Pensacola Fishing Charters

Welcome to Gulf Coast Fishing Charters!  Located at Southwind Marina on the southwest corner of Pensacola Beach, it is the closest marina to the pass of the Gulf of Mexico, allowing for quick access to the plentiful fish holding reefs.  Some as close as a few miles from the beach.

You will have the pleasure of meeting either captain Paxton “Pac-Man” Ponson or CAPTAIN Jonathan “Slim” Laird or both, aboard their restored 28’ Topaz, “Da’ Bandit”.  Da’ Bandit is powered by twin turbo diesels making it run around 30mph.  It is equipped with a new Lowrance ti2 sounder/chart plotter, integrated into a 120lb thrust spot lock Rhodan trolling motor for Ninja fishing capabilities!

On our Pensacola fishing charters we target Grouper, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Cobia (lemon fish), Redfish, Sharks, or anything the customer desires.  If it swims in our waters, we can catch it!  The captains are lifelong, experienced fisherman.

Upcoming Snapper Season

October dates
November dates 


Pensacola Fishing Charters

Pensacola Fishing Guides

Gulf Coast Fishing Charters is a professional Pensacola fishing charters service and Captain Paxton will be sure to try his all to bring the memory of a fish of a lifetime thanks to the great equipment and skills provided by Gulf Coast Fishing Charters! In addition to hunting prize gamefish, Captain Paxton wants his customers to learn how use a rod and reel along with rigging to be able to enjoy fishing even when not being guided. Whether you want to fish for big shark and bull reds in the coastal waterways or are in search of a Big red snapper offshore in the Gulf of Mexico waters, Gulf Coast Fishing Charters will try their hardest so you have little chance to come home empty handed!

This is a family friendly Pensacola fishing charter that also has fishing trips made for the serious angler. We work hard to make sure you find the fish you’re looking for and provide all the necessary fishing gear to ensure a successful day on the water. Fishing is heating up fast so give us a call to find out what’s biting in season and to book your preferred fishing dates.

For more information on booking your next charter with Gulf Coast Pensacola Fishing Charters, send us a message on our Contact Us page or give us a phone call at 1-228-623-6162