Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay"

Lost Bay Charters operates out of Perdido Key offering the area’s only “No Catch No Pay” guarantee. From shallow flats to offshore depths, if you don’t manage to catch a fish, you won’t have to pay for your trip – that is how confident Captain Bill is that each trip he runs will be a success!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 24’ Skeeter center console which was built in 2015, and can comfortably carry up to 6 guests. The vessel makes for a very versatile fishing platform, able to fish habitats ranging from shallow flats and backcountry, all the way out to offshore reefs and pelagic waters.

The boat comes equipped with everything you’ll need for your trip, including the latest electronics and navigational equipment to track down the best spots. There’s a silent and stealthy trolling motor to sneak up on even the spookiest fish, and a livewell bursting with fresh live bait that nothing in the water will be able to resist.

What you target on your trip with Lost Bay Charters is entirely up to you, with inshore and offshore trip options at a variety of lengths. Inshore charters will see you targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Snapper, and Sheepshead. Those heading offshore will have a chance at bagging anything from Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish, to King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and even Sharks!

What really sets the crew apart from the rest is their “No Catch No Pay” Guarantee. It is impossible to go wrong with an experienced captain who is willing to stake his pay and his reputation on you catching fish every single time. Couple that with an awesome boat, world-class gear, and some of the best fishing grounds in the Gulf, and you have the recipe for a truly unforgettable fishing experience.

The fleet consists of 3 captains – Capt. Bill, Capt. Johnny, and Capt. Jake. They all have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with you, so make sure to book Lost Bay Charters today for a trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Spend 6 hours out on the water where you can target Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Cobia, various types of Snapper, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    For those of you who'd like to explore the deeper waters, this is a 5-hour offshore trip targeting Grouper, Triggerfish, Cobia, King Mackerel, variety of Snappers, Amberjack, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This is a morning inshore 6-hour trip targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Mackerel, Snapper, and Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    This one is for the early birds, who are up for exploring these beautiful waters in the morning. It's a morning inshore fishing trip targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Mackerel, Snapper, and Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $500
    If you want to get a few more hours of sleep in the morning, this is the trip for you. It's an afternoon inshore trip targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Flounder. No catch no pay – If you don't manage to catch any fish, you won't be charged!

About the Charter Operator

Lost Bay Guide Service
Perdido Key, Florida, United States
14 Fishing Reports
468 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2015
Captain Bill Willis is an IGFA Certified Captain, is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association and the Orange Beach Fishing Association, and has fished professionally on the IFA Redfish Tour. Holding a USCG Captain license since 2004, Bill is a native of Pensacola, Florida and has fished the waterways surrounding Perdido Key, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach for over twenty-five years. In addition to his local knowledge, he has fished Key West, Marquesas Islands, Sebastian Inlet, Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Apalachicola, Sarasota sound, Indian Pass, Louisiana Marsh, and most lakes and ditches in between. Captain Bill has two boys of his own, and enjoys teaching young anglers how to get the most out of every fishing trip. Bill spends almost every day on the water following the patterns of this great fishery. Once a general manager for one of the world’s largest retailers, Bill jumped at the opportunity to fulfill his life-long dream of being a full-time fishing guide.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 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
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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69%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
65%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
86%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Half Day trip with CPT Jake

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore on April 7, 2021
Awesome trip! CPT Jake was very experienced and explained how to fish inshore. We ripped some lips and I will book another...
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VERIFIED   July 31, 2021
The charter operation canceled 2 days after the trip date.
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5 hr. Trip with captain Johnathon

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore on August 24, 2021
Caught a few triggers (too small to keep) & bait fish. Brought home 0 keepers. No catch no pay was a no go but the captain...
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on August 9, 2020
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore on June 29, 2020
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FAQs about Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay"

Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay" offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay", you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay" include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay" offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay" offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lost Bay Charters "No Catch No Pay" include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout