Gulf Breeze Fishing Charters – 18'

Gulf Breeze Fishing Charters considers it their mission to provide every guest with a positively memorable experience on the water. Captain Dave Yelverton is all about fishing in a no pressure, no hassle, all positive environment. Fishing and time on the water are precious and Gulf Breeze Fishing Charters keep the fun factor turned all the way up!

The boat you’ll be fishing from is an 18’ Hewes flats boat, powered by a 130HP Yamaha engine, capable of speeds up to 40 knots. The vessel’s versatile design makes it a great choice for exploring both the inshore and nearshore fishing grounds of Gulf Breeze. Equipped with top of the line electronics, all necessary safety equipment, and a polling platform, it will get you where the fish are safely and quickly.

The local fishery offers a diverse set of options when it comes to choosing the type of fishing you’d like to do. You can opt to try out the local flats fishing and visit the area’s grass beds and sandbars using live bait, artificial bait, and flies. Or you can visit the rock jetties, markers, pilings, and other shallow-water structures where the fish like to hide.

You’ll be equipped with top-notch gear including TFO rods and reels, Sage rods, Tibor reels for fly fishing and St. Croix rods for spinning gear, with Shimano or Quantum Cabo reels. All gear is provided for the customers, free of charge. 

Things you should pack include non-spray-on sunscreen, sunglasses, shoes with non-marking soles or flip flops, and whatever snacks and drinks you’d like.

Now if you’ve already checked the captain’s calendar and have found an opening that works for you, book a trip today and start planning your next fishing trip right away!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    This trip will give you a unique chance at a fun and exciting fishing experience. You'll throw flies around lights and structure, in the dark! You need to be comfortable casting at least 50 feet with an 8-weight rig. Take advantage of this period of high activity and catch some large Redfish and Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    Designed for inshore fanatics, this trip will take you to multiple secret inshore spots rich with local favorites such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, and any other species that are in season at the moment. If fly fishing, the captain will pole the boat along the flats while you sight fish for Redfish and Speckled Trout. You may also hit some inshore bottom spots and stretch your arms out on the Bay's Red Snapper population as well, which is all catch and release except during season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This is a great option for all anglers looking to improve their fly fishing skills. For these trips, you need to be comfortable casting at least 50 feet with an 8-weight rig. Fish you'll be able to target are Redfish, Speckled Trout, and seasonal species depending on the time of the year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    Try out the local waters using this fun and exciting technique. If you're comfortable casting at least 50 feet with an 8-weight rig, you're going to be able to get the most out of this trip. You'll mainly be targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout, however, other fish will be available based on the season you're fishing in.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This is a great trip for groups with kids and anglers new to the sport. You'll fish some of the captain's favorite secret inshore spots for a variety of species, generally including Redfish, Speckled Trout, and whatever else has been biting. The water is usually calm and clear.

About the Captain

Dave Yelverton
Gulf Breeze, Florida, Estados Unidos
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
Member since Septiembre 2019
Captain Dave is a Florida native. Born in Pensacola and grew up fishing in Gulf Breeze, he specializes in inshore bay, shallow water flats, and nearshore Gulf fishing. He’s been fishing the local waters for over 40 years and after a successful business career, he’s back to his roots doing what he loves. He looks forward to serving you aboard one of his exciting trips and will do his very best to help you have a blast on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 130HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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