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
    $900
    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
    $600
    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
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $485
    On this trip we will be going after Speckled trout and red fish.
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About the Captain

John Burkart
Pensacola, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
51 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.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
93%
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 3, 2021
My wife and I had a great time fishing with Captain John.  Had to take pics of a couple of the Red Snapper I caught as we...
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5 hr evening fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 2, 2021
Captain John was very helpful and did everything he could for us to have the best experience we could. We had some sea sickness...
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Hammond, Louisiana
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 26, 2021
Captain John was fantastic!! Our family had a blast, and will definitely be planning a return trip with him. He made sure everyone...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 17, 2021
Our group of five had a great time and our trip exceeded our expectations. We caught our limit in Red Snapper and caught many...
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Navarre, Florida
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4 hour near shore trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip on July 3, 2021
Captain John did a great job! Had a blast I definitely recommend him for you next trip. I will be booking another trip with...
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FAQs about Captain John Fishing Charters LLC

Captain John Fishing Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $485 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain John Fishing Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain John Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Captain John Fishing Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain John Fishing Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain John Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout