Captain
Gabriel Smeby

Member since August 2016

Panama City Beach, United States

Background
A true sportsman with Norweigian ancestry Gabe is a 3rd generation captain and fisherman. He is also the founder of Dark Side Sharkers here in Panama City, FL. Prior to 2011 Gabe worked as both a commerical fisherman and deckhand on many boats here in Bay County. He is experienced and knowledgable on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Gabe also runs a 300 foot cargo supply vessel while away from fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Gabriel Smeby

Panama City Beach, United States
Background
A true sportsman with Norweigian ancestry Gabe is a 3rd generation captain and fisherman. He is also the founder of Dark Side Sharkers here in Panama City, FL. Prior to 2011 Gabe worked as both a commerical fisherman and deckhand on many boats here in Bay County. He is experienced and knowledgable on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Gabe also runs a 300 foot cargo supply vessel while away from fishing.
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My Charter Listings

Panama City Beach
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US$ 640

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

We had an absolute blast! We were hoping to bring home some red snapper and grouper but new regulations prohibited us from bring home any reds. However, the captain had a plan to put us on some good fish. We caught several King Mackrel and White & Vermillion Snappers. More than enough for several meals. It worked out just as the captain explained to us at the beginning of the excursion. Lots of good times and great fish to fair at the table. We couldn’t be happier!

Fished July 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thank you for the great review Matthew! We had a great time with your group and can’t wait to fish with you again soon. Enjoy your catch!

Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tim,
Thanks for the great review. Enjoyed fishing with your group. That sure was a nice king mackerel!
Can’t wait to take you guys again soon!

Went fishing on Thursday, May 25, 2017

We loved it.  We thought the captain and crew was Fantasic. Loved the whole experience and want to do it again!

Fished May 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sherri,
Thanks for the great review! We enjoyed our time with you and your husband and can’t wait to take you guys again soon!

Went fishing on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Single mom, took my teenaged son & a friend out on a shark fishing expedition.  Couldn’t have been more pleased with the fish we caught while waiting for the “big one” up to the Tiger Shark we landed toward the end of the trip.  All of the crew were very knowledgeable & friendly. Highly recommend Dark Side!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great trip! Caught a lot of fish. Not all were keepers because of the local laws. But still came back with some fish to eat. Kids had a blast. The dolphins were great to see accept when they were taking our fish before we could land them.

Fished April 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks so much for fishing with us Ryan! Looking forward to fishing with you and your family again soon! Enjoy your catch!

Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Very nice boat. Plenty of room to move around on. Nice equipment, very knowledgeable captain and crew. I have booked this trip more than once and have caught many diffrent species even some not listed!!!! would recommend this trip to anyone!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

My buddies and I came down to Panama City beach for a bachelor party , and this was by far the highlight! Captain Ryan is hands down one of the best boat handlers I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with. We had a mix of beginner and experienced fisherman and Darkside made us all feel like professionals. We targeted sharks as the main species that we wanted to catch , and we prevailed! We caught a beautiful 8 foot nurse shark , which we released. It was was a trip of a lifetime and made a great memory for my friends and I!

Fished March 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thanks Mike! Look forward to fishing with you guys again when you find yourselves in Panama City Beach! Tight Lines!

Went fishing on Sunday, March 26, 2017

I had an awesome experience fishing on the “SALT CRUSHER” (Dark Side Charters)!!! The boat, gear, and crew are top notch. Can’t wait to be back for snapper season! Thanks Capt Ryan

Fished March 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thank you Phillip! Looking forward to Snapper season as well and fishing with you again!

Went fishing on Friday, March 31, 2017

My family and I had an awesome trip with Darkside charters! Very friendly crew and superb knowledge of their local waters. The crew went above and beyond accommodating my elderly relatives. I plan to book many more trips with them.

Fished March 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thanks Martin! Looking forward to Fishing with you and your family again soon!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We booked 2 trips with Darkshore both produced lots of fish. The the 2nd trip was a split trip in the slow season. The Captain worked with us to find additional folks for our trip and we and we were able to get out on the water for a lower price and had no problem getting into fish. Ryan and his mate Miles were very attentive to my family throughout the whole trip and everyone had a great and exciting experience.

Fished March 2017

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Gabriel Smeby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thanks Jarod! Look forward to fishing with you again soon!

Went fishing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The captain and deck hand were very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the fish we caught and how to catch them. The rods,reels, and the tackle we used was very well taken care of. The captain was very good at finding the fish.it was a great day of fishing with capt. Gabe and his crew.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, February 3, 2017

Best fishing charter I’ve been on hands down. The boat (36’ Contender) was beautiful. Very comfortable fishing area and ride even with the six people we had fishing. The captain was very polite and knowledgeable. Kept us on fish all day, all we had to do was enjoyed the beautiful Florida weather around family and friends!

I absolutely recommend these guys. You won’t be disappointed!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 25, 2016

Had a great time fishing with these guys! They were a top notch crew in every way and taught us the basics even though we have hardly any experience. Captain Gabe was very patient with us.  The boat was amazing and well kept (and fast= more time fishing) we hooked up several Mahi and had a great time. We will definitely book again when in Panama City. You won’t be disappointed!

Fished September 2016

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