Pensacola Beach Fishing Charters

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Pensacola Beach Fishing Charters

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Pensacola Beach: 351 fishing charters available
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4.6 / 5
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Pensacola Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Pensacola Beach fishing trip is $631, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,284 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

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Many fishing charters in Pensacola Beach 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 Beach are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Pensacola Beach are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $463
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $624
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $763
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $940
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,095

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 27943 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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If you are a first time angler in this area, you should definitely take this trip. We caught a variety of fish and had a very knowledgeable guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are a first time angler in this area, you should definitely take this trip. We caught a variety of fish and had a very knowledgeable guide.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W.
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

Total Package Charters
Total Package Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
11- 24. Capt Sean and Capt Jeremy made our trip nor only very productive but fun and effortless. We caught 10 different species of fish. The. cabin was comfortable and had more than enough room for all six of us.. Jeremy was the perfect mate. I don't think there was ever more than a minute of our hooks not being baited and back in the water. We are locals and will have nothing but great things to say to everyone we know. THANK YOU TOTAL PACKAGE!
William  M.
William M.
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(178 reviews)
Kenny is a great guide, friendly and helpful. Personable and easy to be around and feel comfortable having fun fishing. Definitely recommend this charter for anyone who wants to catch fish and have a smooth time doing so!
Gary  B.
Gary B.
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 reviews)
Justin really knows what he is doing from bait to boat . Knows where the fish are and how to hook up . His boat handling skills are way above average. He kept us on fish all day. Will definitely use him again
Larry  M.
Larry M.
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
For the last 6 years I’ve chosen Reel Addiction charters to take my nephew and his family fishing during our 2 week visit each year. Many great memories made during every trip, The 4 captains we’ve gone with have been very informative and intuitive with the kids teaching them and working hard to put them on fish. Always prepared and well organized. I think the only downside for me (As I get a year older every trip/yr). Is the bow height to the deck boarding and disembarking.
Mark  D.
Mark D.
Aqua Sol Charters
Aqua Sol Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Jeremy kept us moving to diffent spots. Caught fish 2 keeper and alot of smaller ones. but overall Great Trip. Yes I would use him again. THANKS Great trip
Kenneth  E.
Kenneth E.
Aqua Sol Charters
Aqua Sol Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had a great time, limited out on Red Snapper. Captain made sure we found the fish.
Charles  P.
Charles P.
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 reviews)
We were happy with the trip. Just made sure we caught some fish! We will definitely be booking with him in the future.
Jessica  G.
Jessica G.
Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore II
Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Capt Luke put us on the fish as soon as we dropped the bait. Overall, boated 6-7 redfish, lost a couple of bulls, had 1 keeper, flounder, snapper and a black drum. Luke has lots of knowledge of the local waters. Will book with him again next time I'm in the area. I give him 2 thumbs up.
Edward  (.  W.
Edward (. W.
Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore II
Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We have the absolute best captain, Luke he was awesome.. We caught so many fish and such a variety. It was an absolute memory that we will all remember. He was so knowledgeable about all of the fish and the area. It’s an amazing time. Best charter we’ve been on!
Christopher  W.
Christopher W.
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Capt. Morgan was an awesome host and guide. We took our two kids, 6 and 10, and he put us on some Mangrove Snapper that were a blast to catch. Excellent charter. Highly recommended.
Troy  W.
Troy W.
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 reviews)
A huge thank you to Captain Justin for making our first deep sea fishing a happy and memorable experience. He worked really hard to take us to as many places as possible to catch fish. He even cleaned and filleted our fish when we finished. Our family overall caught 25 fish with 8-9 different varieties!! We definitely recommend Captain Justin and appreciate his patience and expertise on our first family trip!
Leslie  P.
Leslie P.
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Reel Way Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(178 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
4.3 / 5
(56 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.
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Reel Addiction Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 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
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Excellent fishing! Captain Bryan took us to the best spot. Caught over 18 fish total! Awesome day.
Domenic  M.
Domenic M. Lavonia, GA
Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 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
(56 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
(178 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
(315 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
(80 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

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