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Pensacola Bay Fly Fishing

100% (6) 1 - 3 People 3 - 6 Hours From $400

Pricing Matrix

6 Hours 4 Hours 3 Hours
3 People
$675.00
$575.00
$475.00
2 People
$600.00
$500.00
$400.00
1 Person
$600.00
$500.00
$400.00
Pay 15% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

A fishing charter in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, FL, is the perfect way to experience the Gulf Coast's rich fishing opportunities. On this trip, you'll head out to chase a wide range of inshore and nearshore species on either fly tackle or ultra-light tackle, both of which are a blast for anglers of all levels. Captain Richard is an expert when it comes to fish here off the coast of Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, and he'll be able to...

About Your Trip

A fishing charter in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, FL, is the perfect way to experience the Gulf Coast's rich fishing opportunities. On this trip, you'll head out to chase a wide range of inshore and nearshore species on either fly tackle or ultra-light tackle, both of which are a blast for anglers of all levels.

Captain Richard is an expert when it comes to fish here off the coast of Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, and he'll be able to
show you some great spots to catch all kinds of fish. You'll be targeting a range of species, including Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon, each of which requires its own unique approach. Some of these fish rarely break 10 pounds, while Tarpon can grow to over 100! Given this huge range, don't be surprised if you switch tackle and rigging several times throughout your trip, as you pursue different species.

We are a Do No Harm charter! All fish will be released.

As Fly Fishing International Certified Casting Instructor, Richard can help tune up your cast or get you out there as a first timer.

If you're using fly tackle, you'll likely be using 7 to 10-weight rods with saltwater reels designed specifically for the job. Equipment is provided, you will be using top of the line Thomas and Thomas fly rods with Tibor and Abel fly reels. You'll also use a range of flies, including surface poppers, streamers, and other kinds of imitators, all of which can entice different fish species. If you're using light tackle, you'll be using spinning rods and reels loaded with braided line. You'll also need a range of lures, including jigs, spoons, and soft plastics. Captain Richard will point you in the right direction, so you can be confident you're throwing the perfect tackle for the job!

Fishing here in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze is a great way to enjoy Florida's beautiful coast and hook up some fantastic species! The fish are feeding—what are you waiting for?
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 4 days before the trip.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Richard

Independent Guide
As a long time resident of the Pensacola Area, I grew up fishing Pensacola Bay, Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. These decades of experience provide me the opportunity to show clients the ins and outs of fly fishing this area. I have been fly fishing the salt for more than 25 years and was fortunate to work in the fly fishing retail business for 10 years, which honed my skills at instructing...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Richard

Captain Richard

Independent Guide
As a long time resident of the Pensacola Area, I grew up fishing Pensacola Bay, Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. These decades of experience provide me the opportunity to show clients the ins and outs of fly fishing this area.

I have been fly fishing the salt for more than 25 years and was fortunate to work in the fly fishing retail business for 10 years, which honed my skills at instructing beginners. For me, nothing is
more enjoyable than watching a new-comer catch their first saltwater fish on a fly.

As you might have guessed by now, my passion is sight fishing the shallow water flats of Pensacola waters for the likes of redfish, speckled trout, ladyfish, and their larger cousin, the silver king, tarpon. I venture offshore to chase schools of false albacore and Spanish mackerel.

Although I enjoy pursuing fish with a fly rod, I am a realist and know there are times when lightweight spinning gear is a must. I enjoy teaching young people to fish, be it fly or spin. Families are always welcome.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
Shoreline Park Pavilion, Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • Pensacola Bay

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Maverick, Master Angler
Year Built
1999
Boat Length
21'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Maverick, Master Angler
Year Built
1999
Boat Length
21'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
200
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Livewells, Yeti cooler, Paddled, molded seats, Poling platform, Push pole
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 4 days before the trip.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Florida Pompano
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • False Albacore
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Topwater Fishing

Everything Else to Know

Polarized Sunglasses, Sun Screen, Speciality Drinks, Snacks/Lunch
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 4 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 reviews

Owen

Verified Review

July 2

Captain Richard was knowledgeable, patient, and generous with his time. Our group was able to catch several fish, and had to opportunities to see lots of wildlife including sharks, rays, and a school of large tarpon. I certainly recommend this experience!

Owen

Verified Review

July 2

Captain Richard was knowledgeable, patient, and generous with his time. Our group was able to catch several fish, and had to opportunities to see lots of wildlife including sharks, rays, and a school of large tarpon. I certainly recommend this experience!
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Kathy

Verified Review

May 26

Richard is the best!

Kathy

Verified Review

May 26

Richard is the best!
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Shelden

Verified Review

September 14

Richard was great at everything. Plenty of fish and a wealth of knowledge.

Shelden

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September 14

Richard was great at everything. Plenty of fish and a wealth of knowledge.
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Brett

Verified Review

May 30

Captain Richard was an insightful and entertaining guide, and a great person to spend the day with. Even though we could not overcome harsh and windy conditions, we learned a lot about saltwater fly fishing and had shots at multiple saltwater species.

Brett

Verified Review

May 30

Captain Richard was an insightful and entertaining guide, and a great person to spend the day with. Even though we could not overcome harsh and windy conditions, we learned a lot about saltwater fly fishing and had shots at multiple saltwater species.
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Greg

Verified Review

May 23

We had a great day on the water with Richard who is a knowledgeable and experienced fly-fishing guide. I highly recommend spending a day or two with him!

Greg

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May 23

We had a great day on the water with Richard who is a knowledgeable and experienced fly-fishing guide. I highly recommend spending a day or two with him!
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Jon

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October 30

I had a great day on the water with Capt Richard. I especially appreciated his willingness and experience to teach me as it was my first time saltwater fly fishing.

Jon

Verified Review

October 30

I had a great day on the water with Capt Richard. I especially appreciated his willingness and experience to teach me as it was my first time saltwater fly fishing.
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First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, 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 boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. 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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!