Once you've taken an offshore trip with Captain Taft, you'll be addicted to deep sea fishing! The waters around Port St. Joe & Cape San Blas are some of the most fertile and finest fishing grounds on the Gulf, and are home to a variety of hard-fighting and delicious reef and pelagic species....Read More
These trips will usually target Snapper species, Cobia and King Mackerel. Red Snapper season generally runs June - July. These dates are not set in stone and can vary from year to year, but Captain Taft's boat is Federally Permitted which allows him to not only venture offshore beyond the state water mark (+10mi from shore) but also to catch fish at certain times when the recreational season is closed.
Captain Taft is the owner/operator of his charter business so you will always fish with him out of his 2016 25’ Sportsman Platinum Masters 247 center console boat. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha motor, it can accommodate 4 to 5 anglers (depending on size and type of trip requested). It comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, wireless trolling motor, live bait tank, and ice box.
All charters include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses. All you need to bring are your drinks and snacks.
Book your trip with Captain Taft, a retired Navy officer and US Coast Guard Licensed Charter Captain, who has a lifetime of experience fishing these waters. He offers a wide variety of fishing and sightseeing trips for all the family. From Indian Pass, St. Joe Bay, Cape San Blas and the Offshore waters of the Gulf Of Mexico, this charter has the flexibility and variety you need to design the Port St Joe adventure you have been dreaming of....Read More
Captain Taft is more than capable of finding the fish, assisting to get them on board, cleaning them, and even giving tips on cooking your catch. All you need to do is hop aboard and get ready to have some fun.
340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, United States
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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 can play your own bluetooth music.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
This boat is federally permitted to go deep offshore.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No live bait provided.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
No Bananas, Spray Sunscreen or Black sole shoes
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
To check pricing, please select duration and group size.
Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.
Michael T.· ·
We had a great day fishing with Capt Taft. We knew conditions would be variable in late February, but the weather some what cooperated. However the fish did not. Capt Taft did his best searching several spots to find us some fish. The wind and currents just would not cooperate. ...Read More Nonetheless, our outing was good, better than going to work! We will come back and fish with Capt Taft anytime. Enjoyed the experience!
Tyler G.· ·
Captain Taft got us on fish despite the non-ideal conditions. We were a group of four and everyone caught fish and the the ladies out fished the men. Beyond the fishing we had a great time with Captain Taft and enjoyed the great conversation. We would recommend Captain Taft to ...Read More anyone.
Bryan D.· ·
We went on a morning half day trip. Captain was knowledgeable and courteous and had all the equipment needed. It was a very cold morning and not ideal for fishing but Taft made sure we caught some fish and had plenty for several delicious meals. I would ...Read More recommend the trip.
Trista G.· ·
We came to Florida at a bad time of the year for most touristy things but Captain Taft was determined to make sure we all got to reel something in. 5 more minutes if we dont get a bite we are moving! Will definitely come back in a better season ...Read More to go out with him again.
Chris M.· ·
Set out early and was on the gulf within 10 minutes. Another 30 or so minutes and we were in blue water with lines in the water. Snapper were hungry and we had half our limit within an hour. Taft was quick with everything and made sure my son had ...Read More a great experience on his first offshore trip! I highly recommend him and will book another trip with him my next time down to the forgotten coast.