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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $850
    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 31
    $850
    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
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    A 6-hour trip with the chance of catching Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and Mingo (Vermilion).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $1,300
    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.
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About the Captain

John Burkart
Pensacola, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
63 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
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 Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

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
Radar

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Darcy E.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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1/2 trip out with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 29, 2022
Trigger fish, Black snapper, Mingo Snapper, Remora, Sucker fish, Red Snapper, and Ruby Red are just a few we fought with on...
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James G.
Bellview, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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6 hr trip with Capt. John

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 17, 2022
Fun trip, caught a few Red Snapper, and hooked a few sharks that we were unable to reel in. He put us on the fish, and we did...
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Brad M.
Prairie Grove, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 13, 2022
Great trip and great help with kids. Caught about a dozen keepers and 6 or 7 that we couldn’t. Would highly recommend the...
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Brian K.
Delray Beach, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore Trip on June 30, 2022
Captain John is a friendly and knowledgeable captain. I highly recommend!
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Ashley F.
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 25, 2022
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FAQs about Captain John Fishing Charters LLC

Captain John Fishing Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $74 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 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
  • Radar

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