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 4 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
    6 hour trip (Offshore)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Show trip details Instant Book On this trip you can expect to fish offshore 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
    Bay Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Fish the back waters, flats or docks for seatrout, redfish, spanish makeral or blue fish. Great time and usaully alot of action.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Captain's Choice (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 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)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 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.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    If you are looking for an adrenaline rush and a chance to catch a big shark in shallow water than look no further. If you want to catch smaller sharks that can be safely held than I can arrange that as well. This trip is done in the calm waters of the bay. Lets go catch a shark.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Exciting fishing trip for children and I will keep them busy reeling in fish. This trip is donr in thr calm waters of the bay and is Fun :)
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About the Captain

Keith Burch
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
38 Fishing Reports
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207 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Tope) Tope Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
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
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
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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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4 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Captain's Choice (PM) on June 9, 2021
Great trip! Captain attempted to accommodate all our wishes. We caught a few fish but some were out of season so we couldn’t...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on May 30, 2021
Capt Keith took my family on a requested in shore trip targeting redfish and speckled trout.  Our family has above average...
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The best possible fishing trip with our fabulous Captain Keith

VERIFIED   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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8 hour trip ~ Amazing!!

VERIFIED   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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VERIFIED   Half Day – Captain's Choice (AM) on September 29, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Captain Keith. He was very professional and personable. He is very experienced and was excited...
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FAQs about Old Town Charters

Old Town Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Kids Trip (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Bay Inshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Captain's Choice (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Captain's Choice (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 hour trip (Offshore) (6 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