Capt. Ellis Charters

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
    $2,520
    price breakdown
    $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
    $2,100
    price breakdown
    $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
    $1,680
    price breakdown
    $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
    $1,260
    price breakdown
    $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 Aug 3 - Jun 30
    $840
    price breakdown
    $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
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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) Grouper (Gag)

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

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

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

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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
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Experience
6 Hour trip Captain Seth
Amazing trip!
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tony C.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Fishing with Seth

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing on July 28, 2020
I brought 6 kids between 6-8.  Extremely kid friendly. The captain put us on fish immediately.  Everyone caught fish-...
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Jeremy B.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Amazing trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing on July 13, 2020
We had a blast on our 6 hour afternoon trip. The first hole gave the kids all the little fish they wanted. The Capt wouldnt...
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David R.
Prospect, KY
 5.00
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6 hour deep fish trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing on July 31, 2020
We did a family of 5 fishing trip. Capt did a good job finding the fish and his assistant was very helpful and polite with...
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Aaron H.
San Juan
 5.00
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9 hour trip with 8 kids

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing on August 7, 2020
Captain Seth and deckhand Dakota were outstanding and patient with the 8 kids we had! Highly recommended!
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Eddie B.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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6 Hour trip Captain Seth

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing on July 30, 2020
Had a great time. We had kids on board and they great with them. If your booking these guys are first Class.
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