Bar Hop’n Charters

Bar Hop’n charters offer amazing fishing trips along and around Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Operating out of Port Saint Joe, they are perfectly placed to take advantage of the relative peace and quiet of the area, and also run eco tours to let you take in the beautiful scenery, visit uninhabited islands, and bask in the warm Florida sunshine.

You will be fishing aboard a a 22 ft Pathfinder center console powered by a 150HP Yamaha to a maximum of 40 knots. She is a hardy and reliable boat perfect for zipping around the bays and flats, while still stable enough to go a little further out. She comes equipped with GPS and fishfinder to pinpoint the very best fishing spots, and an anchoring system to keep you on them once you’re there. You will also be supplied with everything you will need for your day’s fishing, including fishing licenses for all on board.

Bar Hop’n Charters have an emphasis on flexibility, and as such they provide equipment for a wide range of fishing techniques, such as light and heavy tackle, trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, and spinning. They also provide a choice of Live bait and lures, whatever you prefer. While out on the waters you have the choice of hitting the bays and flats for Redfish, Trout, Tarpon and Flounder, or going further out to target some Bluefish and Triple Tail - or a bit of both, it’s up to you!



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  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $895
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will take you further from the shore in search of bigger fish. Your captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment, live bait, and fresh water, while you can bring your favorite snacks and other beverages.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    This 7-hour trip will give you enough time to test what's biting and search for better fishing spots. You will mainly target inshore species, such as Flounder, Tripletail, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Spotted Seatrout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $395
    up to 4 persons
    4 hours out on the water targeting some great inshore species, such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and many more. Catch cleaning and filleting is included in the price and there will be no extra charge.
  • Private trip
    Kids Education Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is specifically designed for the younger audience. Captain Shawn is a very patient teacher and he will show them basic fishing tricks and add interesting ecological facts. All ages are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    Shark fishing is available year round and your main targets will be Bull, Nurse, and Blacktip Shark. Your captain will prepare your fishing equipment, live bait, and there will also be fresh water on the boat. Feel free to bring other snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Shawn Chalker
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2016
Captain Shawn Chalker has been fishing along the Forgotten Coast for over 50 years, and has been guiding professionally for over a decade and a half. He has been doing so his whole life. He knows these waters better than anyone, and is always happy to switch things up if the rods aren't bending.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)

Shark (Nurse)
Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.81
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
7hr trip with Captain Shawn
Great day fishing
Half Day with Captain Shawn
Angler Rating
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Charlie V.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Great Captain!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2019
Where do I start?  I booked a 7 hour tarpon and triple tail trip with Captain Shawn.  I get to the boat ramp and...
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Randy G.
Mountain Brook, AL
 5.00
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7hr trip with Captain Shawn

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Amiable, experienced and knowledgeable. My son and I had a great day fishing with Captain Shawn. Definitely recommend Bar Hopn’...
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John C.
Blountstown, FL
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
Caught a lot of fish.
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Thomas J.
Greer, SC
 5.00
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   August 13, 2018
Found the fish, had a great time.
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Timothy T.
Winter Garden, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Shawn

VERIFIED   August 29, 2017
Excellent! Book with confidence. Very knowledgeable about the area and how to target and catch specific species of fish! Enjoyed...
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