No trip to Santa Rosa Beach would be complete without making time for an inshore fishing trip. 30A Guide Service offers unforgettable experiences fishing on the bay. The Choctawhatchee Bay hosts a number of different species of fish from redfish and speckled trout to sheepshead, depending on the season. 30A Guide Service trips are great for everyone, from children and first timers to the avid fisherman. Book today and let the captain take you to explore all the local fishing spots.

Activity Highlights

  • Tackle and license included
  • Spend more time fishing and less time traveling
  • U.S. Coast Guard approved & insured Captains
  • Target red fish and trout

What's Included

  • Bait and tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Experienced captain/guide
  • Fully equipped boat
  • Ice and bags
  • Fish filleting


  • Gratuities (20%)

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and Beverages
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera


  • Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
  • This activity is not recommended for small children and expectant mothers.
  • The boat is U.S. Coast Guard approved for up to 6 passengers.
  • Glass items, including bottles, are prohibited on the boat.

Additional information

  • There are no bathrooms on board, but the captain is close enough to shore to make a pit stop if needed.
  • The captain will fillet and bag any fish that the customer catches on the trip. Please tip appropriately for all the hard work that is done on the trip.
  • There are no guarantees that the customer will catch the target species, but the captain has a very high success rate in finding and catching certain species.
  • Trips typical stay in the bay/pass.
  • Customers will be fishing on one of our 3 22ft center console boats.
  • Absolutely no GPS devices will be allowed on the boat.
  • What you can expect to catch (depending on the season) is red fish, and trout.
  • If it rains, charters will still go out fishing depending on the customer preference. However, if there is excessive fog, wind, or lightening, the trip will not go. Trips are always decided based on the captains discretion. Trip will either reschedule or be refunded to the customer.

Cancellation policy

Customers can cancel up to 48hrs prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $100 cancellation fee and a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel less than 48hrs prior to their arrival are responsible for the full trip amount. If the captain calls off the trip due to inclement weather, we will attempt to schedule your charter for another day. If we are unable to reschedule, you will be given a full refund. No shows are also not eligible for a refund.

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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Inshore Fishing with 30A Guide Service. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Brad Pletcher Alabama, USA about 27 days ago

    Fishing trip

    Everyone had a good time.

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  • Gary Chumley Alabama, USA about 1 month ago

    Great Time

    Capt Troy busted his tail trying to get us on some fish. Caught a few that kept the grand kids interested, but Capt. Troy was great with the kids and very accommodating. Didn’t catch any keepers. Sometimes they’re biting and sometimes they’re not. That’s why it’s called fishing. I would book this trip again. Would have given the trip 5 stars if we would have caught a few more fish. Again Capt. Troy was great and I will specifically ask for him extra time.

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  • Lisa Hulbert Alabama, USA about 3 months ago


    We had very good time. Captain Troy did excellent work. Everything was in time and as promised. We catch lot of fish. Thank you for your service

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  • Igor Dubnskiy USA about 3 months ago


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  • Melissa Carbajal Alabama, USA about 4 months ago


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  • Mark USA about 1 year ago

    Steady fish catching

    We caught trout, redfish mostly and a few interesting inedibles. I enjoyed boating in the bay which was a first for me. My 13 and 10 year old grandchildren enjoyed it too!

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  • Justin USA about 1 year ago



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  • Thomas Jobe USA about 1 year ago

    Inshore Fishing 30a Guide Service was awesome.

    Captain Troy was a great fishing guide. He was fun to talk with, easygoing, and he knows his craft. We had much success fishing with him. He was also very helpful.

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  • Flynn O'Daniel USA about 2 years ago

    Choctaw Bay Mackerel

    The trip was a blast. We caught a bunch of Spanish Mackerel. Troy was our guide and did a great job

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  • john franklin, Tennessee, USA about 2 years ago

    Too Much for Too Little

    Very nice guide. Very few fish. No Live bait used. Stayed in a very local area. Caught very few small fish. One small keeper. Barely left the area we were picked up from. Too much $ for that experieince especially when expected to tip 20%.

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    John, Thank you for the feedback. The bait being used will vary depending on the type of fish species you are fishing for. The type of tackle and rods will also vary depending on the target species. We're sorry you did not catch more fish but unfortunately we cannot guarantee the amount, size or species of the fish our customers catch. Private charters like this one provide an intimate fishing experience because the boat is not loaded with 40 other passengers hence why the cost is more. Tipping is not expected but always appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope the rest of your vacation was enjoyable. -Mgr

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