Captain Black’s Fishing

Captain Black’s Fishing offers one of the best ranges of trips out there, in one of the best fishing areas in the world – the amazing waters around Panama City, FL. Captain John Black has been fishing since the age of 4, so you can rest assured that he’ll show you all of his secret spots and honey holes in the area.

Captain Black’s 40’ Buskens saltwater fishing boat is the perfect vessel for the range of trips he offers. Powered by a 321 HP Caterpillar engine, it comes with everything you will need on your fishing adventure. There are outriggers, a live bait tank, lures, and top quality tackle for a variety of techniques including light and heavy tackle, trolling, spinning and drift fishing.

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. There’s 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!

Capt. John runs a family-oriented business and welcomes anyone – young or old, novice or master – for some great fishing and fun times. He aims to impress with his amazing trips and vast wealth of local knowledge and experience.

All trips include ice, bait, and licenses for everyone on board. His boat is also wheelchair accessible and very child-friendly. The captain 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.

Join Captain Black’s Fishing and explore some of the most productive waters in this part of the world for an amazing fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    19 Blue Water Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    19 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 1
    $3,800
    price breakdown
    $3,800
    We venture to the Deep Purple waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, White Marlin, Blue Marlin. If you have ever wanted to have a chance to fish for truly big fish this is one for you. **** NOTE You must speak with the Captain prior to booking this trip to make sure the weather and availability is open.
  • Private trip
    2 AM Deep Water Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    $3,800
    price breakdown
    $3,800
    It is 2 am and we load up the boat and we head offshore to deep water where there is much less fishing pressure. Go grab a bunk and get some rest or enjoy the night air and the starry sky. Your chances of catching bigger fish are definitely increased out here you never know what you may pull up from the depths.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – The Hunt
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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
    12 Hour Trip – The Hunt (Special)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 27 - May 23
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    Our 8-hour 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
    6 Hour Evening
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Fishing inshore bottoms fishing
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Mid-Afternoon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This is our mid afternoon trip leaving at 2:30pm.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Captains Choice
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $925
    price breakdown
    $925
    We may do some bottom fishing or trolling....we might do both on this trip. This trip the captain is going to decide what to do based on some input from you and his knowledge of what may be the bite going at the time.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Bay/Gulf Trolling (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 24
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    We are trolling for pelagic fish that are schooling heavy this time of year. Action can be very good!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $490
    price breakdown
    $490
    We'll be fishing in the inland bay waters using a variety of trolling methods. This is a great trip for those who don't have a lot of time for fishing, and do not want to go on a longer trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    We'll be fishing in the inland bay waters using a variety of trolling methods. This is a great trip for those who don't have a lot of time for fishing, and do not want to go on a longer trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Captain Black's Fishing
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
47 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 Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Buskens (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 321HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

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

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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4.85
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Nice Snappers!
A 20lb Grouper
A fantastic days catch!!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
97%
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The captain canceled

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Panama City Beach, FL
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An Awesome 12hrs with Captain Black!

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
We started off on our trip with Captain Black keeping us entertained with his stories as we rode to our first of many stops...
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8hr trip with Captain Black

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Trip started at 6:30. We arrived early and headed out early. I brought my kid and wife out and was worried about conditions,...
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1/2 day trolling with Captain Black

VERIFIED   May 23, 2020
This shouldn’t even be called “fishing”, it was mainly just “catching”!!! Hehe. My kids reeled in fish until...
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