Pensacola Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Pensacola Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach: 219 fishing charters available

Whipper Snapper Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

Reel Way Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $600

Southbound Offshore Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
 Instant Confirmation

Strickly Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Pensacola Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,300

Johnny Wahoo Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,200

Total Package Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $1,600

Aqua Sol Charters Top of the line

Excellent
4.1 / 5
(3 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Hot Spots Inshore / Nearshore I

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(30 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $477

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
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Pensacola Beach

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
For inexperienced anglers fishing in the Pensacola area, I'd highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Joseph with Fish Frenzy Charters. He has been fishing since he was three years old and is very experienced. He patiently showed us how to fish and we were quickly reeling them in as fast as we could bait our hooks! It was an awesome experience and we will definitely go again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For inexperienced anglers fishing in the Pensacola area, I'd highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Joseph with Fish Frenzy Charters. He has been fishing since he was three years old and is very experienced. He patiently showed us how to fish and we were quickly reeling them in as fast as we could bait our hooks! It was an awesome experience and we will definitely go again!
Bill  T.
Bill T. North Freedom, WI
Book with Capt Joseph! He’s experienced, friendly, and knows the territory well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Capt Joseph! He’s experienced, friendly, and knows the territory well.
Erin  E.
Erin E. Cabot, AR
Weather was great and gulf was calm! We saw a leatherback sea turtle and other sea turtles!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Weather was great and gulf was calm! We saw a leatherback sea turtle and other sea turtles!
Flint  W.
Flint W. Pensacola, FL
Make sure weather is permitting. Which captain Joseph was all about the safety of our family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure weather is permitting. Which captain Joseph was all about the safety of our family.
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Call your boat captain for the best advice. They know what there talking about.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call your boat captain for the best advice. They know what there talking about.
Randy  O.
Randy O. Smithville, MO
Book with fish frenzy it is time well spent you will have a blast I meant captain joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with fish frenzy it is time well spent you will have a blast I meant captain joseph
Marc  M.
Marc M. Harrison, OH
DO IT! We are NOT experienced fishing people....and we LOVE LOVE it!! Pensacola is clearly a fishing town so what better place to fish!!! So glad we did it the first time...now it’s the highlight of our family trip!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
DO IT! We are NOT experienced fishing people....and we LOVE LOVE it!! Pensacola is clearly a fishing town so what better place to fish!!! So glad we did it the first time...now it’s the highlight of our family trip!!
Kellie  K.
Kellie K. Nashville, TN
Book with Captain Joseph. He has an awesome boat and knows how to put you on the fish. Great person to book with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Joseph. He has an awesome boat and knows how to put you on the fish. Great person to book with.
William  C.
William C. Eleva, WI
Weather is great but fishing here is more abundant in fall. But had a great experience overall.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is great but fishing here is more abundant in fall. But had a great experience overall.
Rusty  S.
Rusty S. Houston, TX

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