30A Bay Guide Service in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Guided by Marvin Glasgow

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

Captain Marvin is a highly experienced angler and an expert guide in the waters off Santa Rosa Beach, FL. He loves getting clients out on the water and putting them on the fish, whether they're seasoned fishermen or just trying it out for the first time. A day with Captain Marvin is sure to be a blast for everyone!

30A Bay Guide Service Trips

Head out with Captain Marvin for an awesome inshore fishing experience in the rich waters off Santa Rosa Beach, FL. This area has an huge variety of different fish species, from classics like Redfish and Trout, to gamefish such as Jack Crevalle and even Blacktip Sharks! You name it, Captain Marvin will help you land it! To hook these fish, you will be mostly fishing the inshore bays and flats in the Hogtown Bayou area. These flats are a perfect place to practice sightcasting to tailing Reds, so bring your A-game. There is nothing more rewarding than spotting, stalking, and making a perfect cast to an unsuspecting fish. The rush of that hook set is an experience you won't soon forget. Captain Marvin is adept at teaching new fishermen these techniques, so whether you're a seasoned veteran looking for your next trophy or a beginner looking to learn the ropes, Captain Marvin will work his hardest to make sure you have the best possible experience out on the water! You'l fish from the deck of his 22' Cape Horn bay boat—an ideal vessel for these waters. She's powered by a 225 HP Honda, so you'll be on fish in no time at all. Everything for your trip is included, but you're more than welcome to bring any of your own gear if you like. Otherwise, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Marvin will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Santa Rosa Beach

30A Inshore Slam

100% (10)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. The majestic Tarpon has become the most sought-after game fish in Florida—especially between June and July. During this short window, these mammoth fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but in the spring and early summer these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Marvin, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and one of our top guides in Northwest Florida. On the day of the trip, you'll set out aboard Captain Marvin's 22' Cape Horn bay boat—a perfect vessel for fishing the Florida inshore. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need for a successful and comfortable trip, including GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box for your eating fish. Captain Marvin will provide everything you need, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so that all you have to do is cast out, hook up, and then hold on for the fight of your life! To maximize your time on the water, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Any trip with Captain Marv is sure to be picture-worthy, and Tarpon are a particularly photogenic fish. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Santa Rosa Beach

30A Champion Tarpon Trip

100% (9)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $300 / person

Take your kids out on the water and get them hooked on fishing! Captain Marvin will teach them how to fish in the calm waters of the Hogtown Bayou and Choctawhatchee Bay—both perfect places to learn how to cast and retrieve. This is mainly a catch and release trip, but if you catch something worth eating, Captain Marvin will filet it and let you take it home for dinner! If you don’t want to keep the fish, Captain Marvin is experienced in CPR fishing – “Catch, Photo, Release”. This way, you’ll ensure you do minimal harm to the fish you catch, which will then be safely released back into its natural habitat. On this easygoing trip, the kiddos will be targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. Captain Marvin primarily uses live bait, but is happy to use artificial as well. The species you'll target are perfect for beginners and will provide a captivating fishing experience for kids! From the first-time angler to the skilled professional, Captain Marvin will do his best to keep you on the fish and put a smile on your face. Don't forget to bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and a tip for your guide. All the fishing equipment for your group is provided by the Captain, along with fishing licenses for all occupants of the boat. Book your trip and Captain Marv will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Santa Rosa Beach

30A Kids Trip

100% (11)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $113 / person

Recent Reviews of 30A Bay Guide Service


Verified Review Fishing

Marvin was the perfect captain for our 6- and 9-year-old girls. Very patient and attuned to the kids. Looking forward to our next fishing trip with him!


Verified Review Fishing

captain Marvin worked hard for us fishing was rough with conditions of the day would book again . only thing was when paying the bill I was surprised to find out that my $138.00 deposit and 35.00 taxes was not part of the total trip price quoted. the final price with deposit and taxes came out to be $863.00 not $690.00 and that's what I paid . plus including tip of $120.00 witch I felt was deserved Not sure why this came out this way but I found this misleading quoted $690.00 total price paid $863.00 plus tip I was told that that's the way it works at captain experience . not the way I was use to

Mike B.


Marvin is a great captain and a joy to fish with. I would recommend this trip to any one. Will come back for sure.

Tom M.


Good day on the water. Rained all night before, but he found the fish and made sure we came home with dinner

Jason R.


Caught lots of sea trout. Even caught a sting ray. Captain Marvin worked hard to make sure we had fun. Will book another trip next time we come down.

Tiffany P.


We had a great couple of hours on the water with Captain Marvin! He was great with kids and had everything we needed for a great time. This one of the highlights of our trip to 30A. See you next time, Captain Marvin!


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Marvin was awesome. He took time to answer my kids questions, was very professional. Also he got us on the fish, we were even able to be reeling them in all at the same time. We will definitely be going back to Captain Marvin when we visit next year.

Ryan P.


I would highly recommend booking a trip with Capt Marvin. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and put us on fish all day. He works extremely hard to make sure that we are on fish at all times. He will not let you sit if the fish are not biting. His fishing techniques are fantastic for anglers of all levels and everyone on the boat was able to bring in fish.

Sam D.


Brought my 7yo and 3yo on this trip and Captain Marvin put us on the fish! The kids were there for the entire 4 hrs and had blast. It was the 3yo first trip and he is beyond hooked and excited to go again. Captain was very knowledgeable and patient with my question happy kids! Lost count of all the fish we caught. We will absolutely be using him for another trip.

Vince D.


Booking process and logistics very easy. Spent a solid 4 hours on the water fishing the bay and rivers. Marvin was knowledgeable, engaging and very hospitable for my party. Plenty of water, snacks and fishing assistance to make for a very enjoyable morning. Marvin is a class act and is very good fishing guide. P.s. caught plenty of fish!

Steven S.


My young son and I had the pleasure of going out on a 2 hour fishing trip with Captain Glasgow. He was ready to go on time, his boat had everything we needed and he was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the fish. He was excellent with my son providing encouragement and “slapping high fives” every time he caught a fish. Needless to say we caught a ton and made memories that will last a lifetime. We will definitely book again with Captain Glasgow and would highly recommend him for your next fishing adventure!

Matt P.


I was lucky enough to find Captain Marvin and book a trip for my two boys. The weather was not ideal but Capt Marvin did a great job keeping me in the loop as we waited to see if we would be able to fish. He made the most out of the conditions and worked extra hard to give my boys a chance to catch a fish of a lifetime. I have fished with other guides and it’s obvious when the guide is giving you his best shot to accomplish what you are wanting to experience. Capt Marvin went the extra mile and it paid off. We can’t wait to fish with him again when the weather is more favorable!


Blacktip Shark, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Tarpon


Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

Hog Town Bayou Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, United States | Bodies of water fished: Panama City Beach

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