Gulf Coast Extreme Adventures

9 reviews
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Gulf Coast Extreme Adventures offers trips in and around Apalachicola, Florida. If you are stressed from work or studies, want to butt heads with a lot of formidable sport fish species, or just wish to have the waters all to yourself – this is the right choice for you.

Step aboard a newly upgraded 26’ Twin Vee boat, which comes powered by twin 150 HP Suzuki engines. This vessel is clean, spacious, and has a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. Its navigational electronics include a fishfinder, a GPS, and a VHF radio.

Inside, there is a toilet and a bed. The boat is equipped with outriggers, downriggers, an ice-box, and an anchoring system. Up to 6 anglers are welcome to join the adventure.

The crew has tailored a great variety of packages to choose from. You can spend from 4 to 8 hours offshore or in the bay, fishing for Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mangrove Snapper, Black Seabass, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Goliath Grouper, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack… and the list just keeps going!

If you want to target Flounder, the crew offers a special night trip for you. They are familiar with a variety of fishing techniques that work best for the local species, including bottom fishing, spinning, popping, spearfishing, drift fishing, bow fishing, trolling, and many more.

Your fishing trip will include rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and licenses. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks if you’d like. A day out with one of the most professional and involved crews in the area is just what the doctor ordered.

Join Gulf Coast Extreme Adventures now – and fish on!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Explore the deep blue seas on this mammoth 10-hour trip. Get out onto the open ocean and get your fish on against some serious big game fish. Troll to entice the bite of monster, delicious Mahi Mahi and Cobia, exciting Wahoo, and stunning Snappers, among many more highly-prized fish. The Gulf's rich waters will prove to be one of your most productive fishing grounds, so make the most of it and spend the maximum time possible on the water.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,100
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    An 8-hour trip will allow you to get out into the heart of the Gulf. These deep waters are home to a range of beautiful, delicious, and exhilarating fish. Get ready for the fight of your life as you spring into action at the sound of the screeching reels, taking on a monster Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, or Wahoo, among many more. Bring your own snacks and drinks aboard and make the most of these productive waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get out into the Gulf's deeper waters on this 5-hour trip. Aboard the comfortable vessel, you'll have plenty of space as you battle it out with your friends or family to land a monster fish. Troll, pop, bottom fish, or jig to entice the bite of a Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Wahoo, and many more exciting and delicious fish, as you test your skills against some highly-prized fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This inshore trip will see you work your way around the wealth of shallow bays in the Panhandle. Get your fish on as you spend 8 hours tackling some monster fish that are sought-after all over the country. You'll fish some of the most popular spots as you bottom fish, jig, and even fly fish, if you want, for exciting Jack, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and even Sea Bass. You may even end up with a delicious treat to take home at the end of the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Explore the shallow waters of the Panhandle's network of bays on this 4-hour trip. You'll be on the productive water immediately, wasting no time fishing as you go after Jack, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Seabass, and many more tough-fighting and delicious fish. Test your skills against these beauties by bottom fishing among other techniques, trying to land yourself something delicious for lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Customized
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you can dream it, we can make it happen – within reason! Get in touch with your captain and let him know what kind of fish you'd like to target, or which bodies of water you prefer to go for and the world is your Oyster. Inshore Flounder, there's a whole world waiting just out of Apalachicola.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip – Flounder Gigging
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $400
    up to 2 persons / day
    + $50
    each additional person / day
    There's no time to waste so get out on the productive inshore waters by night and go after some delicious Flounder in traditional style. Using lights from the boat, you'll follow these bottom-dwelling creatures across the shallow waters, with a gig in your hand ready to pounce. Fill the boat with these tasty fish and head home with enough to fill the freezer for weeks to come.
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About the Captain

Doug Scarabin
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2017
Captain Doug Scarabin is an avid angler and a professional guide. He is a PADI certified Divemaster and Coast Guard Certified Master Captain, as well as a CPR/First Aid emergency responder. Doug has 20 years of law enforcement experience. He is passionate about the water and is always there for the next adventure.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Twin Vee (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Apalachicola to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.52
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Two fish.  One hook.  At the same time!
Half day Bay fishing with Captain Doug of Gulf Coast Extreme.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Samuel M.
Alabaster, AL
 5.00
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Half day offshore

VERIFIED   May 16, 2019
Simply put we can’t say enough good things about this experience!  Before we had even caught a fish we were having...
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Lori E.
West Salem, OH
 5.00
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Great half-day trip!

VERIFIED   July 18, 2018
We booked a half-day (4 hour) trip with Captain Doug and fished in the bay. We had so much fun with our two boys (8 and 10.)...
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Matthew H.
Blountstown, Florida
 5.00
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Half day Bay fishing with Captain Doug of Gulf Coast Extreme.

VERIFIED   July 13, 2017
This trip was worth every penny. Capt. Doug suggested if we wanted to catch a lot of fish, that we fish for trout. We caught...
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Donna D.
Hertford, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full day off-shore with Captain Doug.

VERIFIED   July 28, 2017
He was absolutely the best and most fun we have had. Doug was great fun for the entire family and crew. We are saving his name...
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Thomas V.
Bristol, FL
 4.33
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Half day trip for six family members

VERIFIED   June 21, 2018
Would have liked better seating for six when boat was moving- had adequate room while fishing with six people. Had expected...
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