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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    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 (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    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
    November Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    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
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    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
    5 Hour Trip Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    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 Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $950
    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.
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FAQs about Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - November Bull Redfish (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip Offshore (5 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota i-pilot

Trips booked with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Up to 1 hour)
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

About the Captain

Craig Williams
Pensacola, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
546 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota i-pilot

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Up to 1 hour
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 146 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (100)
Morning fishing with Capt. Craig
Morning fishing with Capt. Craig
Bad weather three cancellations and some Texas boys ready to fish
+97
Angler Rating
128
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Aaron B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fantastic time but somewhat unexpected

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on May 12, 2023
Our captain worked for the guy we booked our trip though so we were a bit confused. Fortunately we had an incredible experience....
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Gerald J.
Milton, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Morning fishing with Capt. Craig

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on May 10, 2023
It was a great day fishing this morning with Capt Craig and First Mate, Gary!  We caught more Spanish Mackerel than we hoped...
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Shawn H.
Annetta North, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Bad weather three cancellations and some Texas boys ready to fish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on July 21, 2022
We started our week with rough waters and unwanted rain storms. We finally found a charter that we booked with no time left...
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Martin M.
Bogalusa, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Capt craig

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip Offshore on May 19, 2023
Even though the water was pretty rough Capt Craig made sure we caught some fish and had a great time. Thanks for the trip Capt...
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Charles D.
Kiln, MS
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Capt Parker

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 29, 2022
Capt Parker was great. Listened to want we wanted to do and fish and he did it. Took the time to call the day before...
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