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Panama City fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.
Panama City fishing charters will help you to land Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.Show all fishing charters
If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Panama City to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.
Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and Mangrove Snapper can be your next trophy.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Panama City found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.
In Panama City and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.Check rates & availability
September, August and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Panama City.
If you're looking for a unique offshore fishing experience, Panama City is the place to be. With world-class fishing charters available, you're sure to reel in a big catch.
You can 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Panama City found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.
You can find about 29 fishing charters in Panama City and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.
Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Panama City are considered to be September, August and July.
Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in Panama City. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Panama City. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.Check rates & availability
Panama City waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. Panama City shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
Panama City shark fishing charters can help you 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Sharks inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.
Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.
$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
There are about 13 fishing guides in Panama City and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Panama City.
Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Panama City. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.
Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.
Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.
$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.
In Panama City and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in Panama City is late spring through summer. The perfect months are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.
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.
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.
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.
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