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Red snappers are big game fish in the area's waters! Still recovering from a nearly disastrous over-fishing period, we catch these fish for fun. Red snappers tend to put up quite a fight by using a head-shaking tactic, making catching one of these beauties a real treat! These fish are commonly found around 6-8 pounds but can also grow to be about 20 pounds! Catching these fish require dropping a line deep into a strong current and Captain Buddy can help increase your chances of catching one of these amazing fish!...Read More
Captain Buddy provides all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day, a hat, and sunscreen. He will clean and fillet your day’s catch at the end of the trip, so make sure you bring a cooler to take it home.
My name is Captain Buddy. I was born and raised fishing the waters of Pensacola, Florida. I am a 4th generation fisherman with over 30 years of experience in inshore and near shore fishing. I pride myself in being a family man. I am a married man of 14 years with an 8-year-old boy and 4-year-old triplet girls. To me there is nothing better than to take a family fishing, watching them having fun catching fish....Read More
My license allows me to carry customers (where a fee is paid directly or indirectly) for the purpose of catching, attempting to catch, or possessing saltwater fish. All saltwater fishing guides in Florida must comply with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements. The U.S. Coast Guard (USGC) requires all operators of for-hire vessels to have a Captain license. Charter and saltwater fishing guide operations with Captain Buddy have an FWC charter captain or boat license to cover their passengers, so customers authorized to fish under the vessel license are not required to hold a recreational saltwater fishing license.
Captain Brian “Smokey” Wass was my guide. Our offshore trip seen tough conditions. It was my first time to go after Red Snapper & the last week for Red Snapper in AL. Smokey was a good teacher despite the yo-yo motion of the boat. I learned after a while what ...Read More little bait bandits those Triggerfish are. After getting 3 Snapper (2 to keep for limit) and 1 Triggerfish to throw back (out of season) we went back inshore to the harbor where I caught some little fish. This day the gulf could have been called The Rough Of Mexico. The experience of the guide made a good trip out of what could have been a bad day. I wanted to fry & eat ole Trigger after all the bait him & his buddies stole from us. The Reds were delicious off the grill. Thanks Ronald & Smokey. The trip was fun.
Jake made sure we had a great trip. He put us on fish and helped my son have an awesome birthday gift. I appreciate Jake putting out safety first when a storm blew up and ended up cutting our trip a little short. I highly recommend this trip and this ...Read More outfit .
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Camera Notes: No Spray sunscreen
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Southwind Marina, 10121 Sinton Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507, USA