The Gaff Charters

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Start your adventure with The Gaff Charters! They offer a variety of fishing trips year round.

The Gaff Charters operates out of Panama City Beach and their trips can take you anywhere in the area. They offer inshore, offshore, and deep sea fishing. The targeted species are as varied as the trips, from Groupers and Snappers all the way to Mahi Mahi and Sharks. Captain Joseph Johnson has a lifetime of maritime experience and he is keen on bringing it with him as he guides you on your fishing trip.

The boat used is a 36’ Luhrs offshore sport fisher, powered by twin Yanmar engines with 440 HP each. That power means the boat is able to reach a cruising speed of 30 knots. The vessel is equipped for both serious fishing and comfort. It boasts a fighting chair and a state of the art electronic suite. The Gaff also includes a full-head toilet, shower, air conditioning, stove top, refrigerator, microwave, table and room to sleep up to 5 people.

Captain Joey provides all the required equipment for all of his fishing trips including the fishing license. There is no minimum age for children and parents are encouraged to bring their little ones to get them hooked on fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour bottom fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    Lots of time to catch a veriety of reef fish and trolling between spots for pelagic species.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Bottom fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $1,440
    price breakdown
    $1,440
    Lots of time to fish and able to run further out to get to the bigger fish. Great trip for the novice fishermen/fisherwomen!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom fishing A.M.
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $1,080
    price breakdown
    $1,080
    Leave early in the morning to catch that morning bite! Great trip for family fishing experience and plenty of time to catch a great veriety of reef fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom fishing P.M.
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $1,080
    price breakdown
    $1,080
    Sleep in and still enjoy a half day of fishing on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico Great trip for family’s! Catch some great reef fish including the famous red snapper!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    Great trip for the family high paced with lots of action. King Mackerel are a fast swimming pelagic fish and fun to catch as well as Mahi Mahi and Bonita. Trolling trips are great for the whole family and can guarantee that any level of fisherman will have a successful trip!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    Sleep in and enjoy your trolling experience after lunch! Great trip for families, expect to catch the fast swimming king mackerel, bonita, and possibly a wahoo!
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About the Captain

Joseph Johnson
ciudad de Panama, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
34 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Enero 2018
Captain Joey Johnson had a life centered on fishing. He started fishing when he was 5 years old and never stopped, fishing in fresh and salty water ever since. His professional career started at the age of 15, when he started fishing for hire, which has led him to eventually becoming a captain and running charter boats. Now, he can bring people the joy of fishing and pass his vast knowledge on, as he has earned himself his own boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 440HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
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Experience
July fishing trip
6 hour trip
6 hour trip
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Angler Rating
45
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Ken H.
San Juan
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 22, 2020
Calvin and Trip were excellent. Great boat. Everything went as advertised. Rough seas made it for very challenging fishing....
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Jason B.
Flowery Branch, GA
 5.00
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4 hour trolling tour

VERIFIED   Mayo 30, 2020
Kind friendly had a great time. . Would not recommend trolling and spend the little extra and do the 6 hour fishing from the...
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Douglas L.
Apopka, FL
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 21, 2020
Great time, they put you on the fish, would definitely go with them again
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Josh M.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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A good day!

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 20, 2020
We enjoyed our experience and would do it again.
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Evan W.
Orlando, FL
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6 Hour Trip on The Gaff

VERIFIED   Junio 16, 2020
This was our first time ever deep sea fishing, and we had a blast. Calvin and Trip were great. The whole family had a great...
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