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
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing (AM)
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    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
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    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
    3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $300
    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 - Flounder Gigging
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 20 - Jun 15
    $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.
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About the Captain

Justin Simmons
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
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169 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
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) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
80%
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5 hour trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing (AM) on July 15, 2021
We had a great trip with captain Justin. Started by catching a Bonita for bait, watching for them hitting the top of the water,...
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Captain Justin loves what he does!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing (AM) on June 25, 2021
Captain Justin is a third generation fisherman who loves what he does and wants the people that he takes out to see results!...
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United States
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3 generations fishing together!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on April 8, 2021
Justin was amazing! We had 3 generations of family on his boat and he maneuvered and helped each person fish the way they wanted...
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Chelsea D.
Pensacola, Florida
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Morning trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on January 16, 2021
This was my husband and my first time out fishing on a boat like this. It was his Christmas present from me so we thought we’d...
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Fishing with Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on June 16, 2021
This was a perfect trip for the kids(8&9)! Justin knew just where to find the red snapper and taught the boys how to reel them...
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FAQs about Paradise Fishing Charters

Paradise Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Flounder Gigging (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 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

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)