Do you have children under the age of 12 that love fishing or that have never been out on the water? Trying to allow your wife to have some time away from the kids, but want to do something for yourself as well? This trip is for you! Capt. Joey is a family man – having two children of his own. He can teach fishing to a brick wall and keep your kids entertained and laughing the entire time. We offer life jackets for our little ones under the age of 6.
Our Kids Trips run in the Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding area waters for 3 hours. The trips are likely to be Catch and Release and geared towards making your kids happy and not necessarily about putting dinner on the table. This isn’t to say you won’t get put on some decent fish and even Bull Reds, but our main goal on a Kids Trip is to keep them entertained and a smile on their face. Rates for Kids Trips run at the same price year-round. You can get your family out on the boat for $425.
This rate includes bait, tackle, rods, reels, ice, and fishing licenses. There is an additional fee for having a 5th or 6th person on the boat, but we can accommodate up to 6 passengers. See the types of fish we can catch towards the second page of this document here. If your children are tolerable or enjoy fishing, we do recommend a 4-hour fishing charter.
Q: How long do you travel aboard the vessel until you’ve reached your fishing destination?
The time varies depending on the type of trip you are on. For instance, we do not travel as far for a Kid’s 3 hour trip as we do a 5-hour gulf trip. For our gulf trips, within 30/40 minutes, you will likely be at your first spot. For a bay fishing charter, within 10 minutes, you are likely at your first spot. We do try several spots to get you on as many fish as possible.
Q: Can we bring our children? Do you supply life vests?
YES! We could not be more excited for you to get your little ones out on the open water! Panhandle Fishing Charters is family owned and operated with Capt. Joey having two little girls of his own. We offer kids fishing trips targeted for children 12 and under. We supply life vests for children under the age of 6.
Q: I’m worried about taking my children on the boat. Is it safe?
YES! Our captains adhere to the utmost safety of you and your family. Each captain has all United States Coast Guard credentials and are CPR Certified. Capt. Joey’s oldest has been out in the Gulf of Mexico since the age of 2 reeling up bait and catching snapper! We will NOT go out into the Gulf of Mexico if the tidal conditions are unsafe.