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Sun Chasing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(64 reviews)
Fort Walton Beach
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trips from $875

Florida Panhandle Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(336 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Destin
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Old Town Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(231 reviews)
Panama City Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Got'em Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Panama City Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Beaver’s Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(87 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $400

Ranger Angler Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $350

Southern Country Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(146 reviews)
Destin
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Infinite Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $400

Intentional Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Shalimar
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trips from $720

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida Panhandle

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida Panhandle fishing trip is $705, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,503 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Sun Chasing Charters, Florida Panhandle Charters, and Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Florida Panhandle. Full list of top fishing charters in Florida Panhandle.

Sun Chasing Charters and Florida Panhandle Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Florida Panhandle.

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

You’ve probably already heard about the excellent angling action the “Sunshine State” has to offer. But did you know that one of the best ways to experience it is through a Florida Panhandle fishing adventure? From shallow flats to deep offshore waters, this northwestern region has something to whet the appetite of any visitor. 
 
Hit the Apalachee Bay’s flats, the Apalachicola Bay’s oyster beds, or the Choctawhatchee Bay’s brackish waters and there’s no end to what you can catch. Go after Bull Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and delicious Mackerel, Snappers, Flounder, and Sheephead, along with tough-fighting beasts such as Tarpon, when the season hits. With trips lasting anywhere from two to ten hours, there’s something for everybody. 
 
But no Florida Panhandle fishing trip would be complete without a visit to the Gulf. All along the coast, charters are waiting to take you to the reefs and deep waters beyond to get your hands on some true trophies. Groupers, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish – you name it, these waters have it. Make the most of these incredible fishing grounds and spend up to a few days on the water. 
 
Nicknamed the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World,” Destin is your go-to stop for an offshore voyage. Meanwhile, you can head on an inshore trip from anywhere along the coast. If you’re looking to hit the reefs, then Panama City and Port St. Joe are your best bets but, wherever you are, you can’t go wrong!

 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing with a Florida Panhandle fishing charter means that your license is covered, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Going out with a professional guide will also make sure you’re fishing within the law, such as practicing catch and release on Tarpon, or only targeting Red Snapper during its short season. 
Florida Panhandle
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start your year off in the right way by experiencing some Panhandle angling action! Explore the reefs for Snapper and Grouper, or hook Redfish and Trout in one of the many bays.

February

This is the perfect time to target Bull Redfish and have some of the Gulf’s most productive inshore waters all to yourself! If you prefer bottom fishing, the reefs are swarming with Snapper.

March

It’s still too cold for pelagic fishing, but if you’re looking to test your stamina, you can target the first Cobia around the Gulf’s reefs. Inshore, you can hook Redfish and Trout in the bays.

April

If you’re targeting Speckled Trout and Redfish, April sees even more of these species flocking to the Panhandle’s bays and shallow coastal waters. Cobia appear by the reefs in full force, too.

May

Pelagic species start arriving offshore, and huge Groupers can be hooked around the reefs. Inshore fishing for Bull Redfish and Trout remains as strong as ever, and Cobia are still putting up a fight.

June
Tarpon season is well and truly here! Come bow to the “Silver King” along the Gulf’s shallow coastal waters. Big game fishing more your thing? Troll offshore for hard-fighting Mahi Mahi.
 
July

If you’ve got your sights set on inshore fishing, head to one of the Panhandle’s numerous bays, which are still full of fish. Offshore enthusiasts can chase Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and more in the deep.

August

Red Snapper can be found around the Panhandle’s reefs, if the season still allows, while huge Redfish and Flounder are in the bays’ deeper waters. Offshore, troll for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, and more.

September

The weather is still warm and the Panhandle’s fishing is red hot. Hook Redfish and Trout in the bays, fish the reefs for Grouper and Snapper, or target big game species offshore. You’re spoiled for choice!

October

October means one thing when it comes to inshore fishing – huge Bull Reds! Hit the bays to get your fill, or you can head to the reefs to find some Grouper Snapper species. It's all about filling the freezer!

November
Flats fishing in the bays and along the Gulf’s coast takes center stage in November, with this being the time to hook tasty Flounder. Bring along a cooler, as the chances are that you’ll fill it to the brim.
December

Why not round off the year with some exciting fishing? Although the temperature is cooler, Speckled Trout and Redfish fishing inshore is still hot, while you can also sink your hok into the last of the Flounders.

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Best experience! Definitely will do again. Riptide with Seth and Ethan was Awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best experience! Definitely will do again. Riptide with Seth and Ethan was Awesome!
Aimee  I.  F.
Aimee I. F. Loveland, CO
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Zachary, Louisiana
Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Brandon  K.
Brandon K. Augusta, AR
Bring fly spray. Was very hot on shore but very nice on the water. Have a goid Captian that knows the area!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring fly spray. Was very hot on shore but very nice on the water. Have a goid Captian that knows the area!
Taressa  B.
Taressa B. Foley, Alabama
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Brent  W.
Brent W. Knoxville, 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
If you go out with high flying saltwater charter your in good hands he'll put you on the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with high flying saltwater charter your in good hands he'll put you on the fish
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. Henderson, NV
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Mark  H.
Mark H. Sweetwater, TN
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Tamarra  B.
Tamarra B. Birmingham, Alabama
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Jeff  A.
Jeff A. Greeneville, TN
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Phillip  K.
Phillip K. North Little Rock, AR
If it's your first time there is no other person than that of Captian George of Action Charters. It was by far more exciting and professional than anything I could have imagined. We will be going for a longer trip soon er rather than later
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's your first time there is no other person than that of Captian George of Action Charters. It was by far more exciting and professional than anything I could have imagined. We will be going for a longer trip soon er rather than later
Willie  F.
Willie F. Joppa, AL
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Hamilton, OH
We were busy the entire trip. Lots of hits. We missed several opportunities because of the way King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel hit the bait. We did have a great haul and it was an exciting trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were busy the entire trip. Lots of hits. We missed several opportunities because of the way King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel hit the bait. We did have a great haul and it was an exciting trip.
Wayne  G.
Wayne G. Huntsville, AL
Right time of year to land red snapper! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water or Gatorade, your favorite canned drinks (non alcoholic) to stay hydrated. Small snacks are all you need. Most of your time you’ll spend fishing or enjoying the boat ride. If you get seasick, plan to take Dramamine the night before and the morning of - the water can get choppy when you get out in deep water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Right time of year to land red snapper! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water or Gatorade, your favorite canned drinks (non alcoholic) to stay hydrated. Small snacks are all you need. Most of your time you’ll spend fishing or enjoying the boat ride. If you get seasick, plan to take Dramamine the night before and the morning of - the water can get choppy when you get out in deep water.
Jennifer  K.
Jennifer K. Orange Park, FL
Excellent experience. Very experienced and personable Captain Joe. He made the entire experience very memorable. Highly recommend him and will definitely request him if we get the chance to do this adventure again in the future.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent experience. Very experienced and personable Captain Joe. He made the entire experience very memorable. Highly recommend him and will definitely request him if we get the chance to do this adventure again in the future.
Janice  B.
Janice B. Farmington, Missouri
Fish for snapper with the Mad Hatter - great location right by the channel - excellent captain and mate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish for snapper with the Mad Hatter - great location right by the channel - excellent captain and mate
Jessica  K.
Jessica K. Austin, TX
Find the right boat and captain. Many boats, but few know where or how to fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find the right boat and captain. Many boats, but few know where or how to fish.
Michael  M.
Michael M. United States
Bring a deck of cards or similar for the trip out and back from the fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a deck of cards or similar for the trip out and back from the fishing spots.
Ray  C.
Ray C. Montgomery, OH
We had a great trip with Captain Ryan. Came at the right time, the right place, caught a bunch of fish!Can't recommend him enough!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great trip with Captain Ryan. Came at the right time, the right place, caught a bunch of fish!Can't recommend him enough!
Jeff  T.
Jeff T. Gandeeville, WV

One More Last Cast
One More Last Cast
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
My 13 yo son had such a great experience and recommend!!! First time in a charter but he is hooked now and wants to do more salt water fishing! Thank you so much!!
KELLY  B.
KELLY B. Youngsville, LA
Lock N Load Charters
Lock N Load Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
We had a great experience. The fish just weren't having it. But the captain and his crew busted their asses to help us find something until the last minute. We got a couple. They worked HARD to try and get us some fish. Would definitely charter with them again!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Teheran, IL
Russell’s Coastal Fishing
Russell’s Coastal Fishing
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
The "shark whisperer lived up to his name. Put us on a 9foot tiger. Awesome day!
Sam  C.
Sam C. Loretto, KY
Charter Boat Seahorse
Charter Boat Seahorse
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We had such a good time! The captain and first mate were so patient with all of us. We will definitely be coming back! First, we will need to eat all this fish we came home with! Thank you for everything!
Pamela  M.
Pamela M. Dallas, TX
We’re on Charters
We’re on Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
I took my twin 6 year olds on a half day trip with Captin Fred. The storms tried to put a damper on our trip but Captin Fred made the best of it and we had a great time. We will definitely be booking this trip again with Captin Fred.
Tony  C.
Tony C. Atlanta, Georgia
Living Right Fishing Charters
Living Right Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(144 reviews)
The water was very choppy and Captain Larry knew the area and waters well enough to try to get us to the fish. We had to end the trip early due to weather but Captain Larry was very courteous and worked with us to make the trip enjoyable
Blaine  F.
Blaine F. Elk Horn, KY
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Great day! Hot but beautiful! Seth & Ethan we’re both great fisherman& friends! Thx for everything The Cleggs!
Cameron  C.
Cameron C. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
This was. The Best experience! We had a great time, deck hand was great, he was nice, considerate, fast, helpful, encouraging... honestly can't say enough about Ethan, our deck hand! Seth, our captain, was also amazing! I know his job is to find the best fishing for his crew but this guy went above and beyond to guarantee us an experience of a lifetime! Definitely will do again and I will definitely be fishing with Seth and Ethan! Thank you for a great experience!
Aimee  I.  F.
Aimee I. F. Loveland, CO
Action Charter Service Inc.
Action Charter Service Inc.
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(581 reviews)
Had a great time out on the Emerald Spirit! Would love to have caught more keeper fish, but the experience was absolutely fantastic!
Rusty  H.
Rusty H. Conway, AR
Charter Boat
Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
If you’re in Destin and want to catch some fish for dinner, Tradewinds is the way to do it! There were 12 of us and everyone caught fish. The crew was so encouraging and helpful. The captain made sure we were on spots to catch the fish. Highly recommend.
Lisa  M.
Lisa M. Taylor, MI
Tail Raiser Charters
Tail Raiser Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(180 reviews)
Would definitely recommend fishing with them! Can’t wait to book again! Great captain and great mate.
Mike  C.
Mike C. Marietta, GA
Out-Cast Fishing Charters LLC
Out-Cast Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Shalimar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Josh was awesome. Super helpful and personal and we caught a bunch of fish! Will use him again next time in town!
Doug  L.
Doug L. Flower Mound, TX
Wahoo Watersports
Wahoo Watersports
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We had a great time caught fish where ever we stopped and even trolled up a couple King Macareal .
James  C.
James C. Gulf Shores, AL
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
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(160 reviews)
Following the instructions given to us made the trip more enjoyable. I would use King of Kings in the future.
Stowell  H.
Stowell H. Charleston, MO
Russell’s Coastal Fishing
Russell’s Coastal Fishing
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Great Captain, enjoyable day. Got some Spanish Mackerel to take home and caught a 9' tigershark
Todd  Y.
Todd Y. Perryville, KY
Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service – The Soggy B
Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service – The Soggy B
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(103 reviews)
Absolutely great trip. First time out for my son and he is “hooked”. Chris was amazing.
Robert  D.
Robert D. CONCORD FARR, TN
MAXIMUS
MAXIMUS
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(536 reviews)
We had a great time with Justin. He was excellent working with the newbies, as well as, helping the others as needed.
Cristy  S.
Cristy S. Manchester, TN
Salt Style Guide Service
Salt Style Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Book with Salt Style Guide Service. Captain Aaron got us on the fish. He also did a great job helping my ten year old grandson catch some fish. His patience was appreciated.
Stan  S.
Stan S. Columbia, TN
Capt. Bob Zales Charters
Capt. Bob Zales Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Captain found the fish and first mate Jimmy was wonderful. Would recommend this crew as top notch
Dennis  F.
Dennis F. Windsor, CT