Inshore Expeditions Fishing Charter

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
    Beach Sight Fishing Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    Sight fish the beautiful emerald green water along the beach for redfish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    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 Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    A 2-hour fishing expedition is a fantastic way to introduce your kids to bay fishing, and fishing in general. Get out on the productive inshore waters and teach them about the wonderful world around them. Get them hooked as they try their hand at reeling in some exciting, beautiful, and even some tasty fish.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Children Special (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    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.

About the Captain

Heath Lavin
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Jack (Horse-eye)
Ladyfish
Pompano

Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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.
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% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Wendi J.
Mobile, AL
 4.67
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Great family time

VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
We had so much fun on this trip!  It was my husband, myself, thirteen year old daughter and nine year old son.  James...
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Njaynen T.
Canton, TX
 5.00
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1/2 Day

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
OMG, best trip ever!  We caught fish!  Heath knew where to take us and he was spot on.  He was an excellent...
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Fishing with Capt Heath (destin)

March 5, 2018
A friend recommended Capt Heath aka ( the heathen). We ledt the dock about sunrise Capt heath had everything we needed including...
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Amy W.
Pensacola, FL
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
We had a thundershower go by right at the start of our trip. Instead of cancelling, Heath asked us what we would like to do,...
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Marc M.
Tomball, TX
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Half Day Trip with Capt Heath

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
Capt made the best out of a hard fishing day in June.  Capt was professional, and very focused on making the trip an enjoyable...
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