Bar Hop’n Charters

2024 Indian Pass Road
Port St. Joe FL, United States

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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 895
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    7 hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 4 persons
    Your choice of species and bays
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 4 persons
    4 hours out on the water targeting some great inshore species
  • Private trip
    Kids Education Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Basic fishing skills and ecological tours for kids of all ages.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Shark fishing
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
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
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Shawn Chalker
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
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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.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

Port St. Joe Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Good experience. Caught lots of fish.
However it was not communicated that he
needed cash for payment on the balance of
the trip. I dont like surprises like this
& being put on the spot

Fished February 6, 2018
Shawn Chalker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 18, 2018

Mr. Taylor,
  Sorry for the miscommunication on the method of payment. It does say cash or check on my listing , but I will make sure I communicate that better in the future. Really enjoyed fishing with you.

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Excellent! Book with confidence. Very knowledgeable about the area and how to target and catch specific species of fish! Enjoyed it wholeheartedly with a party of 4 aboard !!!!

Fished August 29, 2017
Shawn Chalker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 29, 2017

Thanks Tim, Enjoy eating the Triple Tail and Flounder

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