Scotty J’s Charters

Capt. Rich Johnson Gulfport, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Welcome to Scotty J’s Charters. We are a private charter boat company, veteran owned, and family operated, located in beautiful Gulfport, Florida.

Our location gives us quick and easy access to the offshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico, or inshore to Anna Maria Island, Egmont key, or Tampa Bay. We are family friendly and encourage the beginner, young, or old to book with us. We are fully insured through Charter Lakes Insurance.

In the Gulf (with-in 9 nautical miles) you will have the opportunity, depending on the season, to chase Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Hog Fish and a variety of different sharks’ species. Depending on season and species you will either troll, drift or anchor over productive structure.

If Inshore is what you want, we are just minutes from the waters of Tampa Bay. Depending on the season you will the opportunity to pursue, Mangrove snapper, Sheepshead, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, along with a variety of other inshore species.

If you wish to fish the Iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge, we have you covered. The waters of the Skyway Bridge are what we consider “one stop shopping”. The shipping channel waters are deep, and the edges provide a good habitat for Gag Groupers and Mangrove Snappers.

At Scotty J’s we understand not everyone fishes, but they still love being on the water. We also understand it can be quite intimidating to rent a boat and just head out to an area you have never been. To help you with this we do offer none-fishing trips. Book this trip if you are interested in cruising, sightseeing, or dolphin watching.

Scotty J’s does not guarantee fish; however, we do promise we will do everything possible to put you on the fish.  If you have a special need or request, please do not hesitate to ask and if possible, we will gladly accommodate you. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

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

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  Launch Location

4630 29th Avenue South, Gulfport

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Trips start at $380

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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2021 26' Center Console

150 HP engine(s)

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

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

HALF DAY MORNING

Includes 2 guests
+$25 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$25  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The half day trip will take you out to the deeper waters near Egmont Key, the Sunshine Skyway or nearshore waters, out to 9 nautical miles. You will fish several artificial reefs  natural hard bottom. You'll use techniques such as slow trolling, drifting, or anchoring via GPS on spot, over the wrecks and reefs. Techniques vary depending on season, species and client preference. 

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private

HALF DAY AFTERNOON

Includes 2 guests
+$25 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$25  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The half day trip will take you out to the deeper waters near Egmont Key, the Sunshine Skyway or nearshore waters, out to 9 nautical miles. You will fish several artificial reefs  natural hard bottom. You'll use techniques such as slow trolling, drifting, anchoring via GPS on spot, over the wrecks and reefs. Techniques vary depending on season, species and client preference. 

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private

3/4 DAY

Includes 2 guests
+$25 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$25  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The 3/4 day trip allows for more areas to be hit, thus giving the angler more opportunity to bring home some fish. We will take you out to the deeper waters near Egmont Key, the Sunshine Skyway or nearshore waters, out to 9 nautical miles. You will fish several artificial reefs  natural hard bottom. You'll use techniques such as slow trolling, drifting, anchoring via GPS on spot, over the wrecks and reefs. Techniques vary depending on season, species and client preference. 

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Fish Species

Black Seabass
Bonito
Cobia
Grouper
Hogfish
King Mackerel
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Red Grouper
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

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

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • 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

Captain

Capt. Rich Johnson

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

26

Year Built

2021

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

150 HP