Liquid Addiction Charters

Liquid Addiction Charters is based out of Port Saint Joe, FL, and offers a wide variety of fishing and sightseeing trips for all the family. From Apalachicola Bay, Indian Pass, and Port St. Joe, Gulf of Mexico to the waters around Cape San Blas, this charter has the flexibility and variety you need to design the Port St Joe adventure you have been dreaming of.

Join Capt. Taft Taunton, a retired Navy officer, who grew up fishing the local area. He has a lifetime of experience on these waters, making him more than capable of finding and preparing the catch. All you need to do is hop aboard and get ready to have some fun.

Capt. Taft fishes out of his 2016 25’ Sportsman Platinum Masters 247 center console boat, which is powered by a 300HP Yamaha motor, and can accommodate up to 5 anglers. It comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, wireless trolling motor, live bait tank, and ice box.

Liquid Addiction Charters offers a range of half and full-day trips. Choose between light tackle bay and inshore fishing charters for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Tripletail, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel and others, Scallop trips, or offshore adventures targeting reef and pelagic species.

All charters include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses, all you need to bring are your drinks and snacks.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 15
    $500
    A 4 hour trip that will take you light tackle bay and inshore fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Tripletail, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel and more! Trips include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses. BYO drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 14 - Sep 24
    $450
    Scallop trips usually run from around mid-August to late September (season dates vary). Trips are for 2 to 6 people. Snorkeling gear is required, and not supplied. BYO drinks and snacks. Scallop cleaning is not provided. I will conduct a demonstration on cleaning. The 5th person will be a $50 up charge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tripletail
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    It may not be pretty but the fish with three tails is beautiful to eat. Sight fishing in Indian Pass for hard-fighting Tripletail. Maximum of 4 people.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 10
    $800
    An 8 hour trip that will take you light tackle bay and inshore fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Tripletail, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel and more! Trips include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses. BYO drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    $1,100
    This half day trip will take you offshore fishing for a range of pelagic and reef species. Trips include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses. BYO drinks and snacks. Please note: a maximum of 4 people is permitted.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    $1,400
    Head offshore for a full day of fishing targeting a range of pelagic and reef species. Trips include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses. BYO drinks and snacks. Please note: a maximum of 4 people is permitted.
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About the Captain

Taft Taunton
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
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62 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2016
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Retired U.S Navy 21 years. Raised fishing, scalloping and swimming in the waters surrounding Port St Joe and Indian Pass.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
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 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (70)
October fishing trip
October fishing trip
Half Day Offshore
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Manley K.
Athens, GA
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Half day triple tail with Capt. Taft

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tripletail on July 13, 2022
My brother, dad, daughter and myself fished with Taft on 07/13/22.  Water was a bit dirty so fish not biting as fast as on...
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Chandler K.
Westfield, IN
Excellent
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Half Day Offshore

VERIFIED   Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX) on August 15, 2022
The smart thing to do would be to say it was a terrible trip with a no good captain so that we keep him a well kept secret....
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Kevin L.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX) on June 16, 2022
Captain Taft was a awesome guy , who knew his stuff. He put us on fish on his very first spot, but the second spot was incredible!...
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Kevin F.
Richmond Hill, GA
Excellent
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Half day turned Full day

VERIFIED   Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX) on July 25, 2022
We couldn’t have asked for a better trip with Capt. Taft… seas were great ,boat ran awesome. We decided to extend our charter...
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Brantley J.
Milton, Florida
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Scalloping weekend

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Scalloping on August 20, 2022
Our family went with Captain Taft for 2 half days this weekend for scallops. It was our first time and he was awesome. The...
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FAQs about Liquid Addiction Charters

Liquid Addiction Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Bay (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Tripletail (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Bay (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day – Offshore (4 MAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Liquid Addiction Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Liquid Addiction Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Liquid Addiction Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Liquid Addiction Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Liquid Addiction Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout