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
    2 hour Dolphin Tour
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $300
    Come and see the dolphins of the Gulf with us.
  • Private trip
    2 hour Dolphin Tour
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $300
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Dolphin tour
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $300
  • Private trip
    2 hour Dolphin Tour
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $300
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip–Bay Kids Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    US $300
    This is geared to be a kid-friendly trip to introduce your kids to the world of saltwater fishing within the safe waters of St. Andrew's Bay. We will be targeting Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and a variety of other species.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip–Bay Kids Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    US $300
    This is geared to be a kid-friendly trip to introduce your kids to the world of saltwater fishing within the safe waters of St. Andrew's Bay. We will be targeting Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and a variety of other species.
  • Private trip
    2 nearshore scuba dive 4 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $450
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    2 nearshore scuba dive 4 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $450
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    3 nearshore scuba dive 6 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $550
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    3 nearshore scuba dive 6 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    2 offshore scuba dive 5 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $675
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    2 offshore scuba dive 5 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $675
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    2 spearfishing scuba dive 5 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $675
    Come and do some spearfishing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    2 spearfishing scuba dive 5 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $675
    Come and do some spearfishing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $700
    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 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 offshore scuba dive 7 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $800
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    3 offshore scuba dive 7 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $800
    Come and do some sightseeing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    3 spearfishing scuba dive 7 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $800
    Come and do some spearfishing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    3 spearfishing scuba dive 7 hours
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $800
    Come and do some spearfishing on many of our artificial reefs and hard bottom. The rate is for the boat. We can take up to 6 divers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $850
    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 Jack, Grouper, Snapper, and other bottom species to your line, before fighting it out with them to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $850
    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 Jack, Grouper, Snapper, and other bottom species to your line, before fighting it out with them to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    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 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,000
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,300
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,800
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,000
    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.
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FAQs about Kitchen Pass Charters

Kitchen Pass Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 2 hour Dolphin Tour (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2 hour Dolphin Tour (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Dolphin tour (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2 hour Dolphin Tour (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip–Bay Kids Trolling (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip–Bay Kids Trolling (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 2 nearshore scuba dive 4 hours (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 2 nearshore scuba dive 4 hours (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3 nearshore scuba dive 6 hours (6 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3 nearshore scuba dive 6 hours (6 hours)
  • US $675 per group - 2 offshore scuba dive 5 hours (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group - 2 offshore scuba dive 5 hours (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group - 2 spearfishing scuba dive 5 hours (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group - 2 spearfishing scuba dive 5 hours (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3 offshore scuba dive 7 hours (7 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3 offshore scuba dive 7 hours (7 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3 spearfishing scuba dive 7 hours (7 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3 spearfishing scuba dive 7 hours (7 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Combo (10 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Combo (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Kitchen Pass Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Kitchen Pass Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Kitchen Pass Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (No Federal permits/ State regulations apply )
  • Offshore Fishing (No Federal permits/ State regulations apply )
  • Reef Fishing (No Federal permits/ State regulations apply )
  • Wreck Fishing (No Federal permits/ State regulations apply )

Kitchen Pass Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle (No Federal permits/ State regulations apply )
  • Bottom Fishing (No Federal permits/ State regulations apply )
  • Trolling (No Federal permits/ State regulations apply )

Top targeted fish species with Kitchen Pass Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

James Tew
Panama City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
119 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2016
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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

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack (Almaco) Almaco Jack

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
No Federal permits/ State regulations apply
Offshore Fishing
No Federal permits/ State regulations apply
Reef Fishing
No Federal permits/ State regulations apply
Wreck Fishing
No Federal permits/ State regulations apply

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
No Federal permits/ State regulations apply
Bottom Fishing
No Federal permits/ State regulations apply
Trolling
No Federal permits/ State regulations apply

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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