Shallow Seas Charters

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 Yamaha Vmax SHO engine and is fully outfitted with everything you need for a productive day on the water.

Rods, reels, and tackle by Penn 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half day scallop trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 15
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    Up to four people. All snorkeling equipment is supplied.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
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About the Captain

Lee Thompson
Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 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
Redfish
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Champion (Bay boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Half day AM trip with captain Lee.
Half day AM trip with captain Lee.
Half day AM trip with captain Lee.
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bryan B.
Columbus, Georgia
 5.00
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Half day AM trip with captain Lee.

VERIFIED   NEW  November 27, 2019
Day was a bit windy. But Captain Lee new where to go to get out of the wind and catch some fish. We caught Red drum, Black...
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Robert C.
Wewahitchka, FL
 5.00
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Morning trip in rough conditions

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Captain Lee did great job putting us in fish under really windy and rough conditions.  We caught plenty of fish for dinner...
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Sandy C.
Gillsville, GA
 5.00
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Morning trip with Captain Lee

VERIFIED   September 12, 2019
Great day !! This was my first trip and I was nervous .. Captain Lee made it so easy for me and I learned so...
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Paul J.
Panama City Beach, FL
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Morning trip with Lee

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
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Curtis D.
Albany, GA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
We had a great time. Even though the bite was slow Captain Lee still put us on the fish and even caught some nice sharks. It...
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Fishing Reports

The temperature is cooler but the fishin

November 13, 2019

The temperature in our area is cooler but the fishing is as hot as ever! Trout, redfish, and flounder are moving into deeper water where it’s warmer. Artificial soft baits and live shrimp fished in the moving brackish water… Read Full Report →


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