Capt. Bob Zales Charters, LLC

5550 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach FL, United States

Captain Bob Zales offers a great range of trips near and offshore from Panama City, FL targeting Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and a range of pelagics including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and King Mackerel.

Captain Bob’s boat, the “Leo Too”, is a 48 ft Marine Management hull with plenty of room for up to 25 anglers. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and a fighting chair. Bait is provided and live bait is available on the boat, as well as a selection of lures, and all the rods and reels you will need for a wide variety of fishing techniques is supplied. She also boasts a fully air-conditioned interior with a galley, head, and plenty of room to relax either below deck or up on the bow until the rods start bending.

Captain Bob Zales has been fishing since he was a kid, and still feels the same passion and excitement whenever he is out on the water. He loves working with anglers new or experienced, and thinks there’s no greater joy than watching children land their first fish.

All Captain Bob’s charters come with fishing licenses for everyone on board.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Marathon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 120
    each additional person
    The 12-hour trip is Capt. Bob's longest trip where you'll fish the longest distance from shore. It allows for more fishing time and fishing in deeper water. Red Snapper, is caught during season 6/1 thru 7/21, Greater Amberjack during season 5/1 thru 5/31 and 8/1 thru 10/31, Triggerfish during season 3/1 thru 5/31, Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red and Gag Grouper, during season 6/1 thru 12/31, and other reef fish. Trolling for big pelagics is also an option, and departure times vary depending on season.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Extended Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1650
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    The 10-hour trip is a great bottom fishing trip that allows for both bottom fishing and trolling. Red Snapper is caught during season 6/1 thru 7/21, Greater Amberjack during season 5/1 thru 5/31 and 8/1 thru 10/31, Triggerfish during season 3/1 thru 5/31, Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper during season 6/1 thru 12/31, and other reef fish. Trolling for king mackerel and other coastal pelagic is possible. Departure times will vary depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1350
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 80
    each additional person
    The 8-hour trip is a good bottom fishing trip which also allows for some trolling for those who wish to do both. Red Snapper is caught during season 6/1 thru 7/21, Greater Amberjack during season 5/1 thru 5/31 and 8/1 thru 10/31, Triggerfish during season 3/1 thru 5/31, Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red Grouper and Gag Grouper during season 6/1 thru 12/31, and other reef fish. Some trolling for king mackerel and other coastal pelagics is possible. Departure times will vary depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    The minimum bottom fishing trip is a 6-hour trip. You will fish for Red Snapper during season 6/1 thru 7/21, Greater Amberjack during season 5/1 thru 5/31 and 8/1 thru 10/31, Triggerfish during season 3/1 thru 5/31, Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red Grouper, and other reef fish. Some trolling for King Mackerel and other coastal pelagics is possible. This is an economic bottom fishing trip for those who do not want the longer trips of 8+ hours. Departure times will vary depending on the current season.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 1050
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    The minimum bottom fishing trip is a 6-hour trip. This is an economic bottom fishing trip for those who do not want the longer trips of 8+ hours.You will fish for Red Snapper during season 6/1 thru 7/21, Greater Amberjack during season 5/1 thru 5/31 and 8/1 thru 10/31, Triggerfish during season 3/1 thru 5/31, Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red Grouper, and other reef fish. Some trolling for King Mackerel and other coastal pelagics is possible. Departure times will vary depending on the current season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    A 4 hour trolling trip for king and Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and other coastal pelagics when available. This type of trip is available morning or afternoon and can be done during the middle of the day. From June 1 through July 21 the morning trip departs at 5AM. Afternoon trips can depart anytime after 1 pm. During other days the trip can depart between 5:30AM and 6:30AM. This is a great family trip and introductory trip for those who have never been fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    This is a 4 hour trolling trip for king and Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and other coastal pelagics when available. This type of trip is available morning or afternoon and can be done during the middle of the day. From June 1 through July 21 the morning trip departs at 5AM. Afternoon trips can depart anytime after 1 pm, but please note that the starting time is flexible. This is a great family trip and introductory trip for those who have never been fishing.
  • Private trip
    Special 3 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 May
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 30
    each additional person
    This is a special family and spring break trip fishing for Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and other local favorites. This is a trolling trip fishing in the bay and along the beaches. You also get to see dolphins and other wildlife.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Marine Management (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1978. Powered by 2 325HP Catepillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
25 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift 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
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Capt Bob Zales Charters. LLC
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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My father wanted to charter fish out of Panama City, FL when I was 12 years old. We started our charter fishing business in 1965. We have continued in the charter fishing business for over 50 years as Capt Bob Zales Zodiac Charter Fleet as we once owned and operated 5 vessels. We now own and operate 1 vessel, LEO TOO, and are located behind Capt Anderson's restaurant at Capt Anderson's Marina on Panama City Beach.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.50
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Michael Minkoff
Port Saint Joe, FL
 5.00
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Half-Day with Capt. Bob Zales

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
Expert piloting by Captain Bob and friendly, flexible expertise from Jimmy. Sixteen of us went out for a half-day trolling...
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Jeff Howard
Lady Lake, Florida
 5.00
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What a day

VERIFIED   June 6, 2018
Captain Bob has always put us on the fish… We have been fishing with him since around 2003. We will recommend the 12...
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Amy Catt
Lady Lake, FL
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 7, 2018
Today was a great day out on the water with the family and boat crew! We had a blast, caught fish!  Deck hand Jimmy was...
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Joshua Cripe
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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8 hr trip with Capt Bob and Jimmy

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
Had a great time fishing for red snapper. Capt Bob put us right on top of the fish. Jimmy the deck hand did a great job keeping...
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David Call
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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4 hrs with captain mike. Great fun. Beautiful morning!

VERIFIED   July 20, 2018
Professional clean and competent. And we caught fish!  What more can you ask for.
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Fishing Reports

Hurricane Michael Report

October 18, 2018

Capt Bob Zales Charters and the LEO TOO survived Hurricane Michael are are ready for business. The Capt Anderson's Marina also survived so we still have a home and are ready fish. Much damage has been doen to our… Read Full Report →