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 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    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 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    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 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    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 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    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
    $900
    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 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    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
    $600
    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 Report
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85 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.

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Targeted Species

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

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on October 13, 2021
Captain James and his first mate, were fantastic took us out as a party of 3 adults and 3 kids 8-11 years old. They put us...
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Awesome fishing experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on October 8, 2021
We had a great time with Capt. James and crew!  They put us right on top of the fish, and we were catching them nonstop until...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on June 1, 2021
Capt James and his 1st mate(sorry I forget his name) were great. They put us on a good bite right away and when the bite stopped...
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on October 2, 2021
Great captain did everything within his power to make sure we had a great trip an he delivered 10 out of 10
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Panama City, Florida
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on June 25, 2021
Capt. James and his crew were so friendly and knowledgeable. They went over and beyond to provide us with a fun trip. Hands...
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FAQs about Kitchen Pass Charters

Kitchen Pass Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Combo (10 hours)
  • $1,800 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 (Provide $20 you can buy more if wanted. )

Trips booked with Kitchen Pass Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (provide first $20 you can buy more if wanted)
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Kitchen Pass Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Kitchen Pass Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

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