Capt. Bob Zales Charters, LLC

Captain Bob Zales Charters really exploit the extravagant fishing opportunities off the Panhandle’s coastline. Offering a range of trips near and offshore Panama City Beach, you can target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and a range of pelagics including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and King Mackerel. Having been chartering boats in the area since 1965, Capt. Bob is one of the most qualified captains available to show you the rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The boat, the “Leo Too,” is a 48’ Marine Management hull with enough room for up to 25 anglers. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and a fighting chair to get you right on the fish and to help you battle the toughest competition. 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.

Once on board, you’ll be provided with rods and reels, and a selection of lures and bait. Live bait can be purchased on board and stored in Capt. Bob’s live well. You’ll be trolling or bottom fishing, in the main, while on the longer trips, you’ll have the chance to combine the two for maximum effect in reeling in some prized game fish. At the end of the trip, your catch will be cleaned and prepared so that you can go home with a delicious treat to savor the day.

Capt. Bob 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. You’ll get all the assistance you need, and all the space you could want aboard the Leo Too. Just bring your food and drink for an incredible day out with Capt. Bob Zales Charters.



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    + $100
    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, and is an excellent option for experienced anglers and those with a passion for fishing. You'll mainly be bottom fishing but trolling for big pelagics is also an option. Departure times vary depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 8 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On the 10 hour trip we target Red Snapper in season, Greater Amberjack in season, Gag and Red Groupers in season, and Triggerfish in season. We also fish for other reef fish such as Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Grey Snapper, Scamp, and can troll for King Mackerel, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish). This trip allows us to get further offshore making for a more successful trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    The 8-hour trip will see you focus on bottom fishing trip, whilst also allowing for some trolling for those who wish to do both. Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red Grouper, and Gag Grouper will be fished for during the second half of the year, whilst other fish, such as Red Snapper will be targeted when in season. Departure times will vary depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,075
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    If you're looking for an introduction to bottom fishing, then this trip is for you. You'll spend 6 hours primarily fishing for pelagic species that inhabit the waters a bit further offshore, such as Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red Grouper. Other fish, such as Red Snapper and Amberjack will be hunted when in season. You may also get the chance to troll for Mackerels.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    This is an economic bottom fishing trip for those who do not want the longer trips of 8+ hours. You may fish for Red Snapper during the season in June and July, Amberjack during May, and from August to October for Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgie, Red Grouper, and other reef fish. Some trolling for King Mackerel and other coastal pelagics is possible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    up to 6 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    The 4 hour trolling trip is trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel, Bonitos, Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish) when available, and other pelagics. We use live bait (when available), natural bait and artificial lures. Morning trips begin at 5 or 6 am depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $675
    up to 6 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    This is a 4 hour trolling trip for King and Spanish Mackerel, Bonitos, Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish) when available and other coastal pelagics. Starting times are flexible depending on when other trips return during the day. This is a great family trip and introduction to first time fishers.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    + $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 the Charter Operator

Capt Bob Zales Charters. LLC
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
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43 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2016
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.

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 Caterpillar 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
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
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.57
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
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6 hour trip. Had a blast!! Capt Bob put us in the fish. Deck mate was awesome!!
6 hour trip. Had a blast!! Capt Bob put us in the fish. Deck mate was awesome!!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Phil F.
Nashville, TN
 5.00
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4 hour trolling trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
Captain Bob and his 1st mate we’re a blast . They made us feel like we were old friends from the start . They helped with...
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Very good communication

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
This was a very nice experience. Most of my family had never gone Deep sea fishing, however they all had a blast and want to...
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Jessica S.
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Family of 13 fishing trip with ages 4-60

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
It was fun but we only got to fish the last 30-40 minutes of the trip 40 hour trip. We were told we didn’t have any bait...
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United States
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
Great family outing! Everyone had fun; enough fish for all…
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Jennifer S.
Winterville, GA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
Can’t wait to book another trip!!!
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