Veteran-owned/operated local fishing guide with over 40 years of fishing experience. A family-fun fishing charter that specializes in providing a memorable fishing trip. Captain Keith will take you to private fishing spots and no matter the fishing skill level, everyone is welcome to enjoy the adventure. Everyone is treated like family and friends.

Old Town Charters specializes in putting clients on top of the hottest bite in Panama City. Captain Keith is a passionate local guide that really takes care of clients.

Your vessel has top-notch navigational electronics, including GPS, a VHF radio, and a fishfinder. There is a multimedia system fitted on board so you can chill out 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 includes all the necessary fishing equipment that will 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 take it to a local restaurant and have it cooked.
 
It is all about the memories made on fishing trips!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    A great way to introduce kids to fishing while spending time as a family. The goal of this trip is to keep them catching fish and having fun. Let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    A great way to introduce kids to fishing while spending time as a family. The goal of this trip is to keep them catching fish and having fun. Let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is a bay fishing trip in calm waters with a chance to catch a variety of species of sharks. Lots of fun and most sharks can be held for pictures.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    This is a bay fishing trip in calm waters with a chance to catch a variety of species of sharks. Lots of fun and most sharks can be held for pictures.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Fish the backwaters, flats, or docks for Seatrout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, or Bluefish. Great time and usually a lot of action.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This is a unique nearshore/inshore trip, where you'll target a variety of species from Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Wahoo, Tuna, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and many more, depending on the season. This trip is great for anyone from beginner to expert and the action is almost non-stop, as you never know what may hit the baits! This is great for children and families to create lasting memories. You'll be fishing nearshore or in the calm waters of the bay – it's relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Private trip
    Captain's Choice (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    This is a unique nearshore/inshore trip, where you'll target a variety of species from Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Wahoo, Tuna, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder and many more, depending on the season. This trip is great for beginners to experts. The action is almost non-stop, so you never know what may hit the baits. This is a great way for children and families wanting to make memories. You'll be fishing nearshore and in the calm waters of the bay which is very relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    The trip is designed for customers that want to spend more time on the water fishing. You'll target what's in season or the captain can try to put you on a specific species. Expect to fish nearshore in the Gulf of Mexico. You will target fish such as Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, Amberjack, sharks, and many other species not listed. Five hours gives the captain more time and should result in more fish in the box. Let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    On this trip, you can expect to fish nearshore in the Gulf of Mexico. You will target fish such as Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Amberjack, sharks, and many other species not listed. You will typically bottom fish and troll on these trips.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    On this trip, you can expect to fish nearshore in the Gulf of Mexico. You will target fish such as Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Amberjack, sharks, and many other species not listed. You will typically bottom fish and troll on these trips.
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About the Captain

Keith Burch
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
41 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
249 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Angler's Choice
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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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Water onboard
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

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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:

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Mastercard
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Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 249 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Joshua A.
Troy, MO
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6 hour trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 15, 2022
We had a great time with Captain Keith. He was very personable and fun to talk to. He took us right to the fish and kept us...
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Rachelle H.
Canton, GA
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (AM) on June 10, 2022
My husband and I wanted to do a fishing charter while we were down at the beach to celebrate our 1 year wedding Anniversary....
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Zack S.
Nevada, IA
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Captains choice trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   NEW  Captain's Choice (PM) on November 23, 2022
We had an awesome experience and trip with Captain Keith. He put us on the fish right away. We will definitely be back to fish...
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Bart H.
Saint Joseph, MO
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VERIFIED   Captain's Choice (PM) on August 1, 2022
The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable on the fishing in the area. The captain was extremely helpful hooking lines...
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Carter M.
Nevada, TX
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Great morning fishing!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (AM) on September 22, 2022
My wife and I had a great time with Captain Keith. He put us on fish, did a great job taking care of tackle and bait, and was...
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FAQs about Old Town Charters

Old Town Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids (PM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Captain's Choice (PM) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Old Town Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Riptide
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Old Town Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water onboard )
  • Fishing License

Old Town Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Old Town Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Old Town Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Tope)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting