Capt. Ellis Charters offers exciting offshore fishing adventures out of Panama City, Florida. This family-owned company works hard to make sure you have the time of your life aboard their clean, seaworthy vessel. On your day out, you will get a chance to catch and keep your limit on whatever is in the season and release what is not. Sounds good? Look no further!

Enjoy your ride with Capt Ellis Charters aboard a spacious 53-ft “Capt. Ellis” She comes powered by twin 420 HP Caterpillar engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots. Capt. Ellis is fully rigged with navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a VHF radio, a fish finder, and a radar. A flybridge is fitted to aid the search for the fish, an anchoring system helps to make sure you stay rooted to the fishing ground, and an ice-box keeps the catch fresh during the day. Inside, Capt. Ellis is air-conditioned and features a toilet, a kitchen, and beds for you to relax in between the bites. There is enough space for up to 15 anglers to fish in comfort.

The Capt. Ellis holds a Federal Permit, which allows the crew to fish beyond the State waters. Whether you want to spend four hours trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, or bottom fish for Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Gag Grouper, Amberjack, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and Red Snapper – Capt. Ellis Charters will accommodate all your needs. You can choose to travel up to 50 miles offshore for some big action or cruise the waters in and around the marina.

A fishing trip with Capt. Ellis Charters comes inclusive with the licenses, rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live and dead bait and lures. If you decide to keep the catch, there is a cleaning and packaging service available at the marina. Feel free to bring your own drinks and food with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 7 - May 31
    $2,520
    Up to 45-50 miles offshore. You will be fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper, and many other species, trolling on your way out.
  • Private trip
    12 Hr Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 6
    $2,520
    Up to 45-50 miles offshore. You will be fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper, and many other species, trolling on your way out.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 7 - May 31
    $2,100
    Up to 40 miles Offshore. On the way out, you will be trolling for various species. Target Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and many more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hr Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 6
    $2,100
    Up to 40 miles Offshore. On the way out, you will be trolling for various species. Target Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 7 - May 31
    $1,680
    Up to 30 miles offshore. You will be trolling for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 6
    $1,680
    Up to 30 miles offshore. You will be trolling for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 7 - May 31
    $1,260
    15-20 Miles offshore. High Speed Trolling on the way out, targeting Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Red Snapper (if in season/catch and release), and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 7 - May 31
    $1,260
    15-20 Miles offshore. High Speed Trolling on the way out, targeting Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Red Snapper (if in season/catch and release), and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 6
    $1,260
    15-20 Miles offshore. High Speed Trolling on the way out, targeting Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Red Snapper (if in season/catch and release), and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 7 - May 31
    $840
    On this trip, you will go up to 5 miles offshore to target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, and sometimes even Sailfish and Mahi Mahi!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 7 - May 31
    $840
    On this trip, you will go up to 5 miles offshore to target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, and sometimes even Sailfish and Mahi Mahi!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 6
    $840
    On this trip, you will go up to 5 miles offshore to target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, and sometimes even Sailfish and Mahi Mahi!
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About the Captain

Seth Taylor
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2017
I have grown up on the water and always loved everything about it. After graduating college, I felt my calling was to run a Charter boat. So here we are 5 years later and still loving it.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Custom (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1974. Powered by 2 420HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Sailfish!
Mahi Mahi
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
100%
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James S.
Trussville, AL
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Awesome 6-hour PM bottom fishing with Capt. Seth and Shawn!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer on June 28, 2021
Capt. Seth was lightning quick to respond to our questions and specifics to make this fishing trip a memorable birthday experience....
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Daniel O.
Buford, GA
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing on May 1, 2021
Considering that only 2 out of the whole geoup has been deep sea fishing before. It was a first for everyone else. Captain...
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Austin C.
Houston, TX
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Half Day AM Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM Summer on June 15, 2021
The crew on our trip were amazing. The captain was knowledgeable and informative.  He was open to answering any and all questions. ...
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Matthew M.
United States
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Half day afternoon trip.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer on July 14, 2021
Our trip was from 2:30-8:30. Excellent captain Seth and Shawn first mate! Lots of fish, including King Mackerel, Spanish mackerel,...
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Cleveland, TN
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM on September 28, 2021
We had a great time! This was my first trip ever with my family and they were patient and didn’t make us feel uncomfortable....
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FAQs about Capt. Ellis Charters

Capt. Ellis Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $840 per group, additional $48 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM (4 hours)
  • $840 per group, additional $48 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Trolling (4 hours)
  • $840 per group, additional $48 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM Summer (4 hours)
  • $1,260 per group, additional $72 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,260 per group, additional $72 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing PM (6 hours)
  • $1,260 per group, additional $72 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer (6 hours)
  • $1,680 per group, additional $96 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,680 per group, additional $96 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (10 hours)
  • $2,100 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hr Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer (10 hours)
  • $2,520 per group, additional $144 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (12 hours)
  • $2,520 per group, additional $144 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hr Trip - Bottom Fishing Summer (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Ellis Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Ellis Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Capt. Ellis Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Capt. Ellis Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Ellis Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)