Gulf Bay Charters in Pensacola, Florida

Managed by Jake Durant

Deep Sea Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Jake has been fishing since he was in diapers. In 2018 he decided to start his own business with a partner. They bought a Skeeter because he spent his youth fishing on that type of boat. He accommodates all kinds of customers, regardless of experience or skill as he loves to teach people how to fish. The most important thing is that everyone catches a lot of fish and has a good time.

Gulf Bay Charters Trips

Based in Pensacola, near the Naval Air Station (NAS), Captain Jake and his father-son-run Charter business are the perfect choice for anyone looking for an amazing fishing experience in the Gulf of Mexico. Their charter company also owns Southwind Marina which is five minutes from NAS. They love the military, and that is why they offer a $100 special of a military 6-hour trip. Give us a call for details if you'd like to take advantage! Captain Jake's main focus for his business is to ensure a safe and fun trip while being sure you are wearing your arms out reeling up fish! Both he and his father Rick are USCG-approved and the boats are both up to par with USCG standards and laws. They are professionals at catering their fishing experiences to all ranges of skill levels, so whether you're a professional angler or this is your first time out on the water, Captain Jake will make sure you have an awesome experience. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Pensacola

Pensacola Fishing Getaway

100% (7)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $208 / person

When Red Snapper are in season, you already know Captain Jake is going to be chasing them down. Captain Jake has a federal permit which allows him to get a head start on the season (season opens a week earlier for federally permitted vessels) and allows him to chase bigger specimens further offshore! These delicious fish 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 requires dropping a line deep into a strong current and Captain Jake can help increase your chances of catching a pile of these amazing fish! Captain Jake provides all rods, reels, tackle, lures, jigs, and licenses. 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. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pensacola

Snapper Trip - 33' World Cat

100% (6)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $208 / person

Hop on board with Captain Jake for an awesome day of bay fishing! The Pensacola inshores are a fantastic spot to chase after some of the prized fish that Florida is known for without heading too far form the dock. Captain Jake's inshore adventures will explore the inland waterways of scenic Pensacola Bay. Depending on the season, some of the species you might encounter are redfish, speckled trout, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, flounder, and others! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Jake can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Jake also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Jake will take care of the rest to make the most of your Pensacola saltwater adventure! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Pensacola

Bay Fishing Bonanza

100% (12)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

Hop on board with Captain Jake for an awesome day of offshore fishing! Pensacola is an ideal location to launch the trip of a lifetime, and you'll be all set for some epic fishing on board Captain Jake's 25' Skeeter center console. As you venture offshore, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida coastline. Plus, with a spacious deck and comfortable seating, this Skeeter center console provides plenty of room for you and your group to relax and enjoy the ride. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day on the water or an adrenaline-fueled fishing adventure, our Pensacola offshore fishing trip is the perfect choice. So what are you waiting for? Grab your sunscreen and join us for a day of fishing and fun on board! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pensacola

Offshore Run - 25’ Skeeter

100% (10)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Recent Reviews of Gulf Bay Charters


Verified Review Fishing

Jake was a great Captain for our Inshore Fishing Trip. He worked really hard and was very respectful and did all he could to help us take some fish home. The conditions weren't perfect, but that's fishing. I would recommend Jake to anyone looking for a family fishing trip inshore.


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Jake was awesome!!! Put us on the fish and was extremely knowledgeable about the fish, gear and the whole charter process. I would highly recommend his service to anyone wanting to catch multiple species of fish. I would definitely go again next time we are in Pensacola Florida!!!!!!


Verified Review Fishing

We had a great trip. My son caught his first fish and the first and biggest fish from our boat that day.


Verified Review Fishing

Overall the trip was as expected. The whole party had a GREAT time. Fishing experience was frustrating for sure. Fish did not want to play and when they did the dolphins had some easy snacks. One issue we had was we were never advised where the life jackets/floatation devices were located. There were times when the captain would reposition, frustrated, and the deck was not ready for the move. The deckhand worked his butt off and his efforts were appreciated. Would definitely try this trip again.


Verified Review Fishing

Jake put us right on the fish and we caught them until we were too exhausted to reel anymore in. We will definitely fish with him next time!


Verified Review Fishing

This fishing trip was the best I have ever had! Jake’s knowledge of the area was amazing! We got our Red Snapper limit in the first 20 minutes!! I have never caught so many fish in a short amount of time. If there wasn’t a limit we could have filled his entire boat.


Verified Review Fishing

Definitely had a great experience Jake and his deck hand were very friendly and accommodating I had a party of 6. We caught a lot of fish all of my kids were super happy. I’ve been on fishing trips before where I felt like they were trying to rush you in and out. Definitely did not feel that way with these guys. 100% will use them again.


Verified Review Fishing

Jake was great. He put us on fish the whole time. No dull moment and no sitting in one spot hoping for the best. Even recommended a place to take our fish to be cooked for us.

Keith R.


Great equipment with a great crew.

Mike H.


Great time. Put us on the fish all day.


Verified Review Fishing

Excellent in shore trip! Capt Jake was knowledgeable, personable, and just plain old fashioned fun. 10/10 I would run with him for all my Pensacola trips. I mean, you can’t complain to hook up on 27” and a 29” red fish!!


Verified Review Fishing

Jake and Logan were the best! We had a great time and caught lots of fish. They are great with kids as well as adults new to fishing. I would highly recommend these guys!


Verified Review Fishing

What a wonderful experience! Jake and his partner were both kind and professional. They went above and beyond to make sure we all had a great time. We’ll book again for sure.

Keller, TX


A fantastic trip…been several times but nobody put us on the fish like our guides did. They were also great with the kids, made it easy for them…but also set up the adult fishing with a challenge. Everything was taken care of…and the other groups that came in were jealous of our take.. Won’t look anywhere else going forward. Great guides, great boat and a perfect day! Limits, Limits, Limits!

Jeff W.


Great Jobs guys been fishing a long time and you worked your tail off to put us on the Fish. I will definitely be back and the new boat is awesome. Highly recommend these guys if your wanting to catch fish in Pensacola. I’ll be back next year. Thanks Jeff Winslow

Chad T.


Our party of 6 caught a ton of fish and captain Rick was very friendly and personable which made this our great salt water fishing trip in over 15 years! His boat was also the nicest we have ever been on! You need to try too book with captain Rick and I can assure you will have a great experience!

Derek H.


Rick and Patrick were great right off the start. Very knowledgeable on the fish species, which was great for us and the kids. The knew where the fish were and put us on them, we reeled in way more than pictured these where the keepers. Conditions were not great, they let us know before hand that the waters would be rough. They even called to update us on waters and worked with us to get us on the water for the best day available of our trip. Very friendly and great with Kids. We will definitely be back, we would highly recommend.


Amberjack, Cobia, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Scamp Grouper, Snowy Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Vermillion Snapper


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Topwater Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

10121 Sinton Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507, United States | Bodies of water fished: Pensacola Bay

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