Keepin It Wet Charters will take you, your family, and friends fishing the beautiful waterways of Pensacola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Even if you have never held a fishing rod in your life or you are a seasoned professional, there is a trip for you. Kids are more than welcome to join the adventure. They will have even more fun than you!

You will be fishing with Captain Gene Johnson, a Pensacola native. Gene has over 3 decades of fishing experience and has mastered the waters from California all the way to Florida. He is a tournament winner angler, who has fished for Marlin, Redfish, Cobia, and an array of inshore species. If he doesn’t put you on fish then no-one else will!

Keepin It Wet Charters will take you out aboard a 24’ Fish Master center console. The boat was built in 2014 and can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It comes powered by a 200 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine and can cruise at an impressive speed of 38 knots. In fact, the boat can almost fly!

The center console is outfitted with electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and 2 live wells loaded with bait. You will be provided with absolutely everything you need to make a great catch possible. The only thing that is not included in the price of the trips is lunch.

Check the bite close to shore or venture up to 9 miles out to add a few more species to your list. Target Sheepshead, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack, and Red Snapper when the season allows.

Book a trip, hop on board, and enjoy fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This trip will take you to the waters up to 9 miles out for the likes of Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Kingfish, and many more. You can expect to target bigger fish that will most likely put up quite a fight.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip we will hit the offshore waters of Pensacola (within 9 miles) for species such as Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and many more. Offshore trips typically target larger fish that put up a much bigger fight.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    On this trip, we will target the inshore waters of Pensacola for species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and many more. Everything will be provided but food.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $400
    This afternoon trip will see you checking the inshore waters of Pensacola for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, and many more. The trip includes everything but lunch.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Family Fun
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $275
    This trip is great for people who do not want to be on the water for 4-6 hours and/or have children. All fish on this trip are to be caught and released or cleaning fees are to be discussed for catch and keep. Departure time can be discussed.
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About the Captain

Gene Johnson
Pensacola, Florida, United States
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61 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since January 2018
Captain Gene Johnson grew up in Pensacola and has been fishing the area for 30+ years. He’s fished waters from Florida to California catching many different species of fish. Gene has fished several fishing tournaments for marlin, redfish, cobia, and plenty of inshore tournaments as well. He has a 20-year-old daughter that has fished many tournaments with him and won the Gulf Power Inshore Slam together one year in which he was the only captain to have a female and teen angler with him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Fish Master (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

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
Snacks
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Half Day Trip
Half day near shore 9 miles out.
Two Hour Tour
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Sabine C.
Pensacola, Florida
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Half day in shore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore on September 14, 2021
We had to change plans last minute due to tropical storm Nicholas coming into LA - so Cpt Gene was happy to accommodate a planned...
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Two Hour Tour

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip - Family Fun on August 4, 2021
Went out this morning (8/4/21) with the Cap and had a great time! Caught a couple speckled trout and skipjack. Tried for some...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) on November 11, 2021
Gene put us on Redfish immediately.  Had a successful and very enjoyable time.  Great guy and guide!  Thanks Captain!
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Navarre, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Gene Johnson

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on June 9, 2021
Had a great trip with Captain Gene Johnson. We limited our and had a fantastic time. Great guy and I’ll be back to do this...
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Half day offshore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore on September 3, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Captain Gene. He’s a pro, and we really enjoyed our outing with him! Can’t wait for next...
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FAQs about Keepin It Wet Charters

Keepin It Wet Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip - Family Fun (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Keepin It Wet Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (2 livewells)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (36 volt i-Pilot)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Keepin It Wet Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Keepin It Wet Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)

Keepin It Wet Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Keepin It Wet Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)