Pensacola Fishing Charters

Welcome to Pensacola Fishing Charters, your gateway to unforgettable fishing adventures along the Gulf Coast of Florida! Our guided charters offer the ultimate angling experience in Pensacola’s pristine waters.

Our knowledgeable captains are dedicated to ensuring your group has a great time. From targeting trophy-sized redfish and speckled trout to offshore excursions in pursuit of snapper, grouper, king mackerel, tuna, and beyond, we cater to all skill levels. With years of local expertise, our captains know the best spots to reel in the big ones!

Conveniently located on Pensacola Beach, we have easy access to some of the best fishing grounds along the Gulf Coast. Whether you are seeking a half-day adventure or a full-day excursion, we offer flexible charter options for everyone.

Join us for an unforgettable fishing experience in Pensacola! Book your charter today and let our captains guide you to the angling adventure of a lifetime!


Pensacola Fishing Charters

Hi, I’m Captain Tyler Massey, part of the Hot Spots Charters Fishing Team in Pensacola, Florida. Thanks for checking out my website and I hope to see you on the boat.

Pensacola is one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit. Full of rich history, sparkling white sand beaches, the Blue Angels flight team, and the most versatile fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

We specialize in inshore / nearshore charters and target a long list of species including red snapper, amberjack, gag grouper, triggerfish, speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, and sharks.

I can take up to 6 anglers on my boat, but don’t worry if your crew is larger than that, we can split your group up between multiple boats or set you up with an offshore boat who can take more.

The Captain

Captain Tyler was born and raised in Gulf Breeze Florida just minutes away from Pensacola Beach. Tyler’s father started taking him and his brother fishing at the beaches, bridges and Piers of the Pensacola area at a very young age. Fishing quickly became more than just a weekend hobby for Captain Tyler, it became a way of life. Throughout his high school years Tyler spent just about every free moment fishing and never slowed down.

Fishing has always been Tyler’s passion and has been his full time job for the last 13 years. In 2010 at the age of 21 Tyler joined Captain Chris Phillips at Hot Spots Charters and started his guiding career. 


Captain Tyler is now the Veteran Captain of the active Hot Spots Charters Crew. Captain Tyler runs both inshore and offshore fishing trips. His inshore trips are ran out of a 23ft Ranger bay boat. For the offshore trips Captain Tyler fishes out of a 31 Cape Horn.



The Boat

A lot of these species we also target on our inshore / nearshore trips, but the weather has to cooperate considering these trips are operated on 22 to 24 foot bay boats. These trips are available in four, five, or six hours in both the morning and afternoon.

In addition to the offshore species we also fish for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and Spanish mackerel on the inshore / nearshore charters. All of these species can be caught in Pensacola Bay or around Pensacola Pass that connects Pensacola Bay to the Gulf.

Sheepshead are a very popular and great tasting fish, but we only catch them in February, March, and April. They are caught by fishing around structure like bridge pilings or rock piles using light tackle and live bait like shrimp or fiddler crabs.

If you aren’t sure what kind of trip is best for you and your group feel free to give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction. If you have small kids or first time anglers in your group you might want to consider the inshore / nearshore trips, it’s a great trip.


Inshore & Nearshore Trips
4 Hour – $650
5 Hour – $750
6 Hour – $800
2 Hour – $450 (Catch & Release Only)

Offshore 6-Pack

6 hours for $1,300
8 hours for $1,600
10 hours for $2,000

• Price for 4 Anglers
• Additional $100 each for 5th & 6th person.
• Maximum 6 Anglers per boat
Cancellation Policy – There is no charge for cancelling outside of 24 hours prior to departure time and date. There will be a charge of 50% of trip cost if canceled inside of 24 hours and 100% of trip cost for no shows. All weather cancelations are made by the captain the morning of the trip.


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