Old Town Charters

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Old Town Charters is based in Panama City, Florida. This is a veteran-owned, family-friendly company operated by a local guide. Captain Keith has all the knowledge and experience it takes to get you a cooler full of the fish of your dreams. All you need is the desire to reel ‘em in!

Enjoy your adventure with Old Town Charters aboard a brand-new 22’ Tide Water center console, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. This vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, and provides comfortable fishing space for up to 6 guests.

Your vessel has top-notch navigational electronics, including GPS, a VHF radio, and fishfinder. There is a multimedia system fitted on board so you can chill out and relax in between each bite, as well as a Riptide trolling motor for sneaking up on unsuspecting fish! She’s also decked out with a live bait tank, an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day, and downriggers for a professional fishing experience.

Old Town Charters offers tailor-made trips that will satisfy any angler’s needs, regardless of age or skill level. If you don’t feel like fishing, you can enjoy a sunset cruise or an eco-tour on the waters that surround beautiful Panama City. And if you are looking to butt heads with some world-famous fish, then the 4-hour packages are a perfect choice!

When fishing inshore, you’ll go for a medium action rod with a spinning reel, perfect for hooking Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and King Mackerel. Offshore, you’ll chase Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Barracuda, and many other species around the local reefs and wrecks.

Old Town Charters include all the necessary fishing equipment that’ll make an outstanding catch possible – rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and a fishing license for your group. You can also have your catch cleaned and prepared to take home with you for a small additional fee – or if you simply can’t wait that long, take it to a local restaurant in the area and have it cooked on the spot!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    During this trip, we will target King Makeral, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Makeral and a variety of other species can be caught. It can be a wild west show and we never know what's going to bite. Everybody on the boat will have a part in catching the fish.
  • Private trip
    Split Full Day - Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    Fish 4 hours / Lunch at uncle Earnie’s / 4 more hours of fishing. May change out passengers at lunch. During this trip, we will target King Makeral, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Makeral and a variety of other ... More
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    During this trip, we will target King Makeral, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Makeral and a variety of other species can be caught. It can be a wild west show and we never know what's going to bite. Everybody on the boat will have a part in catching the fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is nearshore/inshore and we will target a variety of species from Makeral, Mahi, Cobia, Wahoo, Tuna, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder and many more depending on the season. This trip ... More
  • Private trip
    Captains Choice (Most Popula (copy)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    This is a unique trip nearshore/inshore and we will target a variety of species from Makeral, Mahi, Cobia, Wahoo, Tuna, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder and many more depending on the season. ... More
  • Private trip
    Captains Choice (Most Popular trip)
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    This is a unique trip nearshore/inshore and we will target a variety of species from Makeral, Mahi, Cobia, Wahoo, Tuna, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder and many more depending on the season. ... More
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing inshore, we will target a variety of species from Red Bass, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and many more depending on the season. This trip is great for the beginner to the expert fisherman as the action ... More
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing inshore, we will target a variety of species from Red Bass, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and many more depending on the season. This trip is great for the beginner to the expert fisherman as the action ... More
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    This trips includes everything needed to catch a shark of a lifetime. It is pure adrenaline when we hookup with a huge shark and the fight is something to be remembered. If the the shark bites are slow ... More
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Cobia

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Tope)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout
Whiting

Boat Specs

TideWater (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License Included

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.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Keith Burch
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since April 2017
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Keith Burch is retired from the US Navy and is a native that grew up fishing Panama City. He has fished around the world and to his credit have landed 13 Blue Marlin and other pelagic fish over 100 lbs. Keith is known as one of the best anglers and captains in the area. He is very enthusiastic about fishing and showing his guest a wonderful time on the water. If you are looking to chase and catch fish Inshore or Nearshore than Captain Keith can provide some reel-breaking water action. Old Town Charters is kid-friendly and is very patient with the guests onboard. If you are looking for a friendly captain with the skill set and the knowledge to put you on the fish in Panama City , let's go fishing and make some memories.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.92
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Chris F.
Panama City Beach, FL
 5.00
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Adrenaline Junkie!

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
What a great trip!  Who would have thought that a last minute booking would hook us up with such a great Captain. ...
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Jacob B.
Rosemary Beach, FL
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Captain’s Choice

VERIFIED   September 16, 2018
Keith is fantastic! Despite worries of red tide in the area, Keith was able to take us to crystal clear waters offshore and...
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Richard R.
Circle Pines, MN
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Captains Choice

VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Captain Keith and his deckhand were great. He chose inshore fishing due to the weather conditions and nailed it. It was myself...
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John H.
Atlanta, GA
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Captain Keith obviously loves his job!

VERIFIED   June 8, 2018
We just got home from a 4-hour trip with Captain Keith and it was a wonderful experience. He is super nice, easy going and...
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Tom B.
Madison, Wisconsin
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Capt Keith

February 27, 2018
This was our second charter with Capt Keith in the last two weeks. Since we had so much fun on the first trip we brought our...
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Fishing Reports

Winter Redfish

January 05, 2019

Winter months can produce some of the best inshore fishing in the panhandle of florida. We caught these bull reds in 35 feet of water in light tackle. Tons of fun and they fight hard. Dont let the cooler… Read Full Report →