Captain John Fishing Charters LLC

Captain John offers offshore fishing charters in Pensacola, Florida. When the Red Snapper season comes, the fishing gets hot. Captain John knows all the hottest spots and the methods that work best to catch the big one. If you are looking for some fine angling and a productive day out, Captain John is your guide! After all, it’s all about having fun while catching good table fare.

You will go out aboard a 27-foot World Cat center console, which is a well-maintained fishing machine. The vessel comes powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines and is prepared for the current bite. It is rigged with the latest navigational electronics and safety equipment. There is a live well loaded with bait and an ice-box to store the catch and refreshments.

Among the many species that call the Gulf of Mexico waters home, Red Snapper is the most sought-after. Captain John will help you land on a hot bite. You will get a chance to learn the secrets from a pro: John knows the best methods and specializes in jigging, trolling, and bottom fishing. He can take up to six anglers out to fish the reefs and wrecks. Your main target will be Red Snapper and Blackfin Tuna. While butting heads with those species, you will be able to encounter Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Cobia.

Each trip comes with all you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with quality rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as license. Captain John will send your catch home cleaned and ready to go straight into the frying pan. To make the experience even more memorable, you will have a chance to purchase an exclusive T-shirt for just $10.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 14
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $90
    each additional person
    This package is ideal for those anglers who want the waters all to themselves. You will be fishing for Red Snapper, Tuna, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and many more species offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 14
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $90
    each additional person
    I will take a party of two up to six for a half day of fun-filled bottom fishing. You will be going for Red Snapper, Tuna, Grouper, hit the grass lines for Mahi Mahi and Cobia. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 14
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $90
    each additional person
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. Enjoy the thrill of bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, and Tuna. Fish the grass lines for Mahi Mahi ad Cobia.

About the Captain

John Burkart
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Captain John Burkart is a real threat to any fish. He is often found guiding his clients through the waters of Louisiana and Florida, as well as fishing with his friends. John specializes in bottom fishing and trolling offshore, going for Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, and many other species. He enjoys taking his clients out and always works hard to provide a fun and action-packed experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

World Cat (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Luke N.
Imperial, MO
 5.00
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8 hour trip with captain john

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
Found numerous fishing locations in the gulf. Was efficient in moving about spots to make sure fishing limits were met. Captain...
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Ben R.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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5 hour trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
Our trip was awesome! We had three young boys and Captain John was patient with them and made sure they had a great and memorable...
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Rickey P.
Tylertown, MS
 5.00
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8hr trip with Capt. John

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
Very polite and professional and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have a good experience. He didn’t give...
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Kevin J.
Tylertown, MS
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
8 hour trip had fish biting all day long great experience thanks captain John
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Adam C.
Grady, OK
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Half day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Captain John was great the bite was slow but he worked the whole time to make sure we caught fish
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