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

You will be fishing aboard a spacious 23’ Ranger Bay boat ideally suited for inshore fishing in the local area. Powered by a 300 HP Suzuki 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.

Capt. 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 (as long as you bring your snorkeling gear).

Visit the waters of the Florida Panhandle and see everything they have to offer with Phil’s Charter Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    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
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 14
    $350
    Snorkel for Scallops in St. Joe Bay!! It’s like an underwater Easter egg hunt. The season is from August 16 to September 14. Just bring your own snorkeling equipment.
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About the Captain

Phil Cox
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
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30 Customer Reviews
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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

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

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

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jeffrey J.
Harmon, LA
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4hr cruise w/ Capt Phil

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Fishing on May 19, 2021
Outstanding adventure, the Captain was delightful but not overbearing. Trip was a bit windy but he took us to spots that let...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fishing on March 27, 2021
Had a great half day trip with Capt. Phil.  Extremely knowledgeable on the area, fish, and local places of business.  Loved...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Fishing on May 27, 2021
Great experience with Capt. Phil. Put us on fish out of the gate, and his stories and good humor were a bonus.
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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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Don't cancel because of rain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fishing on April 16, 2021
So glad we didn’t cancel because of rain… after all it’s just water!  We limited out with reds the first hour and then...
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Mountain Brook, AL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fishing on April 14, 2021
PhiL knows his fishing and quite a few things about life. Caught plenty of Reds and an array of other living things to say...
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FAQs about Phil’s Charter Service

Phil’s Charter Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Fishing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Phil’s Charter Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin )
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Phil’s Charter Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Phil’s Charter Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Phil’s Charter Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Phil’s Charter Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout