Kitchen Pass Dive & Fishing Charter

Harrison Avenue
Panama City FL, United States

Kitchen Pass Dive and Fishing Charter is a veteran-owned charter company. Offering nearshore fishing and dive charters, the company will provide you with all the fishing equipment you need for a great day on the water.

The Kitchen Pass is a spacious 26 ft Dusky center console that has a lot of room for up to six people to go fishing or diving. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, the boat can reach speeds of over thirty knots and will take you to the best reefs and wrecks in no time. It features a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio for communication and navigation, and there is a live bait tank on board to keep your bait in the best condition possible.

Explore the nearshore wrecks and reefs around Panama City, Florida, either above the water with a fishing rod, or beneath the surface with diving equipment. Whichever option you go for, you are likely to encounter Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, and Mackerel. As far as fishing is concerned, you could be bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging and, depending on what you want to get out of your day, you could be targeting Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, or Barracuda and Sharks. Captain James Tew does not keep a strict time limit but is happy to take you out from two to twelve hours, depending on what you want to do.

Kitchen Pass Fishing and Dive Charter provides all the gear you need for fishing - all you need to bring is your own food and drinks. If you are taking a dive charter, you will need to bring your own gear.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    I don't have time limits. The price is for the trip 2 hours or 12 hours it's your choice. Fish for anything from Flounder and Redfish nearshore to Groupers and Snappers offshore.
  • Shared trip
    Dive Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 75
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Diving around the Panama City area. You have to bring all your own gear.
There are 34 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Dusky (Center console) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 300HP F300 Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

26 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Panama City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

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

About the Captain

James Tew
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
I have fished all my life in mostly freshwater until I was stationed in Okinawa with the Air Force, where I fell in love with scuba diving. Stationed here in Florida's Panhandle, I took up saltwater fishing and found I have a knack for it. After almost 22 years in the Air Force I decided to retire and start a charter with the two hobbies I fell in love with: fishing and diving.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Panama City Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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This was an amazing experience for my daughter and I. Captain James Tew and first mate Wesley, were both so helpful, professional and knowledgeable.  They helped us the entire day as newer fisherman to saltwater /reef fishing, understanding what to do to bring in the fish. We caught Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, BeeLiner, Trigger fish, and more. We also caught and released a baby Tiger and Spinner shark and an Eel. We saw dolphins, sea turtle, jelly fish, remoras. Captain James was extremely flexible with the schedule of the trip due to some inclement weather in the morning. Captain Tews (Kitchen Pass) is a small family business owner and Miltary veteran, I would highly recommand for your fishing experience in the Panama City area (Gulf of México)


Mick & Abbey from Ohio

Fished July 8, 2018
James Tew (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 11, 2018

Thank you for your kind words.  I loved have y’all on the boat and look forward to the next trip with y’all.

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We had an amazing day with some excellent catches and a freezer full of fish! Captain Tew and Wesley were wonderful and kept us on fish all day long!!

Fished July 6, 2018
James Tew (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 10, 2018

Thank you for your kind words.  We had a great day as well.  Looking forward to the next trip with y’all.

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Great Captain really put us on some good fishif it wouldn’t of been for one of our crew getting sick we would of caught a bunch great Captain great priced and I would highly recommend him to anybody n if I come back I will be going with out on the water with kitchen pass

Fished June 23, 2018
James Tew (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 25, 2018

Thanks for the kind words. I had a lot of fun and a great time with y’all.  Looking forward to the next time.

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