Inshore Fishing with 30A Guide Service

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No trip to Santa Rosa Beach is complete without fitting in an inshore fishing trip. The Choctawhatchee Bay hosts a number of different species of fish. Trips in the bay are great for everyone from children and first timers to the avid fisher.

Activity Highlights

  • Tackle and license included
  • Spend more time fishing and less time traveling
  • US 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 (15-20%)

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 pregnant women.
  • The boat is coast guard approved for up to 6 passengers.
  • Glass bottles or other items 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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  • Mark USA about 8 months 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 8 months ago



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  • Thomas Jobe USA about 10 months 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

  • Bill N Fort Myers, Florida, USA about 2 years ago

    Great Trip

    Caught lots of fish. Captain Hunter was knowledgeable and was easy to work with on the trip. Would highly recommend.

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  • Justin Castro austin, Texas, USA about 3 years ago

    Great Experience for the kids!

    Great were great and friendly. We probably could have fished a little harder and had more than one bait option. There was a little confusion on the payment. Need to have a CC option at the end of the trip.

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  • RICHARD st louis, Missouri, USA about 3 years ago

    Bay Fishing

    Our family of 6 went fishing in the Bay! The captain was great! Water very calm. Did not realize we would spend so much time catching bait! Hardly time to fish. Kids wanted to catch more. kinda bummer! Only really caught one big red fish. overall great boat ride!

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  • John Zytynski FLOWER MOUND, Texas, USA about 3 years ago

    Great trip with Captn Troy!

    We had a great trip with Captn Troy. My buddy and I fished with our young boys and Troy was great, very patient and helpful and we killed the fish. We pulled in over 40 fish! I highly recommend the experiece with Troy.

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  • Chelsey Butrum Nashville, Tennessee, USA about 3 years ago

    Awesome birthday trip!!

    We booked an afternoon trip with captain Troy for my finances birthday. There were 6 of us and we had an amazing time. We caught around 13 fish and had some delicious fish tacos for dinner! I would highly reccomend 30A inshore fishing for your trips!

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