Paradise Fishing Charters

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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 225 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 Cancelation 2 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Enjoy a quick ride to the inshore fishing spots, where your main target will be Redfish, Trout, and many more. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This trip will take you fishing for Redfish, Trout, and more in the protected inshore waters. Please note that gratuity is customary and highly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Flounder Gigging
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Jul - 15 Jun
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Red)

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

Boat Specs

Hydra-Sports (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 4-stro 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 2 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Justin Simmons
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2016
43
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.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 92%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.33
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
5 hour offshore\/nearshore with Captain Justin
5 hour offshore\/nearshore with Captain Justin
5 hour offshore\/nearshore with Captain Justin
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Mason T.
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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5 hour offshore/nearshore with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  June 13, 2019
Overall had a blast, Justin put us on some very good fish. He seemed very knowledgeable and was very good company.  Made...
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Stephanie M.
Moselle, MS
 5.00
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Great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 11, 2019
Had a great experience with Justin. Seemed like a great guy. Great communication and will definitely request him again in the...
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Tom K.
Olive Branch, MS
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
Captain Justin was a thorough and knowlegeable Captain who made our open-Gulf fishing trip a memorable one! Also, after the...
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Jennifer O.
Tylertown, Mississippi
 5.00
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Fishing with Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  June 10, 2019
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Terry M.
Burlington, North Carolina
 5.00
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1/2 day inshore with Capt. Justin

VERIFIED   August 25, 2018
Capt. did a great job communicating with us prior to the trip.  Boat and equipment was clean and well taken care of. The...
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