Emerald “C” Fishing Charters invites you to join them on the stunning waters of Pensacola, Florida. The area is ideal to feel the thrill of being connected to the fish and getting a chance to experience some nice catches. The crew is passionate and informed, thriving to make each trip unforgettable.

Enjoy the ride on a spacious 25’ center console with a 250 HP Yamaha engine. It can comfortably take up to 6 anglers. Equipped with a GPS, a fishfinder, a VHF radio, and a wireless trolling motor, as well as a live bait tank, the vessel is ideal for a smooth ride to the hottest fishing spots in the area.

You can choose between fishing the reefs, wrecks, the flats, nearshore or inshore, or head up to 9 miles offshore. You will be able to use various fishing techniques, such as light tackle, heavy tackle, jigging, trolling, spinning, drift fishing, and bottom fishing.

Depending on the season and what is biting, you will get a chance to target Red Snapper, Redfish, Amberjack, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Flounder, Grouper, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.

Your trip will include all the necessary equipment, such as rods, reels, tackle, as well as lures, live bait, and your fishing licenses. The crew will offer drinks, so you can bring snacks with you. One hour of fish cleaning and filleting can also be arranged.

Enjoy a day of fishing under the Florida sun with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters, and make some great memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    More time on the water means you fish for longer. Head out more than 9 miles, and depending on the season, you can target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. All fishing gear is included in the price, as well as the fishing license for the day.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This morning trip will have you fishing up to 9 miles offshore for Snapper, Grouper, King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia (when in season) and many more species. All rods and reels are provided, as well as some drinks. You are welcome to bring along your own food. The fishing license for all anglers is included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    The 6-hour trip allows you to fish inshore and nearshore. You'll be able to cover a lot of ground to target a variety of species such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Snapper! Please bring along your own food. The fishing license for the day is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    November Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    November Bull Redfish. It's like nothing you've ever done! Once you experience these large schools of Bull Reds busting on the surface you will be hooked for life. Thrilling and intense excitement. Get in on the action.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This trip will see you fishing the inshore waters of Pensacola for a variety of species, such as Redfish, Red snapper, Flounder, and many more. Drinks are included, but you are welcome to bring along your own snacks. All rods and reels are included in the price, as well as the fishing license for the day.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    On this trip, you'll be targeting Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish, and more in the waters of Pensacola. Water is provided on board, but you are welcome to bring along your own food and other drinks aboard. The fishing license is provided for all 6 anglers fishing.
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About the Captain

Craig Williams
Pensacola, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
349 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2016
Over the last 20 years, Captain Craig has fished the waters of Pensacola, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach, as well as Destin, Indian Pass, St. Joe’s Bay, Amelia Island, and Key West. Craig’s long love for the water and the smell of salt in the air has made him fulfil his lifelong dream of guiding. After 25 years in retail management, he decided to start his own charter company. Craig is passionate about making every adventure a great experience for all of his guests. He especially enjoys putting his younger clients on their first fish and seeing the smile on their faces. Captain Craig’s goal is to "Live life to the fullest every day".

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
PayPal
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Large Triggerfish caught in the Gulf.
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Jeff J.
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Six hour inshore trip with Capt. Craig.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on February 25, 2021
Sub-optimal conditions but we caught fish just about everywhere we went. Capt.Craig is knowledgeable, easy-going and patient....
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The captain canceled

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Paul D.
Pensacola, FL
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4 Hour Trip with Captain Craig Williams.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore on May 29, 2020
I helped my son move to Pensacola from Massachusetts for a new job and wanted a trip that would be a memorable trip for him...
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Diane L.
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore on February 23, 2021
Caught a lot of nice fish.  Couldn’t believe how nice the wheater was for February.  Being a life long resident of Pensacola...
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Pensacola, FL
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4 hrs inshore trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore on May 24, 2020
Captain Craig was upfront and honest from the first phone call. We were scheduled for an offshore trip, he kept us in the...
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