Come explore the pristine waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast with Florida Boy Adventures! Specializing in fishing flats and backcountry, Captain Hunter Ray is the man who’ll lead you on your trip and introduce you to the variety of fish species and stunning wildlife this area has to offer.

Capt. Hunter is a passionate outdoorsman who grew up fishing these waters, so it’s safe to say he knows all the best hotspots and honey holes. Depending on your wishes, he can arrange charters departing from Santa Rosa Beach or Panama City Beach.

Your trip will be spent aboard a 22’ Sabalo skiff, capable of taking up to 4 guests out for a day on the water. This boat is specially designed for fishing the shallow waters of Florida. She features a poling platform and a trolling motor to get you to the best fishing spots without spooking the fish.

On board this vessel, you’ll find a spacious livewell filled with bait to help you entice your catch. If you’d rather fish with artificial lures or on the fly, you’ll also find all the necessary equipment on board the boat.

Capt. Hunter will have you sightseeing and fishing in and the bountiful Choctawhatchee Bay. He’ll guide you expertly towards your target species, which could include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and Sharks. If there’s a specific fish you’d like to target, just let him know.

Each trip includes all the gear, bait, and lures you’ll need for a fun and successful day on the water, and your captain will also clean and bag your catch for you at the end of the day. Just bring some light snacks and sunscreen and get ready to cast off on an amazing adventure with Florida Boy Adventures!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Perfect for young kids or beginner anglers.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $400
    If you're new to angling or want to introduce your little ones to the magic of fishing, this short adventure is the perfect introduction to these waters! This trip has short run times and is designed to get lots of bites to keep you and your kids interested and engaged. Your target species will vary, and you'll be provided with all the fishing gear you need for a successful day on the water. Your fishing license is also included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    If you're an early bird, join Capt. Hunter on this morning adventure! You'll spend 4 hours out on the water with him, and this time will be spent fishing, traveling, and cleaning your catch. A maximum of 4 anglers can come on this trip. You'll be fishing and exploring the sights of the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay, targeting species such as Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. Your trip includes all the fishing gear you need, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    If you'd rather hit the snooze button a few times, this afternoon adventure is the perfect option for you! You'll spend up to 4 hours out on the water, including travel time and fish cleaning. This trip accommodates 4 anglers max, and you'll all be exploring the sights of the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay, and casting your line for fish such as Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. Your fishing gear will be provided for you, as well as your fishing license.
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About the Captain

Hunter Ray
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
114 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
A passionate outdoorsman, Captain Hunter Ray grew up fishing the Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. His family has been on the water for generations, and Capt. Hunter was introduced to the fishing business at an early age. As he grew up, he spent countless hours working as a deckhand for his family’s shrimping business, which gave him a thorough knowledge of the local waters and all their inhabitants. Nowadays, he translates this knowledge to his clients by providing fun local inshore fishing trips that stand out because of his local knowledge and family-friendly attitude.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat specs

Sabalo (Flats boat) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

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Recent Fishing Reports

Bull red beatdown
Bull red beatdown
September 22, 2022
Started out catching about 40 croakers for bait. Then went to the pogy schools and caught over 20 bull reds and lost a shark.
Running of the bulls
Running of the bulls
September 5, 2022
The big over slot redfish we call bull reds have shown up big time. We target these fish by running around looking for birds diving or visibly seeing them chasing bait on the surface. Nows the best time of year to get after them.
Red hot reds
Red hot reds
August 29, 2022
The redfish are getting into their late summer pattern and we have them dialed in. Bait is getting scarce so it takes a little more time to find the right ones but its worth it because when you find them the reds are chewing the hooks off.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 114 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (63)
Half Day am trip
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Half day with Florida Boy Adventures & Capt. Gil
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Angler Rating
96
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Corey K.
Benton, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great guys family trip!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 15, 2022
We were scheduled to fish on a Wednesday morning. Hunter called on Monday to let us know that Wednesday mornings weather would...
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Toby K.
Friendswood, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Kids trip with Captain Hunter

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on May 19, 2022
Great experience for the kids. Caught 4 different species of fish and all the kids had a great time. Then2 hours was good for...
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Terri B.
Florence, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 3, 2022
We highly recommend these guys! Captain Justin was awesome!
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David J.
Jackson, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Hunter

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 29, 2022
Captain Hunter put us on the fish again—he is the best!!
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Cody C.
Winder, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 8, 2022
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FAQs about Florida Boy Adventures

Florida Boy Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Boy Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Florida Boy Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Florida Boy Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Boy Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Florida Boy Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout