Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

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
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $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
    November Bull Redfish
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $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.
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About the Captain

Craig Williams
Pensacola, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
427 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) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
86%
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4 Hour Near Shore Charter with Captain Craig

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore on May 2, 2021
Our experience with Captain Craig was excellent! He is infinitely experienced, responsive, easy going and professional. It’s...
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Fishing after 12 inches of rain.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on October 6, 2021
So thankful we were able to go on this trip.  Really looked like it was going to be another day of rain.  Really appreciated...
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Covington, GA
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Half day with Captain Craig

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on October 12, 2021
Captain Craig gave us memories of a lifetime!  Asked him to put my 10 year old on the fish and he did just that!!!  My son...
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Half Day Success!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on September 14, 2021
Craig knew where to go and was very well prepared. He stays in contact with other captains and they help each other find active...
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Half Day with Captian Craig

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on July 21, 2021
Weather wasn’t good, but the experience was awesome.  Craig made it fun and his knowledge was great.  Wish the waters were...
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FAQs about Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - November Bull Redfish (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • 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