Chapmans Charters

Chapman’s Charters offers exciting fishing adventures on the waters out of Port Saint Joe, Florida. With a lifetime of experience fishing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts, the Captain has everything it takes to put all his clients on the fish. If you are looking for the best charter for your next vacation, Chapman’s Charters is the right choice.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Chapman’s Charters aboard a 20’ Cape Horn center console, which comes powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine. Originally built in 1994, the boat was restored in 2017 and has a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Its navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fishfinder. The vessel is fitted with an anchoring system to make sure you stay rooted to the fishing grounds, as well as an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day. There is enough space for up to four guests to enjoy their adventure in style and comfort. If you want to bring your kids, please note that they have to be at least five years old.

On your day out with Captain Michael and his Chapman’s Charters, you can go bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, or simply go snorkeling in the bay. The Captain is very familiar with the methods that work best to catch Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Mangrove Snapper… and the list just keeps going!

A trip with Chapman’s Charters comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, and live bait, as well as the licenses for you and your group. If you decide to keep the catch, it can be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip for a ride home, so that you could have it for dinner later or just fill the freezer. You will also be offered drinks during your fishing adventure.

Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a professional fisherman, Chapman’s Charters will make sure you have a productive and fun time on the water. Book now and fish on!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you want to experience the best that the waters of Port Saint Joe have to offer, join your captain on this 8-hour adventure! This will give you the chance to head up to 10 miles offshore in pursuit of Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting in these productive waters. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license for all guests.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you want to spend more time out on these fishing grounds, this action-packed 6-hour trip will take you to seriously productive nearshore waters. You'll have the chance to do some bottom fishing in the morning, followed by flat-lining or trolling in the afternoon. The list of your targets will include Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, Mahi, Grouper, and whatever else is biting. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license for all guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This morning trip is the perfect option for experienced anglers who want to target the early bite and pack their ice box, newbies who don't want to travel too far, and families with little ones! You'll explore the waters around the dock for some awesome inshore and nearshore Floridian fish, including Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and many more. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license for all guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you'd like to sleep in and go on an afternoon fishing expedition, this is the trip for you! The captain will do everything he can to put you on Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and whatever else is biting. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license. This trip is the perfect option for families with little ones and newer anglers, as you'll spend less time on the water but still encounter some famous Floridian fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you're looking for an awesome family adventure, join your captain for a scalloping trip! You'll be snorkeling for Scallops in beautiful St Joe Bay, and no previous experience is needed – your captain will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly. This trip is the perfect option if you're traveling with little ones and want to introduce them to the water. You'll be provided with everything you need for a successful trip, including snorkeling and scalloping gear.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Saint Joe to departure site is available and 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Chapman
Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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I am a second generation captain. I grew up commercial fishing the central and northern California coast. In the early 2000's, I moved to the south to run crew boats in the Louisiana oil industry, which I did for ten years. I have operated boats, fished in three oceans and have a lifetime of experience on the sea.
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.33
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Emmett J.
Loganville, GA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip. July

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
Had a great time fishing with Captain Mike. Seas were rough going out and back, but one of my kids would have paid for the...
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Tommy F.
Albany, Georgia
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018 My Grandson and I had a great day out with Mike & Mike. Caught several nice fish and had a memorable...
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Scott H.
Port Saint Joe, FL
 3.67
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Fall Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   September 22, 2018
Took a group of 6 out on Capt. Chapman’s boat.  First thing I have to say is that Capt. Mike knows the Mexico Beach/PSJ...
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Jim S.
Valdosta, GA
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
Great captain and first mate! We took a six hour trip and they made us feel like family! It was a slow day of fishing but had...
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Andrew D.
Miami, Florida
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3/4 day trip with Chapman Charters

VERIFIED   July 24, 2018
Captain Mike took us to various spots to fish. Caught mackerel, grouper, Snapper, and barracuda. Great day of fishing.
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