Big Fin Saltwater Charters

Big Fin Saltwater Charters is located in Panama City Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Captain will do his best to ensure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, drift fishing, jigging, and spinning to get you on that bite. This involves 4 to 6-hour trips, mainly fishing for Snappers, Groupers, Tuna, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Dolphin, and Bonito, depending on the season and conditions of the day.

Your adventure begins on board a 30’ Parker boat that can fit a maximum of 4 anglers. The boat is fitted with a toilet and AC in the pilot house.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what matters, fishing.

No need to worry about fishing licenses, as they will be provided and handled by the charter.

You can keep anything you catch as long as it’s legal or release it if you want.

Children over 12 are welcome aboard, so you’re good to get the young ones started early.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Big Fin Saltwater Charters.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 44 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $595
    In this 4-hour trip, we'll keep it interesting and go for various species. If weather permits, we will split the day between trolling for exciting pelagic species like Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna and bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 – Hour Bottom Fishing Wreck&Reef
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $795
    This 6-hour trip will target desirable species like Groupers, Triggerfish, and Snappers. We typically fish in multiple sites in the Gulf with a beautiful ride out past St. Andrews state park and Shell Island. In cases of extreme wave activity, we will fish at the Hathaway Bridge and Port of Panama bay sites.
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About the Charter Operator

Big Fin Saltwater Charters
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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41 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
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Big Fin Saltwater Charters' licensed Captain Dusty Kennedy has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico and Florida waters for over 20 years. The crew targets all the top game and sport fish like Red, Black, or Mangrove Snapper, all Grouper types, King and Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and Bonito. In addition to bottom, reef, and wreck fishing, the crew's also equipped with taco outriggers and can target pelagic species such as Tuna, King Mackerel, Bonito, and more. Trips with Big Fin Saltwater Charters are laid back and packed with excitement. Big Fin = Big Fun!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of 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

Toilet
Air Conditioning
The pilot house has AC! Great to cool off.
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days 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
12 and Up
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
Good times and calm seas half day trip
Great time
Fun day on the wayer
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Zachary M.
Wray, CO
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hours of just what the Dr ordered!

VERIFIED   6 – Hour Bottom Fishing Wreck&Reef on August 17, 2022
We booked this trip with ours sons to try to land some nice fish! Immediately the captain put one of the boys on a fun fighting...
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Tim D.
Panama City Beach, FL
Excellent
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Nice Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 3, 2022
We saw seas were rough off shore so we opted for the inshore half day trip.  The boat and crew were awesome and we set off...
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Billy D.
Summerfield, Florida
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6 hour bottom reef and wreck

VERIFIED   6 – Hour Bottom Fishing Wreck&Reef on August 3, 2022
This was a great trip for us. Father sons trip, this was our first time on open water. Captain put us on some fish quick. Deckhand...
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Joseph P.
Bear, DE
Excellent
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6 hour trip with Capt Dustin and Brayden

VERIFIED   6 – Hour Bottom Fishing Wreck&Reef on June 22, 2022
Had a great time out on the water fishing with a fantastic crew! Capt Dustin kept us on the fish, we were pulling all kinds...
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Michael P.
Seaman, OH
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6 hour trip that turned into 2 hours

VERIFIED   6 – Hour Bottom Fishing Wreck&Reef on August 12, 2022
I got sea sick and did not get to stay out the entire time. However, the captain and mate had us on fish quickly. We caught...
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FAQs about Big Fin Saltwater Charters

Big Fin Saltwater Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 6 – Hour Bottom Fishing Wreck&Reef (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Fin Saltwater Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning The pilot house has AC! Great to cool off.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Big Fin Saltwater Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Big Fin Saltwater Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Big Fin Saltwater 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 Big Fin Saltwater Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Blackfin)