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According to customer reviews, Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II, Alpha Fishing Charters, and Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran are some of the most popular fishing charters in Pensacola, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Pensacola.

The average price for a private 4 hour Pensacola fishing trip is $728, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,223 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II, Alpha Fishing Charters, and Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Pensacola.

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

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 25975 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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Make sure to check weather and connect with Captain before you go. Take a jacket, ride is chilly, even if sun is out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to check weather and connect with Captain before you go. Take a jacket, ride is chilly, even if sun is out.
Kristin  J.
Kristin J. Washington, IA
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
Do your research for the time of year you are going to see what is in season. Unless you are a season fisherman, all things can be boat locally so you don't have to lug it around or you can rent equipment. Alvin's island store is your friend.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Do your research for the time of year you are going to see what is in season. Unless you are a season fisherman, all things can be boat locally so you don't have to lug it around or you can rent equipment. Alvin's island store is your friend.
Stacy  M.
Stacy M. Prairie Grove, AR
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
Do your research for fishing this time of year, read reviews of people who have taken the trip, know what to expect of the weather, talk to your captain once you have booked the trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research for fishing this time of year, read reviews of people who have taken the trip, know what to expect of the weather, talk to your captain once you have booked the trip
Ray  S.
Ray S. Princeton, KY
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

Salt Style Guide Service
Salt Style Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
Aaron is a great guide. We caught a ton of fish and he was extremely patient with my older father. If you want to catch a lot of fish with a great local guide this is the charter for you.
Richard  M.
Richard M.
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
As someone who has fished and chartered at many locations around the world, trust when I say that Bryant and Patrick were so much fun to fish with. If you’re trying to decide which charter to book, look no further. Bryant continually put me on the fish.
Marc  A.
Marc A. Severna Park, MD
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Captain Alex put us on the fish for a memorable afternoon. He is are captain for all of our future fishing adventures.
John  H.
John H. United States
Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II
Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
The weather was not cooperative, but the crew worked hard at finding fish for us and made the day enjoyable.
Daniel  H.
Daniel H. Lubbock, TX
Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II
Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
A friend and I fished inshore with Jonathan. It was a beautiful day, and we were treated very well by Jonathan and the mate on the boat.
Lee  K.
Lee K. Tallahassee, FL
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(125 reviews)
The trip was awesome everything we was hoping for. The Captain and Pat were very friendly and great to Work with. We will be doing it again in the near future. Jerry
Jerry  P.
Jerry P. Lone Jack, MO
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Captain Jake took a group of 5 of us out for a morning trip and we had a great time. The weather was less than ideal but he was still able to put us on fish. Everyone in the group got some action and we caught several nice sized fish. We'll definitely use Captain Jake again in the future.
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. Olathe, KS
Salt Style Guide Service
Salt Style Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
Aaron did a great job. He started catching bait LONG before we arrived so we would have the best possible chances. Our four-hour trip last "as long as the bait lasted" and he wasn't quitting until we had caught fish - or run out of bait. He kept us outfitted and fishing - all around it was a really great trip -in spite of the cold temps and windy conditions. If I'm back here, I'll definitely try to reconnect.
Tony  S.
Tony S. Longview, TX
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(114 reviews)
Captain and crew very accommodating. We had two ladies in our group and he was challenged with fishing places without the girls getting sick. Ladies caught more fish than the guys and we all had a great time.
James  B.
James B. Flint, TX
Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II
Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Was in town for a wedding planed at last minute and worth every penny....had a great trip
Tim  K.
Tim K. Sykesville, Maryland
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
We had a great day! Fishing was better than we expected for the first week of March. Captain Bryant and John were friendly, patient and helpful. Very fun day!!
Monna  Y.
Monna Y. Elkridge, MD
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Our guides Jacob & Alex were true professionals who were clearly passionate about wHAT THEY DO< VERY HELPFUL & informative And we caUght a ton of greAT FISH!! :) would reccommend this business to anyone who wants to learn about saltwater fishing & actually catch some good fish. I give them a 10. Nick
Nick  W.
Nick W. Pensacola, FL
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(114 reviews)
We had a very good trip with Brian. This was our first time deep-sea fishing and we had a great time and caught quite a few ... We really recommend this charter and if possible ask for Brian!
Brenda  S.
Brenda S. Aurora, IL
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
This was my 3rd fishing excursion I've done. Captain Jake and Logan were so amazing! Very patient, teaching what they know. I "warned" them....I'll be back to fish again with them!! Thanks for an amazing fishing day Captain Jake and Logan!!
Kristin  J.
Kristin J. Washington, IA
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
It was a great trip, had a lot of fun. I've been before up in Maine and I fish regularly from my bass boat on Vermont lakes. We pulled a variety of fish out. There were Dolphins by the boat, bald eagles, nice weather. Two of my family members have never been before and they had a great time. Jake and his crew member did a great job helping and showing everyone the ropes. Will be doing another trip!
Jessica  H.
Jessica H. Boothbay, ME
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Lots of fun, went to several spots. Nearly caught our limit of vermilion and triggerfish. Will definitely go with Captain Bryant again.
Matt  B.
Matt B. ORCHARD GRASS, KY
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Excellent guide, deck hand, and trip. Caught our 40 vermillion snappers and 4 trigger fish (limits) and a Bonita. Guide was friendly along with deck hand. Boat was comfortable for my wife and mother-in-law. Guide was an honest guy from the go which I appreciate because it’s not common. Would definitely go again
Scott  H.
Scott H. Montgomery, TX
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 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

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