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
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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 Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 3:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    Half Day Scallop Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Sep 15
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Up to four people. All snorkeling equipment is supplied.

About the Captain

Lee Thompson
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 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

Speckled Trout 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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4.95
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Jason W.
Bristol, FL
 5.00
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Fun late day fishing with my kids

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
I’m a dad who was never taught how to fish. I have tried to learn, but never could figure out the secrets of the right baits,...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 11, 2020
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Kevin S.
Port Saint Joe, Florida
 5.00
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1/2 day with captain Lee

VERIFIED   May 27, 2020
My 11 year old son and I had a blast. One of the more enjoyable charter trips I have taken in the bay over the last few decades....
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Christopher B.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Lee. (PM)

VERIFIED   NEW  October 15, 2020
Fishing was a little slow but not for lack of trying on Captain Lee’s part. He was extremely knowledgeable and patiently...
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Jason J.
Altha, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Shallow Seas

VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
We had a great trip that was interrupted by some weather. Captain got us out of the weather and back out fishing as quickly...
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