Captain Will’s Inshore & Nearshore

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Pensacola Beach Boulevard
Pensacola Beach FL, United States

Capt Will’s Inshore and Nearshore charters invites you for a fishing trip of a lifetime in Pensacola, Florida. If you are staying in the Pensacola or Orange Beach area and looking to do some fishing, then Capt Will is the man to book. Born and raised along the Gulf Coast, Capt Will is full of experiences and great hospitality and will do his best to insure you have the time of your life!

He will take you fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Lane Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and more, in the back bays. Alternatively, you can head to the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico for big Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, and King Mackerel.

Captain Will provides the necessary fishing gear in the form of rods, reels, tackle, baits, a fishing license, and he can even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip. This is a child-friendly charter, so bring the kids along for a fun day of learning and bonding on the Florida waters.

Capt Will’s Inshore and Nearshore charters will take you out on a 27’ Shearwater center console built in 2015. The boat is powered by a 350 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. It features all the safety and navigation equipment, so you can relax knowing you’ll have a safe and successful trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip consist of deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico where you will target Red Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and other nearshore species.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip consists of fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Pompano, Sheepshead, and many more species throughout the surrounding bays .
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Family Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    If your just wanting to pull on some fish, see the rod bend, and not necessarily looking for dinner or to take fish home, then this trip is for you. Bring the kids along for a fun lesson on the water.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shearwater (Center console) originally built in 2015, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 350HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

27 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

About the Captain

Will Nelson
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
Born and raised along the gulf coast, i have been fishing my whole life . My grandfather has taught me 90 % of everything i know. As a young kid my PaPa used to take me fishing with him everywhere he went .Since his pass i have really set fourth the effort to become not only a great fisherman but a great teacher. i love nothing more than seeing a kid get fired up because he caught his first fish or mom and dad so excited they begin to tear up . I love fishing but even more than that i love introducing people to fishing and making sure they're having a great time while aboard !
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 96%

Pensacola Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Fished October 13, 2017
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Booked a deep sea fishing trip for my boyfriends birtbday. It was both of our first time fishing and Capt. Will was extremely helpful and patient all throughout the day. Caught some king mackerel and did some catch and release with amberjacks. Capt. Will made this an unforgettable experience and we will treasure these memories for years to come. Definitely made us want to go again!

Fished September 20, 2017
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Good trip but the weather didn’t cooperate. Just as we got into the fish, had to run back inshore to beat the storms. Captain knows how to find and catch fish. We found some huge amberjacks we hadn’t expected and Captain Will did everything our light tackle would allow to hook up. As soon as he could get hooked up, he was quick to hand the rod to one of my boys for the fight. My 12 year old landed a large ‘cuda and my 17 year old stumbled into a large red snapper that we couldn’t keep. Once the weather turned, we made a fast run into the bay and Capt. Will quickly rigged up for bay fishing where we had some success. The boat was clean and fast and Capt. Will was on time and easy to fish with. It Is obvious that he loves to fish and share his knowledge.

Fished August 9, 2017
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