Escambia Bay

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Escambia Bay: 20 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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Pensacola
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trips from $750
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5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(139 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(121 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $750
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(108 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $750
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5.0 / 5
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Gulf Breeze
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trips from $700
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4.6 / 5
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Pensacola
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trips from $600
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4.8 / 5
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Gulf Breeze
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Pensacola
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Escambia Bay

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Escambia Bay are: Full list of top fishing charters in Escambia Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Escambia Bay fishing trip is $650, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,032 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Escambia Bay that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Escambia Bay are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Escambia Bay are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Escambia Bay are:

Many fishing charters in Escambia Bay provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Escambia Bay are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Escambia Bay?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Escambia Bay are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $5,100
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $350
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $558
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $652
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $749
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $914
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $750
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,197
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,500
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,725
  • 13-hour fishing trips – $1,700
  • 14-hour fishing trips – $2,400
  • 24-hour fishing trips – $2,200

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 25547 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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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
We had a great time surf fishing on Pensacola Beach. Give a try - you won't be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time surf fishing on Pensacola Beach. Give a try - you won't be disappointed!
Hope  C.
Hope C. Woodstock, GA
Book with southbound offshore charters and ask for captain Trey Baker. Money well spent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with southbound offshore charters and ask for captain Trey Baker. Money well spent
Bryan  B.
Bryan B. Marysville, OH
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
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

Restless Charters
Restless Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain brad was excellent in his skill and knowledge of the fishery. The boat ride was a lot quicker than steaming out on a single screw! Before I knew it I was up from my cat nap in the bean bags and we had a fish on!! The deckhand Nick was very helpful making sure everybody was getting their piece of the action even letting my son gaff a couple fish with him! A trip my family will never forget, quite comfortable and plenty of room. 10/10
Nick  B.
Nick B. Milton, FL
Ahoy Boat Tours
Ahoy Boat Tours
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Had a great time. Bob was really nice captain and very pleasant guy. Even saw dolphins as a bonus on trip.
Anna  L.  C.
Anna L. C. McKinley, MN
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 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
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Harold was an excellent captain. Very patient and informative with the kids and friendly. We didn’t have the best fishing weather, but he definitely made the best of it with by showing us dolphins and helping us catch some shark and red snapper We had a great time. Thank you again!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Houston, Texas
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Man, we had a great time! Great experience! Will be scheduling another trip soon. The Terrell brothers fishing trip was a success.
Marshall  T.
Marshall T. Pensacola, FL
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
We had an amazing day with Captain Harold! We caught a lots of fish and had our kids 4/6/6 yo with us. We saw so many dolphins and he made sure to find a shark for our son to see. He also rearranged days with us to ensure we had the best weather and water. Highly recommend and the kids are already talking about going again.
Britney  G.
Britney G. Bruceville, IN
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great experience. Missed a few good ones but had a great time catching what we got. Good time with captain Lance.
Robert  L.
Robert L. Pearcy, AR
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Started our day catching bait fish which was great for the young feller’s. Captain Harold set us up to catch tons of fish all day. Great day on the water. Captain Harold was great working around rough weather. Would/will certainly book with Reel Irie again.
Gregory  A.
Gregory A. Indianapolis, IN
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Excellent personality!!!! Did his best to get us in the right spots to catch the big ones!
Laura  B.
Laura B. Milton, FL
Bandit Fishing Charters
Bandit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
What a fantastic experience! Capt. Alex went above and beyond to make our trip enjoyable. His knowledge of the areas, fish, and seasonality was incredible. We recommend him to anyone looking to make inshore fishing trips!
Taylor  T.
Taylor T. Pensacola, Florida
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Absolutely a great day on the water. Brian knew exactly where to go to get on the fish and was very accommodating to our needs and the type of fishing we were looking to do. A wonderful experience. I recommend this service very highly.
Steve  C.
Steve C. Maryville, TN
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Gorgeous day, calm. Captain worked very hard to get 4 rank amateurs on fish and did well, but our inexperience let the fish beat us. Lots of bites, several fish boated and best of all mahi mahi fillets for fish tacos back at the condo. Thanks again!
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. McKinney, TX
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
The boys had a fantastic time on their fishing trip. Captain Lance was great! They saw a dolphin that stayed around the boat for a while. Also had a barracuda that ate half of one catch just as they reeled it in. The weather was beautiful! We are taking home Spanish mackerel and black snapper. We would love to go again one day
Kathi  H.
Kathi H. Springfield, KY
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(139 reviews)
It was a good trip. Fishing was slow on yesterday's trip, but still had enough to bring home to share a meal. Many fish was out of season, but Captain Clay took us to Many areas to give us the best results for the day. Captain Clay was very kind. We enjoyed our experience.
George  A.
George A. St. Louis, MO
Hit The Deck Fishing Charters
Hit The Deck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
It was an awesome trip. My buddy and I are hard core tournament bass fishermen. So having a bite every time our lines went down was incredible. Chris and Alexa were great at keeping us on fish! It was a day I’ll never forget. I’ll never book any where else out of Pensacola.
Keith  C.
Keith C. Cave Spring, GA
Ahoy Boat Tours
Ahoy Boat Tours
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a great trip! Captain Bob put us on some great fishing, set up all of our lines for us and took care of every part of the trip. My 6 year old son had a great time. Highly recommend this guide service.
Andrew  Q.
Andrew Q. Cumming, GA
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
we didn’t catch any big fish which was disappointing but we did catch a lot of small fish for bait The boat ride was worth it for sure! Very nice captain Brian & his mate Bobby. They were so pleasant & helpful & tried hard for us to catch some fish. We will definitely use them again if we are ever in the area. It was so much fun!!!
Benita  W.
Benita W. Shelby, NC
Bandit Fishing Charters
Bandit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
This was absolutely an incredible experience. Captain and crew were all very knowledgeable and showed extreme southern hospitality at it's finest. These guys really know their stuff! They knew how to really make us feel welcomed and safe while still providing a great all around experience of feeling really "out on the ocean alone". Highly recommend!
Krista  M.
Krista M. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bandit Fishing Charters
Bandit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Had a great day with Captain Alex. Communicated with him before trip told him what we would like to do and did exactly that. He was very helpful with my wife and sister and we all caught a lot of fish. Also enjoyed Blue Angels flying over base and to top it off had great encounter with dolphins on the way in. Exactly the trip we wanted…thanks Captain Alex!!!!
Chad  N.
Chad N. Dyersburg, TN