Captain Black’s Fishing

5325 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach FL, United States

Captain Black offers one of the best ranges of trips anywhere out there, in one of the best fishing areas in the world - the amazing waters around and offshore of Panama City, FL. Captain Black’s trips range from a quick 3 hours inshore trolling before work, to a 16 hour blue water odyssey targeting big game monsters such as Blue Marlin, Sailfish and Mahi Mahi, with an awesome selection of trips in between including the 10-hour “prospector” trip where you go scouring uncharted fishing waters for great new spots and the opportunity to name them yourself!

Captain Black’s 31 ft Luhrs saltwater fishing boat is the perfect vessel for the range of trips he offers. Powered by twin 330HP Mercruiser engines to a top cruising speed of 20 knots, she comes with everything you will need on your fishing adventure. From state of the art electronics like Raymarine GPS and fishfinder, to excellent fishing equipment including outriggers, a live bait tank, a wide selection of lures, and top quality tackle for a huge variety of techniques including light and heavy tackle, trolling, spinning and drift fishing to name just a few.

Captain Black has spent his whole life in the Panama City area and has been fishing the waters there for almost 50 years. He runs a family-oriented business and welcomes anyone - young or old, novice or master - for some great fishing and fun times. Captain Black aims to impress with his amazing trips and vast wealth of local knowledge and experience.

All Captain Black’s trips include ice, bait, and licences for everyone on board. His boat is also wheelchair accessible and very child friendly. Captain Black operates a strict catch and release policy on all Billfish.

Please give the Captain a call or text the day before to verify your trip, and receive any last minute instructions.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    The Hunt - 12 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
    12 hours allows us to extend our range and possibilities. We like to mix things up on this trip and expose you to as many types of fish as possible, or just focus on something you have always wanted to catch.
  • Private trip
    The Prospector - 10 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    The Captain loves looking for new spots and a couple of hours of this trip are specifically dedicated to finding and trying new spots. The value is that you never know what you are going to catch. we have had some incredible catches on these trips and if you happen to nail a great catch on one of these spots we allow you to name it.
  • Private trip
    Family Excursion
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    We will do some fishing and also take you around to some of the places we go as locals. Shell Island to snorkel, see the Dolphins.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip 8hrs
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    Our 8 hr trip allows for extended fishing time and the ability to fish a variety of spots. These may include natural bottom reefs or artificial man made structures. Dead and live bait are common on these trips and a broad variety of fish can be caught.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Gulf Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    We fish the inshore Gulf of Mexico for a variety of fish. this trip is perfect for those wanting to get some bottom fishing in but do not want and all day trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 330HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

31 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License Included


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:

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

About the Charter Operator

Captain Black"s Fishing
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
I began fishing at age 4. My parents were avid fisherman and took me everyday during the summer months. My older sister also took me fishing as I was a total addict. I have always had an appreciation for the experience of fishing and being there either alone or with people I wish to share my passion with. Having fished this area for 48 years has been pure joy because you never know what is going to swim up to you. I would love to share my experience and help you make some memories with your family and friends. I always strive to treat each trip as though I were taking my friends and family fishing. Captain Black
Response time: 1 hour
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Panama City Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Excellent time fishin. Took us straight too the fish. Caught a bunch of snapper before everybody had their poles in the water. Kids had a blast. Mate was on top of his game.thanks guys. Definitely recommended.

Fished July 16, 2018
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Great trip, great crew and equipment.  Put us on fish early and often.  The conversation was great between spots and the mate was top notch.  We plan on making this an annual trip and will be using Capt. Black again.  On a day when other charters struggled to catch fish we hit our limit of Red Snapper in the first two hours (6 of us).  I would highly recommend Capt. Black.

Fished July 14, 2018
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Didn’t catch a ton of fish but the grandkids had a great time. The 10 guest old out fished us all. Would do it again for the memories they will always have. The captain seemed to enjoy helping the younger ones

Fished July 7, 2018
Captain Black"s Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2018

Chcuk thank you so much for fishing with us. You guys worked hard it was definitely a slow bite!

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