Keepin It Wet Charters

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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 8:00 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
37 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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) Snapper (Mangrove)

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

Boat Specs

Fish Master (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Stephanie B.
Denham Springs, LA
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4 hour offshore

VERIFIED   December 14, 2019
My husband, our 10yr old son, and myself had a wonderful time today with Captain Gene! Weather was beautiful, we all caught...
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Joshua W.
Grand Bay, AL
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VERIFIED   February 1, 2020
Had an awesome experience fishing with Gene. He customized the trip to fit our tight schedule and knew some great spots to...
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Kacie T.
Kendallville, IN
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Great morning of fishing

VERIFIED   May 5, 2019
My father and I went with Capt. Gene this morning for a 4 hour fishing trip and had a blast. He was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable,...
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Halie O.
Baton Rouge, LA
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VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
We had such a wonderful time on our half day trip with Keepin’ it Wet Charters.  We caught lots of fish and enjoyed...
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