Escambia Bay

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Escambia Bay Fishing Charters

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Escambia Bay: 25 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
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4.8 / 5
(154 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $550
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5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
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trips from $749
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5.0 / 5
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(139 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $575
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(144 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $750
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Escambia Bay

According to customer reviews, Saltwater Fever, Emerald “C” Fishing Charters, and Alpha Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Escambia Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Escambia Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Escambia Bay fishing trip is $695, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,074 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Saltwater Fever, Emerald “C” Fishing Charters, and Alpha Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Escambia Bay.

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 Heavy Tackle. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fishing in Escambia Bay is just what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for a relaxing trip. Tucked away between Pensacola and Avalon Beach,  the bay is secluded from the wild waves of the Gulf and the waters are calm even when bad weather hits. Choppy waves can’t spoil your adventure here!
 
If you’re new to fishing, inshore trips are a great choice. This is where you’ll be able to target species like Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, or Sheepshead in the bay. As you head out to the Gulf, you won’t just find more fish to choose from – you’ll also find bigger specimens. This is where you get to target King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and Grouper. 
 
Fishing in this area wouldn’t be complete without Red Snapper. Tasty, fast, and prestigious, this fish is on every angler’s bucket list. If you’re after Red Snapper, visit during June or July when the season is open.
 
The best place to start your trip is in Pensacola or across the bay bridge, in Pensacola Beach. Only a few miles away from both Escambia Bay and the Gulf, you’ll be on your fishing spot in no time, whatever trip you decide to take.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing the bay or Gulf with a local charter, a saltwater fishing license will be provided for you. If you decide to visit the Escambia River, you’ll need to purchase a freshwater fishing license for everyone over 16.

Escambia Bay
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
The beginning of the year is a great time to target different types of Groupers nearshore. If you decide to stay in the bay, go after Flounder or Spotted Seatrout.
 
February
Did someone say Snapper?! February is great if you’re after Vermilion or Mangrove Snapper. Fishing is better in the bay than the Gulf.
 
March
Stay inshore, especially if you’re a novice, and target Black Drum, Redfish, or Spotted Seatrout. They’re fun to catch and even tastier to eat.
 
April
With spring, you can expect better chances for nearshore fishing – go after Mackerel or Cobia! Fishing in the bay is as good as ever.
 
May
As the weather gets warmer, more fish are coming your way. Head out to the Gulf and target Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, or Wahoo. 
 
June
There are a number of species available in June, but the main reason you should be here is Red Snapper. Make sure to book your trip ahead of time, they go very quickly.
 
July
The Red Snapper season is still on, so hurry up before it closes. If you’re more into big game fishing, you’ll find great offshore trips.
 
August
August is the peak season for big game fishing. You can go after Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna any day and, with some luck, catch a trophy!
 
September
The end of summer still offers great big game fishing, but the nearshore waters hold plenty of table fare like Snapper and Grouper. 
 
October
The main fishing action slowly moves to more shallow water. You can target lots of Snappers and Groupers nearshore, or stay inshore for an easier catch.
 
November
Groupers rule during November! Whether you’re after Red, Black, or Gag Grouper, you’ll go bottom fishing for these heavy trophies.
 
December
End the year by fishing the Bay, targeting inshore fish. Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, or Flounder are yours to keep.
 

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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
Depending on the weather definitely get off-shore to take advantage of Red Snapper season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depending on the weather definitely get off-shore to take advantage of Red Snapper season.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Gulf Breeze, Florida
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
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
Snapper season could start earlier and other fish could be in season other than that it was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Snapper season could start earlier and other fish could be in season other than that it was great.
David  D.
David D.
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
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
It would have been 5 star but the seasons for species were changed and we didn’t get the fish we were trying for. Better luck next time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It would have been 5 star but the seasons for species were changed and we didn’t get the fish we were trying for. Better luck next time!
Johnney  A.
Johnney A. Rapids City, IL
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
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
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
Be careful about when you book in refards to opening day for Red Snapper. It can quickly get "overfished".
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be careful about when you book in refards to opening day for Red Snapper. It can quickly get "overfished".
Crista  M.
Crista M. Parker, CO
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
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
Be aware of the weather conditions. The rain chased us all day and made the water a little rough but we had taken motion sickness beforehand and had no problems. Also make sure you have a guide who knows the area and where to look for fish when the preferred fishing spots aren't available.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware of the weather conditions. The rain chased us all day and made the water a little rough but we had taken motion sickness beforehand and had no problems. Also make sure you have a guide who knows the area and where to look for fish when the preferred fishing spots aren't available.
Tammy  C.
Tammy C. Humboldt, TN
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
Go early in the day if you're fishing in July! It can be very hot. Take your sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early in the day if you're fishing in July! It can be very hot. Take your sunscreen!
Haley  S.
Haley S. Mobile, AL

Saltwater Fever
Saltwater Fever
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We’ve been fishing the gulf annually for years. This was one of our best charters to date. Great Captain & Boat
Danny  H.
Danny H. Salem, SC
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Great day…Captain Harold was the best! Caught a great amount of fish, only a couple keepers but had a great time just catching and reeling them in! When we are in the area again we will be booking another trip.
Tammy  B.
Tammy B. Corsicana, TX
Saltwater Fever
Saltwater Fever
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Brandon put us right over the fish! He was friendly and professional. We had a wonderful time and we highly recommend using Brandon as a fishing charter! He was extremely knowledgeable and down to earth!! We will be back to go fishing with him for sure!
Oasis  N.
Oasis N. Thomaston, GA
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Great day fishing! Captain Devin ran a first class Charter and got us on the fish! Extremely professional and his first mate kept us fishing consistently. We limited out on Red Snapper in an hour and finished up with Mingos. I will definitely be booking another trip with them!
Bryan  H.
Bryan H. Milton, Florida
Saltwater Fever
Saltwater Fever
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Had a great day. Captain put us on the fish and it was non stop all day. Ended up with 20 keepers. If you want to catch some fish and have a great experience saltwater fever is the boat to do it on.
Mark  B.
Mark B. Milton, FL
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We had an awesome day with Captain Devin and first mate Joe. Our target was dinner, and it was definitely delivered. Hit our limit pretty fast and then just had a little fun. Captain took us right to the fish and we all had an amazing day.
David  H.
David H. Huntsville, AL
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
We had bad weather. But we all had a great time. Captain and first mate were very cool and knowleable
Richard  H.
Richard H. Pensacola, FL
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
They weren’t wrong when they titled this trip. We limited out on snapper and triggerfish in the first 3 hours of the trip! Matt and Logan were great! They both know their stuff and have a great boat. The water was a bit choppy, but their 26’ cat handled it like a champ. These guys are my goto in the Pensacola area!
Timothy  W.
Timothy W. Shenandoah, TX
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Excellent trip! My Son, Grandson and I had a wonderful time, Capt. Matt and first mate Logan did a great job keeping us on the fish and ensuring our hooks stayed baited. Will definitely contact this crew next time we are in this area. Thanks guys for a great day of fishing! Lonnie Williams
Lonnie  W.
Lonnie W. Bay Springs, MS
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Jacob and Ryan were very good people very knowledgeable on putting us on some fish in the gulf!
Billy  D.
Billy D. Little Rock, AR
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Super cool capt and hand, great guys and amazing fisherman. Caught our limit in a couple hrs and then targeted other species and caught fish all day. Boat rides amazing, highly recommended charter company.
Keith  S.
Keith S. United States
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Capt Jacob & his deckhand Ryan were awesome. They were very patient with my 2 kids & even showed them a few of their tricks.
David  S.
David S. League City, TX
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Went on this charter for my brother’s bachelor party and we were floored with how quickly we filled the cooler up! We were able to get a few different types of fish, including my favorite, Mahi Mahi. Highly recommend for a great time and/or first time trip! Good people, good music, great deck service, and even better fishing!
Michael  B.
Michael B. New Orleans, Louisiana
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Devin and his crew were very courteous and professional. They provided everything we needed for our trip to include bait, beverages, good music and fun! They were both very knowledgeable about the location and the fish that we caught. Would definitely book again!
Brandi  G.
Brandi G. New Orleans, Louisiana
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
1st off let me say Capt Devin and his deck hand Joe are 1st class dudes. Next I'm gonna tell you this they know where the fish are and exactly how to catch them. They strive to get you your desired limit super safe and stand up guys. With that being we booked a 3/4 day trip we absolutely smashed them. Now if you want someone who truly cares about you being successful and having a good time give ole Devin a call.
Chris  C.
Chris C. Tuckerman, AR
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Everything was great! They put us on plenty of fish. They were also very good with my 8 year old son and let him drive the boat back to the dock, which he really enjoyed. No complaints at all and will book with them again in the future. Thanks for a good time!
Mason  J.
Mason J. Denham Springs, Louisiana
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
The bite wasn’t great the day we went out, but Capt. Jacob worked hard to get us on fish, trying many different spots and several methods. He got us on more fish than any other boats at the dock. My two kids and I learned a lot, and we had so much fun overall.
Jahan  A.
Jahan A. San Antonio, TX
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We had schedules a charter prior to our vacation. The charter cancelled the day before and thr Alpha crew got us in last minute. We couldn't have been more thankful. We met them early Wednesday morning and they made the trip a lasting memory for our family and most of all our little boy. They gave us some tips on great beaches in the area and we even got to see a couple dolphins. Most importantly, we walked away with 21 fish to keep, but caught so many more. Hands down best crew to fish with!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Covington, KY
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
My son and I had a great time fishing this morning. He was great with my kiddo and kept the fish biting.
Amanda  R.
Amanda R. Gainesville, TX
Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore III
Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore III
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Mike put us right on fish and kept us on fish wish we would have booked and longer trip
John  S.
John S. Navarre, Florida