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
    Nearshore/Wreck Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you will be bottom fishing nearshore for Grouper, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, Triggerfish, and many more species, as well as beach sight fishing for Redfish.
  • 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
    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.
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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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% 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: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.42 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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A friend recommended Capt Heath aka ( the heathen). We ledt the dock about sunrise Capt heath had everything we needed including live bait and rods rigged and ready. I’m from southern Louisiana so I didn’t really expect too much out of the gulf coast inshore scene, but man did “the heathen” prove me wrong. Within no time 2 out of the 3 of us were hooked up and reels were whining. By 10am we had reds, drum, and sheepshead in the cooler. We finished it off with some specks from the “honey hole”.  All in all the is by far the best inshore trip I’ve ever had on the gulf coast. I’d recommend the “heathen” the anyone looking to catch some fish and have a great time.

Fished March 5, 2018
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Captain Heath put us on the fish. We had a great day and he runs a top notch operation.

Fished November 11, 2017
Heath Lavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 11, 2018

Thank you, Joe. Had a great time with you guys. Very exciting seeing your sons face light up after every hook-up. Look forward to fishing you guys again.

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Great time…  Was great with my 6 year old and really tried to put us in the fish.

Fished June 15, 2017
Heath Lavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 16, 2017

Jim, thank you for the kind words. I had a great time fishing with you guys. You definitely have a future fishermen on your hands. Hope you guys have a great rest of your vacation and safe travels home.

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