Capt JB’s Charters

Capt JB’s Charters invites you to join the adventure out of Apalachicola, Florida. On a day out with the Captain, who is a local guide, will give you an opportunity to taste the peace and quiet of the area. You will take in the beautiful area and will get a chance to land the fish of your dreams!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Capt JB’s Charters aboard a spacious 25-ft center console, which comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine. The boat has a carrying capacity of six anglers and a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. It is rigged with top-notch navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. There is a T-Top cockpit for some shade, a live bait well, and a 10ft Power Pole shallow water anchoring system to make sure you stay rooted to your fishing grounds. This is one of the first boats in Capt JB’s Charters’ fleet, which has proven its capability.

Whether you want a quick trip to check what is biting or dedicate your whole day to fishing, or maybe target Sharks or hunt Flounder at night – Capt JB’s Charter can accommodate any of your inshore and nearshore fishing needs. Your targeted species will include Redfish, Flounder, Tarpon, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Pompano, Speckled Trout, Blacktip Shark, and many more.

Capt JB’s Charters provides equipment for a wide range of fishing techniques, such as light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, spinning, popping, drift fishing, trolling, and jigging. If you want to bring your own gear and tackle, you can feel free to do so; otherwise each trip comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures, as well as the licenses for you and your group. As well as that, you can take your food and beverages with you on board.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Near Shore / Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
     price breakdown
    Offshore fishing where you can expect to catch snapper, grouper, sea bass, and tons more. If you would like to bend your rod with some fighting action this trip is for you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
     price breakdown
    This trip will see you fishing the Bay for Redfish, Black Drum, Tripletail, and many more species. The Captain will provide you with all the gear and tackle, as well as with the licenses. You only need to bring your sunscreen, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
     price breakdown
    This trip will see you fishing the Bay for Redfish, Black Drum, Tripletail, and many more species. The Captain will provide you with all the gear and tackle, as well as with the licenses. You only need to bring your sunscreen, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip - Flounder
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $400
     price breakdown
    A night fishing excursion hunting for Flounder. This trip is not recommended for children under 12.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip - Shark Excursion
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $400
     price breakdown
    A night fishing excursion, with sharks being the primary catch target. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN.
  • Private trip
    Short Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
     price breakdown
    Can take you AM or PM. I am 3 minutes from the boat landing, if I am not on the water already, I will be happy to take you out!
  • Private trip
    Short Trip 2 hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
     price breakdown
    Can take you AM or PM. I am 3 minutes from the boat landing, if I am not on the water already, I will be happy to take you out!
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About the Captain

John Layne
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2017
Captain John Layne was born and raised fishing in the bays and flats of the Apalachicola Bay. John is an avid angler, passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with his guests. He specializes in inshore fishing for big Redfish. Being a local guide, he knows all the best spots and fishing playgrounds.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Epic (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

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
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dean M.
Marietta, GA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 26, 2019
Spent the September morning in the bay hooking up with nice reds and more trout than we could keep.  John met us at the...
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Sue T.
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  February 16, 2020
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Stephen M.
Fairhope, AL
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   November 30, 2019
We caught a ton of trout and 3 very large Redfish. The Captain was very professional. We had a great time. I would strongly...
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Amy N.
Tallahassee, Florida
 5.00
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Labor Day weekend fun

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
Captain JB was fantastic!  No hurry ever. We caught a ton of trout and a red fish then went on a little tour up the Appalachia...
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Andrew H.
Manchester, MO
 5.00
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Half trip, bayside

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Had a hell of a time, and a historical review of Apalachicola learned a lot and my rod never sat still. Would recommend captain...
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