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Pensacola Beach Fishing Charters

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Pensacola Beach: 353 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
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4.9 / 5
(50 reviews)
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trips from $650
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5.0 / 5
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trips from $450
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4.6 / 5
(304 reviews)
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(259 reviews)
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trips from $550
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5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
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trips from $450
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
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4.6 / 5
(6 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Pensacola Beach

According to customer reviews, Saltwater Fever, Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II, and Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore II are some of the most popular fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Pensacola Beach.

The average price for a private 4 hour Pensacola Beach fishing trip is $632, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,257 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Saltwater Fever, Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II, and Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore II all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Pensacola Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Trolling, and Light Tackle. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Located on the Florida Panhandle barrier island of Santa Rosa, Pensacola Beach has the best access to some of the world’s best fishing grounds. Separating the shallow inshore from the deep offshore waters, it’s also a hub for nearshore reef fishing. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of Pensacola Beach fishing charters ready to take you to discover these productive fisheries!
 
On a trip as short as a couple of hours, you can discover the wealth of fish on offer in the Santa Rosa Sound or Pensacola Bay. Some anglers choose to spend a full day here, with the prize of “Bull” Redfish and “Gator” Spotted Seatrout on offer year-round. Flounder and Sheepshead make for a delicious supporting cast. But, time your trip right, and you could go after Tarpon, Pompano, and Bluefish, as well.
 
If you’re looking for a Gulf-side trip, then nothing compares to Red Snapper season here. Come in summer and get your hands on this elusive fish on the reefs, along with plenty of Gag Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, and Triggerfish. The most popular trips to these hunting grounds last around 6 hours, but you can spend longer on the water to make the most of it. 
 
Finally, the offshore fishing in Pensacola Beach is something to behold. Around 25 miles offshore, you’ll come across some even bigger versions of the species you’ll find nearshore. Head a little further out and spend anywhere from 10 hours to a few days on the water, however, and you’ll be greatly rewarded. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and even Billfish will be biting to keep you on your toes.
 

Rules & Regulations

The good news is that your license is covered aboard a Pensacola Beach fishing charter. Not only that, but your professional guide will keep you abreast of all the latest bag and size limits. 
 
Pensacola Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27745 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
With winter temperatures slightly higher on Pensacola Beach than on the mainland, January can be a great time to fish in these parts. Look for False Albacore close to the beaches and test yourself on light tackle.
February
Make the most of the peaceful beaches before the tourist season kicks off on the Panhandle. Inshore fishing can be great fun, along with sight fishing, as you go in search of Bull Redfish and Gator Trout.
March
Late March marks the beginning of the Cobia migration – an event not to be missed! Meanwhile, Pompano, Mackerel, and Sheepshead also start to show up, giving you plenty of options nearshore. 
April
The fishing gets better and better as the season kicks off. Cobia fishing off Pensacola Beach peaks in April, while Spotted Seatrout and Redfish are aplenty in the Bay and Sound. Get ready to see in the season in style!
May
King and Spanish Mackerel start to move into Pensacola Bay, adding to already impressive Spotted Seatrout  and Bull Redfish angling opportinities. This is a great time to fish, so don't miss out!
June
Book your charter early to avoid disappointment, as June marks the beginning of peak fishing season in Pensacola Beach. Red Snapper season opens, Kingfish are biting nearshore, and plenty more can be found all over!
 
July
Inshore fishing takes a backseat as summer arrives. The offshore action is better than ever, with Red Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, and small Mahi Mahi being regular catches on the reefs, not to mention in the deep. 
August
The hot weather continues, so you'll want to get out on the water just to cool down. Target Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish inshore, with Kingfish loitering in the passes, while reef and offshore fishing doesn't let up!
September
You'll wonder why the crowds start to die down, as the fishing is as good as ever, and the weather is still hot.Target Spanish Mackerel and Pompano to fill your ice box, while Marlin is possible on longer trips. 
 
October
There's no end in sight to the incredible fishing in Pensacola Beach. Go after White Marlin in the deep water, while  inshore fishing is getting exciting again. Bull Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are back in vogue!
November
Warm water species move on as the first cold fronts begin to arrive. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing! All the talk in town is about Flounder, which is migrating in large numbers out to the Gulf. You won't go hungry!
December
December fishing in Pensacola Beach can be quite phenomenal, especially if you're a fan of Bull Redfish. The fish are hungry and are gladly taking bait inshore, along with plenty of other shallow water favorites! 

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Sunscreen, Hat, polorized sunglasses, lite colored clothes, water or Gatorade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, Hat, polorized sunglasses, lite colored clothes, water or Gatorade
Jamie  M.
Jamie M. Webster City, IA
Very hot, be prepared. The guide/captain has great experience; don't try to snow him with your own knowledge of the activity. Listen and pay attention -- you'll absolutely learn some things you never knew and you may be able to catch a few fish as well!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very hot, be prepared. The guide/captain has great experience; don't try to snow him with your own knowledge of the activity. Listen and pay attention -- you'll absolutely learn some things you never knew and you may be able to catch a few fish as well!
Steve  B.
Steve B. Pensacola, Florida
Book with Justin at paradise. Professional, friendly and will.make sure you catch fish.!!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book with Justin at paradise. Professional, friendly and will.make sure you catch fish.!!!
Bryan  M.
Bryan M. Bryant, AR
There were many fish caught that we couldn’t keep because they weren’t in season. We still had a wonderful time and brought home 3 gallon ziplock bags full of Vermillion Snapper.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
There were many fish caught that we couldn’t keep because they weren’t in season. We still had a wonderful time and brought home 3 gallon ziplock bags full of Vermillion Snapper.
Dana  K.
Dana K. United States
Check to make sure you can keep the fish you are targeting. There is a season for all the species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check to make sure you can keep the fish you are targeting. There is a season for all the species.
Jeffrey  J.
Jeffrey J. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
To let everyone know to bundle up in stay warm cause it was freezing on (Jan 26 Birthday Trip) the water but it was well worth the trip!! Thanks a lot everyone!
Very good
3.7 / 5
To let everyone know to bundle up in stay warm cause it was freezing on (Jan 26 Birthday Trip) the water but it was well worth the trip!! Thanks a lot everyone!
Adam  B.
Adam B. Lake Wales, FL
The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Joseph  I.
Joseph I. Pike Road, AL
If you want to target a certain species, make sure they’re biting at that time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to target a certain species, make sure they’re biting at that time of year.
Nicholas  S.
Nicholas S. Cypress, TX
Bring fly spray. Was very hot on shore but very nice on the water. Have a goid Captian that knows the area!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring fly spray. Was very hot on shore but very nice on the water. Have a goid Captian that knows the area!
Taressa  B.
Taressa B. Foley, Alabama
Everything was great but the weather had turned and prevented us from going offshore but Kenny was able to take us to a point where and stay there and had us getting bites and catching fish the whole time couldn't ask for anymore from him. Great captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Everything was great but the weather had turned and prevented us from going offshore but Kenny was able to take us to a point where and stay there and had us getting bites and catching fish the whole time couldn't ask for anymore from him. Great captain
James  F.
James F. Saginaw, TX
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
Ginger  H.
Ginger H. League City, TX
Stick with a day trip into the gulf. More species and bigger fish in general. Also, watch the weather!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Stick with a day trip into the gulf. More species and bigger fish in general. Also, watch the weather!
William  S.
William S. Anderson, South Carolina
Wear a swimsuit/Maybe take a change of clothes you might get wet! If you have a preference and beverage like Diet Coke you might take it with you. Take sunscreen and sunglasses!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear a swimsuit/Maybe take a change of clothes you might get wet! If you have a preference and beverage like Diet Coke you might take it with you. Take sunscreen and sunglasses!
Rachel  M.
Rachel M. Lake Hamilton, AR
I highly recommend chartering with Capt Justin. We had an excellent 5 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend chartering with Capt Justin. We had an excellent 5 hour trip.
Bobby  M.
Bobby M. Gulf Breeze, FL
Capt Justin , seemed very familiar with waters,and was very helpful with fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Justin , seemed very familiar with waters,and was very helpful with fishing.
Robert  O.
Robert O. Grand Bay, Alabama
Hang on cause the snapper fight like crazy. Especially when a shark or dolphin is around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hang on cause the snapper fight like crazy. Especially when a shark or dolphin is around.
Mason  T.
Mason T. Mobile, AL
Pay the price and take your family out. It will always be a memory you can talk about.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay the price and take your family out. It will always be a memory you can talk about.
John  H.
John H. Milton, Florida
Make sure your Captain and Deck Hand have an excellent, reputable, high rating such as Captain Sean and Deck Hand Jeremy has and you can't go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure your Captain and Deck Hand have an excellent, reputable, high rating such as Captain Sean and Deck Hand Jeremy has and you can't go wrong.
Bobby  H.
Bobby H. Anderson, AL
Go out with Captain Joseph on Fish Frenzy and all you have to do is walk on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with Captain Joseph on Fish Frenzy and all you have to do is walk on the boat.
Rodney  C.
Rodney C. Van Buren, AR
For inexperienced anglers fishing in the Pensacola area, I'd highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Joseph with Fish Frenzy Charters. He has been fishing since he was three years old and is very experienced. He patiently showed us how to fish and we were quickly reeling them in as fast as we could bait our hooks! It was an awesome experience and we will definitely go again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For inexperienced anglers fishing in the Pensacola area, I'd highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Joseph with Fish Frenzy Charters. He has been fishing since he was three years old and is very experienced. He patiently showed us how to fish and we were quickly reeling them in as fast as we could bait our hooks! It was an awesome experience and we will definitely go again!
Bill  T.
Bill T. North Freedom, WI

Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
My significant other and I used Reel Way Fishing Charter as first time ocean fishers and had a blast! It was a private charter with a knowledgeable, kind, and fun Caption- Kenny. We were able to catch multiple fish and even fish for sharks! We would highly recommend him and his fishing excursion to anybody coming to the area!
KAYLI  W.
KAYLI W.
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Captain Brian took great care of three generations of fisherman,he put us on some great spots and was very attentive to all our needs.Thanks captain Brian and Reel Addiction Fishing charters for a great experience ..
Alvin  L.
Alvin L. Thonotosassa, FL
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(50 reviews)
While fishing with Capt Morgan we had a good time and he had solid knowledge of techniques and good gear. We had live bait and caught some nice fish and a very nice red fish.
John  P.
John P.
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
It was a great afternoon. Captain Justin made our 1st fishing excursion so memorable. This was a surprise birthday gift for my husband. It is definitely worth it !
Ellen  J.
Ellen J. St. Peters, MO
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Excellent fishing! Captain Bryan took us to the best spot. Caught over 18 fish total! Awesome day.
Domenic  M.
Domenic M. Lavonia, GA
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Best fishing trip I've ever been in! Captain Morgan took us right to the best spots to fish and I was catching them in less than a three minutes! I had to stop fishing for a while, it was wearing me out.
Frank  B.
Frank B.
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
What an amazing day!! Got to the spot and we had fish in the boat before everyone could get a line out. The spanish Mackerel were hitting fast and alot. Captain Kenny was amazing with the boys they would need more bait or a hook it was a flash they were back at it. The bite was so good that even the captain was amazed how well we did. We were throwing them back not even half way through the trip. Everyone had sore arms and thats not a bad thing.
Jamie  M.
Jamie M. Webster City, IA
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
Great experience! Will be booking more trips with Captain Justin in the future.
Gary  G.
Gary G. Hot Springs, AR
Total Package Charters
Total Package Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Capt. Sean and Jeremy were the best! They set the expectation and then surpassed it. Jeremy was on every minute we were fishing, and it made for an epic experience. If you're thinking about booking with Capt. Sean...do it. Right now!
Lindsey  L.
Lindsey L. Herriman, UT
Aqua Sol Charters
Aqua Sol Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
First time going out fishing and got to meet our limit on fish allowed. The catch and fight of the fish was so much fun. My son loved it! The captain was great and very helpful. Will book again!
Annie  W.
Annie W. Hohenwald, TN
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(304 reviews)
Captain Justin did everything to ensure we had a great time in spite of rough weather
Toni  B.
Toni B.
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Had a blast. Great time. Informative tour of area. Great fishing spots. Captain Daniel was fun, personable, and helpful. Definitely recommend!
Rob  G.
Rob G. Concord, TN
Aqua Sol Charters
Aqua Sol Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Overall great experience captain Mike knew right where the fish was. Got to keep catch, was excited to have fresh saltwater fish to cook. 100% Recommend
Finley  T.
Finley T. Somerset, KY
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Morgan was excellent, put us on fish all day, will definitely request him again
Edward  S.
Edward S. Navarre, Florida
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(259 reviews)
We had a great day fishing! Enjoyed our Capitan. Did great finding fish for us to catch. Thank you again!
CONNIE  B.
CONNIE B. Truesdale, MO
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
Captain Justin was the best. Took care of our needs! Made sure we had a good time.
Donald  T.
Donald T.
Total Package Charters
Total Package Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
It was a great day fishing. Captain and crew were knowledgeable and super helpful. Lots of fun 🐠😁
Robert  M.
Robert M. Atlanta, GA
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(259 reviews)
He was extremely knowledgeable and endlessly helpful. This was a very safe experience for four adults. The boat was really comfortable and he helped educate us on the various types of fish. This was really like taking a fishing trip with a family member or an old friend. Overall, the entire experience was delightful.
Steve  B.
Steve B. Pensacola, Florida
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
This was our first charter and although it was a short one it was a great introduction to fishing and we learned a lot Can’t wait to book another one !!!!
Ashley  H.
Ashley H. Bloomingdale, GA
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
Captain Justin was awesome! We celebrated two birthdays and caught more fish than we thought was possible. I wanted to get into some Mahi Mahi and boy did we! Got home and ate quite a few of them after the Captain filleted them for us. More than highly recommend a day out with Captain Justin. Thanks for a day we won’t soon forget!
Mike  C.
Mike C. Gulf Breeze, FL

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