Phil’s Charter Service

Marina Drive
Port St. Joe FL, United States

Enjoy a half day fishing trip on the pristine, calm waters of St Joe Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Anglers of all skill levels and ages will appreciate the first class equipment provided on Captain Phil’s charter trips, as well as Phil’s detailed knowledge of the area and this fish that live there.

You will be fishing aboard a spacious 23 ft Ranger Bay boat that is ideally suited to inshore fishing in the local area. Powered by a 2017 Suzuki 300 HP engine, it can reach the fishing spots fast, while its Garmin electronics will ensure that you have the best chance of finding the most productive fishing areas. The boat features a trolling motor and an anchoring system, allowing you to approach your target fish quietly, and to stay stationary when necessary. To complete the package, the boat’s large live bait tank will keep your bait fresh throughout the trip.

Captain Phil specializes in fishing with light spinning tackle, and uses both artificial lures and live bait, depending on what his guests prefer. He will guide experienced and novice anglers alike through his proven techniques, doing everything he can to make sure you not only catch fish, but also have a great time while doing it.

Everything is provided in the trip price, including your fishing license and cleaning of your catch at the end of the trip. Capt Phil also offers scenic cruises in the bay, and to the tip of the cape, as well as cooling snorkeling trips.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing with live bait or artificial lures: it's your choice. You will be fishing for Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and Sheepshead in the calm waters of St Joe Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Private trip
    Bay Sightseeing/Snorkel Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Cruise the bay and see the beaches, flats and marine life up close. If you would like to cool down on a hot summer day, Captain Phil provides snorkeling equipment for a refreshing and enjoyable day on the water. This trip does not include fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Ranger 2300 Bay (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine.

23 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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


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


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Phil Cox
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
As a child, I spent every spare minute on the creek bank. As an adult, not much has changed: fishing is my passion. Now I want to share that thrill of catching fish with others. - Captain Phil Cox
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Great day on the water,.

Fished July 6, 2016
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