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Pensacola: 220 fishing charters available

Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(13 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $500

Alpha Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $750

Legal Limits Outdoors

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $600

Six Shooter Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(116 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $1,200

All Caught Up Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $900

Twistedpalms Salty Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(62 reviews)
Pensacola
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Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(106 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $700

Salt Style Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(217 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $600

Booty Hunter Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $2,200

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(139 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Pensacola

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Pensacola, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Pensacola

The average price for a private 4 hour Pensacola fishing trip is $726, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,177 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Pensacola that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Pensacola are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Pensacola are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Pensacola are:

Many fishing charters in Pensacola provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Pensacola are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Pensacola are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $14,467
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $469
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $694
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $764
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,079
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,100
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,545
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,450
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $4,350
  • 14-hour fishing trips – $5,000

Located at the western end of the Florida Panhandle, Pensacola is a prime angling destination. Within just a stone’s throw from downtown, you’ll find sheltered bays and grassy flats, with the reefs just on the other side of the long, sandy beaches. Add in access to the deep waters offshore, and it’s no surprise that Pensacola fishing charters have something for you.
 
We’ll start inshore, where a couple of hours can sometimes be enough to get you filling the boat. Bull Redfish and Gator (Spotted Sea) Trout promise to put up a fight, while Sheepshead and Flounder will make for delicious rewards. Come in summer and you can battle it out with a Tarpon, or go after Mackerel and Pompano by the mouth of the bay. 
 
When Red Snapper season hits, however, all attention shifts to the reefs. The action is good all summer, and you’ll want to spend 6–8 hours on the water getting your fish on. Go after these prized creatures along with other Snapper species, Groupers, Cobia, Amberjack, and Triggerfish, and head home with plenty of meat to feast on. 
 
And that’s not all! If you’ve got an extra few hours to spare, then an extended day trip can see you hit the deep seas offshore. Over 30 miles out, you’ll come into contact with some of the ocean’s most sought-after creatures. Get ready for the fight of your life as you go up against Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin, on what promises to be a fishing voyage like no other!
 

Rules & Regulations

Pensacola fishing charters come with licenses included for all on board, meaning that you have one less thing to worry about. You’ll still need to keep an eye out for the strict fishing seasons and bag and size limits, but your professional guide will make sure you’re staying within the law. 
Pensacola
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January in Pensacola means gin-clear waters and some good fishing if you know where to look. Search for Speckled Trout and Flounder in the surf, Bull Reds off the beaches, and Sheepshead in the bay.

February

Pensacola inshore charters target Speckled Trout in the rivers and bayous, where the water can be very clear despite the chill in the air. Pompano roll into the surf as Spanish Mackerel appear in the bay.

March

Fishing conditions are on the up as spring threatens to break through. Fish for large female Trout in the shallow flats or sight fish the beaches for Redfish and Spanish Mackerel before the Cobia arrive. 

April

The Cobia migration starts for real, fiving you plenty of fun whether sight fishing or on the reeds. Speckled Trout work their way into the bay, Redfish can be found in the flats, while Pompano appear along the beach.

May

The big news in Pensacola this month is the arrival of King Mackerel in the bay. Hit the bouth of the bay for your best results, or head to the reefs to tackle Amberjac. Meanwhile, Redfish is still abundant inshore. 

June

Most people fishing in Pensacola are on the lookout for one thing: Red Snapper, as both state and federal waters open in June. Otherwise, King and Spanish Mackerel join Redfish in the inshore passes.

July

July means plenty of variety in Pensacola. Adventurous anglers will enjoy battling Sharks in shallow water. Cobia are caught around the reefs, while the big pelagic species arrive offshore to give you a bit of everything. 

August

School's out, the sun is shining, and the fishing is red hot. Catch a "Garbage Can Slam" inshore, as you go after Bluefish, Ladyfish, Mackerel, and Sharks. Meanwhile nearshore and offshore fishing is still strong!

September

With humid weather and consistent rain showers in the afternoons, most Pensacola fishing charters fish early in the day. Catch slot Redfish around the docks and small Mahi Mahi just beyond the nearshore reefs. 

October

October is all about giant schools of big Bull Redfish. At this time of year they arrive from the Gulf to spawn around the passes. Sight fish on calm sunny days to try some of the best fishing in the Panhandle.

November

The Running of the Bull Reds continues! Join the fun for unforgettable fishing and serious bragging rights. Combine your trip with going after Flounder in the bay, and you'll head home with a delicious treat, too. 

December

As the temperature drops, you'll begin to find large Speckled Trout in the bayous and rivers, while some huge Redfish remain around the beaches. Add Flounder to the mix, and you've got yourself a "Grand Slam!"

Pensacola Fishing Calendar

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I don't like fishing and it was the best time ever. They knew exactly where to take us to catch the fish. I caught a lot of fish. Put this on your "to do" list. Eric and Bobby are the best. Thank you both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't like fishing and it was the best time ever. They knew exactly where to take us to catch the fish. I caught a lot of fish. Put this on your "to do" list. Eric and Bobby are the best. Thank you both.
John  W.
John W. Vinemont, AL
Sunscreen, dramamine, water, clothes you don't mind getting dirty, sunglasses, a hat, and snacks depending on length of your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, dramamine, water, clothes you don't mind getting dirty, sunglasses, a hat, and snacks depending on length of your trip.
Suzanne  P.
Suzanne P. Carbondale, IL
Start small learn the species and the types of fishing and take your babies. We can never know what our experience will be but make the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start small learn the species and the types of fishing and take your babies. We can never know what our experience will be but make the experience.
Shawn  H.
Shawn H. Annetta North, TX
Go for a morning trip. Weather was nice and fish were really biting. By the time our trip was over it was already so hot
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for a morning trip. Weather was nice and fish were really biting. By the time our trip was over it was already so hot
Margaret  J.
Margaret J. Memphis, TN
Right time of year to land red snapper! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water or Gatorade, your favorite canned drinks (non alcoholic) to stay hydrated. Small snacks are all you need. Most of your time you’ll spend fishing or enjoying the boat ride. If you get seasick, plan to take Dramamine the night before and the morning of - the water can get choppy when you get out in deep water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Right time of year to land red snapper! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water or Gatorade, your favorite canned drinks (non alcoholic) to stay hydrated. Small snacks are all you need. Most of your time you’ll spend fishing or enjoying the boat ride. If you get seasick, plan to take Dramamine the night before and the morning of - the water can get choppy when you get out in deep water.
Jennifer  K.
Jennifer K. Orange Park, FL
We didn't really catch a lot of fish that we could keep. But we had a fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We didn't really catch a lot of fish that we could keep. But we had a fun time.
Jessica  L.
Jessica L. Brandon, MS
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
Ezra  G.  I.
Ezra G. I. Brimley, MI
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
Sarina  B.
Sarina B. Milton, FL
The designated dock we met our Captain was easily accessible. The people were polite and friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The designated dock we met our Captain was easily accessible. The people were polite and friendly.
Shawn  W.
Shawn W. Hernando, MS
Bring A LOT of water and ice! More than you think you need! Plus a lot of sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring A LOT of water and ice! More than you think you need! Plus a lot of sunscreen.
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Belleville, IL
Compared to to fishing in Panama City, I would happily return and fish-in in the Pensacola area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Compared to to fishing in Panama City, I would happily return and fish-in in the Pensacola area.
Harold  S.
Harold S. Saint Charles, Missouri
FInd Doug at Six Shooter Charters, go out for a day with he and John, and enjoy the ride.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
FInd Doug at Six Shooter Charters, go out for a day with he and John, and enjoy the ride.
Russell  N.
Russell N. Gulf Breeze, Florida
Red snapper season needs to be adjusted. Caught several and wasn’t allowed to keep
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Red snapper season needs to be adjusted. Caught several and wasn’t allowed to keep
Mike  B.
Mike B. Hillsboro, MO
Several species we caught weren't in season so catch and release, so check seasons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Several species we caught weren't in season so catch and release, so check seasons
Kim  G.
Kim G. Pensacola, FL
You can fish off the beach or off a pier for free, but if you really want an experience, get a charter! We used Captain Bryant Fields and his charter All Caught Up. Went well for everyone!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can fish off the beach or off a pier for free, but if you really want an experience, get a charter! We used Captain Bryant Fields and his charter All Caught Up. Went well for everyone!
James  H.
James H. Owensville, Missouri
Come with an open mind. Trust the skipper as to what species are targeted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come with an open mind. Trust the skipper as to what species are targeted.
Carl  R.
Carl R. Meridian, ID
Patience as always. We did not see other boats in our area catching target species either.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Patience as always. We did not see other boats in our area catching target species either.
Scott  R.
Scott R. Queensbury, NY
Fish with Capt Glenn. Watch the weather, we had to abort early to beat a huge storm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Capt Glenn. Watch the weather, we had to abort early to beat a huge storm.
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. United States
Gene Johnson with Keeping It Wet would be a good start if you want a good fishing experience in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gene Johnson with Keeping It Wet would be a good start if you want a good fishing experience in Pensacola
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Pensacola, Florida
Sometimes the powers-that-be put you in purgatory with what's in season and what's not in season. But the fishing is great all year and you can always keep some of the best tasting fish out there - Mingo!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes the powers-that-be put you in purgatory with what's in season and what's not in season. But the fishing is great all year and you can always keep some of the best tasting fish out there - Mingo!
John  G.
John G. Jackson, TN

Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Had a great day fishing out on the wreck of the USS Massachusetts. Caught redfish until my arms were sore.
Kraig  S.
Kraig S. Shelbyville, Tennessee
Bandit Fishing Charters
Bandit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
This was an amazing experience, we Had a lot of fun, and captain Alex makes you feel like family. Great memory for me and my kids. Definitely recommend one of the best fishing experiences.
Magdaleno  M.
Magdaleno M. United States
USA Ultimate Shoreline Adventures
USA Ultimate Shoreline Adventures
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Amazing fishing trip! Mike was an awesome guide, accommodating and humor-ful. Highly recommend utilizing his charter services. Can’t wait to go on a deep sea fishing charter with him as our guide!
Jens  S.
Jens S. Pensacola, FL
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Man, we had a great time! Great experience! Will be scheduling another trip soon. The Terrell brothers fishing trip was a success.
Marshall  T.
Marshall T. Pensacola, FL
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(118 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with Bryant and Pat. We had action the entire time we had bait in the water. The guys were very helpful in showing us what to do and what not to do. They went out of their way to make sure the boys caught some great fish and learned a little about off shore fishing in the process. We had a very good family fishing trip and we will be back for more fishing with the crew. Thank you Captain Bryant and First Mate Pat for the great memories of fishing in Pensacola.
Raoul  J.
Raoul J. Lincoln, NE
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Captain Bryant and Pat took care of us to the highest level. Everything was explained thoroughly and they were extremely knowledgeable about all the fish types and how to catch each. He put us on Amber Jacks at an amazing spot. It was a crazy feeling being able to catch one! This was the BEST charter I have ever been on and cannot thank them enough for the experience we had. It truly made our vacation one to remember.
Sam  S.
Sam S. Bowdon, GA
Booty Hunter Charters
Booty Hunter Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had a great time on the Booty Hunter Charter. The crew was friendly and extremely easy to work with! Would book Booty Hunter again without hesitation!
Jess  G.
Jess G. Shoreview, MN
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great experience. Missed a few good ones but had a great time catching what we got. Good time with captain Lance.
Robert  L.
Robert L. Pearcy, AR
USA Ultimate Shoreline Adventures
USA Ultimate Shoreline Adventures
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Captain mike is the best had a choppy day on the water and he had us on the fish would highly recommend!
Lamar  R.
Lamar R. Grand Junction, CO
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Excellent personality!!!! Did his best to get us in the right spots to catch the big ones!
Laura  B.
Laura B. Milton, FL
Gulf Bay Charters
Gulf Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Captain Jake. We went near shore/inshore fishing for snapper and a couple other fish. Got into lots of snapper! My wife hooked into a Mahi. Saw a massive sea turtle and two sharks as well. The highlight of the trip, though was when Jake spotted a group of Sailfish and managed to hook one! We worked as a crew to bring the fish in and got the awesome pic I posted. Great time overall and I can’t wait to get back on the water with Jake with some more friends!
Nathan  D.
Nathan D. Arnett, OK
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
One of the best charters I have been on. How can you describe a trip where the 10, 13 and 17 YO kids were all smiles! We were never waiting on fish to hit the lines it was constant action at every stop. Captain Bryant and First Mate Pat were excellent--baiting rigs, teaching the kids techniques, and working hard to put us on fish. The end cap snatching Amberjack was a thrill for my brother in law for certain. We will be booking for the spring season soon!
David  B.
David B. Bowling Green, KY
Bandit Fishing Charters
Bandit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
What a fantastic experience! Capt. Alex went above and beyond to make our trip enjoyable. His knowledge of the areas, fish, and seasonality was incredible. We recommend him to anyone looking to make inshore fishing trips!
Taylor  T.
Taylor T. Pensacola, Florida
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Absolutely a great day on the water. Brian knew exactly where to go to get on the fish and was very accommodating to our needs and the type of fishing we were looking to do. A wonderful experience. I recommend this service very highly.
Steve  C.
Steve C. Maryville, TN
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
The boys had a fantastic time on their fishing trip. Captain Lance was great! They saw a dolphin that stayed around the boat for a while. Also had a barracuda that ate half of one catch just as they reeled it in. The weather was beautiful! We are taking home Spanish mackerel and black snapper. We would love to go again one day
Kathi  H.
Kathi H. Springfield, KY
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(139 reviews)
It was a good trip. Fishing was slow on yesterday's trip, but still had enough to bring home to share a meal. Many fish was out of season, but Captain Clay took us to Many areas to give us the best results for the day. Captain Clay was very kind. We enjoyed our experience.
George  A.
George A. St. Louis, MO
Hit The Deck Fishing Charters
Hit The Deck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
It was an awesome trip. My buddy and I are hard core tournament bass fishermen. So having a bite every time our lines went down was incredible. Chris and Alexa were great at keeping us on fish! It was a day I’ll never forget. I’ll never book any where else out of Pensacola.
Keith  C.
Keith C. Cave Spring, GA
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
we didn’t catch any big fish which was disappointing but we did catch a lot of small fish for bait The boat ride was worth it for sure! Very nice captain Brian & his mate Bobby. They were so pleasant & helpful & tried hard for us to catch some fish. We will definitely use them again if we are ever in the area. It was so much fun!!!
Benita  W.
Benita W. Shelby, NC
Gulf Bay Charters
Gulf Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Captain Jake is a pleasure to fish with. My friend and I enjoyed a fun morning fishing topwater, points, and docks. Capt. Jake is friendly, knowledgeable, and has a lifetime of experience fishing in his “back yard”. I will definitely be chartering with him next year when I return to Perdido Key!
Bill  N.
Bill N. Augusta, GA
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
It started out slow due to higher waves and water temp but the captain worked hard and found some great fishing spots. It’s just a shame we couldn’t keep the Red Snapper. Just a little out of season. Would recommend to anyone!
Jemes  H.
Jemes H. Sanford, NC

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