Gotta Believe Charters LLC

Capt. Robbie Robinette Panama City Beach, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Gotta Believe Charters LLC-Person
5 out of 5 stars

Your stay in Panama City Beach, Florida isn’t complete till’ you’ve gone on a fishing trip with Charter Boat Gotta Believe! We’ve been in the same slip at the same Marina since 1985, so I guess you could say that we’re familiar with these waters. You’ll have the choice of booking a trolling fishing trip with us, or a bottom fishing trip- it’s up to you how you want to spend your day!

Panama City Beach, Florida is one of the top fishing destinations in the country. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, you’re never far away from where the fish are! And with over 34 years of Professional Fishing experience in the Gulf, you won’t be able to find a more qualified Captain anywhere else. Captain Robbie Robinette has been studying the feeding and migration patterns of the Gulf of Mexico for a third of a century… You name the fish species; he knows where to catch them!

Charter Boat Gotta Believe is a 38ft Sport Fisherman built for comfort. This vessel is equipped with a Flybridge, Salon, Toilet, Bed, and the most popular feature- Air Conditioning! You’ll be traveling to and from the fishing grounds in style aboard Gotta Believe. This boat is also equipped with a cooler, downriggers, a livewell, and a first mate. The first mate will take care of all the rigging and baiting, you just sit back and wait for the reel to start screaming! And after a hard day’s work, make sure to take care of the First Mate at the end of the trip with a tip!

When you book your trip with Gotta Believe and Captain Robbie, the price includes your fishing license, Fresh or Live Bait, Lures, and all the Rods/Reels. We do recommend bringing- Sun protective gear, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and any snacks/drinks that you want aboard. We have a cooler to keep them cold!

Whether you book a trolling trip, bottom fishing trip, a half day or a full day, you’ll have the chance of catching one of these coveted fish species: Amberjack, Bluefish, Bonito, Grouper, Red Grouper, Sheepshead, Wahoo, Triggerfish, Sharks, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel (King Fish), Red Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel. Get ready for a fresh caught dinner!

Charter Boat Gotta Believe is one of the top Charters out of Panama City Beach, Florida for a reason- Captain Robbie Robinette! With decades of experience, you can be sure that Capt. Robbie will put you on a fishing trip you’ll never forget. Spots are filling up fast, book your charter today!

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  Launch Location

3605 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach

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Trips start at $600

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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1971 38' Sport Fisherman

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Half Day trip is a trolling trip. It lasts  for 4 hours and we will be targeting  Bonita, Spanish or King Mackerel.

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Afternoon trolling trip fishing for King,Spanish Mackerel and Bonita.

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Includes 6 guests

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

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Escape the mid day sun and get ready for a thrilling fishing trip targeting a range of Shark species on St. Andrew's Bay! Smooth waters, beautiful sunset, and rod bending fights under the moonlight with the Gotta Believe team, what could be better than that!

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

6 hour bottom fishing. Fishing for a variety of reef fish from whatever is in season to a All release trip. Good trip for family fishing for both young and old. Looking for action and to get some dinner for that after trip fish-fry.

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

8 hours is a bottom fishing trip. Fishing for a variety of Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and maybe a Grouper.

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    King Mackerel
    Mahi Mahi
    Red Grouper
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

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


    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Cooler


    • Bed
    • Flybridge
    • Salon
    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • First Mate
    • Downriggers
    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Minimum Age

    • All ages Welcome

    Fishing Location

    • Inshore
    • Nearshore
    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel


    Capt. Robbie Robinette

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length


    Year Built


    Engine Manufacturer


    Number of Engines


    Engine Horsepower

    300 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Gotta Believe Charters LLC-Person
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Created JOSH Simmons

      Awesome trip we caught lots of fish had awesome deck hand and captain was a great adventure thanks guys .

    • Near shore fishing

      Created Gavin Wallace

      Great Captain & crew.

    • Family Trip

      Created Cody Parker

      We were on a family vacation, my family of 4 were very pleased with our trip. We trolled and all caught fish. My daughter caught her biggest fish to date being a 26" King Mackerel. Capt. Robbie and Deckhand Wes were awesome. Would recommend them and would book again.

    • These guys know where the fish are!

      Created Gordon Ponsford

      Had a great time, these guys KNOW where the fish are. Biggest haul of fish of the day out of all the other boats. Would definitely go with them again!

    • Two 8hr trips were awesome!!

      Created Michael Ghidotti

      Finished two 8 hr fishing trips yesterday. The Capt and his deck hand were awesome. The Capt was able to put us on fish both days. Even with the crazy weather conditions and waves we caught 109 lbs the first day and 112 lbs the next day. I would highly recommend this charter if you wanna catch fish.

    • Definitely will book again!

      Created Jeff Broadwater

      Had an Awesome trip this morning on the Gotta Believe caught plenty of fish and the Captain went the extra mile to make sure we did. Definitely will book them again!

    • Great Customer Service!

      Created Matthew Evans

      If the experience is as good as the customer service I just received...I can’t wait to see you guys in November of this year!! Thank you for the knowledge and already making us feel welcome!! See you soon Sir..

    • First Time Fishing

      Created Judith C

      Gotta Believe Charters is the only one I will want to use when in Panama City Beach, Florida again. My daughter booked the charter for a "girls' trip" ; none of us had ever done this before. Capt. Rob knows exactly what he is doing and Anthony (deckhand) was super awesome! From the call to book the charter right down to the actual trip, all was easy. This family owned business made quite an impression on us. Will be telling our friends to book a fishing trip with them. Now....ready for the fish fry!

    • Fishing In Panama City Beach

      Created Paul P

      My wife and I took a Charter this morning with Gotta Believe Charters out of Treasure Island Marina. Captain Bobby spent the last week keeping us updated on the weather and advised the best day to fish. Robby and Josh were awesome and we put 60+ fish in the boat!! What a great day and we highly recommend these guys..