Captain JB Charters Inc

Capt. John Layne Apalachicola, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Welcome to Captain JB Charters where we strive to create a charter for YOU.  You’ll have a tough time finding someone who knows the waters off of Apalachicola better than us, Captain John Layne has been fishing these waters his whole life. Our sole goal is to make sure you get everything you can imagine on this trip (within reason, of course). So, we hand tailor a day based on YOU. We go fishing on our own, with our family, and friends on our own time. We want to make sure you get that same intimate experience with your friends and family while you’re with us. 

We strive to ensure you have a day full of pictures, and fish. Lots and lots of good fish. You catch it, you keep it! Take it home and cook it up. We have a radio on board, but please leave your dancing shoes at home 😉  Be sure to bring some drinks and snacks on your trip, we’ll provide all of the other essentials you’ll need for a killer fishing trip. You can enjoy the fishing, the sun, the water, and make some memories you won’t find anywhere else. So, what are you waiting for?

 

No matter which trip you decide on booking, here’s the main fish species you’ll be chasing: Redfish (Red Drum), Pompano, Flounder, Black Drum, Sharks (maybe even a bull shark!), Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Seatrout, and everyone’s favorite, the Silver King! (Tarpon).

All ages are welcome here at Captain JB Charters. And if your kiddos have never been fishing before, we’ll be sure to help them along every step of the way. Just wait till you see the look on their face when they reel in their first fish! 

Here at Captain JB Charters we strive to specialize your trip for you, whether it’s a hard-core day of fishing for bull reds, or just going out for a family fish and fun trip picking up a few sea shells along the way. Our family has been fishing these waters for four generations and we have a great passion for the eco-system. Come let us show you an unforgettable day on the water by reserving your trip today! 

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Message Us

Typically replies within five minutes

  Launch Location

169 Water Street, Apalachicola

Find the best travel deals at



Trips start at $250

6 Trips

1-6 guests

See available trips

2017 258' Center Console

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

SHELLING / SUNSET REMOTE ISLAND TRIPS

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm (2 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Enjoy a fun filled evening on a remote island. Some of the most rare and beautiful sea shells you will find anywhere around, and on your way back in enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Time varies depending on the month of the year due to time change trips leave from 5pm to 7pm depending on the month.

Close details

private

HALF DAY TRIP- BAY (AM)

Includes 4 guests
+$50.00 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50.00  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Half day Bay charters look forward to a fun filled time catch Redfish (Red Drum), Pompano, Flounder, Black Drum, Sharks (maybe even a bull shark!), Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Seatrout, and everyone’s favorite, the Silver King! (Tarpon).

 

 

Close details

private

HALF DAY TRIP- BAY (PM)

Includes 4 guests
+$50.00 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50.00  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Evening Fishing is one of the most beautiful times, the bite is epic and you get to view an awesome sunset while Fishing. Times do vary depending on the months so please call and ask for the exact times, it normally ranges from departing from 2pm to 4pm depending on the month.

Close details

private

HALF DAY TRIP- FLOUNDER GIGGING/BOW HUNTING

Includes 2 guests
+$25.00 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$25.00  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 8:00pm to 12:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip offers a really cool experience for those who wonder just what is swimming down there. It is a very peaceful experience and cool seeing all the fish swimming around while gigging or bow hunting Flounder.

Close details

private

NEARSHORE/OFFSHORE (AM)

Includes 4 guests
+$50.00 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50.00  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip offers a wide variety of fish such as the famous “Red Snapper” along with Cobia, Sea Bas, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper and the list goes on, fun for the whole family.

Close details

private

NEARSHORE/OFFSHORE (PM)

Includes 4 guests
+$50.00 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50.00  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00pm to 12:00am (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Offshore at night, it is a totally different experience. Fish bite is awesome and the breeze is nice and comfortable during the heat of the summer time. Perfect for those worried about the heat of the day.

This trip offers a wide variety of fish such as the famous “Red Snapper” along with Cobia, Sea Bas, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper and the list goes on, fun for the whole family.

Close details

Fish Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Black Seabass
Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper
King Mackerel
Largemouth Bass
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mangrove Snapper
Pompano
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Scallops
Sharks
Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Weakfish
Whitefish

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Bow Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Bottled Water
  • Various Drinks

Minimum Age

  • No Age Limit, All Ages Are Welcome

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • River
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. John Layne

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

25.8

Year Built

2017

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha 250 sho v-6

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

250 HP