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30a: 135 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(177 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $375
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(435 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(311 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $385
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(189 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $375
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4.8 / 5
(309 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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5.0 / 5
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Santa Rosa Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in 30a

According to customer reviews, Reel Addiction 2 Charters, Beaver’s Guide Service, and Florida Panhandle Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in 30a. Full list of top fishing charters in 30a.

The average price for a private 4 hour 30a fishing trip is $694, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,712 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Reel Addiction 2 Charters, Beaver’s Guide Service, and Florida Panhandle Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in 30a.

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

The road may now be just 25 miles long, but locals still refer to pretty much the whole Panhandle as “just off the 30A.” From Pensacola to Fort Walton Beach, this road is the life and soul of the Emerald Coast. Renowned for its angling opportunities, it’s no surprise that you’ll find plenty of 30A fishing charters waiting to take you away – try not to lose concentration if you’re driving!
 
Wherever you go off the road, you’ll find the best the Panhandle has to offer. From the East Bay, through the Choctawhatchee, down to St. Andrew’s and the St. Joseph Bay, there’s no shortage of inshore fishing. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder can be found everywhere, while Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Sheepshead, and even Tarpon come at different times of the year. Head further south, and a scalloping or oystering trip may be in store.
 
All along the road, you’ll find charters ready to take you beyond the bays to the reefs and deep waters offshore. You’ll find the closest fishing grounds out of Mexico Beach but, no matter where you go, you’ll find a range of Snappers, Cobia, Kingfish, Amberjack, and many more. Head further out, and you can target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Tuna and Billfish in the deep!
 
There’s something for everyone when fishing along the 30A, with trips as short as two hours to the nearshore fishing grounds and as long as a few days offshore. Beginners and families can take advantage of half days, while keener anglers can get their fish on all day. 

 

Rules & Regulations

When fishing with a charter along the 30A, your fishing license will be covered, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Your professional captain will also be up to date with all the latest seasons and bag limits, so you can sit back and enjoy the fishing.
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27705 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Inshore fishing can be great this time of year. Stay close to the coast and target smaller Redfish and Trout or head out a bit farther for some Triggerfish and Flounder. 
 
February
February can get really cold, but that doesn't mean that fishing can't be hot! Focus on Redfish and Trout in the bay, or venture out offshore for some Bonito and Mackerel. 
 
March
Spring is almost here, and that means that it's all about sight fishing for Cobia. You can also go for Vermillion Snapper and Mackerel nearshore, or try and catch some Bonito and Sheepshead in the bays.
 
April
Trolling for Kingfish offshore is a must in April, while bottom fishing for Vermillion Snapper and Amberjack in the Gulf can also be unforgettable. Go out with an experienced guide and make the most of it! 
May
Get ready for action, as May is the month of the abundance. Go after anything from Vermillion Snapper to Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Kingfish, and even Red Snapper, depending on the year's open season. 
 
June
Summer is all about targeting the biggest offshore A-listers! Go for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Bonito, and even Sailfish, if you're extra lucky. Vermillion and Lane Snapper are also abundant nearshore for a tasty treat.
 
July
The weather is hot, and so is the fishing action! You can target Trout inshore or venture out farther from the coast for some incredible offshore action. The sky's the limit wherever you go, so get your fish on! 
 
August
Reef fishing is amazing this time of the year, as you can pursue Amberjack and Kingfish, among many more nearshore. Beginners can stay on the calmer waters, however, where the Redfish bite is as good as ever.
September
Summer is going nowehere, with Ladyfish, Flounder, and Spanish Mackerel being caught close to shore, while Mahi Mahi are abundant in deeper waters. Prolong your summer with a 30A adventure!
 
October
October can bring winds on occasion, though Redfish, Trout, and Snapper fishing is still great inshore. You can also target Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Flounder a bit farther from the coast, so there's always something biting!
 
November
Attention shifts inshore come November, with Redfish, Trout, and Flounder in the bays. You can also go for Sheepshead and other delicious fish without having to worry about bumping elbows with other anglers.
 
December
The weather can get cold, but that doesn't mean the fishing can't be great! Try exciting bottom fishing for Grouper, or stay inshore and target Redfish. Whatever you go after, you'll have plenty to keep you on your toes.
 

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Knot Right was the first charter I have ever been on. If I do another I will book the same boat and captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Knot Right was the first charter I have ever been on. If I do another I will book the same boat and captain.
James  H.
James H.
Make sure you understand that you may not catch anything. Fish are finicky, they don't always bite
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Make sure you understand that you may not catch anything. Fish are finicky, they don't always bite
Tiffinie  M.
Tiffinie M.
Unusual in that there had just been a hurricane nearby, but I would say a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. I tried some surf casting in my own and about got beat to death BY the surf!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unusual in that there had just been a hurricane nearby, but I would say a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. I tried some surf casting in my own and about got beat to death BY the surf!
Marie  V.
Marie V. McCalla, AL
This was my first time and it was awesome. Just remember the sunscreen and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time and it was awesome. Just remember the sunscreen and have fun!
Shane  A.
Shane A. White Sulphur Springs, MT
Check the season dates for intended fish. Hydrate the night before. Pack a sack. Wear appropriate clothes for the sun and heat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the season dates for intended fish. Hydrate the night before. Pack a sack. Wear appropriate clothes for the sun and heat
Megan  Q.
Megan Q. Tuscaloosa, AL
The 6 hr am trip worked really well for us. The boat had a bathroom and AC in the cabin. Ask questions ahead of time so your expectations can become reality.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The 6 hr am trip worked really well for us. The boat had a bathroom and AC in the cabin. Ask questions ahead of time so your expectations can become reality.
Joey  B.
Joey B. Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Definitely talk to someone that is familiar with the area and get tips about what you want to catch regardless of how much experience you have elsewhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely talk to someone that is familiar with the area and get tips about what you want to catch regardless of how much experience you have elsewhere.
Tiffany  B.
Tiffany B. Wheeling, West Virginia
Bay fishing is great for first timers. Won’t be sea sick like you can get in the deep water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bay fishing is great for first timers. Won’t be sea sick like you can get in the deep water
Nelson  W.
Nelson W. Jonesboro, AR
Well it was our first time, so if any thing, I would say just enjoy the whole experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well it was our first time, so if any thing, I would say just enjoy the whole experience.
Margot  M.
Margot M. Houston, TX
Find a charter and do research. The pier is a good and. Cheap way to start out
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a charter and do research. The pier is a good and. Cheap way to start out
Ben  W.
Ben W. Cedartown, GA
Get a guide and have fun! Def recommend the Reelistic out of Capt. Anderson’s Marina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide and have fun! Def recommend the Reelistic out of Capt. Anderson’s Marina
John  L.
John L. Hazel Green, Alabama
Set your expectations and communicate to the Captain- this is a very pleasant bay to fish in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set your expectations and communicate to the Captain- this is a very pleasant bay to fish in.
Fulvio  B.
Fulvio B. Fayetteville, AR
Google maps is a little off so plan for additional time to find where you are going.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Google maps is a little off so plan for additional time to find where you are going.
Heather  M.
Heather M. Sarepta, MS
If you like fishing and making memories, charter a fishing trip and have fun!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you like fishing and making memories, charter a fishing trip and have fun!!!
Douglas  E.
Douglas E. Jacksonville, Florida
We booked our trip at the end of the Red Snapper season, so the fish were not as plentiful. Regardless, our captain put us on top of some and we managed to take a few home.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We booked our trip at the end of the Red Snapper season, so the fish were not as plentiful. Regardless, our captain put us on top of some and we managed to take a few home.
Kristin  S.
Kristin S. Dallas, Texas
Charters are an amazing adventure, bucket list for sure.... we also fished the pier with frozen bait, we caught a lot of little ones...but nothing big...still a blast!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charters are an amazing adventure, bucket list for sure.... we also fished the pier with frozen bait, we caught a lot of little ones...but nothing big...still a blast!!
Scott  C.
Scott C. Wagoner, OK
bring a cooler with snacks and have fun getting on some hard fighting fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
bring a cooler with snacks and have fun getting on some hard fighting fish!
Derick  J.
Derick J. Bethel, OH
We had an absolute blast!! For 3 of us, it was the first time deep sea fishing and it was amazing!! Justin Redmon is top notch and excellent at what he does!! Took us out and we caught our limit of red snapper with 20-25 minutes. He then put us on some mahi-mahi. Caught 11 of them!! This guy knows his stuff!! If I could give him 100 stars I would. This fishing trip was worth every penny!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Redmon’s Light Tackle Guide Service!! You won’t be disappointed!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had an absolute blast!! For 3 of us, it was the first time deep sea fishing and it was amazing!! Justin Redmon is top notch and excellent at what he does!! Took us out and we caught our limit of red snapper with 20-25 minutes. He then put us on some mahi-mahi. Caught 11 of them!! This guy knows his stuff!! If I could give him 100 stars I would. This fishing trip was worth every penny!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Redmon’s Light Tackle Guide Service!! You won’t be disappointed!!
Justin  N.
Justin N. Hawesville, KY
Listen to your Captain and follow his or her direction! Remember July and August is very hot!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Listen to your Captain and follow his or her direction! Remember July and August is very hot!
Robert  S.
Robert S. Westminster, MD
Make sure shoes don't have slick bottoms cause the deck does get wet and can be slippery
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure shoes don't have slick bottoms cause the deck does get wet and can be slippery
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Winchester, TN

We’re on Charters
We’re on Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(283 reviews)
My husband, my 12 yo daughter, and myself ending up bringing home a good catch, plenty to eat. Fred was great with my daughter and my husband/myself all being novices.
Lauren  B.
Lauren B. Northport, AL
Reel Rosie Charters
Reel Rosie Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Caught some redfish and 1 mackerel and a couple of snapper. Will come back soon to fish with him again.
Terry  C.
Terry C. Spanish Fort, AL
Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charter
Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charter
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Very accommodating, great time on the water with my inlaws. Caught my PB red fish with the man!
Greg  S.
Greg S. United States
Reel Commocean
Reel Commocean
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We had a group of 8 people go fishing with Capt. Brad and Jeff. We had the best time, caught our limit on Trigger fish(I think we had some of the biggest ones) and made great memories. Capt.Brad hit some great spots for us and Jeff is one of the best deck hands I’ve ever been around. Everyone from our group said there WILL be a next time with Real Commocean. Thank you guys for such a great day!
Mickal  W.
Mickal W.
Pierbred Charters
Pierbred Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captain Joe was fun and easy to work with. This trip was booked as a surprise for my husband and son. They loved it and have already asked to come back next year. I loved getting all the pictures sent to me. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend - we will book again.
Breiane  H.
Breiane H. Panama City, Florida
Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat
Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
Took the family out fishing for our first family fishing trip. We had a blast, Captain Alex was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. He was ver personable and helped the kids with bait every time. Will use them again!
Coleman  K.
Coleman K. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
The plan was to go find some Mahi and then some bottom fish but unpredicted weather rolled in the morning we were scheduled and it was to rough to get to far out. Capt Justin had enough experience and spots to fish that we just changed up our plans a little. We caught King Mackerel, Spanish, Mangrove, and a good mess of flounder as well as other rod benders you don't normally keep. He was informative about the area and just fun to spend a day with. Excellent trip and will go with him again.
Paul  B.
Paul B. McDonough, GA
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain James and his deck hand bill were awesome! They put us on some nice fish and made sure we were comfortable the entire time. 10/10 recommend this trip
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Obetz, OH
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(109 reviews)
Had a great trip with Captain Logan. He put us on some great big Gag Groupers and a few very nice Red Snapper right off the get go! We were able to catch some nice big fish early on, and then we were able to finish up catching lots and lots of smaller fish. We lost count after catching over 50 fish total. Even though most weren't keepers, my son and nephew had a blast!
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Decatur, Alabama
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
I highly recommend fishing with these guys. They put us in the fish right away. Super knowledgeable and go above and beyond to make the experience awesome. This was the best deep sea trip I have been on yet.
Dale  M.
Dale M. South Fulton, Georgia
PCB Water Adventures – Blew Bayou
PCB Water Adventures – Blew Bayou
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
After a weather delay and a time changes, we finally were able to do our trip. The boat was small for 4 big guys plus captain and bait was limited because they couldn't provide shrimp. We did run across a school of red fish but otherwise nothing. Captain was great and pretty darn funny!
Lora-Marie  M.
Lora-Marie M. Cartersville, GA
Long Shot Charters – F/V Long Shot
Long Shot Charters – F/V Long Shot
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
We all had a blast fishing with Captain Joe and First Mate Dusty. Good guys with great attitudes. They put us on the fish. We stayed busy reeling them in.
Brad  C.
Brad C. Reynolds, GA
Long Shot Charters – F/V Big Shot
Long Shot Charters – F/V Big Shot
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
The Captain and Deckhands did an amazing job. Most of the 20 guys on the trip had been on similar trips but we all agreed that this was the best one yet. A lot of that was because of the Captain and especially the deckhands. The entire Acousti Doors & Specialties crew loved it.
Kristian  R.
Kristian R.
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Had a great day on the water with Captain Ryan. Was extremely helpful and got us on fish right away. Would highly recommend, will book again next time we are in the area.
Kyle  T.
Kyle T. Houston, TX
We’re on Charters
We’re on Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(283 reviews)
Fred went out of his way to make sure we had an experience to talk about. We grabbed some live bait on the way out and stopped to catch a little more. Down the coast to catch some Amberjack, Bonita and Red Snapper. Caught a couple of Trigger fish that were pretty actively steeling our bait, as well. Then on the way back in we hit a few more stops to maximize our bag limit. A great experience and would recommend.
Heath  C.
Heath C. Hialeah, Florida
Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Alex was super nice and patient. We didn’t catch much which was disappointing but not his fault. He took us to several spots trying for us to get some good bites. He had to rebait our hooks several times and never got frustrated. My husband who is visually impaired had a great time and Alex was so patient and helpful with him. Another boat came in at the same time as us and didn’t catch a single thing which made our few we had look even better.
Lisa  H.
Lisa H. Northport, AL
Blue Water Connection – Realistic
Blue Water Connection – Realistic
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Was such a great trip. Justin put us on the fish All day long. Filled up the cooler quick. Will definitely book again if we come back to PCB next year. If your looking for a good trip, then I 100% recommend Justin.
Taylor  R.
Taylor R. Griffin, GA
Shallowtails Adventures
Shallowtails Adventures
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
We had a great day on the water. Fishing was challenging but Captain Michael worked hard to put us on the fish. Great day of fishing highly recommend.
Dan  H.
Dan H. Goodlettsville, TN
Florida Panhandle Charters
Florida Panhandle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(435 reviews)
Captain Justin was great. He put us right on fish from the start. We all had a wonderful time. We caught plenty of fish during our 4 hour trip to feed 6 adults and 2 children. We will be booking every time we are in town.
Allie  T.
Allie T.
Old Town Charters
Old Town Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(311 reviews)
We had a great with Old Town Charters. Got 20lbs of fish caught a nice size king mackerel and some others. Great Captain.
Mike  R.
Mike R.