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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 $693, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,148 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Pensacola are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $375
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $510
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $681
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $805
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,003
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,267
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,200
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,600
  • 14-hour fishing trips – $3,200

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. 
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27959 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!"

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Know details of where you launch before you book. We traveled an hour to get to launch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know details of where you launch before you book. We traveled an hour to get to launch
Sean  G.
Sean G.
Book with Captain Bryant. All Caught Up Fishing. We we were catching fish as soon as our lines hit the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Bryant. All Caught Up Fishing. We we were catching fish as soon as our lines hit the water.
Melissa  J.
Melissa J. White City, KY
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Bring plenty of drinks, and did I mention sunscreen?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Bring plenty of drinks, and did I mention sunscreen?
Shae  M.
Shae M.
Be ready for some action! Never a dull moment! If possible book with Captain Alex he knows his stuff. He was a great teacher and knew right where to go!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be ready for some action! Never a dull moment! If possible book with Captain Alex he knows his stuff. He was a great teacher and knew right where to go!
Brandi  K.
Brandi K. Burt, IA
Great fishing down there and Six Shooter Charters with Captain Doug will put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing down there and Six Shooter Charters with Captain Doug will put you on the fish.
Sanford  G.
Sanford G. Greer, SC
Be prepared for the heat! Lots of fluid, and sunscreen. Check with your captain on what is in season depending on what you'd like to catch. Research the Capitan/boat on Fishing Booker and Google reviews. Our was rated well and ratings matched the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the heat! Lots of fluid, and sunscreen. Check with your captain on what is in season depending on what you'd like to catch. Research the Capitan/boat on Fishing Booker and Google reviews. Our was rated well and ratings matched the trip.
Anthony  W.
Anthony W. Union, KY
This trip did not require a fishing license! Take plenty of drinks sunscreen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This trip did not require a fishing license! Take plenty of drinks sunscreen
Mark  H.
Mark H. San Antonio, TX
Be prepared with lots of water and sunscreen... and book with Able Body Charters ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared with lots of water and sunscreen... and book with Able Body Charters ?
Shauna  B.
Shauna B. Leominster, MA
Book your trip with an experienced captain. Hot Spots Charters was the best trip of the three we have been on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with an experienced captain. Hot Spots Charters was the best trip of the three we have been on.
Curtis  F.
Curtis F. Tulsa, OK
I would recommend going in to a trip with an open mind. Don't always expect to catch a bunch but to have fun and make memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend going in to a trip with an open mind. Don't always expect to catch a bunch but to have fun and make memories.
James  S.
James S. Douglasville, GA
Temperatures can very and the sun is intense, so come prepared to protect yourself from the elements. Water conditions can vary from calm to rough, select a charter that is equipped to handle the coditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Temperatures can very and the sun is intense, so come prepared to protect yourself from the elements. Water conditions can vary from calm to rough, select a charter that is equipped to handle the coditions.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bring sunscreen, 2-3 waters and your camera. Take some Dramamine 1/2 hour before you board as a precaution. Have a great time!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring sunscreen, 2-3 waters and your camera. Take some Dramamine 1/2 hour before you board as a precaution. Have a great time!
James  O.
James O. Birmingham, Alabama
Don’t book too long of a trip thinking it will be better to catch your limit. Take it easy at first and you will be surprised how quickly your bait gets hit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t book too long of a trip thinking it will be better to catch your limit. Take it easy at first and you will be surprised how quickly your bait gets hit.
Robert  L.
Robert L. Indianapolis, IN
Recognize fishing doesn't come easy and there are better times of the year to go than others. Our guide went above and beyond to try and catch red snapper. We came close yet still managed to catch several desirable fish for our group of 5.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recognize fishing doesn't come easy and there are better times of the year to go than others. Our guide went above and beyond to try and catch red snapper. We came close yet still managed to catch several desirable fish for our group of 5.
Stella  G.
Stella G. Queen Creek, AZ
Plan to dodge the weather. Our 7am start turned into a 1pm start. Still brought us right to the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan to dodge the weather. Our 7am start turned into a 1pm start. Still brought us right to the fish!
Kelly  A.
Kelly A. Houston, TX
Check the season carefully of your targeted species so you keep everything you are going for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the season carefully of your targeted species so you keep everything you are going for.
Alan  C.
Alan C. Gainesville, GA
Bring you A Game! Especially if you’re looking to catch some fish to put on ice. The amber jacks were crazy this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring you A Game! Especially if you’re looking to catch some fish to put on ice. The amber jacks were crazy this time of year.
Jeremy  C.
Jeremy C. Greencastle, IN
The only negative thing I would have to say is with all the red snapper out there. They’re not good to keep until June 1 but catch and release is awesome also
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only negative thing I would have to say is with all the red snapper out there. They’re not good to keep until June 1 but catch and release is awesome also
Scott  B.
Scott B.
Be adaptable, listen to captain’s suggestions and let them know what kind of trip you’d like.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be adaptable, listen to captain’s suggestions and let them know what kind of trip you’d like.
WELDON  N.
WELDON N. New Orleans, Louisiana
This charter is for first time fishermen or professional. We have a memory to last a lifetime!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This charter is for first time fishermen or professional. We have a memory to last a lifetime!
Jacob  G.
Jacob G. Crestview, FL

It's A Good Day Charters
It's A Good Day Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
I am so very happy that my first fishing trip was with Captain Bill. He made sure I felt comfortable, confident and SUCCESSFUL. We will definitely be back!
Brian  T.
Brian T.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Very good
4.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
Captain Craig made the best out of poor weather (40’s, winds 15-20mph) and still put my spouse & I on fish, including redfish, black drum, mangrove snapper, red snapper & whiting.
William  H.
William H.
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
It was a great trip, the Captain and crew working hard to make the trip worthwhile. I’m definitely looking to going out with them again.
Ernest  C.
Ernest C.
It's A Good Day Charters
It's A Good Day Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Capt Bill hosted my wife and I along with our son and grandson for an outing today and it was very special. It was our grandsons 9th birthday and he had never been on a boat. Capt Bill made sure to put us over fish the entire time allowing all of us to catch bunches of fish. What a great day of fun the Capt made for all of us.
Ronald  D.
Ronald D.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
What an amazing trip! The fish were biting and we had an incredible time! Catching red bullfish as they are hitting the top water is something you have to experience. Captain and crew were great, wouldn’t change a thing!
Brad  W.
Brad W.
Twistedpalms Salty Adventures
Twistedpalms Salty Adventures
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
We had a great time. They knew exactly where to take us to get on fish. I’m definitely coming back again and booking them again. One of the best fishing trips I have ever experienced.
Silas  B.
Silas B.
Keepin It Wet Charters
Keepin It Wet Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(77 reviews)
Our charter was during when water was rough, there wasn't very many good spots to fish for the off shore fish we were looking for but our captain went to various spots inshore to make sure we had plenty of opportunity. At one point even stopped off at a beach to attempt to catch live bait. Was still a good time and you could see the effort in making it a good experience even with the rough weather conditions.
Matthew  C.
Matthew C.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
My father and I got ahold of emerald coast fishing charter and can’t speak highly enough of them!! Garret and his partner Gavin were highly knowledgeable!! They took us from fishing hole to fishing hole and caught many beautiful fish!! Garret and Gavin were awesome to spend the charter with, super cool guys who work very hard!! If In the Perdido or Pensacola area definitely check them out it is well worth the go!! we now have lots of great fish to take home and cook up!!
Timothy  S.
Timothy S.
A Latte Fun Fishing Inc.
A Latte Fun Fishing Inc.
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
This was my first fishing charter ever and they gave my dad, brother, and I am amazing experience and time to remember. They were very helpful with everything on hand and accommodated us to make sure we we comfortable and caught fish. I look forward to another visit with them on my next visit to Pensacola.
Bryce  B.
Bryce B.
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
The guide has been fishing this area for most of his life. He knows where they are and how to get them in the boat. I've done many charters, this guy is top notch. Highly recommend if you want great table fare, or if you want to sports fish. A++++
Thomas  S.
Thomas S.
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
We really enjoyed our time with Jacob & Spencer. Although we didn’t catch the fish we wanted to catch, both were very knowledgeable and helpful with us.
Tina  M.
Tina M.
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
The weather wasn’t great but Capt Matt knew where to go to get some fish in the cooler. The dynamic between Capt Matt and his First Mate was quite hilarious, as I later learned that they are brothers! Overall a great time and would recommend.
Ryan  W.
Ryan W.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
The trip was a little touch and go due to high winds in the day leading up to trip. This was the first outing for a 10 and 12 yr boys. Craig did a wonderful job of keeping us on fish all morning. The boys were able to pull in fish all day! . We really enjoyed the outing. Thanks for being patient with the kids
Ray  A.
Ray A.
Bout Time Charters
Bout Time Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Brett is a great captain and an extremely knowledgeable fisherman. We caught plenty of fish and had an awesome time. Captain Brett is very laid back and very personable. Book with him if you are in the Pensacola area. We will be back. Thank you Captain Brett!
Steve  T.
Steve T.
Bandit Fishing Charters
Bandit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(38 reviews)
The captain was very knowledgeable and awesome. The boat was nice and comfortable. The day we went, the big fish weren't biting, but the captain tried many places, even calling around trying to find the best spot for catching the big ones. He kept our poles baited and ready. We even got to get close to a wild dolphin which was a definite bonus. We will definitely book Alex again. It was definitely a fun experience and we caught a wide variety of fish, thanks to Alex's expertise.
Kamryn  W.
Kamryn W.
Bandit Fishing Charters
Bandit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
This was a father son trip, son is 10 years old. Capt was so patient with him and really spent time helping him catch fish. Can’t say enough good things about this charter. Capt worked very hard to keep us on the fish. We caught until we were tired of catching. Thanks for the memories! We will definitely be back.
Matt  C.
Matt C.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
Gavin was an awesome guide with great playlist!!Caught drum, Spanish mackerel, blue fish, flounder, white trout, red snapper, and mangrove snapper. Will definitely use Gavin on our future fishing trips..
Isaac  H.
Isaac H.
Keepin It Wet Charters
Keepin It Wet Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Captain Gene was awesome for our father-daughter trip. Much enjoyed the fishing! Captain Gene communicated well as we planned the trip.
Sean  G.
Sean G.
It's A Good Day Charters
It's A Good Day Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captain Bill is an awesome captain! Got us on fish quickly even with rough weather conditions. Used many different techniques and methods of catching fish. Great way to learn and have an amazing family day out on the water!
Joshua  W.
Joshua W.
It's A Good Day Charters
It's A Good Day Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Weather not good. Windy. Canceled till next day. Captain brought us to where we could catch some fish then refused to take a tip. Very nice man. Trip was great
Christine  M.
Christine M.

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