Family Tradition Charters – Panama City

Join Family Tradition Charters to find out just how marvelous it is to fish with the 5th generation of fishermen! The 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 18 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 the Gulf of Mexico.

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 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 Gulf of Mexico and make memories that will last a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $350
    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. There need to be at least 6 people booked in order to run the trip!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $400
    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. There need to be at least 10 people booked for the trip to run!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    This is a seasonal trip that targets your red snapper limit more than anything else that you can put in the box that’s in season. The 2022 federal red snapper season started June 1 and runs through August 19.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,200
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,800
    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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,000
    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
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,200
    On this trip, your primary target will be Vermillion Snapper as well as Grouper, Amberjack, and Red Snapper depending on the season 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
    Grand Slam Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $4,000
    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 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $4,200
    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
    2 Day Grand Slam Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    US $8,500
    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. The maximum number of guests per trip is 9.
There are 4 people looking at this charter.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 108 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (101)
Great Trip
6 hour trip with Captain Nick
Half day
+98
Angler rating
72
15
5
0
1
Anglers claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Caught fish
85%
Sort by:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 108 reviews
Amber T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Leveral

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared (AM) on July 17, 2023
Amber T. recommends Family Tradition Charters – Panama City
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful
Amber T. recommends Family Tradition Charters – Panama City
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful

Scott C.
Wagoner, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour trip with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared (PM) on July 27, 2023
We had an amazing adventure… we all caught our limit of Red Snapper, Captain Nick even stopped at a spot on our way back...
Scott C. recommends Family Tradition Charters – Panama City
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Family Tradition Charters Charter Operator replied

Melody B.
Panama City Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome day of fishing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared (AM) on July 9, 2023
This charter was amazing! The captain did a great job getting us through some rough waters and on the fish. Chops was amazing...
Melody B. recommends Family Tradition Charters – Panama City
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Family Tradition Charters Charter Operator replied

Amanda L.
Evans, Georgia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fantastic Deep Sea Fun

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared (AM) on June 9, 2023
Other than the 1:5 hour trip out to the fish with the hard seats :) lol… this was a fantastic trip. Cap and crew were great,...
Amanda L. recommends Family Tradition Charters – Panama City
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Amanda L. recommends Family Tradition Charters – Panama City
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Dale P.
Panama City Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Eight hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared (PM) on June 21, 2023
The deckhand did an excellent job by keeping everybody baited in untangled in everything he could captain did an excellent...
Dale P. recommends Family Tradition Charters – Panama City
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Family Tradition Charters Charter Operator replied

FAQs about Family Tradition Charters – Panama City

Family Tradition Charters – Panama City offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $175 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Shared (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $200 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Shared (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $200 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (4 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group, additional US $200 per person after 8 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $3,200 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $4,000 per group, additional US $200 per person after 10 guests - Grand Slam Trip (12 hours)
  • US $4,200 per group, additional US $200 per person after 10 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • US $8,500 per group - 2 Day Grand Slam Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Family Tradition Charters – Panama City, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Family Tradition Charters – Panama City include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning is available for a charge)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Family Tradition Charters – Panama City offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Family Tradition Charters – Panama City offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Family Tradition Charters – Panama City include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Family Tradition Charters
Panama City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
121 Customer reviews
Response time 14 hours
Member since January 2016
Captain Leveral Raffield has been fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for more than 40 years. Captain Leveral is a 4th generation fisherman. The Raffield family has been in the fishing business since the early 1890s. The family fishing spots have been passed down through the generations, include the private reefs built by Capt. Leveral. You and your family are guaranteed to fish the hottest spots with Family Tradition Charters.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

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

Length
65 ft
Capacity
25 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Furuno
Fishfinder
Furuno
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is available for a charge
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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
Upon customer's request

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Panama City Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...