Family Tradition Charters

West 10th Street
Panama City FL, United States

Join Family Tradition Charters to find out just how marvelous it is to fish with the 5th generation of fishermen! Raffield family has been in the business for over 120 years, so you better believe you’re in good hands.

Your guide for the day, Captain Leveral Raffield, knows how to get you to the best fisheries around and help you have a great time along the way. His faithful companion on every trip, the Makin Memories boat, justifies its beautiful name.

She is a 65’ Bonner powered by twin 700 HP Caterpillar engines that can very comfortably take a party of up to 10 anglers aboard. This is a US Coastguard certified vessel, fully equipped to get you on the fish quickly, all the while keeping you safe and sound, no matter the weather conditions.

Showcasing the top rate electronics, the Makin Memories is entirely designed for the comfort and entertainment of the guests while hitting the hottest fishing spots on St. Andrews Bay.

While we’re on the topic of the hottest bite, on your trip with Capt. Leveral, you will be going after the plethora of beautiful and tasty fish. From different kinds of Snappers, King and Spanish Mackerel on shorter trips, to Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Groupers, and Sharks on Grand Slam adventures, you’ve got a lot look forward to.

If you do decide to head out to the sea for a 2 Day Grand Slam, make sure to bring your own food and drinks, as well as everything else you might need, and let’s not forget awesome company. Onboard you’ll find fully air-conditioned sleeping and sitting area, and you’ll even have satellite TV at your disposal.

You don’t need to worry about fishing equipment, you’re completely covered when it comes to rods, reels, and tackle, just bear in mind that live bait is available for an additional charge. Kids are also welcome, the more, the marrier.

Family Tradition Charters invites you to experience the fishing abundance of St. Andrew’s Bay and make memories that will last a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Day Grand Slam Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    US$ 6000
    up to 10 persons
    On this overnight trip, you get to keep a two-day limit. Fishing for 24 hours lets you fish all night and sleep at sea. With the night fishing, Sharks and Black Snappers start to show up as an added bonus with all other cool species coming up around the boat. Red Snapper, Grouper, and Vermillion Snapper are targeted on this trip. The boat is fully equipped for you to stay aboard with 12 beds, a shower with hot water, and a satellite TV.
  • Private trip
    Grand Slam Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 3400
    up to 10 persons
    Book a Grand Slam trip, where you will go out further and catch a greater variety of fish. Maybe you'll hook a scrumptious Mahi Mahi, or win a battle against wily Amberjack, or be proud of yourself for catching a Shark by the end of the trip. Whatever you reel in, good fun onboard is guaranteed.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2400
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 135
    each additional person
    On this 12-hour trip, your crew will have a longer fishing time to catch a larger group of fish and more variety. You can hope to reel in anything from Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, to Amberjack, Red Snapper, even an occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Extend your time on the water and check a few more spots for Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi-Mahi, and who knows what else. Bring your favorite food and drinks, and well as appropriate clothes, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 10 persons
    + US$ 135
    each additional person
    On this trip, your main target will be Vermillion and White Snapper, but you never know what else you may find at the end of your fishing line. All the necessary gear and tackle will be provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 135
    each additional person
    This trip consists of trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish in the bay. You may also go up to 4 miles offshore trolling for King Mackerel and Wahoo.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Night Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 175
    per person
    10 persons minimum
    This trip is becoming customers' favorite. With the sun going down and the cool sea breeze, you will find it more enjoyable to fish at night. And the fish bite is great! You will be going after Vermillion, Black, Red, and White Snapper, as well Kingfish.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 175
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    The 6 hour shared trips are a great alternative for the smaller groups to join in with others to share in an adventure. This trip targets Vermillion and Red Snapper (when in season), as well as King Mackerel.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Bonner (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 700HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
65 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Leveral Raffield
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
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Captain Leveral has been exploring the waters of St. Andrew's Bay since the age of 15. His family has been in the fishing business since the 1890s, and all the best fish hideouts have been handed down from generation to generation. This includes private reefs built by Capt. Leveral himself. You are guaranteed to always be fishing the hottest spots.
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Response rate: 100%

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Father's Day weekend

VERIFIED   June 16, 2018
Booked this trip for my 87 yr old dad who wanted all the guys to get together, 10 of us The boat was an excellent size for...
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