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Captain Will’s Inshore & Nearshore

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.



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  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $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

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
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.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Checks

About the Captain

Will Nelson
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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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 !
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Robert H.
Navarre, FL
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
Had a great day with Captain Will. Got on fish and had an awesome time
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Clarence O.
Gulf Breeze, FL
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VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
Captain Will worked very effectively with other boat captains to determine where the fish were biting and got us there. We...
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John H.
Shreveport, LA
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VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
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Robert V.
Missouri City, TX
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VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
We had a blast with Capt Will!
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Greenbrier, Arkansas
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4 hour trip with Captain Kenny Way

VERIFIED   July 20, 2017
Captain Kenny was great with my two girls ages 12 and 17.  We wasted no time catching fish and continue to catch fish...
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