Inshore Expeditions Guide Service

105 Hogtown Bayou Lane
Santa Rosa Beach FL, United States

Inshore Expeditions Guide Service is based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Captain Heath works hard to make sure all his guests have an action-packed and fun experience on the water. With Heath, you will be able to feel the thrill of being connected to the fish – he is a professional and experienced guide who knows the area very well.

Enjoy a ride with Captain Heath aboard his 23-foot center console, which comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine. The boat is spacious and clean, ideal for the local waters. It has a carrying capacity of four anglers and is equipped with a live bait tank, as well as top-notch navigational electronics, which include a fish finder, a VHF radio, and a GPS.

With Inshore Expeditions Guide Service, you will also get an opportunity to fish the wrecks, flats, backcountry, and nearshore. Whether it’s sight fishing for Redfish, chasing Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Horse-eye Jack, Ladyfish, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, and many other local species – with Inshore Expeditions Guide Service, you will experience some fine angling. Captain Heath is great at a variety of fishing techniques, which include trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, and popping. 

On your trip with Inshore Expeditions Guide Service, you will be provided with fishing licenses, as well as rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. Once caught, your fish can be cleaned and filleted for you to take home after the trip. You will also be offered drinks, so feel free to bring snacks with you if you want. Also, don’t forget to grab your camera, sunscreen, and sunglasses!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    6hr bay fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    During this trip, you will be fishing inshore for Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Black Drum, Cobia, Snapper, and many more. The package includes all bait, tackle, drinks, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    2hr Kids trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Great way to introduce kids to bay fishing for a 2 hour inshore expedition.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    2hr late afternoon inshore fishing trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack (Horse-eye)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shearwater (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Heath Lavin
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
Captain Heath Lavin is a real threat to any fish. He is a passionate fisherman with a lot of knowledge on the helm. Fishing the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Panama City-bay systems is Heath’s expertise. He prefers bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, spinning, and popping for a variety of fish species. A day out with Heath is not only an eventful experience, but is also full of fun!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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My son and I had a wonderful fishing experience.  I would recommend this charter to anyone at any level of   Skill. 

Mike & Lee Brady

Fished August 24, 2018
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Thanks for the great trip Captain! We really appreciated the extra time since it rained on us a little. We will definitely book future trips with you. You were very professional which made for a great day.

Fished August 18, 2018
Heath Lavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 19, 2018

Thanks again guys! It was definitely an adventure. Had a great time with y’all and appreciate the gift! Hope to fish with y’all again one day. Thank you as well for your service!

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Fished July 25, 2018
Heath Lavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 26, 2018

I’m sorry today wasn’t up to your standards. I had a good time with you guys nonetheless. Take care.

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