Old Town Charters is a Veteran-owned and operated, family and kid-friendly charter service that specializes in providing guests a memorable fishing experience. Captain Keith is a local guide with years of fishing experience who will provide you with a fun and relaxing day on the water. No matter the fishing skill level everyone is welcome to enjoy the adventure.

Head out aboard a brand-new 22’ Tidewater center console, powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, and provides comfortable fishing space for up to 5 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 take it to a local restaurant and have it cooked on the spot!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing (Trolling/Bottom)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    During this trip, you will target Mahi Mahi, King and Spanish Mackerel, and a variety of other species as well. This trip also provides tome yo fish fir reef fish 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
    Angler's Choice
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    This trip will give you ample time to mix it up with trolling for pelagics and bottom fishing. The 6 hour duration is a perfect fit for most anglers and will typically allow you to catch more fish than on the 4 hour trips.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $850
    Catch sharks in the calm waters of the bay. Sharks can be anywhere from 200 plus pounds or smaller sharks that can be safely held. Exciting and super fun for families.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $800
    Bottom fishing for American Red Snapper on local structures. This trip will give you the best chance of catching your limits. Red Snapper is fun to catch and delicious to eat and on most trips you will limit out!
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $800
    Bottom fishing for American Red Snapper on local structures. Fun to catch and delicious to eat and on most trips you will limit out.
  • Private trip
    Family Choice
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip is designed for families to make lasting memerioes while catching fish. We will fish for the most desirable fish species for the time you book. No matter what skill level or experience this is a fun fishing trip and many times we see dolphins and sea turtles as well. Have your catch cleaned at the dock and take the filets to a local restaurant to have it cooked.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Captain's Choice (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    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.
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About the Captain

Keith Burch
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
38 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
170 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2017
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.

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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 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 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
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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.

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Customer Reviews

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Father and Son Time
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Full day trip 6am to 2pm
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Michael P.
Panama City Beach, Florida
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The best possible fishing trip with our fabulous Captain Keith

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Captain's Choice (PM) on April 13, 2021
My wife and I went on our first 4 hour inshore fishing trip with Captain Keith. Let me tell you that was the absolute best...
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Christina I.
Fort Payne, AL
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8 hour trip ~ Amazing!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Fishing (Trolling/Bottom) on April 13, 2021
I can not say enough good things about Captain Keith and this trip. Captain Keith made sure we caught fish. I wasn’t catching...
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Jasper, AL
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Full day trip 6am to 2pm

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Fishing (Trolling/Bottom) on April 27, 2021
I cannot say enough about the captain and his knowledge of the water. He is an awesome guy and he knows what he’s doing....
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Zeeland, MI
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Half day captains choice

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Captain's Choice (AM) on April 8, 2021
Had an awesome charter with captain Keith. Got a phone call in the early morning asking to start an hour early because of weather...
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Michael D.
Lake Charles, LA
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Awesome experience

VERIFIED   Half Day – Captain's Choice (PM) on February 11, 2021
Captain Keith was very knowledgeable and over all great guy. Weather was not favorable for fishing by no means. Didn’t bother...
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FAQs about Old Town Charters

Old Town Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day – Captain's Choice (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Family Choice (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day – Captain's Choice (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Red Snapper Bottom Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Red Snapper Bottom Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - Shark Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - Angler's Choice (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Fishing (Trolling/Bottom) (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