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B&B Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (140)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $450

Beaver’s Guide Service

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (58)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $300

30A Bay Guide Service

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (72)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $350

Bloodline Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (80)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $450

Adrenaline On H2O Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (79)
Panama City
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trips from $500

Hurricane Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (72)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $325

Capt. Sully Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (225)
Panama City
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trips from $450

Advanced Fishing With JP

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (82)
Panama City
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trips from $500

Complete Inshore Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (89)
Panama City
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trips from $450

Off The Clock Fishing Charters

4.4 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (53)
Panama City
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trips from $600

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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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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Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Centerton, AR
Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
Tom  C.
Tom C. Evansville, IN
Take a trip with Davy Jones chartering! It was an amazing day on the water!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take a trip with Davy Jones chartering! It was an amazing day on the water!
Brittney  L.
Brittney L. Ocala, Florida
Just because you don't catch what you booked enjoy the bottom fishing its great catching two fish at a time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just because you don't catch what you booked enjoy the bottom fishing its great catching two fish at a time.
Albert  R.  I.
Albert R. I. Panama City Beach, Florida
Book Bloodline instead of a large charter, way more fun, worth the extra cost
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book Bloodline instead of a large charter, way more fun, worth the extra cost
Ross  F.
Ross F. Edgerton, MN
Check the season for what fish you can catch; were one day early for trigger fish and hooked a lot of them.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check the season for what fish you can catch; were one day early for trigger fish and hooked a lot of them.
Dirk  S.
Dirk S. Alpharetta, GA
Go with Captain Darius for a great and enjoyable trip. Dad and daughter want to go back again and do it again. Very informative about fishing and shared his wealth of knowledge on the fishing trip.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go with Captain Darius for a great and enjoyable trip. Dad and daughter want to go back again and do it again. Very informative about fishing and shared his wealth of knowledge on the fishing trip.
Leanne  J.
Leanne J. Springdale, AR
Hook up with Capt Leveral Raffield family. You will not regret it. Great experience ?
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hook up with Capt Leveral Raffield family. You will not regret it. Great experience ?
Ted  R.
Ted R. Union Grove, AL
Be sure to bring nausea medicine if you aren’t sure whether you can handle a little boat rocking. ?
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be sure to bring nausea medicine if you aren’t sure whether you can handle a little boat rocking. ?
Bryan  P.
Bryan P. Columbus, Georgia
OH YEAH !! WE HAVE FISHED OFFSHORE SEVERAL TIMES AND PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA IS OUR CHOICE DESTINATION FOR OUR FAMILY VACATION AND FISHING TRIPS
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
OH YEAH !! WE HAVE FISHED OFFSHORE SEVERAL TIMES AND PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA IS OUR CHOICE DESTINATION FOR OUR FAMILY VACATION AND FISHING TRIPS
EDDIE  C.
EDDIE C. Marble, NC
Expect anything. Remember the captain can not control if the fish are biting and are in the area at that time.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Expect anything. Remember the captain can not control if the fish are biting and are in the area at that time.
Brian  T.
Brian T. Rome, GA
We have older children 10 and 13, I wouldn't recommend an offshore trip for younger kids it does take awhile to get to the fishing locations and if they aren't good swimmers I would stay more inshore. Bring plenty of water to drink, it gets hot and you need to stay hydrated. Wear shoes with good traction, as the boat can be slippery and be ready to get splashed if the water is choppy.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We have older children 10 and 13, I wouldn't recommend an offshore trip for younger kids it does take awhile to get to the fishing locations and if they aren't good swimmers I would stay more inshore. Bring plenty of water to drink, it gets hot and you need to stay hydrated. Wear shoes with good traction, as the boat can be slippery and be ready to get splashed if the water is choppy.
Charles  W.
Charles W. United States
PCB Water Adventures is the place to good, Capy. Jim will put you on the fish !
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
PCB Water Adventures is the place to good, Capy. Jim will put you on the fish !
Travis  R.
Travis R. Jackson, GA
If you haven't ever been fishing offshore. Be prepared for big waves and bring some Dramamine.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you haven't ever been fishing offshore. Be prepared for big waves and bring some Dramamine.
Larry  P.
Larry P. Monticello, GA
It was an extremely tough day of fishing. Captain and boat were excellent. I hope to return next year and take the same trip.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was an extremely tough day of fishing. Captain and boat were excellent. I hope to return next year and take the same trip.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Typo, KY
Use a steel leader.... I fought a shark over an hour and line finally broke
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Use a steel leader.... I fought a shark over an hour and line finally broke
David  M.
David M. Topeka, KS
I Definitely recommend B&B charters (Captian Bryan) or Bloodline Charters (Captian Billy). So fun and friendly!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I Definitely recommend B&B charters (Captian Bryan) or Bloodline Charters (Captian Billy). So fun and friendly!
Shelly  R.
Shelly R. Miami, Florida
Pay attention to water temperature and be sure it's at the right temperature for the fish to be in
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pay attention to water temperature and be sure it's at the right temperature for the fish to be in
Jason  K.
Jason K. Hartselle, AL
This was my first time so I had no idea what to expect. Be patient, at one time we had three fishing reels busy with fish, then they were moments of no catch.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
This was my first time so I had no idea what to expect. Be patient, at one time we had three fishing reels busy with fish, then they were moments of no catch.
Shelly  G.
Shelly G. Marietta, GA
Bring a sweatshirt in April. Get there early. We were, and we were the only ones going on the charter so we got to leave a little early and get a little extra time out fishing
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring a sweatshirt in April. Get there early. We were, and we were the only ones going on the charter so we got to leave a little early and get a little extra time out fishing
BRIAN  S.
BRIAN S. Hudsonville, MI

Old Town Charters
Old Town Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 209 reviews
Captain Keith put us on a lot of big fish right away! We caught a lot of fish and laughed a lot! We will definitely come back and fish with him again!
Lauren  S.
Lauren S. Mills, WY
Reel Fun Charters
Reel Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 73 reviews
We had a great time. John found fish and was awesome. Highly recommend this charter.
Pamela  W.
Pamela W. Grand Rapids, MI
Kelley Girl Charters
Kelley Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
We came down in January not much in season to keep. But managed to a few to keep. Captain August and Griffin took very good care of us. Will do it again for sure.
David  H.
David H. San Juan
B&B Charters
B&B Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 140 reviews
Great time cold weather fishing and was still able to catch and enjoy our time, a big thank you!!!
Jon  M.
Jon M. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Monster Quest Fl
Monster Quest Fl
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
We had a fabulous morning fishing from the beach with Josh. He came to us at Mexico Beach, all fishing equipment provided. We aren’t experienced at fishing & he was patient, helpful, informative & an all round great guy. Would definitely book with him again.
Mal  H.
Mal H. Port Saint Joe, Florida
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Travis is a fisherman, period and end of story. Exactly what we hoped for. Can't wait for another chance with better weather, but we still got on some great fish.
Jason  S.
Jason S. Geneseo, IL
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 92 reviews
Eric and Lane were so fun to be around. They were so friendly and met our every needs. We had a blast and for sure will rebook with them when we come back to Panama city!
Miranda  H.
Miranda H. King, NC
B&B Charters
B&B Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 140 reviews
Our families first trip ocean fishing was a success thanks to Bryan. Bryan put us on some big red drum. In fact the biggest fish anyone in our family has ever caught. We appreciated the experience. Bryan was a great host and had no problems answering all our questions and giving us tips for local cuisine! Thanks again Bryan! We hope to see you again some day!
Dustin  S.
Dustin S. Cambridge, MN
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 80 reviews
Captain Jason and first mate were awesome! The weather wasn't great, but they still made it to where we could go out and enjoy some fishing. They still had some spots we could fish and had some luck! They were so knowledgeable and lots of fun! Great time!
Jada  G.
Jada G. Merino, CO
Fish Now PCB
Fish Now PCB
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 2 reviews
We had alot of fun. Captain Allen made sure we all caught something, we had so much fun
Adam  S.
Adam S. Mottville, MI
Reel Fun Charters
Reel Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 73 reviews
What a fantastic fishing adventure. Our captain knew exactly where to go for big fish. We were catching so many fish we got our limit in less than an hour. Capt McGowan was attentive and helpful. If you want fun, hire him.
Jeremy  W.
Jeremy W. Pensacola, Florida
Pcb Water Adventures
Pcb Water Adventures
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 282 reviews
Captain Jim and Darius took care of us. We got to catch a lot of fish and they passed along their fishing knowledge. We had a great time!
Scot  D.
Scot D. Belvidere, IL
Captain Mike's Charters
Captain Mike's Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
The captains of the boat did an excellent job at putting us on the fish. Our group was able to limit out on Vermillion Snapper, and catch a variety of other species. They were very professional, knowledgeable, and made the trip fun. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to catch some fish in the gulf.
Kurt  H.
Kurt H. Bay City, MI
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Trip was great. Although we were a quiet bunch, captain Travis went above and beyond to see that we were taken care of. He was obviously more concerned with his customers than his wallet. Truly a God given trait.
Don  C.
Don C. Clarksville, TN
Advanced Fishing With JP
Advanced Fishing With JP
Fishing charter in Panama City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 82 reviews
Caught all the fish we wanted!! Non stop reeling’ Captain James knowledgeable and on top of the game!! Thanks James
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Buffalo Valley, TN
Fifth Generation Charters
Fifth Generation Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Captain Clarence and First Mate Tyler kept us on the fish all day. We even caught 2 sharks! Couldn’t keep the though. The EPA still thinks Sandbar sharks are endangered. If today was any indication, they are certainly a healthy population in the panhandle.
Trena  F.
Trena F. Long Creek, IL
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 92 reviews
father and son team, knew what they were doing, we was put on fish at every stop caught lots of those endangered red snapper and trigger fish, but also caught well over 30 fish that we were able to keep will be back again
Simeon  P.
Simeon P. Winder, GA
Capt. Bob Zales Charters
Capt. Bob Zales Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 147 reviews
Was a great trip all the kids had fun. Deckhand jimmy was great thank you guys
Kenneth  C.
Kenneth C. McQueeney, TX
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 262 reviews
Weather was a little chilly as we stated out, but it didn’t matter, turned into a great day with quite a bit of fishing action! Had a blast!
David  L.
David L. Dothan, AL
Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 59 reviews
Great guide! Super nice, knowledgeable and laid back. We will book him again for sure!
Margaret  G.
Margaret G. Friendswood, TX

FAQs about Fishing Charters in 30a

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in 30a costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $599, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,332. 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 30a is 31 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, B&B Charters, Beaver’s Guide Service, and 30A Bay Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in 30a. Full list of top fishing charters in 30a.

B&B Charters, Beaver’s Guide Service, and 30A Bay Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in 30a.

The best way to experience fishing in 30a 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 30a.

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

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.    Check availability for local fishing charters in 30a.