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Pensacola Beach Fishing Charters

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Fish Frenzy Charters

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Pensacola Beach
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Paradise Fishing Charters

4.5 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (180)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $300

Reel Irie Fishing Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (36)
Gulf Breeze
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trips from $350

Southbound Charters / Shark Fishing

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (13)
Gulf Breeze
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Wave Cutter Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (42)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $1,350

Doubled Up Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (17)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $350

Reel Way Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (94)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $600

Hit The Deck Fishing Charters

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Gulf Breeze
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trips from $200

Total Package Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (52)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $1,500

Johnny Wahoo Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (18)
Gulf Breeze
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trips from $1,000

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
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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! 

Pensacola Beach Fishing Calendar

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If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Book with Capt Joseph! He’s experienced, friendly, and knows the territory well.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with Capt Joseph! He’s experienced, friendly, and knows the territory well.
Erin  E.
Erin E. Cabot, AR
Weather was great and gulf was calm! We saw a leatherback sea turtle and other sea turtles!
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Weather was great and gulf was calm! We saw a leatherback sea turtle and other sea turtles!
Flint  W.
Flint W. Pensacola, FL
Make sure weather is permitting. Which captain Joseph was all about the safety of our family.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure weather is permitting. Which captain Joseph was all about the safety of our family.
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Call your boat captain for the best advice. They know what there talking about.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Call your boat captain for the best advice. They know what there talking about.
Randy  O.
Randy O. Smithville, MO
It is fishing and not catching! With the right captain and a little work you will have a great experience.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It is fishing and not catching! With the right captain and a little work you will have a great experience.
Josh  R.
Josh R. Traskwood, AR
Book with fish frenzy it is time well spent you will have a blast I meant captain joseph
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with fish frenzy it is time well spent you will have a blast I meant captain joseph
Marc  M.
Marc M. Harrison, OH
DO IT! We are NOT experienced fishing people....and we LOVE LOVE it!! Pensacola is clearly a fishing town so what better place to fish!!! So glad we did it the first time...now it’s the highlight of our family trip!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
DO IT! We are NOT experienced fishing people....and we LOVE LOVE it!! Pensacola is clearly a fishing town so what better place to fish!!! So glad we did it the first time...now it’s the highlight of our family trip!!
Kellie  K.
Kellie K. Nashville, TN
Book with Captain Joseph. He has an awesome boat and knows how to put you on the fish. Great person to book with.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with Captain Joseph. He has an awesome boat and knows how to put you on the fish. Great person to book with.
William  C.
William C. Eleva, WI
Weather is great but fishing here is more abundant in fall. But had a great experience overall.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weather is great but fishing here is more abundant in fall. But had a great experience overall.
Rusty  S.
Rusty S. Houston, TX
Off shore fishing would probably be better but in shore is cheaper, can be a great time no matter what
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Off shore fishing would probably be better but in shore is cheaper, can be a great time no matter what
Adam  B.
Adam B. United States

Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Very knowledgeable, made sure we were on fish all day. Overall excellent experience and will definitely book again for years to come.
Chris  L.
Chris L. Gulf Breeze, Florida
Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Great trip start to finish. We never stopped catching! Spot after spot produced fish after fish. We asked for a cooler full of food and that's what we got! Capt. Bryan is very knowledgeable and personable and knew where to go to put us on what we needed to limit out. 10 out of 10 5 🌟 Would highly recommend and will be booking again when we come back!
Derek  H.
Derek H. Erie, MI
Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Was great with Captain Brian, he made the day wonderful. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a day on the water. We will use him again.
Deanna  S.
Deanna S. Spring Mill, KY
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 215 reviews
Lots of fun. We should have taken more time for photos but we were to busy fishing.
William  E.
William E. Noel, MO
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 215 reviews
We had very high winds and captain still put us on fish. My 14 year old had a blast. Very special trip.
James  M.
James M. Huntsville, AL
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 183 reviews
Capt Justin is TOP NOTCH!!! Could not ask for a Captain to work any harder to find and put you onto the fish! Was an absolute pleasure to be on his boat!
Byron  B.
Byron B. Riverdale, IA
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 183 reviews
Best experience ever even tho I had to cut it short due to something off the boat I could say I would charter with only him from now on!
Caleb  G.
Caleb G. Plainfield, IL
Total Package Charters
Total Package Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
Awesome experience, would recommend them for anyone and will be planning another trip for myself again!!!
Chris  R.
Chris R. United States
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
We had the best time aboard Captain Kenny's boat! Kenny knew exactly where to take us, and we reeled them in every time we dropped our lines! Red Snapper, Amber Jack, Grouper. Saw 2 sharks, one literally came up and bit my sons fish in two! Crazy!!! Had a pod of Dolphins all around us, it was the best! Kenny made us feel welcome and showed us a great time! Thanks Kenny, looking forward to the next trip!
Mike  S.
Mike S. Gulf Breeze, Florida
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 183 reviews
Really enjoyed the trip. Justin tried to find where the fish were biting and he did for the most part. The wind was blowing and that didnt help. But we did catch a few snd really enjoyed the trip. We want to come back later and go out in the gulf. Thanks so much Mary Boaze Chuck Moore
Mary  B.
Mary B. Gladewater, TX
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
It was a wonderful first time experience for my husband and sons! Highly recommended and they had a great time!
Amanda  H.
Amanda H. Hogansville, GA
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 215 reviews
Amazing captain! My son is Autistic, and coordination is hard for him. Captain Joseph didn’t bat an eye. Helped him cast, taught him about the different fish etc. He still hustled around the boat to help assist the rest of us when needed. Little fish were biting everywhere, but he was determined to put us on bigger keepers. I like that, he could have stayed in places longer and not burned fuel, but he did everything he could to put us on keepers. Definitely recommend him
Scott  S.
Scott S. United States
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Everyone had an awesome time! Loved catching the sharks! Kenny was great! Lots of memories made 😊
Becky  T.
Becky T. Farmland, IN
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 183 reviews
My wife and I had the best time. Even though she did catch more than me! Captain Justin was a great guide and very knowledgeable of the area. We will be calling him again on our next vista.
Richard  M.
Richard M. Lavonia, GA
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 215 reviews
Personable. My biggest issue was he didn’t have rod and reels pre rigged. Once we got to the spot, he had to make a rig before we could fish. Then every time we had a broken rig he had to make one. Been fishing all my life, I always have rigs ready to replace, in other words, fishing time taken up…
Janet  B.
Janet B. Butte La Rose, LA
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Had a blast with Capt Kenny. I will be fishing the Reel Way again as soon I get the chance.
Larry  T.  J.
Larry T. J. United States
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
We had a great day catching jacks, snapper, and even a couple of groupers. Captain Way kept us on the fish and my young adult kids made some great memories.
Craig  B.
Craig B. Saint FRANCISVLE, LA
Total Package Charters
Total Package Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
Fishing trip was awesome. Family outing with 4 generations. Caught over 150 very large fish. The first mate, Jeremy was very nice, helpful and patient. Highly recommend!!
Ginger  H.
Ginger H. League City, TX
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 215 reviews
This guy does his best to put you on fish and knows the spots for a nice variety of fishing methods. We landed every bite. Would fish with him again for sure.
Dean  S.
Dean S. Madisonville, KY
Total Package Charters
Total Package Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
Even with cloudy skies and a day on the water after tons of rain, Cpt. Sean and First Mate, Jeremy were able to put us on some good spots. We caught: King Mackerel, Vermillion Snapper, Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Barracuda, Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Remora, Rainbow Runner, Ladyfish and a Sandbar Shark. Thank you for the experience!
Brandi  G.
Brandi G. Mobile, Alabama

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Pensacola Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Pensacola Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $528, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,153. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Pensacola Beach is 29 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Fish Frenzy Charters, Paradise Fishing Charters, and Reel Irie Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Pensacola Beach.

Fish Frenzy Charters, Paradise Fishing Charters, and Reel Irie Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Pensacola Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Pensacola Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Amberjack, and Snapper (Red). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and trolling. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Pensacola Beach.

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