The Gaff Charters

Capt. Calvin Hargaray Panama City Beach, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
The Gaff Charters-Person
5 out of 5 stars

If you want to combine an exciting adventure and a relaxing day out catching fish on Florida’s Panhandle, The Gaff Charters is the right choice for you. 


The Gaff Charters operates out of Panama City Beach, Florida. They’re owned by well known local, Joey Johnson. Joey aims to create a lasting relationship with his clients so that you will continue to choose The Gaff Charters to take your friends and family fishing for years to come. Joey runs a professional charter business that provides professional service. They’ll exceed your expectations and leave you with a fishing experience that will have you coming back year after year.


The Gaff is a comfortable 36’ Sport Fisherman. This impressive vessel is powered by twin 450HP Yanmar engines. She has a cruising speed of 30 knots which will get you to the fishing grounds much faster than most boats in the area. She has a live well on board for your fresh bait as well as USCG approved safety equipment and a CPR trained crew as well. A GPS, fish finder, and a radar will help you get in the fish. This wheelchair accessible vessel has creature comforts of home on board such as a bed, a kitchen, and a full bathroom with a toilet. She also has enough room to sleep up to 6 people comfortably.


You and your guests will be supplied with top notch rods, reels, tackle, and lures on your trip with The Gaff Charters. Fresh bait is also supplied. On your day out with The Gaff Charters, you will always have a pole ready to land the big ones. The trips are four to twelve hours, so any angler could find a suitable package. Whether you want to spend your day trolling and bottom fishing nearshore or head further offshore, fish the wrecks and reefs – the Captain will accommodate your every need.


Your targeted species include Amberjack, Grouper, Porgy, Sharks, Tuna, Bonito, King Mackerel, Red Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Triggerfish, and more depending on the season and what’s biting. After your successful day on the water with The Gaff Charters, you can have your fish cleaned and filleted for you by one of the local fish houses.


Book your trip today with The Gaff Charters for an action packed day full of fish and memories!



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  Launch Location

815 Linda Lane, Panama City Beach

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Trips start at $720

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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2005 36' Sport Fisherman

450 HP engine(s)

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



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Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This morning trolling trip will take you to the nearshore waters in search of Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.

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Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This six-hour trip allows you to spend more time on the water and bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and more. All Charter Fishing Federal Permits is available aboard.



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Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The early bird gets the worm! The trip is great for those anglers who want to hit the reefs in search of Snapper and Grouper as well as other species, depending on the season. 

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Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Many anglers consider bottom fishing to be one of the most exciting adventures you can have on the water! Amberjack, Grouper, Triggerfish, and Cobia are some of the species you will target on this trip.

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Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is an offshore bottom fishing trip for a variety of Grouper and Snapper (based on open season). Amberjacks when available could be caught on this trip. This is a long run trip so we will pull a high-speed lure to try for gamefish going out and in.


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Fish Species

King Mackerel
Mahi Mahi
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel

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Safety Features

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


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System
  • Refrigerator
  • TV


  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Salon
  • Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • 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

  • No age limit

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel


Capt. Calvin Hargaray

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

450 HP

Customer Reviews

The Gaff Charters-Person
5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Fishing Excursion

    Created Charity Tallon

    Awesome experience! Captain Calvin and deckhand Trip made for an amazing fishing excursion. We all had loads of fun and came back with a chest full of fish. Would totally go again!

  • Family Friendly!

    Created Micah Martin

    We had an awesome time and caught some great fish. They were very family friendly. Helped put us on some great fish and even helped us land a 10 ft Bull Shark. Highly recommend this charter. Been out a lot and this has been one of the best trips.

  • First Time!

    Created Andrea Kuchta

    Gaff Charters was amazing! It was mine and my husband’s first time deep sea fishing and we had no idea what to expect. Captain Brandon and Scott took us out and really made the trip worth it. It was the highlight of our vacation to PCB and can’t wait to do it again! Scheduling was quick and simple, the fishing trip itself was great, we caught lots of fish, the guys were fun and very knowledgeable, and they even assisted with getting our fish to a local fish market so we could take them home. It was an all around terrific experience and I highly recommend them!

  • Half Day Trip

    Created Charles Lilly

    I had an awesome experience with Joey Johnson and “The Gaff” crew. A half day is just never enough for me so I am hoping to do a full day trip with them or maybe even an overnight trip. You definitely get more than what you pay for with these guys. Best value. Great fisherman. I am already planning a spearfish/diving trip with in the next couple of months!!!

  • Made my Vacation!

    Created Ramond Ramirez

    I recommend these guys for anyone who is looking for an experienced crew to put you on the fish. The captain and hand were very persistent on making my trip successful and fun, I will be coming back again when I visit and I advise others to do the same! Thank you again The Gaff Charters for making my vacation perfect!

  • Awesome Experience!

    Created Jeff Joseph

    Fished with Captain Brandon this morning. Awesome experience. They really work hard to put you on fish and the boat was great. Booking was very easy and the split charters are a nice option they offer

  • Highly Recommend

    Created Curtis Walters

    boat was awesome and the crew was very friendly and helpful. We caught a limit of Spanish in less than an hour and spent the rest of the day searching for Cobia, but were too early in the season this year. Great trip for the family and highly recommended if you're in the Panama City Beach area.

  • Had a Blast!

    Created Carolina Seamen

    We had a blast with Captain Brandon. He knows where to fish! Thank you for the awesome time!!

  • 6 Hr Trip

    Created Doug Wise

    Captain Brandon and crew had us on Fish all morning. We did a 6 hour trip so my 13 year old could have his first off-shore experience. We limited out on snapper and caught many other types. 6 people fishing brought home 90 LBS of fish. Very fun!

  • Great Time with Gaff Charters

    Created Matthew Bitler

    Had an amazing experience with Capt. Calvin and his crew Trip and Kevin. They made sure they found the fish, even when the bite wasn't on they made jokes and just had fun with girls giving them a time that they will never forget. Thanks to the entire staff for being part of my family's crazy last minute vacation!

  • Recommend to all

    Created Curtis Walters

    Took a trip with The Gaff Charters in April 2018 over Spring Break. Great boat, crew, and fishing. We had a limit of Spanish in less than an hour. Highly recommend them especially if you're fishing with kids.