Topwater Fishing Charters In Pensacola

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Bay Fishing Bonanza

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person
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Pensacola Fishing Frenzy

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person
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Gulfbound Glory: Emerald Coast

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person
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Legends Of The Emerald Coast

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Badass Overnight Bluewater

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $717 / person
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Top Types of Topwater Fishing Trips in Pensacola

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Topwater Fishing Charters Near Pensacola, Fl

We are your pelagic fishing source out of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach Florida. We fish out of a large comfortable fast vessel. The 40ft seahunter is an offshore deep sea fishing machine. No more long slow boat rides to fish. With speeds from 40-50mph at cruise with the 3 Yamaha engines. We can get offshore in no time. The FADs is an incredible place to fish out of Pensacola Fl. Mahi mahi, Wahoo, Tuna , Billfish all frequent this area. We also fish the deep water floating oil rigs and drill ships for the same species. We will pick you up from the boat ramp either 5/6 am, depending on the trip. We also can accommodate other pick up times and location. The fuel burned during the trip is not included in the price , we only charge for what we burn, everything is transparent. This is ultimate experience for chasing pelagic fish in Pensacola. View our reviews on Google and Facebook. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Gulf Breeze

Offshore Fishing (FADs / Oil Rigs)

40 ft 1 - 6 People From $267 / person
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Launch aboard a 33' Contender with Captain Justin for a first-class offshore fishing experience out of Destin FL. Captain Justin will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! The 8hr fishing trip is our half-day fishing excursion. During this trip, we will run 30-60 miles offshore and have the opportunity to catch larger species. Such as Snapper, Wahoo, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Tuna, and many more. Less travel, more time for fishing! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge in their comfortable E-sea Rider Bean Bags until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Justin can make it happen! Beyond superior service, expert tips, and great vibes, Captain Justin 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 Justin will take care of the rest to make the most of your Destin saltwater adventure! Read More

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Chasing Lunkers Offshore Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $400 / person
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Head out for a full day, 12-hour adventure with Captains Justin and Justin to run far offshore and get after Swordfish—one of the hardest-fighting fish in the Gulf! On this trip, you'll be heading 60+ miles offshore, trolling for lightning-fast gamefish such as King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, swordfish, marlin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. Once you reach the best fishing grounds, you'll drop your lines much deeper to attract Swordfish, which migrate at great depths, hunting for squid, baitfish, ballyhoo, and more. These fish are hungry, and when they hit your line, you'll feel it! Bring your A-game on this trip, because the Swords will really test your strength, skill, and stamina. You'll be getting some serious fishing done aboard their 33' Contender center console. She's powered by twin Suzuki 300-HP engines, so you'll cruise offshore with some serious speed. This well-equipped vessel comes with all the necessities, including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. This boat also has a comfortable cabin area so that you can relax in the shade between hook-ups. Captain Justin will provide top-of-the-line rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, a lunch, and any snacks or drinks you'd like to enjoy while onboard. Read More

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Bad-to-the-Bone Full Day Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $583 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Pensacola topwater fishing charter

What are the best topwater fishing charters in Pensacola?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 topwater fishing trips in Pensacola, and the most popular trips in the area are Bay Fishing Bonanza guided by Jake, Pensacola Fishing Frenzy guided by James, and Gulfbound Glory: Emerald Coast guided by Tim.

Our guides in Pensacola are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9596 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Topwater Fishing charter is Gulf Breeze.

Looking for kid friendly topwater fishing guides in Pensacola? Check out our beginner and family friendly topwater fishing guides in Pensacola.

What types of topwater fishing charters are common in Pensacola?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for topwater fishing in Pensacola as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for topwater fishing in Pensacola are: 1. blackfin tuna, 2. white marlin, 3. wahoo, and 4. red snapper.

How much do Pensacola topwater fishing charters cost?

for topwater fishing in Pensacola prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for topwater fishing in Pensacola is $723. The average price for a full day trip for topwater fishing in Pensacola is $1,466.

What month is best for on a topwater fishing charter in Pensacola?

The most popular season to go on a topwater fishing charter in Pensacola is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

Do I need a Pensacola fishing license and what are the bag limits in Pensacola?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Pensacola don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Pensacola.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Weren't able to make it offshore do to windy conditions and rough seas. Fished in the Bay instead.

    Gib H. with James C. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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.

    Blake M. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jacob and Ryan where great to us on the boat. Really helped use catch everything we could. They went above and beyond to change up bait and move to better spots so we could catch fish. Would definitely do it again

    Ryan R. with Jacob M. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This was my daughter's and my first offshore fishing trip, and we couldn't have asked for a better one. Captain Tim was incredible, got us on some great fish, and made the morning completely enjoyable. We went home with a lot of meat he cleaned up for us and created some wonderful memories. If you're looking for an amazing experience and a cooler full of fish to take home, Captain Tim is your guy!

    rodney C. with Tim K. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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!!!!!!

    Ronald J. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James was awesome. Very knowledgeable and took us out to several different locations to help us try to find the best spots. I would highly recommend Captain Experiences for deep sea fishing.

    Amy K. with James C. of Pensacola, Florida

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

    David D. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a 6 hr deep sea charter for my son and his friend the Friday before the Blue Angels air show. I can't compliment Matt and Jacob enough because everything was awesome! Not only did they catch some fish, but the boys said everything about the trip was very fun. Jacob cleaned and packaged the fish on the way back so kept it on ice to take home. One thing that is always important to me when dealing with any business is communication. From the very beginning, Jacob and Matt were in constant communication with me and was extremely accommodating and easy to work with. We will definitely book another trip with them next year. Highly recommend you do the same!

    Robin G. with Jacob M. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It’s was good but got rained out. Didn’t get to fish much at all. Can’t really put a star rating on trip because of weather but I really like our captain

    James R. with James C. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Craig and Spencer were great. Both were very personable and knowledgeable, not just about the ocean and fishing but the surrounding area. As we were heading out, Spencer told us about the history of area/fort and even gave us suggestions for things to do in the area. Craig knew exactly where to go to hit the hot spots for fishing. They made the trip so much fun (even when I was feeling puny). We caught tons of fish. If you’re looking for a good time with great people who know a ton, these are the guys to book with. I just can’t say enough good things about these two. Definitely 5 stars!

    Stephanie D. with Craig M. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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.

    Marshall C. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jacob done a great job. Put us on the fish. The bite was tough, and we still caught fish. Good people. Would book with them again. Knowledgeable and experienced. We all had a great time! Can’t wait to do it again!

    Jamie G. with Jacob M. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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!

    Ginger E. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast with captain Rick and his deck hand !

    Aaron O. with Rick D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    If you want to catch fish go to capt Rick plain and simple. He put us on fish left and right. We came for red snapper but cap wasn't just gonna let us catch snapper. We limited out on snapper with in the first hour. Then he got us hooked up on Mingo, whitey, Mai Mahi, goggle eye. We had more fish then we know what to do with. Great charter, great captain and deck hand.

    Michael R. with Rick D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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.

    Scott W. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jacob is awesome! Had such a great time fishing and would definitely recommend using Captain Jacob for your fishing charter needs. We had a great day on the water and everything was taken care of by the captain and 1st mate.

    Tyson T. with Jacob M. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jacob is a Damn Good guide great help finding fish and a great sport and attitude I would definitely suggest this guy if you’ve never been deep sea fishing before!

    with Jacob M. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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.

    Bryan H. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Caught some really good fish. Will use this charter again!

    William T. with Jacob M. of Pensacola, Florida

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