Bar Hop’n Charters

Bar Hop’n Charters offers 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. They also run eco-tours to let you take in the beautiful scenery.

Visit uninhabited islands, and bask in the warm Florida sunshine. Captain Shawn Chalker has been fishing in the area for over 5 decades. He’s ready to show you all the secret spots and honey holes, and make sure your day is as productive as possible.

You will be fishing aboard a 22’ Pathfinder center console powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. It is a hardy and reliable boat perfect for zipping around the bays and flats, while still stable enough to go a little further out.

The boat 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.

Capt. Shawn has an emphasis on flexibility, and as such, he’ll provide the equipment for a wide range of fishing techniques, such as light and heavy tackle, trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, and spinning. He’ll 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 Tripletail, or a bit of both – it’s up to you!

Explore the untouched nature of Florida with Bar Hop’n Charters, and have an adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $895
    price breakdown
    $895
    This trip will take you further from the shore in search of bigger fish. Your captain will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, live bait, and fresh water, while you can bring your favorite snacks and other beverages.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $495
    price breakdown
    $495
    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
    3 Hour Trip – Kids Education
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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 Fishing Reports
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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 Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Shark fishing trip
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Angler Rating
12
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jason F.

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Brent S.
Hollyvilla, KY
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Best trip ever!

VERIFIED   NEW  August 13, 2020
Captain Shawn is the best of Florida. Of course the weather was terrible but he made the best of it. Would come back just to...
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Jason F.
Blountstown, FL
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Triple Tail Fishing

VERIFIED   May 5, 2020
Shawn is OUTSTANDING! Knows his stuff and is an excellent person! Nice, funny, and great with kids too! He took us out and...
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Apopka, FL
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Shark fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 12, 2020
My family and I had an awesome time on the boat today. We caught a lot of sharks and learned some new Information as well....
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2020
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