Capt. Sully Charters strives to make your fishing experience memorable on the waters of Panama City, Florida. Captain Brian Sullivan is an avid fisherman and a great teacher who really enjoys seeing his guests happy. This is what makes him happy, and he always gives his best to making everyone’s trip successful.

Fishing is done aboard a 22’ Cape Horn, which has an extended T-top for extra shade and a capacity for 4 persons. The vessel is powered by a 200 HP Honda engine which makes it fast and stable, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. The onboard GPS and fishfinder will reveal the productive spots, the livewell will hold the bait, and the icebox will keep your catch fresh.

On the nearshore trips, which run up to 9 miles out, you could catch a wide variety of fish – Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Grouper. On the inshore trips, a whole other variety of fish is available such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Sheepshead.

The captain provides a fishing license for up to 4 people, as well as all Penn rods, reels, and tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice for your beverages. They also offer dolphin tours, where you can see dolphins in their natural habitat as well as snorkel around them.

Capt. Brian says he can also customize your trip any way you want it – a little bit of sightseeing, snorkeling, exploring Shell Island, maybe take a fishing rod or two?!

It’s up to you, but one thing’s for sure – you’ll make valuable fishing memories with Capt. Sully Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Get the best all-around experience with bottom fishing for a few hours for Snappers, Groupers, and Triggerfish, and trolling for a few hours for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Catch & Release
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Enjoy 4 hours of fishing in the local waters surrounding Panama City. This is a catch and release only trip, meaning you won't be keeping any fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is a nice 4 hours to go catch some White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and other species. Nice to take kids out to try out fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Sully’s Choice
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Let Captain Sully put you on the fish. This trip will have you targeting a variety of fish species, from Sharks and Redfish to Snapper. Let’s go catch some fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 28 - May 1
    $600
    Go after inshore species such as Redfish and Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and a few other species for kids of all ages.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 28 - May 31
    $450
    This is a great trip for kids to get out and enjoy our sport of fishing. Great for all levels from beginner to the avid angler. This trip allows a kid a chance to catch a fish of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 31
    $450
    Afternoon trip for trolling for Spanish Mackerel or fishing for Redfish. This trip is a great option to introduce your kids to fishing. It's not intended for filling a fish box but it'll provide plenty of action for children and give them a great experience.
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About the Captain

Brian Sullivan
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
225 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
I grew up in Panama City and have lived here for almost 40 years. As a young boy, I loved to fish and as I got older I knew I wanted to be on the water every day. I started out as a deckhand and worked to obtain a USCG Captain's license. I have fished the local waters as well as down in the FL Keys. Fishing is my passion and I wouldn't want it any other way. One of the best parts about being on the water is the people I take out – if they are having a great time, I am having a great time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 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
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
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Rodney N.
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Four hour tour with Cap’n Brian.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom on July 21, 2021
My sons and I were scheduled for a deep sea trip with Cap’n Brian. The ocean was too rough for us to go fishing on the reef...
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Fantastic 5 hour morning nearshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore on March 31, 2021
My two sons (ages 13 and 9) and I did the 5 hr nearshore fishing trip on 3/31/21.  The weather was almost perfect as there...
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6 Hour Combo

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Combo on October 9, 2021
Capt Sully was very knowledgeable . He had many different areas to try and fish. He also was a one man show and baited each...
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Dec 28 Sully’s Choice

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Sully’s Choice on December 28, 2020
I hired Captain Sully based on reviews.  The reviews were accurate. Capt. Sully was ready to depart at our designated time. ...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Sully’s Choice on July 28, 2021
Great trip for four guys, Glad the women decided not to goin our group, definitely guy geared trip or for four. Captain put...
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FAQs about Capt. Sully Charters

Capt. Sully Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Kids (PM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Kids (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Catch & Release (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Sully’s Choice (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Combo (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Sully Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Simrad )
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Sully Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request)

Capt. Sully Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Sully Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Within 9 miles )

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Sully Charters include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)