Shallow Seas Charters offers guided fishing trips that bring home various inshore species that Port St. Joe, Florida has to offer. Join Captain Lee and let him do all the work while you catch fish. Get your hands on whatever species call the Forgotten Coast home.

The company specializes in family-friendly fishing trips. Children are especially welcome to join in the adventure. Capt. Lee is a great teacher and enjoys working with younger anglers and seasoned professionals alike. Take your kids with you and let Capt. Lee introduce them to the art of fishing and help them catch their first-ever fish.

Your day on the water, be it a short trip or a full-day adventure, will take you exploring the bite close to shore. You will be using both live and artificial baits depending on what species you’d like to take off your personal bucket list.

Shallow Seas Charters and Capt. Lee will work hard to put you on Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and toothy Sheepshead. You will be fishing with light tackle, popping or fly fishing.

You will be fishing aboard a 21’ Champion Bay boat, built with comfort in mind. The boat comes powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine and is fully outfitted with everything you need for a productive day on the water.

Rods, reels, and tackle by Penn, Daiwa and Shimano will be provided to make a great catch possible. As well as that, all trips come with bait, lures, licenses, and a fish cleaning service. If you want to fish with a fly, you will need to bring your own equipment.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Scallop Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 15
    $400
    Up to four people. All snorkeling equipment is supplied.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $500
    This trip focuses on catching the various species of Sharks that inhabit the bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Enjoy a calm morning with a lot of action! Fish with light tackle by Shimano and Penn, using live bait or artificials. Target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    This afternoon trip is great for those anglers who are not early birds. You will be fishing with light tackle for Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This full-day trip will see you fishing for the best species the inshore waters have to offer. Explore the Forgotten Coast with a light tackle gear by Shimano and Penn. Get your hands on Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, and Flounder.
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About the Captain

Lee Thompson
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
I grew up in South Florida and have fished my entire life. I spent my days on Lake Okeechobee and fishing the east coast of Florida. I served in the Army for 21 years and retired in Port St. Joe, Florida and continued to fish and provide clients with an outstanding outdoors experience on the beautiful St. Joe Bay. I fish inshore for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and other various inshore species in the Port St. Joe, Florida area using both live and artificial baits.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat specs

Champion (Bay boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 save on credit card fees at the dock.

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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (28)
Fishing with Lee
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Full day with Captain Lee
+25
Angler Rating
35
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Robert P.
Eatonton, GA
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Half day trip w/ Captain Lee

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 13, 2022
We had a great afternoon w/ Captain Lee. He was professional, knowledgeable, and had a fun sense of humor. The group...
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Charles L.
Eatonton, GA
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 27, 2022
Captain Lee was very professional, while being enthusiastic and entertaining! He was continually working to keep us on fish...
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Ansley S.
Piedmont, SC
Excellent
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Excellent
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Fishing with Captain Lee

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 15, 2022
My boys and I had the best time today fishing with Captain Lee. He was patient and encouraging and put us on the fish. The...
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Dan C.
Little Rock, AR
Excellent
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Half day trip with captain Lee.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2022
HOT, still day. Lee still got me and my grandson into some fish. Redfish & trout. Highly recommend.
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James M.
Port Saint Joe, Florida
Excellent
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 5, 2022
Great guide. Will fish with Lee again in the future. Great day
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FAQs about Shallow Seas Charters

Shallow Seas Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Scallop Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Shallow Seas Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shallow Seas Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Shallow Seas Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Shallow Seas Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shallow Seas Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout