Hot Spots Charters - Pensacola

All breeds of anglers have the opportunity to fish the beautiful Pensacola Beach successfully. With Hot Spots Charters, the bountiful waters of Pensacola Bay will be all yours.

On your day out, you will be able to explore several different bodies of water, including the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Sound, East and Escambia Bays, and Big Lagoon. You will be able to hone your angling skills, learn a new technique or two, and make an outstanding catch possible.

The list of your potential catches includes everything that calls the productive inshore and nearshore waters home. These can be Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, and more.

Hot Spots Charters operates a fleet of great sportfishing vessels, manufactured by Pathfinder, Ranger, Cape Horn, Blazer Bay, and Skeeter. These 24’ boats can accommodate up to 5 anglers to fish in comfort and style. The boats are outfitted with the latest in navigational and fishfinding electronics, gear, and professional accessories.

Every fishing trip includes the use of rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, and fishing licenses. All keeper fish will be cleaned by the captain at the end of the adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Avoid traffic and enjoy your day out on the water, targeting Redfish, Sheepshead, Grouper, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This is a great opportunity to spend your morning fishing Pensacola Bay, targeting a large variety of species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend your morning out on the water and get your hands on Sheepshead, Grouper, Redfish, and other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Enjoy an afternoon out on the water, fishing in Pensacola Bay for Grouper, Redfish, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    On this morning trip, you will be targeting Snapper, Redfish, Flounder, and many other species in Pensacola Bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore / Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing Pensacola Bay, targeting Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and more.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Catch & Release
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $35
    each additional person
    This trip is great for those who want to get to know the local waters a little bit better. All the fish caught will be safely released back into the water.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder, Ranger, Cape Horn, Blazer Bay, Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Hot Spots Charters, LLC
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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Hot Spots Charters is a team of professional anglers who own a fleet of sportfishing vessels. Led by Captain Matt Mcleod and Captain Chris Philips, who were among the first inshore guides in the area, the crew has gained a reputation hardly anyone can beat. They fish at the professional level and deliver great service and personable assistance. All the captains – Tyler, Andy, Travis, Bob, Matt, Chris, and Tanner – are native to Pensacola, born and raised mastering the local waters.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 95%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.61
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Mike W.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Dillon

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Dillon was awesome,we took 3 boys under 12 and he worked great with us all. I was very happy with everything. The wind and...
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Phil H.
Monroe, GA
 5.00
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Two six hour trips with Captain Dylan

VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
Had a blast! Thanks Captain Dylan for a great two days. We will be back!!!
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John K.
Sanford, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 23, 2018
Awesome day fishing with captain Mike. He really know what he is doing and how to treat his guest to a good time.
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Robert T.
Elgin, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   August 6, 2018
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Joel W.
Austin, Texas
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Half day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
Mike was super nice and easy to hang out with.  He got along with our two young boys and we had a fun trip visiting 3...
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