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Fishing charters in Panama City Beach, FL

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Panama City Beach fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

You can land Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

You can land Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $465 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Panama City Beach found on our platform.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Panama City Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

September, August and July are the best months for inshore fishing near Panama City Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in Panama City Beach

If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Panama City Beach fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$770 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$595 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Panama City Beach.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Panama City Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Panama City Beach.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Panama City Beach are considered to be September, August and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Panama City Beach

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in Panama City Beach. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Panama City Beach shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

Panama City Beach shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Panama City Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for shark fishing in Panama City Beach

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Panama City Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Panama City Beach

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Panama City Beach Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

In Panama City Beach and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Panama City Beach

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Panama City Beach are spring and summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Panama City Beach?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Panama City Beach are:

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