Charter Boat Freedom

Charter Boat Freedom is a top-quality, customer-oriented business that offers unforgettable Panama City Beach fishing adventures. This is an outfit that does not tolerate second best. Fish with them, and you’ll be cared for by a courteous and professional crew that will make you proud to share your experience with your friends, family, and business clients.

The “Freedom” is a well-maintained 44’ Henriques sport fisher, whose equipment and build exudes class and high standards. The air-conditioned interior has ample seating for up to 13 people, while the galley downstairs has plenty of room for your belongings and snacks. Take a break on one of the four large bunks up-forward, and keep comfortable with the clean and fully-functional restroom with a real freshwater sink.

Once you get to the fishing grounds, you and your whole group will have plenty of space on deck to participate in the rod-bending action Panama City Beach is famous for. You’ll be equipped with top of the range tackle by Penn and Shimano and Your attentive crew will walk you through the best ways to use it. Complete beginners can learn a lot, while the crew will also offer refresher tips for seasoned anglers.

With a large variety of fish available, you could be catching anything from Red Snapper, Grouper and Amberjack to Mahi Mahi, Kingfish and Wahoo, depending on the length of your trip and the season.

Charter Boat Freedom is an eco-friendly company that cares about maintaining the rich local fishery so that our children and children’s children can continue to enjoy it as we do. This means that they only keep fish that are not endangered and they carry out all their trips with the highest regard for local, state, and federal laws.

At the same time, the crew is committed to ensuing you have some tasty fish to take home with you, cleaning and preparing it for you on return to the dock. Let the Charter Boat Freedom crew customize a trip just for you. You won’t regret it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    $4,080
    up to 13 persons
    Take advantage of the productive waters out of Panama City Beach in the Gulf of Mexico's productive waters. Head offshore to the deep waters or discover the nearshore reefs and wrecks – wherever you go, you're in for a thrilling experience. Go in search of tough-fighting and delicious Snappers, Groupers, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more. Test your skills and strength as you try to fill the boat, and head home with a tasty treat. Bring along some drinks and snacks to make the most of it.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    $3,400
    up to 13 persons
    This trip has it all. Get out and explore the deep offshore waters, or hit thenearshore reefs and wrecks and bottom fish. There’s nothing this trip won’t offer, as you indulge in a range of exciting fishing, varying your fishing technique to what’s best suited to lure your target. Troll for the bite of delicious Mahi Mahi and Mackerel, exciting Wahoo, and many more. Bottom fish for Groupers, Snappers, and Cobia, and you’ll head home with more than just a smile on your face.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    $2,720
    up to 13 persons
    Spend the best part of your day on the productive waters out in the Gulf. Hit the nearshore reefs and wrecks and get your fish on against some highly-prized, exciting and delicious fish. Bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack, and many more on what promises to be a rod-bending, pulse-racing experience in a world-famous fishing destination.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    $2,040
    up to 13 persons
    Up to 13 people are welcome aboard to engage in the incredible fishing the Gulf's nearshore waters can offer. Get out and bottom fish for the bite of some highly-prized fish, as you and your friends, family, or colleagues battle it out to land the most fish. Go after Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjack, among others, as you show off your fishing skills or get hooked on the most popular sport in the world.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    $2,040
    up to 13 persons
    Just because you're not a fan of the mornings, it doesn't mean you should miss out on the thrilling fishing on offer in Panama City. If you like to wake up slowly, or simply have other commitments, you'll still get to spend 6 hours on the water going after a range of exciting and delicious fish. Get out into the Gulf and spend 6 hours targeting some monster Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjack, on what promises to be a thrilling trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    $1,360
    up to 13 persons
    Dip your feet in the water and see why fishing is so popular all over the world. Get your fish on first thing and catch the morning bite of exciting and delicious Spanish Mackerel. You'll troll behind you, waiting for the reels to screech, upon which you'll pounce into action and enter battle with these popular fish. Try to fill the boat and head home with a delicious treat for lunch.
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About the Charter Operator

Charter Boat Freedom
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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11 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2017
The Charter Boat Freedom is docked at the famous Capt. Anderson's Marina on Panama City Beach, one of the World's Most Beautiful Beaches. Come aboard and be welcomed by a family friendly crew that will cater to all of your fishing needs. No matter if this is your first time on a charter boat or you are seasoned anglers, the most important thing for the crew is providing you with the best possible customer experience. We live by the saying 'treat people the way we want to be treated'. With over 30 years of experience and success in the charter fishing business on the Gulf Coast, we believe that customer service is, and always has been, the most important thing. Offering top quality service at competitive prices, we are dedicated to providing the best experience you can find.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Henriques (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 435HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
13 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Fishing with Jim
Half day trip w\/ captain Brandon
Half day trip w Captn. Wayne
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Toby C.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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6-hour Bottom Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
Captain Wayne and First Mate Brian were amazing guides for our group of dads and a gaggle of kids.    Wayne found...
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Richard C. M.
Panama City, FL
 5.00
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First class fishing experience!

VERIFIED   March 22, 2018
We booked a 1/2 day fishing trip and went out on “Freedom” with Captain Wayne and Mate Brian. Our experience was top notch...
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Carrie T.
The Bronx, New York
 5.00
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8 hr trip

VERIFIED   July 6, 2017
The captain and deck hand were awesome. They encouraged the kids when they weren’t catching fish.my son got the biggest...
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Anna D.
Panama City Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Charter Boat Freedom

VERIFIED   August 13, 2018
We really enjoyed our trip bottom fishing.  The Captain and First Mate made sure we had a great experience.
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Mark G.
Panama City, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip w Captn. Wayne

VERIFIED   March 16, 2017
Captn and crew were very helpful and accommodating. Weather was a bit cold but they provided well for the weather. Good fishing...
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