Escambia Bay

21 Fishing Charters

Escambia Bay Fishing Charters

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Escambia Bay: 21 fishing charters available

No Limit Charter And Guide

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(98 reviews)
Pensacola
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Reel Irie Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
 Instant Confirmation

Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(87 reviews)
Pensacola
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Gotcha Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Pensacola
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,200

Alpha Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Pensacola
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $850

Gulfcoast Water & Woods Guide Services

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(15 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
 Instant Confirmation

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(125 reviews)
Pensacola
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Legal Limits Outdoors

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Pensacola
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Whipper Snapper Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

Angler Up Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Pensacola
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Escambia Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Escambia Bay fishing trip is $593, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $992 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, No Limit Charter And Guide, Reel Irie Fishing Charters, and Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran are some of the most popular fishing charters in Escambia Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Escambia Bay.

No Limit Charter And Guide, Reel Irie Fishing Charters, and Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran 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 Redfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, wreck fishing, and reef 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
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 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 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
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
Fish with Capt Glenn. Watch the weather, we had to abort early to beat a huge storm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Capt Glenn. Watch the weather, we had to abort early to beat a huge storm.
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. United States
If your thinking about a trip, quit. Just book it! It was well worth our time and money.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your thinking about a trip, quit. Just book it! It was well worth our time and money.
Coby  R.
Coby R. Milton, Florida
Let the Captain know your experience level. It will be a much better trip for all and you will learn more for your next trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the Captain know your experience level. It will be a much better trip for all and you will learn more for your next trip.
Eric  W.
Eric W. Kansas City, MO
Go with these guys. They will make sure you have an awesome first experience!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with these guys. They will make sure you have an awesome first experience!!
Amanda  P.
Amanda P. Slidell, LA
I recommend asking what kind of fish are in season rather than what is listed. Also double check if they provide food / drinks and if not if you can bring your own. Great trip!
Very good
4.0 / 5
I recommend asking what kind of fish are in season rather than what is listed. Also double check if they provide food / drinks and if not if you can bring your own. Great trip!
Donya  D.
Donya D. Houston, TX
Sunscreen, Hat & sunglasses for sun protection. Cold drinks (we took frozen, they melt fast).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, Hat & sunglasses for sun protection. Cold drinks (we took frozen, they melt fast).
Jamie  G.
Jamie G. Atlanta, Georgia
Take motion sickness meds 24 hrs before going out! Don't forget the sunscreen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take motion sickness meds 24 hrs before going out! Don't forget the sunscreen
Azy  P.
Azy P. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We had a awesome time, first time and it was an amazing experience . I will definitely recommend and looking forward to do it again
Arturo  G.
Arturo G. Rowlett, TX
Southbound Offshore Charters
Southbound Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Caught a giant hammerhead and bull shark on a quick trip. Crew was entertaining and great captain
Tim  L.
Tim L. Pensacola, FL
Southbound Offshore Charters
Southbound Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Very cool already have next year booked. Dolphin , tuna , wahoo. Thank you southbound
Alejandro  D.
Alejandro D. Pensacola, FL
Carter Mobile Marine & Fishing Service
Carter Mobile Marine & Fishing Service
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain and deck hand were awesome. They helped a friend who had no fishing experience and put us on the fish . One of the best deck hands I have ever seen on a charter . We left the trip already planning the next one . Thanks Captain.
Jose  P.  J.
Jose P. J. Milton, FL
Southbound Offshore Charters
Southbound Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Overnight trip was incredible. They put us on the fish til our arms fell off! We caught so many tuna. This was a hardcore experience that I would recommend to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime! Captain Trey knows where they are at!!
Jack  S.
Jack S. Pensacola, FL
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We really enjoyed the trip. Captain and First Mate were very knowledgeable and lived up to the expectations of the trip. We caught our Red Snapper limit in know time. Only wish we were able to catch more Red Snapper. All and all we would do it again
Barry  G.
Barry G. Lexington, KY
Carter Mobile Marine & Fishing Service
Carter Mobile Marine & Fishing Service
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Mike and his son Josh were great to go out with. Always keep the passengers involved, even when it came to catching bait fish. Great guys and highly recommend them first any experience level.
Angela  B.
Angela B. Orlando, Florida
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
He took us fishing at sunrise before it got to hot. Was so friendly and knowledgeable. He made sure that we got to participate and enjoy ourselves as much as possible and he was determined to make sure we caught fish (which was our goal too)! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience or a better guide. Worth every penny and then some. You can’t go wrong with captain Lance
Jaimie  P.
Jaimie P. Dickson, TN
Carter Mobile Marine & Fishing Service
Carter Mobile Marine & Fishing Service
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Started the day off fishing for bait. Didn’t take long because our captain put on bait fish quickly. He put us on fish with the first stop. We got red snapper, gray snapper, amberjack, grouper and mackerel. Had a great time when everyone else kept telling us fishing a was very hard today. I will be booking with Captain Jimmy Carter again.
Frank  K.
Frank K. Bella Vista, AR
Hot Spots Inshore / Nearshore III
Hot Spots Inshore / Nearshore III
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Jordan. Our trip was hampered by dolphins that kept steeling our fish and running them away but he was the greatest! Thank you!!!
Bonnie  P.
Bonnie P. Pensacola, Florida
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(98 reviews)
Great day on the water. Learned some techniques on the trip. Captain and deck hand definitely knows what they’re doing. Will be back next year
Scott  S.
Scott S. Lavonia, GA
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Capt. Alex is freaking awesome!!!!! He knows how to put you on the fish! We go deep sea fishing every year but we will forever be back with him from now on!!!
Brandi  B.
Brandi B. Rainbow City, AL
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Wow what an experience. Captain Harold by far exceeded my expectations. Worked hard to keep us on the fish. He was knowledgeable of the area. Pointing out landmarks & things of interest to a visitor. Not only did everyone in my family catch a fish, they got a great dolphin show while doing so. It's a yearly tradition for us to enjoy Florida's beautiful coast. So I'm pleased to say I will be calling Captain Harold for another round on the next one. Thanks Captain Harold for all your hard work!
Mark  S.
Mark S. Milwaukee, WI
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Hands down the best fishing trip we have taken! Captain Harold was so fun and knowledgeable on helping us to fish, and super patient with our 10-year old son. Captain Harold worked so hard to ensure we could hit all the great fishing spots, and had a variety of bait for us to use. We ended up seeing many dolphins on our trip, and ended the night with catching a shark! We will absolutely book future trips with nobody but Captain Harold!
Crista  M.
Crista M. Parker, CO
Whipper Snapper Charters
Whipper Snapper Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Great time snapper fishing! Captain and crew were great guides and nice guys. Caught some huge snapper. Recommend for families of all ages like us.
Curtis  R.
Curtis R. Manchester, MO
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We had a great time caught our limit, and did something we had never done before, went deep sea fishing. We will definitely do a trip with them again. Thanks for a great fishing trip.
Mike  P.
Mike P. Linn, MO
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Harold was very accommodating, helpful and a great instructor! Took his time with us and without a doubt had the best time ever! Very knowledgeable. Even knows where the dolphins hang out! Would do this again anytime! Captain Harold will not disappoint.
Melanie  B.
Melanie B. Potter, KS
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
what an awesome time! Captain, Mate and boat all on point! The whole gang just went to work! If you have the itch and in the area.....worth the drive also.....You should contact Captain Jacob...Imma do it Again! Dan
Danial  R.
Danial R. CARNES CROSSROADS, SC
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
what an awesome time! Captain, Mate and boat all on point! The whole gang just went to work! If you have the itch and in the area.....worth the drive also.....You should contact Captain Jacob...Imma do it Again! Dan
Danial  R.
Danial R. CARNES CROSSROADS, SC
Hit The Deck Fishing Charters
Hit The Deck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Heads of the captain Chris and his crew my sons and grandson enjoyed the fishing trip there looking forward to the next one thanks we all enjoyed
Adrian  W.
Adrian W. Dallas, Texas