It's A Good Day Charters

Looking to go fishing in Pensacola? That’s what It’s A Good Day Charters is here for!

Depending on conditions, you might hook into Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Redfish, Sheepshead, Cubera Snapper, Lane Snapper, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and plenty more. On the day of your trip, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle.

Kids are welcome, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly!

Your boat for the day is a 22’ Grady White dual console with room for 6 passengers. It has all the essentials. Capt. Bill will supply rods and reels for you, along with lures. Live bait is included, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Have in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

Don’t leave home without sunglasses, bottled water, and sunscreen (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Give yourself something to look forward to and book a trip with It’s A Good Day Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    Captain Bill has extensive knowledge of inshore and back bay waters, where you can fish for Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and other shallow-water fish. Additionally, you can go offshore in search of big game fish and the prized Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King & Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $750
    Its A Good Day Charters welcomes you on an exciting coastal fishing adventure!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 56 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Angie M.
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5.0 / 5
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An Experience our Family will Never Forget

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on April 2, 2024
For starters - I booked this trip months in advance and since booking I had questions here and there and Captain Bill was very...
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Jacob S.
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Windy, Great Day

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore on March 8, 2024
Our fishing trip was definitely full of a lot of challenges. The weather did not cooperate, but Captain Bill made sure we had...
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Robert J.
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Captain Bill is awesome!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on May 1, 2024
Our first fishing charter and couldn’t have picked a better captain. Captain Bill put us on the fish all morning long. We...
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Matt L.
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5.0 / 5
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Best Day Ever

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on October 10, 2023
Our family booked this trip last-minute. We were so pleased when Bill accommodated our last-minute request, communicating with...
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Mike D.
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Fantastic Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on May 8, 2024
Captain Bill did an amazing job getting us on fish!  He had to go to a couple of spots to find them, but he wasted no time...
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FAQs about It's A Good Day Charters

It's A Good Day Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore (5 hours)

When you book a trip with It's A Good Day Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Lowrance Hook 9 Triple Shot
  • Fishfinder Down Scan, Side Scan, CHIRP
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra Spot Lock
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with It's A Good Day Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

It's A Good Day Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

It's A Good Day Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with It's A Good Day Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)

Meet the Captain

Bill Risher
Pensacola, Florida, United States
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56 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2023
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Its A Good Day Charters Guide Service welcomes you on an exciting coastal fishing adventure! The boat is located on the state line and serves the Gulf waters of Alabama and Florida. It is owned by Captain Bill Risher who has fished these waters for decades and is able to take you to the best and most productive fishing spots. Capt. Bill loves what he does and it shows! He a lifelong Angler on the Panhandle and has a passion for Service to Others and sharing his love of fishing. All you have to do is find a trip you like and join It’s A Good Day Charters, and have the time of your life!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

Boat specs

Grady White (Dual console) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Lowrance Hook 9 Triple Shot
Fishfinder
Down Scan, Side Scan, CHIRP
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra Spot Lock

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 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

Pay online in full

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

No additional fees.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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