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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    During this trip, you will target King and Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and a variety of other species as well. It can be a wild west show as you never know what's going to bite. Everybody on the boat will have a part in catching fish.
  • Private trip
    Split Full Day Trip – Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    Fish for 4 hours, stop for lunch at Uncle Earnie’s, then enjoy 4 more hours of fishing. During this trip, you'll target Mahi Mahi, Spanish and King Mackerel, and plenty of other incredible species. Everybody on the boat will have their share of fish catching. You will be fishing in ten minutes from the dock.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    During this trip, you will be targeting King and Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and a variety of other species. It can be a wild west show and you never know what's going to bite! Everybody on the boat will have a part in catching fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    This morning trip takes place nearshore/inshore. You'll target a variety of species from Mahi, Mackerel, Cobia, Tuna, Wahoo, Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder and many more! This trip is great for all levels of anglers. Get ready to put up a fight though because the action is non-stop. This is a great one for the kids and the whole family as well.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Fish local wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, Triggerfish, and lots of other species. Catch one fish after another on this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Fish local wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, Triggerfish, and lots of other species. Catch one fish after another on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Captain's Choice (AM)
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    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 very relaxing and enjoyable
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Captain's Choice (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    While fishing inshore, you'll be targeting a variety of species from Red Bass, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and many more, depending on the season. This action-packed trip is great for beginners as well as expert fisherman. Get ready for a relaxing and enjoyable morning fishing from the calm waters of the bay!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, your main target species will be Red Bass, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and more. This is a great way for beginners to learn the basics, but also for expert anglers to test their hand and see how many bites they get. The action is pretty much non-stop, so get ready to put up a fight! This trip consists of fishing out of the calm and relaxing bay, also a good way to sit back and enjoy the surrounding nature.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Kids Fishing Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    This trip focuses on bay fishing and is designed to introduce kids to the wonderful world of fishing while teaching them some of the basics. It is a lot of fun for the entire family! Since this trip is shorter than the rest, you will mainly stay inshore the whole time.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Tope) Shark (Tope)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Whiting 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
Deep Sea 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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
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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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Trip was amazing with captain Keith and Hunter
Trip was amazing with captain Keith and Hunter
Trip was amazing with captain Keith and Hunter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Richard F.
Winder, Georgia
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Trip was amazing with captain Keith and Hunter

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Our 5 hour morning trip was absolutely fantastic.  My stepson and I were expecting a good day of fishing.  It turned...
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Racheal S.
Panama City, Florida
 5.00
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Shark fishing with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2019
We went out today with Captain Keith and had a wonderful time.  I booked a birthday gift / shark fishing trip and was...
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Bo H.
Tupelo, MS
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Half day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  June 29, 2019
My family and I went out with with Capt. Burch for a great day the Friday before the 4th.  Capt. Burch was great with...
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Kevin B.
Lewisburg, WV
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5 hour morning trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
I took my two boys 11 & 7 and also my 70 year old dad. It was my dads and my youngest sons first trip and it was by far...
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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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Fishing Reports

Snapper

June 17, 2019

The snapper bite has been on fire in the gulf in Panama City, Florida. We are also adding multiple other species to the fish box as well. Its not uncommon to be limited out in only a couple hours… Read Full Report →


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