Sunshine Fishing Charters

Join Sunshine Fishing Charters in the heart of the Florida Panhandle, and 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 he’ll 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 center console boat, powered by a 225 HP Honda engine. 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.

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 welcome and Capt. Jordan is determined to keep everyone entertained – even if they don’t like fishing.

Come and explore the prolific waters under the Floridian sun, and have fun with Sunshine Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    Let your captain know what you like, 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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Head out on the water in the afternoon hours to get some more sleep, and spend a few hours fishing. 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
    Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    A 2 hour trip revolved around getting the younger crowd into fishing. We just try to catch some smaller fish for the youngsters excited about fishing.
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About the Captain

Jordan Nelson
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
84 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.

About this listing

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
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Half Day Trip - August 2020
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
92%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  November 27, 2020
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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Nathan K.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Half Day Trip - August 2020

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 19, 2020
Had an amazing time! The weather wasn’t looking like it would be in our favor and Jordan called me early to let us know he...
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Half Day Afternoon Near Shore with Captain Jordan Nelson

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 3, 2020
Captain Jordan went out of his way to make sure my family’s first salt water fishing experience was amazing. He navigated...
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Amie S.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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3 hour tour with Captain Jordan

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on June 15, 2020
We couldn’t have asked me a better trip. Our 7 year old, Macie was nervous at first and Captain Jordan was so patient with...
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Great time fishing with Captain Jordan

VERIFIED   Kids Trip on May 21, 2020
I would recommend Captain Jordan. He was great taking us to places where he knew we’d catch fish. He was wonderful in bating...
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