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Scotty J's Charters

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Gulfport FL

Rich Johnson, Captain at Scotty J's Charters


Scotty J's Charters is the place to go if you want to get down to Gulfport and go on an inshore or nearshore fishing trip.


Scotty J's Charters has been in business in Gulfport since 1992, and their location on the sea allows them quick and simple access to the finest fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico, and the waterways around the renowned Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Tampa Bay. They maintain their finger on the pulse and are constantly up to speed on fishing conditions because they are out on the water every day.


Their newest vessel is a 2022, 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish center console with seating for up to 6 guests. Onboard, you'll discover a modern Garmin fishfinder with dual displays and a chart plotter, as well as radar equipment, live bait wells, and iceboxes to keep your drinks cool. On board, there is also a flushable private toilet!


They take out from Gulfport Municipal Marina and travel to the waterways around the historic Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. They maintain a pulse on fishing conditions so they know what's going on when it's time to go for some fish. They also make certain that everyone has enough ice so that they may enjoy their beverages while fishing!


Check out our 6-hour excursion if you're searching for a wonderful adventure that will take you offshore. You'll catch King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red and Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and other species depending on the season.


Book our 4-hour inshore excursion if you're seeking a wonderful inshore trip. You'll be only a short boat ride away from some of the best fishing in lower Tampa Bay. We continue to target the numerous rock piles and ledges that we do nearshore.


This trip includes all fishing equipment, gear, bait, catch cleaning, and your fishing license. Just remember to bring some food and beverages with you.


Scotty J's Charters is a family-owned company that has provided the greatest fishing charter service in Gulfport for over 15 years. We understand that you want to go fishing in a clean boat with well-maintained equipment and have a good time on the sea. If you have any specific demands, please let us know; we will try our best to accommodate you!


So come out and catch some fish while enjoying the sun on the deck or some shelter under the enormous T-top with misters.

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Scotty J's Charters Afternoon Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL fishing Inshore

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Afternoon Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Gag Grouper Hogfish Red Grouper Redfish Sheepshead

Half-day inshore fishing trips take you to the waters surrounding Egmont Key and the Skyway Bridge. You'll fish alongside the shipping channel and beyond, using a variety of different tactics to catch your prey.

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Scotty J's Charters Afternoon Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL fishing Inshore

Afternoon Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Inshore

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Scotty J's Charters Morning Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL fishing Inshore

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Morning Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Gag Grouper Red Grouper Redfish Sheepshead

Come join us for an adventure you will never forget. The half-day excursion will take you inshore in the waters around the Skyway Bridge, Egmont Key, lower Tampa Bay, and out to 3 miles from shore.

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Scotty J's Charters Morning Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL fishing Inshore

Morning Fishing Trip in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Inshore

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Scotty J's Charters Morning Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

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Morning Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Gag Grouper King Mackerel Red Grouper Sheepshead

The captain's favorite and most productive trip. The trips are flexible depending on the customer's needs and what fish are biting. Depending on the season, you'll have a chance to chase Grouper, Cobia, and King Mackerel, along with many other reef species.

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Scotty J's Charters Morning Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

Morning Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Offshore

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Scotty J's Charters Afternoon Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

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Afternoon Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Gag Grouper Great Barracuda Red Grouper Redfish

We have the tour for you whether you wish to catch Grouper, Cobia, or King Mackerel. Our adaptable tours are intended to accommodate your demands while also matching you with the fish that are biting.

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Scotty J's Charters Afternoon Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

Afternoon Nearshore Fishing in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Offshore

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Scotty J's Charters King Mackerel Fishing in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

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King Mackerel Fishing in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: King Mackerel

It's a full day of fishing on the water, with the added fun of being able to stay on the boat and not have to go back and forth to land. This trip is most popular when targeting King Mackerel, but we also target other species depending on the customer's preferences.

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Scotty J's Charters King Mackerel Fishing in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

King Mackerel Fishing in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Offshore

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Scotty J's Charters 8 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL  fishing Offshore

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8 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Gag Grouper Grey Snapper Hogfish King Mackerel

Get ready for an awesome offshore fishing adventure in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Chase after Grouper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Snapper, Hogfish, and other favorite offshore species. Cast your lines and sail away at approximately 15-30 miles.

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Scotty J's Charters 8 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL  fishing Offshore

8 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Offshore

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Scotty J's Charters 6 Hour Offshore Trip in in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

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6 Hour Offshore Trip in in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Gag Grouper Grey Snapper Hogfish King Mackerel

Cruise 15-20 miles off the coast of Gulfport, Florida, and explore the sea as you go after your favorite offshore species such as Grouper, King Mackerel, Snappers, Hogfish, Grouper, and more! Your fishing gear, lures, bait, licenses & catch cleaning are included n the fee.

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Scotty J's Charters 6 Hour Offshore Trip in in Gulfport, FL fishing Offshore

6 Hour Offshore Trip in in Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Offshore

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Scotty J's Charters 10 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL  fishing Offshore

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10 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blackfin Tuna Cobia Gag Grouper Hogfish King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Red Snapper Scamp Grouper

Can't get enough of offshore fishing? Then join this 10-hour charter and get the chance to chase after Blackfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Red, Gag and Scamp Grouper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Mangrove and Yellowtail Snapper, Hogfish, and more! Book now and secure a spot!

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Scotty J's Charters 10 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL  fishing Offshore

10 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Offshore

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Scotty J's Charters 12 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL  fishing Offshore

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12 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private boat Experience

boat: 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blackfin Tuna Cobia Gag Grouper Hogfish King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Scamp Grouper

Spend a full day offshore fishing with the expert crew of Scotty J's Charters. Your next offshore trophy fish is waiting for you! Your fishing gear, bait, licenses, and catch cleaning are included in the fee. A first mate will be onboard to assist you. What are you waiting for? Book today.

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12 Hour Offshore Trip Gulfport, FL

Gulfport, FL

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July 15, 2024

Captain Rich did not disappoint! His boat is in prestine condition and has ample room for you to spread out and enjoy the day. The boat is well equipped with fishing gear and has plenty of storage. Can't forget to mention it has a clean bathroom roomy enough for a parent and child if need be and shaded areas to escape the sun. Rich knows where the fish are and is able to put you on them. He is very attentive and is right there ready to bait your hook. For folks that like to cast themselves, he is happy to let you do so. Otherwise he is happy to place it in the water wherever you want it. This is our second trip with Rich and we look forward to many more in the future.

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July 15, 2024

We had a fun experience with Capt. Rich his charter is called Scott J Charters. This was our first time going fishing on a charter and though we caught a few fish that we could take home we did catch a big one that will never be forgotten! He was very knowledgeable and it was a memorable experience. Love he has a bathroom on board and some shade. This helps with us ladies. His prices are fair compared to others and worth every Penny. Recommend him for any charter and we will be back for the all day one! Thank you Captain Rich!

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July 15, 2024

We have used Scotty js multiple times and it’s always a blast. Couldn’t ask for a better caption

July 15, 2024

Capt. Rich was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the 6 hour fishing charter. Capt. Rich not only guided us to the fish, he helped the adults and kids with proper technique as well. Highly recommended booking with Scotty J’s!

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July 15, 2024

We had a great time fishing with Captain Rich. He is very personably and was really good with my 5 year old son. We will definitely book another charter with Scotty J's next time we are in the area.

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July 15, 2024

Was a great experience with a very knowledgeable Captain. A full day of casting and catching. We brought home 6 fish and caught over 20 fish in 5 hours. He knows the good spots for sure! 10 out of 10 would choose this company again. He even wrestles the sharks off the hook if he gets the chance. Great time!

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