Sunshine Fishing Charters

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Sunshine Fishing Charters is a locally-owned fishing charter out of Fort Walton Beach. Located in the heart of the Florida Panhandle, you can take advantage of the fantastic fishing opportunities on offer inshore or in the Gulf’s nearshore. Captain Jordan Nelson has been running fishing trips for over 20 years and is determined to help you land the fish of your dreams. Having been raised in the area, he’s the perfect guide for your day out.

You’ll be fishing out of a spacious 22’ Cape Horn boat, powered by a 225 HP Honda engine to give it a maximum speed of 35 knots. The boat’s T-Top will provide shade from the sun, while its large casting area on the bow will give you plenty of room to hook your target fish. With a live bait tank on board as well as GPS, fishfinder, and a VHF radio, the boat is well equipped to put you on the fish and get you reeling ‘em in.

During your trip, you can fish the bays for Redfish and Trout or travel further out to fish for Red Snapper and Grouper in the Gulf. Capt. Jordan suggests sight fishing for Redfish along the beach, spinning for Red Snapper, and fly fishing for Trout, and he’s happy to lend a helping hand to any novice. All the live bait and lures you will need are included in the price of the trip, as are rods, reels, and tackle. You just need to bring snacks and beverages you might want during the trip.

At Sunshine Fishing Charters you’re guaranteed to find a family-friendly atmosphere, as well as a professional service to make sure you get the most out of your trip. Children of all ages are welcoming and Capt. Jordan is determined to keep everyone entertained – even if they don’t like fishing. The fishing opportunities, though, are the number-one attraction, and this is not an offer to be missed.



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Let your captain know what you fancy, as the Panhandle offers great inshore and nearshore fishing options. Fish the bays and bayous for shallow water fish, such as Trout and Redfish, or head just beyond the barrier to hunt for Triggerfish, Red Snappers, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Come aboard for an unforgettable afternoon of fishing. Either bay fish for the likes of Trout, Redfish and more, or head to the nearshore waters of the Gulf to find Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Whether you're a keen angler with just a couple of spare hours, or you're a first-timer, this trip can appeal to you. You'll get to either fish the nearshore Gulf waters, or stay inshore and fish the bays. Expect to target Trout and Redfish inshore, while Red Snapper and Triggerfish could be on the menu further out, as well as many more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Night)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    The fish don't switch off at night, so why should you? This trip will take you along the inshore bays and bayous that are protected from the Gulf of Mexico as you fish using the dock lights for Trout, Redfish, and Mangrove Snappers, among others.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Whether you're a keen angler with just a couple of spare hours, or you're a first-timer, this trip can appeal to you. You'll get to either fish the nearshore Gulf waters, or stay inshore and fish the bays. Expect to target Trout and Redfish inshore, while Red Snapper and Triggerfish could be on the menu further out, as well as many more.
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About the Captain

Jordan Nelson
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
48 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Capt. Jordan was born and raised in Ft Walton Beach and has been fishing the area for over 20 years. He has fished inshore for Trout, Redfish, and other species as well as offshore for Snappers, Amberjack, and Groupers. Whether sight fishing for big bull Redfish along the beach, dropping light tackle and spinning rods for Red Snapper, or fly lining for Trout, Captain Jordan (a.k.a. Sunshine) always has fun and shares his joy of fishing with each and every client. Join Sunshine Fishing Charters for a few hours and you'll have a blast with Capt. Jordan.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 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
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

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
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
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July fishing trip
Another great trip with Captain Jordan
Another great trip with Captain Jordan
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Stan W.
Killen, AL
 5.00
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  July 1, 2019
This was our first time to do a fishing charter. We had a awesome time. He went the extra mile to make sure we had a great...
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Jeff P.
Bentonville, AR
 4.67
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Choppy Water but Great Fun

VERIFIED   NEW  July 2, 2019
Jordan was great. Had knowledge only a local can possess and was super to work with. The choppy water in the Gulf prevented...
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Tyler M.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 5.00
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3 hours kids trip

VERIFIED   March 26, 2019
My 7 y/o and I had a blast. Tried a couple fishing spots before we hit what my kid called the treasure box near the end of...
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Bobby S.
SPRTSMN ACRES, OK
 5.00
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Another great trip with Captain Jordan

VERIFIED   NEW  July 7, 2019
4 straight years with Sunshine charters. Always a great time and Jordan goes the extra mile to make it a good experience. We’ll...
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Evans B.
Oklahoma City, OK
 5.00
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Windy afternoon trip with Capt. Jordan

VERIFIED   June 12, 2019
Capt Jordan worked very hard all afternoon to put us on some keeper fish, in spite of the very windy conditions and rough waves....
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