With Paradise Fishing Charters, the world-renowned waters of Pensacola Beach will be all yours. Just think of all the angling opportunities this part of the country has to offer, from inshore and offshore trips to Shark fishing, Flounder gigging, and Cobia hunts – all of this could be yours tomorrow!

Equipped with the finest tackle by Shimano Torium and Penn Spinfisher, you will be checking the bite close to shore or exploring the waters further into the Gulf. You may try your hand at Flounder gigging, trolling, deep sea fishing, or bottom fishing.

The list of your potential catches will include Vermillion and Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Triggerfish, Jacks, Grouper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout… and the list just keeps going!

All of that magic takes place aboard a 24’ Hydra-Sports center console, which has plenty of space for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort and style. The boat comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and can cruise at an incredible 40 knots. It comes rigged with top-notch electronics, advanced technologies, and quality equipment to make a great catch possible.

Paradise Fishing Charters is a family-friendly company that caters to anglers of all skill levels and expertise. Capt. Justin is a native angler with over two decades of fishing experience. His personal repertoire includes the waters as far as Alaska!

All you have to do is find a trip that suits your needs, bring your snacks and drinks, and hop onboard for the adventure of a lifetime.

Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Flounder Gigging
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $300
    If you feel like trying something different, this is your trip. All gigs are provided. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    Enjoy a quick ride to the inshore fishing spots, where your main target will be Redfish, Trout, and many more. This trip is perfect for children and beginners that would like an introduction to fishing. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated. Should you want more time to potentially catch more fish, please check out my 4-hour trips.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $325
    This trip will take you fishing for Redfish, Trout, and more in the protected inshore waters. This trip is perfect for children and beginners that would like an introduction to fishing. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated. Should you want more time to potentially catch more fish, please check out my 4-hour trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    If you're worried about being out in the open waters, this is a trip you will enjoy. Fish for species such as Trout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and more. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    Bring your kids with you! Avoid traffic on this 4-hour trip and stay in the protected waters, fishing for Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and other species. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    On this nearshore Gulf fishing trip, you won't lose sight of land or cell phone range! Fishing within 9 miles of the shore, you will target Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Amberjack to name just a few. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $575
    An afternoon out in the Gulf is exactly what the doctor ordered. You will be fishing for Cobia, Amberjack, and more up to 9 miles out. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This fishing trip will allow you to spend your whole day chasing Redfish, Trout, Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Mahi Mahi, and other species. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
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About the Captain

Justin Simmons
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
245 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
My background comes from commercial fishing. I am what you would call a local yokel (native) to the Gulf breeze area even though I didn't get to live on the water. My father definitely raised me on the water – I spent most of my summers on the back of a commercial fishing boat. That was my summer camp for 15 years! Then, I found myself on a charter boat as a deckhand and decided that I could make a better future for my family and myself by putting more effort into the charter fishing business.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Hydra-Sports (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha V MAX SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Lowrance hds live
Fishfinder
Hds live
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Torium, Penn Spinfisher
Live Bait
When it's available to be caught
Catch cleaning & filleting
& bagging
Fishing License
You don't need a fishing license on this boat

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
All ages are welcome
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 245 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (220)
3 hour trip with Captain Justin
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Angler Rating
193
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Krystal H.
Greenbrier, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 24, 2022
I can’t begin to tell you how amazing today was! It was PERFECT! We didn’t catch a large batch to bring home (most of our...
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Michele R.
Booneville, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on September 4, 2022
Frank and Ken here, Captain Justin was fantastic!! He proved to be very knowledgeable and professional. Had a great time because...
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Chris W.
Maryville, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4hr inshore with capt Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on July 21, 2022
Had a great trip. Got on bait fast, got on fish instantly, caught several red snapper and a nice bull red. It was a rather...
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Darren D.
Malcom, IA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3 hour trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on October 12, 2021
This trip was amazing. My wife and I didn’t set the bar to high on catching a lifetime size but we were shocked. We just...
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Cheyenne C.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3 hour trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on September 20, 2022
He was as excited on our trip as my husband was and interactive. Quick to get new bait on our lines and helped us fish and...
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FAQs about Paradise Fishing Charters

Paradise Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Flounder Gigging (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Paradise Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Lowrance hds live
  • Fishfinder Hds live
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Paradise Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Torium, Penn Spinfisher )
  • Live Bait (When it's available to be caught )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (& bagging )
  • Fishing License (You don't need a fishing license on this boat)

Paradise Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Paradise Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Paradise Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)