Gulf Life Charters

655 Pensacola Beach Boulevard
Pensacola Beach FL, United States

Gulf Life Charters offers trips out of Pensacola Beach and surrounding areas. They offer a variety of fishing styles to suit your desires. You might enjoy bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Trigger fish and Amberjack or maybe you are looking for a trolling set up to go after bigger fish like Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel or Billfish.  Gulf Life Charters also loves some near shore fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout & Cobia. And if you are looking for shark action, they do that too! Captain Jesse Johnson will be happy to take you out and put you on the fish. He’s been fishing the Pensacola area since 2007 and knows how to find ‘em and slay ‘em!

You will be fishing from a 2007 31’ Cobia Sportcabin that offers many amenities like a full stand up head & shower, microwave and fridge for your lunch and a freshwater sink. There is a small cuddy cabin that you can get out of the sun in. It rides 6 with room for 4 to fish comfortably off the back.

Captain Jesse is a great captain who has dreamed of this title since he was a little kid. He followed in his fathers footsteps who was also a Charter Captain. Some of the best times of Captain Jesse’s life has been on the water. The only thing he enjoys more than fishing is sharing his passion with others.

Let Gulf Life Charters take you out on your next fishing adventure!

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Cobia Sportcabin 312 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

31 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red)


Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
when available
Catch cleaning & filleting
Bottled Water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
As long as permitted by FWC
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jesse Johnson
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
I grew up just south of Tallahassee in the Big Bend where my father was a charter Captain for many years. As early back as I can remember, Dad was taking me out on the boat and sharing his love of fishing with me. Some of the best times of my life have been spent on the water. My beautiful wife also comes from a family who loves to fish and so often times, it becomes a family affair. Over the last 30 years I've learned to respect the ocean and how to keep my passengers safe on the water. I've realized the only thing I love more than fishing, is taking out others fishing. Fishing is a way of life for me. So it was only natural to finally live my dream of becoming a Charter Captain. I can't wait fish with you!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Pensacola Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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Great trip, couldn’t have asked for a better time. Caught a ton of fish and had a great experience! Thx Captain Jessie and Chris.

Brian Hall  • Fished June 24, 2016
Jesse Johnson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 25, 2016

Thanks for coming out with us today! Your family was an absolute blast to have on board! Coby and Caleb really slayed the fish today. Hope you will come out and fish with us again soon!

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Everyone said that the fish we caught were the biggest triggers they have ever seen.

Ben Ellis  • Fished April 24, 2016
Jesse Johnson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 6, 2016

They were pretty huge!  There’s a good chance you’ll never reel in another monster like you did - hooked right between his teeth! Incredible catch!

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Captain Jessie can only be described as incredible. He took us out to the fishing grounds and we caught more fish than we could take home. My favorite fish was the 60 pound cobia I caught. I highly recommend Jesse and Gulf Life Charters to everyone!

Mike Hansen

Mike Hansen  • Fished April 10, 2016
Jesse Johnson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 15, 2016

Thanks Mike! I appreciate your business. That Cobia was something else, wasn’t it? Hopefully I’m able to take you out again the next time you are in the area. Thanks for choosing Gulf Life Charters.

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