NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours

NW Florida Fishing Tours invites you to explore the beautiful Gulf Coast out of Panama City. Come see Florida exactly how it is meant to be seen. Join an experienced professional and travel to places that no other boats can go to!

No matter what fishing experience you’re hoping to have, you can trust that Captain Russell will help you get the most out of it. Check the bite in the amazing game-rich environment close to shore or venture out to the Gulf for some nearshore action.

NW Florida Fishing Tours are great for the whole family. If you want to introduce your kids to fishing, Capt. Russell is your best choice. He is a great teacher who loves putting a smile on a child’s face.

Go for Amberjack, tasty Snapper (when in season), King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Amberjack, Cobia, or even occasional Sailfish. When fishing with Captain Russell, you are in for a treat! Target Gag and Red Grouper, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, or Black Seabass. Test your angling skills and go for Blackfin Tuna if the conditions allow. Just let the captain know which fishing technique you want to use - from light tackle to spearfishing, he can do it all.

You will have your fishing adventure aboard a 29’ Parker center console. Powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines, this boat was built in 2021 with comfort and space in mind. It can comfortably take up to six anglers and is outfitted with all the necessary navigational and fish finding electronics. As well as that, there are many other professional tools and accessories to save your time while searching for fish.

All trips come with everything you need to make a great catch possible. You only need to bring your own food, drinks, and appropriate clothes. If you want to catch your fish with a fly, let your captain know in advance and he will provide you with the needed equipment.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Full day inshore or offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Stay within the State waters and target whatever fish species live there. If you want to test your angling skills or learn a new technique, let your captain know in advance. The list of your targeted species will include King Mackerel, Red and Mangrove Snapper, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, and many more. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $650
    This trip is ideal for those anglers who want to catch an afternoon bite. Let Captain Russell know which fishing method you'd like to try or learn before the trip. You will be staying in the State waters fishing for whatever is biting. Your targeted species will be Red Snapper (when in season), Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and many more. Capt. Russell will make sure you're provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle, lures, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $600
    This is a nearshore fishing trip combined with a bottlenose dolphin encounter. Take a stroll on the beaches of beautiful Shell Island and snorkel the shallows of the bay with its variety of marine life.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    This is a nearshore fishing trip combined with a bottlenose dolphin encounter. Take a stroll on the beaches of beautiful Shell Island and snorkel the shallows of the bay with its variety of marine life.
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About the Captain

Russell Fiser
Panama City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
76 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2015
Captain Russell Fiser is a Panama City Native. Russell has loved the outdoors for as long as he could remember - he was born and raised on the water. While serving in the US Navy, Russell had a chance to travel to Europe, the Middle-East, Caribbean, and many other places throughout the globe. He has worked as a Firefighter since 2003 and a commercial charter boat Captain since 1994.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Shark (Tiger) Tiger Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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4 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   Captain's Choice (PM) on July 9, 2021
Captain Russell was amazing and my family had a great experience. Captain Russell was more than understanding and adaptive...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 9, 2021
Capt. Russell thanks for a wonderful day on the water! The boat was new, the tackle and bait were great. Capt Russell found...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 6, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 12, 2021
We absolutely had the greatest time with Captain Russell Fiser. We cannot say enough about friendly he was, and how hard he...
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FAQs about NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours

NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (I pilot / Rhodan )
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)