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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  We took both our sons out with Captain Bob today. It was a fantastic day. Lots of Spanish Mackeral and dolphin sightings over the USS Massachusetts wreck. We... read more

    John M
    July 30, 2019

    star rating  We went out with Captain Andy Arnold for a combined inshore/offshore 5 hour trip, and it was amazing. Andy went the distance to plan the trip with both our comfort... read more

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    April 13, 2018

    star rating  Dylan was by far the best guide we could have asked for! We are already planning or next trip. Highly recommend Hot Spots Charters! He managed to keep the 3... read more

    Branch318
    July 31, 2019
  • star rating  Captain Bob was fantastic. Our family of 6 had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The kids had not done or experienced this kind of fishing and they left wanting to do... read more

    dolsen1977
    August 3, 2020

    star rating  3 friends and I were looking for a nice day of fishing and we got exactly that. One of the guys I was with was a local of Pensacola so... read more

    Grant D
    March 28, 2020

    star rating  Me and a buddy of mine took out boys out for a graduation fishing trip. We went on an afternoon 5 hour with Captain Dylan and man did we have... read more

    Paul V
    June 15, 2019
  • star rating  Planned a guy's fishing trip to Pensacola 9 months out. Hot Spot Charters was recommended as the go-to charter for our group. We booked two boats for three... read more

    csunrath
    July 4, 2019

    star rating  This was the first time my wife and I charted a fishing trip , and Captain Bob at Hot Spots was TRULY a blessing. He knew where to go and... read more

    avatar thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    July 28, 2017

    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  We opted for a shorter inshore trip due to taking my 6 year old grandson. He loved every minute of it - the faster the boat went the better.... read more


    July 3, 2018

    star rating  Our family had a great time with Captain Jordan! Caught lots of fish and had fun. We had booked a trip with another charter service who changed price... read more

    jenniferpJ1770JM
    October 9, 2022

    star rating  We visit Pensacola a couple times a year and always fish with a local fishing charter. We fish this time with Bob @ Hot Spot Fishing Charters. What a great... read more

    OkieShugg
    June 18, 2019
  • star rating  I'm gonna make this short and sweet, Hands down this was the best trip I have ever had fishing on the Gulf. 1st. Capt. Chaz was the greatest, he was... read more

    avatar thumb Kfrog3
    July 15, 2017

    star rating  We had a great experience with Captain Jordan! My daughter had a rough time with the choppy water on the way out and melted down a bit as a result.... read more

    gregoryblack138
    June 8, 2022

    star rating  Best day of fishing I believe I have ever had!!! From the get go we were hanging them!!! Not just one type, but everything. I am going... read more

    gregsF4051WK
    March 28, 2022
  • 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 in a 28.5... read more

    avatar thumb mtoddbarnes
    July 29, 2018

    star rating  We booked a trip with Captain Andy based on a personal recommendation. It was, by far, the BEST fishing trip we have ever had! He let us participate from the... read more

    avatar thumb SJARLancaster
    May 27, 2018

    star rating  Had a great time fishing with Capt Andy. He was knowledgeable and made sure it was a successful trip. We ended up coming back a little early due to impending... read more

    avatar thumb Kim C
    August 10, 2018
  • star rating  While vacationing in Navarre Beach, I booked a nearshore trip with Capt. Bob, at Hot Spots Charters. It was the wife, teenage daughter and myself. The trip was the highlight... read more


    July 19, 2018

    star rating  Had a great time fishing with Capt Andy. He was knowledgeable and made sure it was a successful trip. We ended up coming back a little early due... read more

    avatar thumb Okiegal97
    August 10, 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!

    avatar thumb Marshall H
    July 16, 2018
  • star rating  This was a great fishing trip. Even though there was rain all around us Captain Mike kept us safe. The kids had a great time as well. We caught some... read more

    janluvsun
    September 4, 2022

    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  Captian Trevor and 1st mate Cash got our 6 pack limits of red snapper almost instantly. We left a couple shy while heading to the next spot for a chance... read more

    Tboo1986
    June 17, 2022
  • star rating  Captain did not have bait so we spent the entire 4 hours driving from spot to spot trolling with only 2 lines out to try to catch bait. Caught 2... read more

    AshleyBrooke81
    June 4, 2021

    star rating  My dad and I went on an inshore/nearshore trip with Capt Mike. Had an excellent time. Kept our lines in the water and kept us on fish. Highly recommend.

    Trangel42
    August 23, 2019

    star rating  Capt Andy did it again for us for a 3rd year in a row. We had such a great time and caught some “Big Red Snappers”. Capt Andy is always... read more

    RSlayton1972
    June 16, 2020
  • 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  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  The weather wasn’t great, very windy & we tried to head into the Gulf, captain Bob did his best to get us on some fish. We headed back into... read more

    568pata
    June 29, 2021

Our Crew

Captain Chris Phillips

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Captain Dylan Johnson

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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 Trevor Angeles

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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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