Kitchen Pass Charters

Support your veterans with Kitchen Pass Charters, as you discover the riches of Florida’s Panhandle with a captain that spent 22 years in the Air Force.

Captain James Tew fished all his life in freshwater, before discovering the joys of saltwater fishing while stationed in Okinawa. He’s never looked back since, and combined his passion for fishing with scuba diving too. He promises to share his enthusiasm and lifetime’s worth of experience with you, as he takes you to the prime fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico.

Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard the spacious 26’ Dusky center console to come fishing or diving. A light vessel, she’ll whizz to the productive reefs and wrecks in no time, with the GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio making sure you get on the fish. Bring your own drinks and snacks aboard and make yourself at home, while all the fishing gear will be provided. Just make sure to bring your own equipment if you want to go diving.

You’re in for a thrilling trip exploring the wrecks and reefs around Panama City, either above the water with a fishing rod, or beneath the surface with diving equipment. Whichever option you go for, you’re sure to encounter Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, and Mackerel.

As far as fishing is concerned, you could be bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging depending on what you want to get out of your day. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, or Barracuda and Sharks add to the already impressive list of species you can target, so get ready for a thrilling day out.

All Capt. James asks is that you make sure you’re on time for the trip. In case of a delay without notifying the Captain, the trip will be canceled and the deposit will be non-refundable.

But, with such incredible fishing on offer within minutes from leaving the dock, you’ll want to get there early to squeeze as much as possible out of your trip with Kitchen Pass Charters. Book now and discover some of the best fishing grounds in the country!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Make the most of the productive waters out of Panama City and spend a mammoth 12 hours on the water. Spending this long will give you the chance to explore every nook and cranny of the nearshore and offshore waters, as you try trolling and bottom fishing to land whatever you want. Go after Grouper, Jacks, Snapper,s King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and many more, on what promises to be a fishing trip like no other. Focus on one kind of fishing or combine the two, as you get what you want from it.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    Get whatever you want out of this 10-hour adventure, as you get to focus on one kind of fishing, or mi it up by splitting your time. Bottom fish the reefs and wrecks for delicious and exciting creatures, such as Snappers, Grouper, Jacks, and many more, while trolling will give you the best chance of landing a monster Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, or Blackfin Tuna. Whatever you choose, you're in for a thrilling day testing your skills and strength to catch whatever you want.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This full-day trip will give you plenty of opportunity to eenjoy the incredible fishing on offer in Florida's Panhandle, and explore the rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Hit the nearshore reefs and some productive wrecks offshore, as you hunt for some delicious creatures, such as Snappers, Grouper, Jacks, and many more. Beware, though, as each of these creatures sure knows how to fight, so you'll need to work hard to land that prized fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    There's nothing better than bottom fishing in the morning, and this 6-hour trip will prove just that. Head to sea to wake up in style, as the sea breeze puts you in a good mood, before the action begins. Get ready to have your hands full of exciting and delicious fish, as you use your skills to attract Jacks, Grouper, Snappers, and other bottom species to your line, before fighting it out with them to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    After a relaxing morning and a hearty lunch, you'll be ready to hit the seas in search of your dinner. Spend 6 hours bottom fishing the productive fishing grounds out of Panama City and get your hands on some delicious creatures. Test your skills to attract the bite of Snappers, Groupers, and Jacks, among many more, as you work up a sweat to land those well-earned rewards to fill the freezer for weeks to come.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    They say the early bird gets the worm, and you'll see this ring true, as you head out to the shallower waters nearshore in search of some prized fish. Get ready to show off your skills to attract Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, and many more to the end of your line, before using all your strength to reel 'em in and fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Come aboard refreshed and ready for a thrilling afternoon of fishing, as you spend 4 hours hitting the nearshore waters for a range of exciting and delicious fish. Test your bottom fishing skills to entice the bite of Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, and more, and discover why the Panhandle is so renowned for its fishery.
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About the Captain

James Tew
Panama City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

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

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 Panama City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
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Grouper
Tiger Shark
Tiger shark
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Angler Rating
45
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Robert B.
MEADOWBRK FRM, KY
 5.00
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Great Trip. Exactly as advertised.

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
Captain James and Tony did an amazing job during our charter. From covering all safety measures, always ready to help with...
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Estel B. J.
Panama City, Florida
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
A special thanks to the mate for making sure my 7 year old girl a great first experience on the water. She had a blast. We...
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Richard B.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
We had a great time with you guys this morning. We got to pull in alot of of fish and you were especially patient and helpful...
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Joseph E.
New Palestine, IN
 4.67
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Capt. James is the man!

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
We went on a 4 hour near shore trip With Kitchen Pass.  Capt. James and deckhand Anthony were absolute professionals -...
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Rachel C.
San Juan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 18, 2020
We had a wonderful time and brought in a good amount of fish. I would go back out with these gentlemen, they were very informative...
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