Hello, thank you for looking into Fin Addicts Guide Service! I am Capt. Colin O’Brien. Fishing is my calling in life! Getting people out to enjoy the water and experience the animals that call the coast of Pensacola home is one of my favorite things to do.

I have over 13 years of experience fishing the bays of Pensacola. Over the years, I have developed the knowledge and techniques to give you the best chance of a successful day on the water. I specialize in targeting Redfish and Trout on the flats and in the marsh. Even large Bull Reds!

Whether you like watching a cork with live shrimp under it or working a lure to catch fish, I’ve got you covered. Fishing with artificial lures is my preferred method, so if that’s how you like to fish or something you want to learn how to do, I’m your guide.

I welcome all levels of fishing experience on my boat. First time fishing? No problem! I’m happy to show you the ropes. If you’ve been fishing all your life and want to fish Pensacola like the pros, no problem! If you just want to relax on the boat and catch a few fish, no problem. Children are also welcome! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a kid bring in a big fish.

I will also note that I believe in the conservation of our marine life. So limits on my boat will be more restrictive than state regulations. I believe in only taking what you need and protecting the breeding stock. I will teach proper handling of fish that will be released so the fish survives and thrives after capture.

I provide a full guide service. Everything you’ll need to go fishing is included. Including gear, tackle, bait, plenty of cold water, and safety equipment. All you will need to bring is snacks, and anything you would like to drink other than water.

I also offer a wade fishing option for shallow flats. We will need the boat to get there, but when it’s hot, or if you like wade fishing, I recommend it. If that sounds good, I would love to have you out with me!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 hour inshore P.M.
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $350
    2 hour inshore fishing trip
  • Private trip
    2 hour inshore trip A.M.
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    US $350
    2 hour inshore trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $550
    This is a 4-hour morning trip targeting various species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $550
    This is a 4-hour afternoon trip targeting various species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $750
    This is a 6-hour morning trip targeting various species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $750
    This is a 6-hour afternoon trip targeting various species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $900
    This is an 8-hour morning trip targeting various species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $900
    This is an 8-hour afternoon trip targeting various species.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

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Great Experience with this Guide

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) on April 28, 2024
Colin is an exceptional and very personable young guide, and my wife and I had a great trip out with him on a very windy day...
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Capt. Colin is SUOER!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on October 7, 2023
We are new to the area and love fishing. Capt. Colin showed us where the Reds and Specks live. Super day with several catch...
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Captain Colin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on July 7, 2023
Captain Colin was awesome.  He was a super nice guy and worked very hard to put us on the fish!  Not only did we catch some...
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) on June 9, 2023
A great time..Captain Colin was extremely knowledgeable and make the fishing a great time..I would definitely do this again..well...
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FAQs about Fin Addicts Guide Service

Fin Addicts Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - 2 hour inshore P.M. (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group - 2 hour inshore trip A.M. (2 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 8 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 8 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Addicts Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fin Addicts Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fin Addicts Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (The flats is what I specialize in! )
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fin Addicts Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Fin Addicts Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Colin O’brien
Pensacola, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
4 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2022
With over 13 years of experience, Capt. Colin is prepared to show you the best of these waters. Since he was a little boy, he dreamed that he'd become a licensed charter captain, and through his dedication and passion, he made that dream a reality. Among his favorite fish to target are big Redfish and Trout. He caters to anglers of all levels, whether new or professionals, and also welcomes kids!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish

Boat specs

Fishmaster (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
The flats is what I specialize in!
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
I will always encourage catch and release.

Payment

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
PayPal
Checks

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Recent fishing reports

The good fishing is making easy work!
The good fishing is making easy work!
May 12, 2024
Steady bite all morning. Watch popping corks shoot underwater never gets old! These last several months have been some of the best fishing ive seen in years!
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Inshore slam!
Inshore slam!
May 5, 2024
Kicked the morning off right with good reds and a drum in the boat within 30 minutes of leaving the dock. Moved around and picked up more reds, a trout, and some flounder! The fish are piled up in the marsh and bays following the menhaden. Book your trip while the fishing is easy!
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Big smiles and big tugs!
Big smiles and big tugs!
April 28, 2024
The end of April finished off strong. Its been an amazing month of fishing with nice slot reds being the star of the show. The only difference with the fishing in may is the bull reds have arived!
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