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
    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.
  • Private trip
    Two Hour Evening Trip
    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.
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About the Captain

Hunter Ray
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
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106 Customer Reviews
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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
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Santa Rosa Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Larry W.
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2 person - 4 hour early morning inshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 4, 2021
Early morning inshore trip for 4 hours.  Captain Ryan Brown was already at the ramp with the boat ready when we arrived a...
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Excellent 4 Hr. Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 30, 2021
This was a great experience for me & my two sons (11 & 15).  We had a lot of action (great for kids).  In fact, for about...
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Half day with Florida Boy Adventures & Capt. Gil

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 25, 2021
We had a great trip with Captain Gil. He took great care of us and put us on the fish! It was a totally enjoyable outing and...
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Half Day Am

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 2, 2021
our captain was great. Our son’s first time fishing on his first cast he caught a nice red. Captain would have us at a spot...
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2 Hour Kids Trip with Captain Hunter Ray

VERIFIED   Two Hour Evening Trip on March 16, 2021
We have young kids (5&7) that love to freshwater fish in MN. They have never had a saltwater experience. This trip was perfect! ...
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FAQs about Florida Boy Adventures

Florida Boy Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Two Hour Evening Trip (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