Blue Bay Outfitters

Blue Bay Outfitters invites you on an Emerald Coast fishing adventure with Captain James Whitaker. He operates the Emerald Coast’s original light tackle and fly fishing guide service specializing in Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon, and wants to share it with you!

Captain James will take you out on a 20-foot Lake And Bay flats boat powered by a 250 Mercury Pro XS, with a top speed of 75 mph. This monster speed means you will not waste a moment and will get to your fishing location very quickly. The boat is fully equipped with the necessary safety equipment such as life jackets, as well as electronics in the form of a GPS and a fishfinder.

The boat has a wireless trolling motor which is used to navigate the very shallow waters and not to spook the fish. It also contains a live well, an icebox, and snorkeling equipment which you can use for scalloping. Other species of fish you can target include Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Little Tunny, Spanish Mackerel, and Tripletail.

Blue Bay Outfitters will include everything you need on your full and half day trips: all the tackle, rods, reels, lures, and flies, unless of course you have your own outfit that you enjoy using. Let their friendly, professional guides give you a great learning experience and an unforgettable time on the water.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    up to 3 persons
    Sight fishing Tarpon along the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast is best from May to August. Full day trips only for Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Scallop Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 17 Aug - 30 Sep
    up to 3 persons
    This a very unique experience in the Florida Panhandle. Spend the day with your family in the beautiful, crystal clear waters of St. Joe Bay snorkeling and hunting for scallops. The amount of sealife that you will see is beyond belief and is recommended for all ages. All snorkel gear is provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Flats
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    On this trip, you can sight fish for Redfish and Speckled Trout which are available year round in this fishery. You can also target a variety of other species such as Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Flats
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    This trip will take you sight fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout. Year round fishery.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout


Boat Specs

Lake And Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 72 knots.

20 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:

About the Captain

James Whitaker
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain James has been fishing professionally for over 20 years and is a great teacher to new anglers. He loves flats fishing, sight fishing, fly fishing, and light tackle. His passion for fishing started at a young age. At 18, he got his guide license in North Arkansas and began his career in a drift boat for Rainbows and Browns. Then at 21 moved south, started poling the Florida flats and decided to share his experiences with others. Captain James is a USCG licensed captain.
Response time: 20 hours
Response rate: 67%

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