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FISHING CHARTERS PENSACOLA

At Hot Spots Charters, we offer inshore and offshore fishing charters trips, year around, from Pensacola Beach, Florida. Pensacola is located in the Panhandle of Florida and year after year is voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with our sugar white sand and emerald colored waters.

We take great pride in being Pensacola’s largest and one of the most successful fishing charter businesses from Jacksonville to New Orleans. We greatly appreciate each and every customer who has fished with us over the past eighteen years, we’ve literally watched people’s kids grow up.

Having eight full time captains and operating over a thousand fishing trips a year gives our fishing charters a huge advantage over our competition. There’s no substitute for time spent on the water in the Pensacola fishing charters business. Our network of information allows us to always know what’s biting when and where.

INSHORE / NEARSHORE CHARTERS

Inshore / nearshore fishing charters in Pensacola are an excellent option for families or small groups of friends. They’re affordable and a great choice for anyone from an experienced angler to a first timer. On these Pensacola fishing charters trips, you will fish in either Pensacola Bay or the Gulf of Mexico, just depending on the weather conditions.

These trips are operated on twenty-two to twenty-four-foot bay boats with only a captain. Fishing equipment, licenses, bait, ice, and fish cleaning are all included. Possible catches include speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, mackerel, snapper, sharks, and much more.

OFFSHORE CHARTERS

Offshore 6-pack charters are operated on thirty-one to thirty-four-foot center console boats and you’ll fish approximately 15 to 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico on the very popular 6- and 8-hour trips with Hotspots Charters. Fishing equipment, licenses, bait, ice, and fish cleaning are all included.

Possible catches on the 6- and 8-hour deep sea fishing charters trips include snapper, grouper, amberjack, triggerfish, mackerel, sharks, and much more. We can also coordinate larger groups on larger boats, so don’t hesitate to give best Pensacola fishing charters a call if you have a group larger than six people.

For more than 15 years, the Hook, Line, & Sinker Seminar Series, has been a staple for anglers and fisherman in the Pensacola fishing community. Each month the captains from Hot Spots Charters give a when, where, and how hour long seminar on a different fish species or type of fishing.

The seminars are held at Flounders Chowder House on Pensacola Beach at 7 p.m., typically the first Monday of each month. At 6:30 p.m. Flounders provides a free fish dinner buffet to all seminar attendees. Click here to see our current Hook, Line, & Sinker Seminar schedule.

Chekout Our Reviews

  • star rating  Went took an 8 hours morning with captain Tyler and deckhand Mick. Both were very kind, provided clear communication, and they knew what they were doing. The boat was kept... read more

    Q3NFjackc
    August 9, 2020

    star rating  In Pensacola from Texas with our teenagers for spring break and captain Tyler took us out on a 4hr inshore nearshore trip. Can’t say enough great things. Was on time,... read more

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    March 15, 2018

    star rating  The over all experience was exellent. The booking was quick. Our Captain Andy Arnold called the night prior to see if we had any special needs or requests. All we... read more

    avatar thumb Marshall H
    July 29, 2017
  • star rating  Capt. Andy Arnold is truly one of the best I have ever fished with. This was my 5th trip with Andy and I am coming from over 12 hours... read more

    avatar thumb CBJBIllinois
    November 9, 2018

    star rating  Me and my friend spent the whole day with captain Bob. He took us out and put us on some great kingfish first thing. Hooked about 8 of them and... read more

    avatar thumb Jesse S
    May 25, 2019

    star rating  Great time on a 4 hour afternoon trip. Lots of Mahi Mahi, Vermillion and Lane Snapper. Even found a few Redfish. My 10 yr old son brough... read more


    July 29, 2018
  • star rating  We charter with Hot Spots every year and it's always GREAT! This year we chartered 4 trips in a week with Captains Andy, Bob and Tyler. We had a terrific... read more

    avatar thumb mbenveniste
    May 28, 2018

    star rating  Highly recommend! Captain Bob took us to some great spots and he stayed busy unhooking and rebaiting our lines. We even got to meet Half Tail the dolphin! If we... read more

    avatar thumb heathercW1687ET
    March 14, 2018

    star rating  For THE BEST fishing experience for you, your family and friends on Pensacola Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, I highly recommend Captain Andy Arnold and Hot Spot Fishing... read more


    May 8, 2018
  • star rating  This was my wife and I first time charter fishing, everything from the call to book it till the trip was a good experience. Once we went out a storm... read more

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    June 4, 2019

    star rating  Great trip with Captain "Coach" Jerrod: Put us right on the Fish, kept us active with lots of action, reeling and fun. My wife and I are experienced... read more

    Savvyangler
    June 23, 2021

    star rating  My son and I went on an inland fishing trip with Captain Bob for the 2nd year in a row. Captain Bob is a great guide and put us on... read more

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    March 12, 2018
  • star rating  Captain Bob was very professional and put us on great fish. As a local, this charter was an excellent choice and we will go again.


    August 14, 2018

    star rating  I went out with Captain Andy and if I could leave more than 5 stars I would! From the very beginning his communication was impeccable. My original trip was rescheduled... read more

    V2954QCjustinc
    June 9, 2020

    star rating  Dylan was an awesome captain! He took on a last minute additional person on his boat and still had plenty of bait and rods. He even supplied water bottles for... read more

    annagt95
    June 14, 2020
  • star rating  Booked a trip with Hot Spot Charters Oct. 11th for my family (wife, daughter and step son). Arrived at 7 AM, 6 mile boat run to our first spot and... read more

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    October 19, 2017

    star rating  10 of us went on the 6 hour offshore fishing excursion on the boat Total Package and had a great time. Captain Sean knew exactly where to go to... read more

    jasonw934
    July 11, 2020

    star rating  We came to Pensacola for our honeymoon. A friend had recommended Hot Spots for a fishing trip and it did not disappoint! Such a wonderful experience for a great price.... read more

    Hunter B
    June 29, 2019
  • star rating  After being canceled by other captains 2 days in a row Captain Andy agreed to take me and my Grandson out. My Grandson was only in town for 4 days... read more

    carrollm105
    October 7, 2021

    star rating  I want you to know that when you book a trip with Hot Spot you are fishing with the best professional charter captains in the area. Capt’n Andy Arnold knows... read more


    June 15, 2018

    star rating  It is to the point where we are actually planning our visits around the schedule of Capt. Andy Arnold. I absolutely love fishing with him. This was our 4th trip... read more

    avatar thumb CBJBIllinois
    July 9, 2018
  • star rating  Great time with Captain Tyler and Mic, they put us on fish from the get go, gave us great entertainment, helped fellow boater and all, great guys and great trip,... read more

    Fishlife81
    August 5, 2020

    star rating  Captain Chaz took us on an awesome excursion for snapper. We had a great time and we will be back for more soon!


    June 10, 2018

    star rating  Every year I charter 2 boats to take my managers snapper fishing. Hot Spots never disappoints. Captain Tyler, Captain Trevor, Captain Travis, Captain Kenny or Captain Mike all of them... read more

    chrishV3961TW
    June 11, 2022
  • star rating  Wonderful day on the boat with our family AND Captain Andy!! He is so knowledgeable about the area and great with the kids too! Great fishing and great company!

    PensacolaBeachCLocal
    August 22, 2022

    star rating  My son and his friend fished with Captain Bradley on an afternoon 4 hour inshore/nearshore trip. They caught red snapper, triggerfish, and vermillion snapper. They had a blast and really... read more

    kpstephens1
    July 2, 2021

    star rating  Best Fishing Trip of my life!!! Captain Andy was awesome!!! He put us on fish, taught me a lot about fishing, and was extremely engaging. I'm still... read more

    MikeJKane
    June 18, 2020
  • star rating  I took 5 nephews out fishing yesterday with captain Andy. I highly recommend him. We were able to catch our limit of red snapper in an hour and then went... read more


    June 21, 2018

    star rating  Our second trip with Captain Andy. Was a good day with a cooler full of Spanish Mackerel and a limit of Red Snapper. A good family adventure!


    July 16, 2018

    star rating  What Sgtfish said ! This trip exceeded expectations like you wouldn’t believe ! Capt Andy treated us to an awesome scenic boat ride out to what became a THE... read more

    LCPLfish
    November 6, 2020

Our Crew

Captain Chris Phillips

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Captain Jason Downs

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Captain Jordan Laws

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Captain Tyler Massey

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Captain Brad Gundersen

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Captain Luke Crooke

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Clay White

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Captain Daniel Arsenault

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Captain Jarrod Denmon

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Captain Andy Arnold

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Captain Mike Gasparino

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Captain Ruston Rood

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CATCH AND COOK

The term “fresh fish” is used way too much these days in restaurants, but at Hot Spots Charters you can get the real thing. With catch and cook you literally walk right from the cleaning table up the stairs to Shaggy’s Bar and Grill and they will cook your catch.

A number of different restaurants in Pensacola and on Pensacola Beach offer catch and cook and it usually costs $12-$15 and includes sides such as cole slaw, french fries, and hush puppies. All you have to do is hand the waiter your ziplock bag of fish you caught with Pensacola fishing charters.

One cool thing about the catch and cook is that most restaurants will cook your catch in a variety of ways so your family will get to enjoy fried, grilled, and blackened fish. Many of our clients find this a much better option than taking it home and sticking it in the freezer only to be thrown away months later.

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