avid Florida anglers, he acquired a big part of his fishing and boating knowledge naturally. He has a vast knowledge of the various species in The Gulf due to his lifelong fishing in the Emerald Coast's waters since he was a little whippersnapper. During his high school years, the captain worked on most weekends and summers as a deckhand out of both Destin and Pensacola. Capt. Derin is excellent with youngsters and can ensure they will have an exciting and educational time on board. Don’t hesitate about bringing your young anglers on your trip!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
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 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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6 hour family trip!
5 hour trip with Captain Derin
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Danielle L.
Lubbock, TX
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Fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 24, 2022
we started our trip right on time. fishing started out extremely slow, but the captain worked his butt off to get us on the...
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JoonSang K.
LaGrange, GA
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6 hour family trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 18, 2022
We had a great fishing trip with my family Friendly captain and crew!!! Totally satisfied! Thank you!
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Brandy C.
Keller, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 23, 2022
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Curtis R.
Manchester, MO
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 21, 2022
Great time snapper fishing!  Captain and crew were great guides and nice guys. Caught some huge snapper. Recommend for families...
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Randal J.
Mesquite, TX
Excellent
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A good time

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 26, 2022
Caught fish, a few keepers, fun time.😎 Captain Derin is a keeper. 🎣
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FAQs about Whipper Snapper Charters

Whipper Snapper Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Whipper Snapper Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Whipper Snapper Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Whipper Snapper Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Whipper Snapper Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Whipper Snapper Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)