Soulwater Charters—23'

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Soulwater Charters is an operation with a real soul and passion for fishing in Florida. It is owned and operated by Captain Matthew Miller who was born and raised in Pensacola and who knows these waters like the palm of his hand. He is a firm believer in teaching young people the importance of conservation of fish species and fishing as a sport in order to ensure safe fishery for the future generations. He has fished the major exotic locations like Panama, Costa Rica, the Florida Keys and other super attractive fishing hubs.

You will fish aboard his 23’ Hydrasport Bay Bolt center console boat, which was fully restocked and refitted in 2018, with capacity for 6 people. It is powered by a 300HP Suzuki Four Stroke engine with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots which makes it super efficient and fast on the water. The boat contains a GPS, a VHF radio and an excellent fishfinder ideal for locating the best fishing spots in the warm waters of northern Florida. You will find all the safety equipment onboard so you can have a peace of mind and know that you are on a safe vessel. The flybridge is an excellent tool when you are scouring the water for fish, and a wireless trolling motor will make it super quiet in the shallow waters.

Soulwater Charters 850 fishes from the Shoreline Park Marina in Gulf Breeze and knows the area really well. Captain Matt will take you to the best spots where you can catch species such as Black Drum, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Redfish, Sailfish, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper and Spotted Seatrout. Captain Matt can take you inshore or offshore fishing, and is able to teach you many styles like trolling, jigging, drift and kite fishing, light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, spinning and popping. You will have all the gear including rods, reels, tackle, live bait and lures, a fishing license and a first mate on hand. You will have drinks on board as well.



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (4 PAX)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend the entire morning fishing offshore. Target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (Nighttime)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Fish into the night out on Pensacola bay, targeting big Redfish Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing the shallows for Redfish. Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more.
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About the Captain

Matthew Miller
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Reports
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40 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2015
Captain Matthew has lived and fished in Pensacola his whole life. He says he was born to do it, that's why he chose guiding as his career. He started running a professional charter service in order to share his love for the fish and fishing as a sport with other like-minded people. He loves taking novices out on the water and teaching them anything they want to know.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Hydrasport (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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:
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Checks

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (16)
4.65
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Sidney H.
Gulf Breeze, FL
 4.67
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5-hr trip with Captain Jacob

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2019
Got our limit of red snapper and caught lots more fish like Trigger fish, which were not legal to keep at the time.  Captain...
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Scott B.
Baton Rouge, LA
 5.00
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   NEW  July 19, 2019
Was a great trip, caught a lot of fish. Some we had to throw back out of season but they got fired up and we caught a lot.
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Kim S.
Cumming, GA
 5.00
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3 hour Catch and Release

VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
Me and my 12 year old son had a wonderful time.  Captain Jacob was great.  We will be back to Pensacola and when...
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Jeff M.
Tylertown, MS
 5.00
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Awesome day with Jacob

VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
Captain Jacob put us on the fish and we had a great time catching them. I would recommend this charter to anyone looking to...
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Curtis A.
Broken Arrow, OK
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 10, 2019
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