Captain Black’s Fishing

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 40’ Buskens saltwater fishing boat is the perfect vessel for the range of trips he offers. Powered by a 321 HP Catepillar engine to a top cruising speed of 16 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
    12 Hour Trip – The Hunt
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,040
    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
    10 Hour Trip – The Prospector
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,700
    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. You'll have a chance to reel in some incredible fish on this trip and if you happen to nail a great catch, the captain will allow you to name it!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,360
    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
    Full Day – Family Excursion
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 1 Feb
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    You'll do some fishing and also get to experience some favorite local spots, such as Shell Island where you'll get to snorkel and see Dolphins as well.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – The Gulf
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,020
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $590
    up to 6 persons
    We fishing in the inland bay waters using a variety of trolling methods. This is a great trip for those not wanting to take a longer trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Captain Black's Fishing
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
38 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2016
I began fishing at the age of 4. My parents were avid anglers and took me to the water every day 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. I have fished this area for 48 years and it has been a 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

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

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Buskens (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 321HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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10 hour trip
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Angler Rating
29
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Larry S.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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10 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Best fishing trip!! We can’t say enough about how great Captain Black and Tyler were. Put us on the fish and let us go. We...
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Regina G.
United States
 5.00
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6 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Captain Black and Tyler we’re both very nice and helpful. The captain warned us ahead of time that the conditions were less...
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Eric P.
Panama City Beach, Florida
 5.00
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6 hour charter

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Our family went out on a 6 hour trip with Captain Black. The seas were a bit rough to start but Capt. Black took great care....
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Bernard B.
Denham Springs, LA
 5.00
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Awesome Family trip

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Can’t say enough about our trip! Captain Black and his 1st mate Tyler we’re so accommodating and helpful.  The boat...
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Joe L.
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 5.00
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8hour Trip with Captain Black

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
We had a great day. We caught a lot of fish and we highly recommend fishing with Captain Black. He was very gracious and entertaining....
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