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Florida Panhandle: 384 fishing charters available

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

Southern Country Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (95)
Destin
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Apex Charters And Rentals

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (96)
Destin
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trips from $675

30A Bay Guide Service

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

Above The Salt Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (33)
Shalimar
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trips from $720

Chum Em Up Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (24)
Port St. Joe
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H and H Sportfishing Adventures

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (80)
Niceville
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trips from $750

Bloodline Charters

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

Great Southern Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (99)
Orange Beach
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trips from $500

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 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4.54
Based on 23911 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.

Florida Panhandle Fishing Calendar

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Yes, and I would recommend taking at least a 5 hour trip since it appears you need to be further off shore to catch the fish. I will come again and fish in January.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, and I would recommend taking at least a 5 hour trip since it appears you need to be further off shore to catch the fish. I will come again and fish in January.
Dan  B.
Dan B. Brooklyn, OH
Really nice harbor, clean beaches and really clear water...Grew up in Texas and had nothing but dirty experiences in the Texas gulf...Quite the opposite in Destin with Far Far exceeded my expectations...
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Really nice harbor, clean beaches and really clear water...Grew up in Texas and had nothing but dirty experiences in the Texas gulf...Quite the opposite in Destin with Far Far exceeded my expectations...
CRAIG  W.
CRAIG W. Davidson, NC
Charter a fishing boat with a captain who is very knowledgeable Of the waters in the area you will have a great time
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charter a fishing boat with a captain who is very knowledgeable Of the waters in the area you will have a great time
Tommie  P.
Tommie P. Memphis, TN
Be prepared for the weather - wind on boat is 20-30 degrees colder… nice in summer but tough when in 40’s and 50’s! And winds can make water choppy which makes for a rough ride. Use motion sickness patch even if never seasick before… better to be prepared…
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared for the weather - wind on boat is 20-30 degrees colder… nice in summer but tough when in 40’s and 50’s! And winds can make water choppy which makes for a rough ride. Use motion sickness patch even if never seasick before… better to be prepared…
Amanda  W.
Amanda W. Bealeton, VA
If you're fishing in December, bring lots of layers. You'll need all of them on the way out and back, and various layers throughout the day.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you're fishing in December, bring lots of layers. You'll need all of them on the way out and back, and various layers throughout the day.
Renae  R.
Renae R. Pensacola, Florida
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
We would definitely recommend Max Drag Fishing Charter services for all your fishing adventures!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We would definitely recommend Max Drag Fishing Charter services for all your fishing adventures!!
Skye  B.
Skye B. Star City, AR
Try to go when the wind is calmer. We could not go as far out to the better fishing area fir fish in season. We caught a huge amount of snapper that was not in season. Lots of fun though.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Try to go when the wind is calmer. We could not go as far out to the better fishing area fir fish in season. We caught a huge amount of snapper that was not in season. Lots of fun though.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Madison, MS
Great fishing experience for our family and very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots. We had a awesome time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great fishing experience for our family and very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots. We had a awesome time.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Sugar Hill, GA
For your fishing FUN It is the best charter around Intentional fishing is where to go to get the fishing experience of your life Thank you Captain Alex of INTENTIONAL FISHING CHARTER BEST IN GULF WE SAY AN TRIED AN TRUE Thank you
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
For your fishing FUN It is the best charter around Intentional fishing is where to go to get the fishing experience of your life Thank you Captain Alex of INTENTIONAL FISHING CHARTER BEST IN GULF WE SAY AN TRIED AN TRUE Thank you
Randy  J.
Randy J. Lake Park, GA
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
Ezra  G.  I.
Ezra G. I. Brimley, MI
I loved fishing in October. It was a pleasant day on the water and not many tourists (except me fishing).
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I loved fishing in October. It was a pleasant day on the water and not many tourists (except me fishing).
Eric  P.
Eric P. Alexandria, KY
Great week in Orange Beach. Enjoyed the trip and all the staff was great. Would make it a must the next time in town!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great week in Orange Beach. Enjoyed the trip and all the staff was great. Would make it a must the next time in town!!
Gregory  B.
Gregory B. St. Petersburg, FL
Call captain Mike at sure shot. His crew will put you on the biggest and best fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Call captain Mike at sure shot. His crew will put you on the biggest and best fish.
Jimmy  F.
Jimmy F. Pall Mall, TN
Been coming down from TN to Destin for over 12 yrs good and friendly southern hospitality with clean Beaches white sand crystal clear water great food all around 5 star place
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Been coming down from TN to Destin for over 12 yrs good and friendly southern hospitality with clean Beaches white sand crystal clear water great food all around 5 star place
Chase  M.
Chase M. CUMBERLND CTY, TN
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
Sarina  B.
Sarina B. Milton, FL
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
Ginger  H.
Ginger H. League City, TX
Captain Ritchie is great with first timers. My daughter and granddaughter (14) had never been sea fishing before. He took great care of them while providing instruction and encouragement!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain Ritchie is great with first timers. My daughter and granddaughter (14) had never been sea fishing before. He took great care of them while providing instruction and encouragement!
Glenda  T.  B.
Glenda T. B. Atlanta, GA
Weather was amazing! Marina crew was super nice! Day was perfect with Captain Pat!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weather was amazing! Marina crew was super nice! Day was perfect with Captain Pat!
Casie  H.
Casie H. Milton, FL
Book a good charter to help ensure you have the best chance at catching fish and having a good time!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book a good charter to help ensure you have the best chance at catching fish and having a good time!
Rick  B.
Rick B. Brandon, MS

Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
Captain James was a great guide for my bachelor trip. He was persistent in helping us catch a fish by the end of the trip and he never missed a step with attending to our lines. Thank you so much from California!
Eric  R.
Eric R. Foster City, CA
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
2nd Chance Charters Co
2nd Chance Charters Co
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
We enjoyed our fishing excursion with Captain Jake. We had the boat to ourself and were able to bring in several sheepshead, a black drum, and even a large redfish but it was stolen by a local dolphin. :) Will definitely be rebooking with Jake this summer.
Kristal  G.
Kristal G. Joiner, AR
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
This was our first time deep Sea Fishing and it was a great experience. The captain reached out and gave us the option to change our trip to when the water wasn't as choppy. They were helpful, encouraging, and all around awesome. We will definitely be using them again the next time we decide to return.
Cassandra  F.
Cassandra F. Hillsboro, MO
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 95 reviews
Captain Charles...honestly tried to be sure we all caught fish. Fished 3 different locations, caught fish at all 3 spots! I will be back for those bull reds next Thanksgiving!!!
Tim  H.
Tim H. Andover, MN
Above The Salt Charters
Above The Salt Charters
Fishing charter in Shalimar
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
Boat was immaculate, gear was top notch. Captain Chuck is super friendly and very knowledgeable. Captain contacted us ahead of time and offered to switch trip to a day with a more favorable fishing conditions then we had originally booked. We are glad we took this option as he put us on the fish and kept us on them all day long. Caught more fish than we could count ! Absolutely would book ABOVE THE SALT fishing charters again .
Charles  D.
Charles D. Kerhonkson, NY
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
Double Time Charters
Double Time Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Captain Tim was a great find. Throughout the booking process, he was flexible and really places emphasis on what the customer wants. He is very personable and has an expert level of knowledge. The fishing trip was very much an educational experience. We caught a good haul of many different species. There are many choices out there to go fishing with, but Double Time won’t disappoint!
Michael  B.
Michael B. Moscow Mills, MO
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
Our fishing trip was awesome with captain James! We caught fish right off the bat, and as soon as we weren’t getting any bites the captain would head to a new spot and immediately put on fish again! My brother and I had so much fun together and with captain James, he made us feel like he was taking two of his old friends out fishing! Captain James truly cares about customer service! We could not be happier with his service, do not hesitate to book your trip with captain James!
Russell  P.
Russell P. Midland, TX
Johnny Wahoo Charters
Johnny Wahoo Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
Started the day out catching bait and headed out to sea. John and Rick were very informative and pointed out landmarks on the way out to our area we were going to fish. We caught a lot of nice fish and had a good time. We caught so many fish we were wore out by the end of the day. We will definitely go out with John and Rick again. They are very knowledgeable and polite the whole trip. If you want to catch a lot of fish and have fun I recommend John.
Larry  G.
Larry G. Gamaliel, AR
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
Wahoo Watersports
Wahoo Watersports
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 73 reviews
Had a great day fishing after we found a warmer day. We caught probably 75 fish of several species. Captain Brooks was very accommodating and stayed in contact with us. I would highly recommend Wahoo Watersports.
Kevin  H.
Kevin H. Rosemont, NE
Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters
Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 130 reviews
Five hour trip early January Cought several different kinds of fish Kept moving to find them had a great time a good family experience would recommend it and will do it again
Tommie  P.
Tommie P. Memphis, TN
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
Another Last Cast
Another Last Cast
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Great way to finish 2021! Highly recommend Another Last Cast and Capt. Justin.
WILLIAM  T.
WILLIAM T. Mountain Brook, AL
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 202 reviews
The guys had a great time!! Tanner did an excellent job working with our son to find the best spot to catch fish! The best part was when our son caught his first Pompano! Highly recommend Tanner and Last Chance Charters
Amanda  C.
Amanda C. Houston, TX
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
Miller Fishing Company – 26' (Pensacola)
Miller Fishing Company – 26' (Pensacola)
Fishing charter in Pensacola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 75 reviews
Capt Jacob worked very hard to make our trip a success. Very good with my young anglers. Great trip with the family.
Russell  K.
Russell K. Mobile, Alabama
Frigate
Frigate
Fishing charter in Destin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 145 reviews
Didn't get to fish as the weather wouldn't cooperate but were very courteous received a call to let me know the circumstances really appreciate the communication very nice about everything I definitely will try again in February. Again thanks for the heads up. Better luck next time I hope
Mike  B.
Mike B. Clinton, TN
Get The Gaff
Get The Gaff
Fishing charter in Destin
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 190 reviews
Captain took us out to areas other boats wouldn’t go. That why we caught and others didn’t. He made our trip with not just fishing but catching them too. Thanks Mark & Roman
Mark  L.
Mark L. Ocean City, MD

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida Panhandle

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Florida Panhandle costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $665, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,384. 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 Florida Panhandle 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 Southern Country Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Florida Panhandle. Full list of top fishing charters in Florida Panhandle.

B&B Charters, Beaver’s Guide Service, and Southern Country Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Florida Panhandle.

The best way to experience fishing in Florida Panhandle 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 Florida Panhandle.

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

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Florida Panhandle.