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 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
    Full Day – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,300
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    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 Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $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 Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $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 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 14 - Sep 10
    $400
    These half day scallop trip run from around August 14th until 10th Sept (dates may vary) and are suitable for 2 to 4 people. Trips include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses. BYO drinks and snacks.
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About the Captain

Taft Taunton
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
44 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2016
Retired U.S Navy 21 years. Enjoy the water and people.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River 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
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Tyler G.
CONCORD FARR, TN
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Great morning with Capt. Taft

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Bay on November 26, 2021
Captain Taft got us on fish despite the non-ideal conditions. We were a group of four and everyone caught fish and the the...
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Brian C.
Franklin, TN
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Half Day Trip with Capt Taft/Liquid Addiction

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay on March 15, 2021
Great morning on the water.  Capt Taft warned us that the fishing had been a bit slow farther inland, but if we were willing...
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Half Day Bay Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay on March 4, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Taft! He called & texted right after I booked and made sure I had all of the info I needed....
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Half day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Bay on December 3, 2021
We came to Florida at a bad time of the year for most touristy things but Captain Taft was determined to make sure we all got...
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Lawrenceville, GA
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Great day on the GoM

VERIFIED   Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX) on July 14, 2021
Set out early and was on the gulf within 10 minutes. Another 30 or so minutes and we were in blue water with lines in the water....
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FAQs about Liquid Addiction Charters

Liquid Addiction Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Bay (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Bay (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day – Offshore (4 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $1,300 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)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • 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:
  • River 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
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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