The Gaff Charters

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Start your adventure with The Gaff Charters! They offer a variety of fishing trips year round.

The Gaff Charters operates out of Panama City Beach and their trips can take you anywhere in the area. They offer inshore, offshore, and deep sea fishing. The targeted species are as varied as the trips, from Groupers and Snappers all the way to Mahi Mahi and Sharks. Captain Joseph Johnson has a lifetime of maritime experience and he is keen on bringing it with him as he guides you on your fishing trip.

The boat used is a 36’ Luhrs offshore sport fisher, powered by twin Yanmar engines with 440 HP each. That power means the boat is able to reach a cruising speed of 30 knots. The vessel is equipped for both serious fishing and comfort. It boasts a fighting chair and a state of the art electronic suite. The Gaff also includes a full-head toilet, shower, air conditioning, stove top, refrigerator, microwave, table and room to sleep up to 5 people.

Captain Joey provides all the required equipment for all of his fishing trips including the fishing license. There is no minimum age for children and parents are encouraged to bring their little ones to get them hooked on fishing.



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour bottom fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    Lots of time to catch a veriety of reef fish and trolling between spots for pelagic species.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Bottom fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,360
    up to 6 persons
    Lots of time to fish and able to run further out to get to the bigger fish. Great trip for the novice fishermen/fisherwomen!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom fishing A.M.
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,020
    up to 6 persons
    Leave early in the morning to catch that morning bite! Great trip for family fishing experience and plenty of time to catch a great veriety of reef fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom fishing P.M.
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,020
    up to 6 persons
    Sleep in and still enjoy a half day of fishing on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico Great trip for family’s! Catch some great reef fish including the famous red snapper!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $640
    up to 6 persons
    Great trip for the family high paced with lots of action. King Mackerel are a fast swimming pelagic fish and fun to catch as well as Mahi Mahi and Bonita. Trolling trips are great for the whole family and can guarantee that any level of fisherman will have a successful trip!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $640
    up to 6 persons
    Sleep in and enjoy your trolling experience after lunch! Great trip for families, expect to catch the fast swimming king mackerel, bonita, and possibly a wahoo!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 440HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
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 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Joseph Johnson
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Member since January 2018
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Captain Joey Johnson had a life centered on fishing. He started fishing when he was 5 years old and never stopped, fishing in fresh and salty water ever since. His professional career started at the age of 15, when he started fishing for hire, which has led him to eventually becoming a captain and running charter boats. Now, he can bring people the joy of fishing and pass his vast knowledge on, as he has earned himself his own boat.
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Response rate: 100%

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4.75
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Michael G.
Ocala, FL
 4.67
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8 hour trip!

VERIFIED   September 8, 2018
I surprised my wife with a 8 hour trip along with my in laws.  We are originally from PCB and my family lives near Bay...
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Bryan K.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Four hour trip with Captain Joey

VERIFIED   April 2, 2019
Joey and Rob did a fantastic job keeping us on the fish…seemed like non-stop action and they made us feel right at home! ...
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Cindy W.
Austell, GA
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Great Trip!!!!!!

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
We booked a 10 hour fishing trip. The captain and deck hand were Awesome!! We had a blast!  We cought a lot of fish and...
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Jennifer M.
Cypress, Texas
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 29, 2019
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Jason H.
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 5.00
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
Captain put us on the fish!  We filled the fish box up in no time.  Will definitely charter with these guys again!
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