Inshore Expeditions Fishing Charter

54 reviews
In demand!

Inshore Expeditions Fishing Charter 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’ll feel the thrill of being connected to the fish – he is a professional and experienced guide who knows the area like no other.

Enjoy a ride with Capt. Heath aboard his 23’ 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 Fishing Charter, you’ll 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 Fishing Charter, you’ll experience some fine angling. Capt. Heath is great at a variety of fishing techniques, which include trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, and popping. 

On your trip, you’ll 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’ll 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
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Make the most of your time in the Panhandle and discover why it's so popular with anglers from all over the world. Spending 6 hours on the water will give you the maximum time to reel in plenty of exciting and delicious fish, showing off your skills and honing them during a thrilling day on the water. You'll choose between bottom fishing and trolling to entice the bite of anything from a delicious Tripletail, Snapper, Cobia, and Redfish, to a thrilling Jack, Ladyfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Afternoon Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Explore the productive waters of the Panhandle, as you traverse the shallow inshore in search of some exciting and delicious fish. Try bottom fishing and let the rods troll for you as you vary your techniques to entice the bite of delicious Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Cobia, and exciting Jacks, Ladyfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Get your fishing fix on this morning trip. Explore the productive waters of the Panhandle, as you traverse the shallow inshore in search of some exciting and delicious fish. Try bottom fishing and let the rods troll for you as you vary your techniques to entice the bite of delicious Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Cobia, and exciting Jacks, Ladyfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Children Special (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Starting at 4pm, you won't need to wake up early and the kids won't have to miss any school. Get out on the water and teach your children all about exciting fishing in the Panhandle. These shallow waters are home to a range of thrilling, beautiful, and delicious fish, and you'll have the chance to get your kids hooked on fishing. This trip is also suitable for experienced anglers to get their daily fishing fix.
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About the Captain

Heath Lavin
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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54 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack (Horse-eye) Jack (Horse-eye)
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

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

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

Payment

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:
Cash
PayPal
Checks
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Four Hour Bay Fishing
Morning trip with Capt Heath
My 14 year old hammered this 40 pound black drum home
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Angler Rating
45
4
4
0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
74%
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VERIFIED   June 25, 2020
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Matt S.
Franklin, TN
 5.00
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Four Hour Bay Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  September 1, 2020
Great time on a return trip with Captain Heath! We will always look to Capt. Heath for our charters. He does a great job helping...
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Randy M.
Chattanooga, TN
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Half Day ww/ Cpt. James

VERIFIED   NEW  August 22, 2020
My two boys, 9 and 11,, and I went on a half day trip with James.  After quickly catching some bait we hit some ladyfish...
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Gavin W.
Columbia, SC
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Morning trip with Capt Heath

VERIFIED   August 14, 2020
Dog days of summer aren’t the best for fishing but Capt Heath still made it a great day.  His expertise was obvious...
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Ryan C.
Destin, FL
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First Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 10, 2020
Thanks again for a great time Captain James! Our kids said the fishing trip was “awesome!” This was our first trip...
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