Pensacola Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Pensacola Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach: 252 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(259 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(10 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(178 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(35 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $701
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $1,600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(142 reviews)
Pensacola
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4.8 / 5
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Pensacola Beach
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trips from $2,050

Deep Sea Fishing in Pensacola Beach

The deep sea fishing in Pensacola Beach is enough to rival that of anywhere else on Florida’s gulf coast. This is a place dreams are made of. But don't take our word for it. Find a captain, jump on a boat, and see for yourself.

What makes Pensacola Beach so great for deep sea fishing?

The so-called ‘edge’ comes closer to Pensacola Beach’s shores than it does to any other port in Florida or Alabama. This is the local term for the continental shelf drop off, which means one thing for anglers: migratory pelagic fish. This makes big game fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish all potential targets on a full day trip.
 
Keep going offshore, and you will comes across legendary fishing spots known as the Elbow, the Spur, and the Steps. This is where blue water fishing begins for real. All these places are famous for some of the best blue water action in the Gulf, with White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, and Sailfish regular disrupters of the local baitfish scene. It will take a good 12 hours to explore these spots from Pensacola Beach, but don’t let that put you off. What’s a twelve hour trip when it’ll get you catching fish you’d think you were more likely to find in Panama?
 
As you travel out to sea, you will notice the famous Gulf oil rigs lining the horizon. You can pretty much expect to find fish around any of these structures, and the ones closer to shore hold some very good bottom fish. But once you get out to 1000 feet of water (60 miles offshore) you will be at the legendary ‘floaters’—deep water rigs that hold huge Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Billfish (including Swordfish).  The top water action around here is something you have to see to believe, and what makes it really special is that it doesn’t come under nearly as much fishing pressure as those locations that can hold big game fish closer to shore. Yes, your trip will take at least 14 hours, but if you’re really into deep sea fishing, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Fishing Techniques

Once you get out into blue water, you will notice that the predominant technique used on Pensacola Beach deep sea fishing charters is trolling. The locals swear by live Ballyhoo, rigging it either in its natural state or ‘skirted’ (attached to an artificial lure). If you can’t find Ballyhoo, Squid and Mullet are good alternatives. It’s common to troll a spread of mixed lures and bait. You never know what might take your bait!
 
If you want a break from the trolling action, you can always try deep dropping for exotic Grouper, Tilefish, and Barrelfish. And if you want a real workout, it doesn’t get much better than jigging for Amberjack around the oil rigs!
 
Pensacola Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Pensacola Beach

If you are a first time angler in this area, you should definitely take this trip. We caught a variety of fish and had a very knowledgeable guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are a first time angler in this area, you should definitely take this trip. We caught a variety of fish and had a very knowledgeable guide.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W.
Sunscreen, Hat, polorized sunglasses, lite colored clothes, water or Gatorade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, Hat, polorized sunglasses, lite colored clothes, water or Gatorade
Jamie  M.
Jamie M. Webster City, IA
Very hot, be prepared. The guide/captain has great experience; don't try to snow him with your own knowledge of the activity. Listen and pay attention -- you'll absolutely learn some things you never knew and you may be able to catch a few fish as well!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very hot, be prepared. The guide/captain has great experience; don't try to snow him with your own knowledge of the activity. Listen and pay attention -- you'll absolutely learn some things you never knew and you may be able to catch a few fish as well!
Steve  B.
Steve B. Pensacola, Florida
Book with Justin at paradise. Professional, friendly and will.make sure you catch fish.!!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book with Justin at paradise. Professional, friendly and will.make sure you catch fish.!!!
Bryan  M.
Bryan M. Bryant, AR
There were many fish caught that we couldn’t keep because they weren’t in season. We still had a wonderful time and brought home 3 gallon ziplock bags full of Vermillion Snapper.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
There were many fish caught that we couldn’t keep because they weren’t in season. We still had a wonderful time and brought home 3 gallon ziplock bags full of Vermillion Snapper.
Dana  K.
Dana K. United States
Check to make sure you can keep the fish you are targeting. There is a season for all the species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check to make sure you can keep the fish you are targeting. There is a season for all the species.
Jeffrey  J.
Jeffrey J. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
To let everyone know to bundle up in stay warm cause it was freezing on (Jan 26 Birthday Trip) the water but it was well worth the trip!! Thanks a lot everyone!
Very good
3.7 / 5
To let everyone know to bundle up in stay warm cause it was freezing on (Jan 26 Birthday Trip) the water but it was well worth the trip!! Thanks a lot everyone!
Adam  B.
Adam B. Lake Wales, FL
The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Joseph  I.
Joseph I. Pike Road, AL
If you want to target a certain species, make sure they’re biting at that time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to target a certain species, make sure they’re biting at that time of year.
Nicholas  S.
Nicholas S. Cypress, TX
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
Everything was great but the weather had turned and prevented us from going offshore but Kenny was able to take us to a point where and stay there and had us getting bites and catching fish the whole time couldn't ask for anymore from him. Great captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Everything was great but the weather had turned and prevented us from going offshore but Kenny was able to take us to a point where and stay there and had us getting bites and catching fish the whole time couldn't ask for anymore from him. Great captain
James  F.
James F. Saginaw, TX
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Stick with a day trip into the gulf. More species and bigger fish in general. Also, watch the weather!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Stick with a day trip into the gulf. More species and bigger fish in general. Also, watch the weather!
William  S.
William S. Anderson, South Carolina
Wear a swimsuit/Maybe take a change of clothes you might get wet! If you have a preference and beverage like Diet Coke you might take it with you. Take sunscreen and sunglasses!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear a swimsuit/Maybe take a change of clothes you might get wet! If you have a preference and beverage like Diet Coke you might take it with you. Take sunscreen and sunglasses!
Rachel  M.
Rachel M. Lake Hamilton, AR
I highly recommend chartering with Capt Justin. We had an excellent 5 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend chartering with Capt Justin. We had an excellent 5 hour trip.
Bobby  M.
Bobby M. Gulf Breeze, FL
Capt Justin , seemed very familiar with waters,and was very helpful with fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Justin , seemed very familiar with waters,and was very helpful with fishing.
Robert  O.
Robert O. Grand Bay, Alabama
Hang on cause the snapper fight like crazy. Especially when a shark or dolphin is around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hang on cause the snapper fight like crazy. Especially when a shark or dolphin is around.
Mason  T.
Mason T. Mobile, AL
Pay the price and take your family out. It will always be a memory you can talk about.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay the price and take your family out. It will always be a memory you can talk about.
John  H.
John H. Milton, Florida
Make sure your Captain and Deck Hand have an excellent, reputable, high rating such as Captain Sean and Deck Hand Jeremy has and you can't go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure your Captain and Deck Hand have an excellent, reputable, high rating such as Captain Sean and Deck Hand Jeremy has and you can't go wrong.
Bobby  H.
Bobby H. Anderson, AL
Go out with Captain Joseph on Fish Frenzy and all you have to do is walk on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with Captain Joseph on Fish Frenzy and all you have to do is walk on the boat.
Rodney  C.
Rodney C. Van Buren, AR

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Pensacola Beach