Pensacola Offshore Fishing Charters

Pensacola Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Pensacola

Pensacola: 140 fishing charters available

Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(105 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $700

Booty Hunter Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $2,000

No Limit Charter And Guide

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(118 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $750

Captain John Fishing Charters LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(63 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $850

Angler Up Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $600

Brighter Days Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $750

Gulf Bay Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $400

Emerald Coast Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(6 reviews)
Pensacola
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trips from $500

Offshore Fishing in Pensacola

If you’re after a fish tale to tell your grandkids, Pensacola offshore fishing could well do the job. Whether you’re persistent about pelagics or bonkers about bottom fish, the rich array of local reefs and wrecks will put you in touch with your angling alter ego. These waters are famous for their fish-filled bottom structure, and the ominously-named ‘edge’ brings some of the Gulf of Mexico’s most prestigious pelagics relatively close to shore. And while the fishery may not quite rival Key West in terms of variety, it comes close in terms of experience.

What to expect

You don’t need to go far from the coast to experience the offshore fishing Pensacola Florida is famous for. Even within state waters (9 miles from shore), a trolling trip will see you catching species such as King and Spanish Mackerel, as well as Cobia (in season) and the occasional Mahi Mahi and Sailfish. While these charters are strictly ‘nearshore,’ they are the perfect introduction to sea fishing without requiring you to go too far from land. 
 
Take a full day trip, and you’ll be able to experience what Pensacola does really well: bottom fish. Usually, fishing charters will troll towards the bottom fishing spot, then anchor up and drop the lines until you get to reel in a beautiful Red Snapper, Triggerfish, or Gag Grouper. Who cares about Mahi Mahi when you could have an enormous Snapper on the end of your line?
 
With more artificial reefs on the local seabed than anywhere else in Florida, there are plenty of places to find these coveted fish. 22 miles out of Pensacola you’ll find yourself fishing over the largest intentionally-created artificial reef in the world — the Oriskany, an old US Navy boat used in World War II. Fish around here, and you’re not only going to be getting some wholesome exercise, you’ll also be learning about history (kids — tell your mom!).

When to go

Pensacola offshore fishing is usually best in the summer. The seas are calmer then, and the fishing season is open for everyone’s favorite local fish—the Red Snapper. Make sure to check the seasonal regulations when booking your trip. And don’t forget to make your reservation in plenty of time. Charter trips book up very quickly in peak season!
Pensacola
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25,048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Offshore Fishing in Pensacola

Do your research for the time of year you are going to see what is in season. Unless you are a season fisherman, all things can be boat locally so you don't have to lug it around or you can rent equipment. Alvin's island store is your friend.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Do your research for the time of year you are going to see what is in season. Unless you are a season fisherman, all things can be boat locally so you don't have to lug it around or you can rent equipment. Alvin's island store is your friend.
Stacy  M.
Stacy M. Prairie Grove, AR
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
Do your research for fishing this time of year, read reviews of people who have taken the trip, know what to expect of the weather, talk to your captain once you have booked the trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research for fishing this time of year, read reviews of people who have taken the trip, know what to expect of the weather, talk to your captain once you have booked the trip
Ray  S.
Ray S. Princeton, KY
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
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
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
The designated dock we met our Captain was easily accessible. The people were polite and friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The designated dock we met our Captain was easily accessible. The people were polite and friendly.
Shawn  W.
Shawn W. Hernando, MS
Bring A LOT of water and ice! More than you think you need! Plus a lot of sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring A LOT of water and ice! More than you think you need! Plus a lot of sunscreen.
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Belleville, IL
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
FInd Doug at Six Shooter Charters, go out for a day with he and John, and enjoy the ride.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
FInd Doug at Six Shooter Charters, go out for a day with he and John, and enjoy the ride.
Russell  N.
Russell N. Gulf Breeze, Florida
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
Several species we caught weren't in season so catch and release, so check seasons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Several species we caught weren't in season so catch and release, so check seasons
Kim  G.
Kim G. Pensacola, FL
You can fish off the beach or off a pier for free, but if you really want an experience, get a charter! We used Captain Bryant Fields and his charter All Caught Up. Went well for everyone!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can fish off the beach or off a pier for free, but if you really want an experience, get a charter! We used Captain Bryant Fields and his charter All Caught Up. Went well for everyone!
James  H.
James H. Owensville, Missouri
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
Patience as always. We did not see other boats in our area catching target species either.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Patience as always. We did not see other boats in our area catching target species either.
Scott  R.
Scott R. Queensbury, NY
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
Gene Johnson with Keeping It Wet would be a good start if you want a good fishing experience in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gene Johnson with Keeping It Wet would be a good start if you want a good fishing experience in Pensacola
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Pensacola, Florida

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