Paradise Fishing Charters

21 Via De Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach FL, United States

Captain Justin, a native third generation fisherman, has over 20 years experience in local waters, and has even ventured as far as the waters of Alaska.  He is United States Coast Guard Approved ( USCG #1510850).  We provide rods, reels, bait, tackle and licenses.  Different types of trips include inshore, offshore, near shore, trolling, shark fishing, flounder gigging, cobia hunts, night fishing and sunset cruises. 

Captain Justin, a native third generation fisherman, has over 20 years experience in local waters, and has even ventured as far as the waters of Alaska.  He is United States Coast Guard Approved ( USCG #1510850).  We provide rods, reels, bait, tack

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Boat Specs

Hydra sports (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha fourstroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.


20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Justin Simmons
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2016
My background comes from a commercial fishing.I am what you would call a local yocal (native) to the gulf breeze area even though I didn't get live on the water. My father definitely raised me on the water spent most of my summers on the back of a commercial fishing boat that was my summer camp for 15yrs than I found myself on a charter boat as a deck hand and decided than that I could make a better future for my family and I by putting more effort into a charter fishing business
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

4.26 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Complete disappointment!!! After many delays, we finally were able to go out on the boat, but Justin (who doesn’t deserve the title captain) didn’t speak or even ask our names. Biggest disappointment of our spring break trip & biggest waste of money. Will never waste out time or $ with this company again!!

Fished April 3, 2017
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Lots of fun thanks

Fished August 10, 2016
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I am an experienced fisherman with over 10 years of fishing off shore and inland. This trip, I chose to bring along a young lady who had never been off shore fishing before. Initially, my first conversation with Paradise Charters was so confusing, I got the feeling that he wasn’t too enthused to take us out the following day. Eventually he agreed to contact me later in the day for confirmation, a text came later saying to meet him at it around sun up at a pier nearby. The next morning I called to say we were on our way. He informed me that he would be later than said as he was just leaving his residence and that he would need extra time, very disappointing. He arrived at the pier just as we were, no greeting, no politeness, nothing. He then motored to another spot in the sound to cast for live bait, dismal results, maybe a dozen croakers if that. Made no mention that he planned to use lures or that he had other types of bait on board. I could go on and on but I won’t , simply put we spent more time moving from one spot to another without any explaination , we did find some mahi mahi, he would land the fish and hand off to my guest which was fine but Inws not offered a rod to fish for myself, I’ve fished for caught mahi mahi numerous times and am well versed in how to fish for them but as I said he spoke very little to us so we never knew what we were supposed to do. In other spots we caught fish we couldn’t keep, for instance Triggers, small snapper, ect.
I realize that fishing in the gulf is not a given on any day, however I have been to nearby piers to judge what others were catching and they seemed to have no problem catching fish that could be kept. We spent more time traveling from one so called honey spot to another only to stay a minute or two and then off to another so called honey spot. whennasked if we were marking fish, he said nothing or that we would be drifting over some shortly, what the heck did that mean???. Overall Capt. Justin Simmons may be a good charter captain, I have no way of knowing that , all I know is that my guest who was taking her first off shore fishing experience let me know that if that is what charter fishing is like, then she will not be going again, I assured her that she should not paint them all with the same brush, I have been on numerous trips with excellent results and had exceeded my expectations. I would like to think that Capt. Simmons was just having a bad day, I only wish he had it on another day than ours.

Fished August 7, 2016
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