Rates & Booking

Why choose Last Local Guide Service?

  • We cater to clients who are looking for a first-class experience!

  • 5-star ratings: We have a solid track record of happy customers. 

  • We guarantee a stress free, fun filled environment.

  • Our charters are all-inclusive. Simply step aboard.

  • No strangers here. The boat is private to your party.

Gulf Reef Fishing 

3/4 day- 5 hours, booking year-round

Our most popular trip! Forget the nightmare experience you may have had on an old party boat. Put aside the memories of roaring diesels, the stench of bait buckets and the heaving of rough seas. On the “Last Local”, all you will sense is the sweet smell of the Gulf air and the faint sounds of a clean burning Yamaha. The seas will be nice and calm for the trip, with land well in sight. Pure enjoyment!

On the open waters of the Gulf, we will pursue the “heavyweights” of the reef. Grouper, snapper, amberjack and king mackerel are the common target species that live over the many natural and artificial reefs just off the coast.

These trips are family friendly and are customized for all experience levels. Minimum age requirement is 7 years old. 4 anglers maximum.

  • $850 for 1-2 anglers (3rd and 4th anglers can be added $50 each)
  • Additional fishing time beyond 5 hours may be requested by the client: $100 each additional hour
  • gratuity is customary

Bay & Coastal Fishing 

Half day- 4 hours, booking November through April

From the calm bays of St. Andrews to the beaches of the Gulf, we will target the hottest bite on the water! Speckled trout, redfish, flounder, gray snapper, sheepshead and spanish mackerel are the top targets.

These trips are recommended for anglers with good spin casting skills. Minimum age requirement is 7 years old. 3 anglers maximum. 

  • $700 for 1-2 anglers (a 3rd angler can be added $50)
  • Additional fishing time beyond 4 hours may be requested by the client: $100 each additional hour
  • gratuity is customary

Tarpon Fishing 

Full day- 6 hours, booking June through July only

Pursue the ultimate game fish, the Silver King! Capt. Vann has been chasing tarpon on local waters for over twenty years and will bring that experience with him to help put you on fish. Panama City Beach is home to some of the best tarpon fishing in the state. The peak of the tarpon migration heats up in June and continues through July. Nothing beats casting in front of schools of massive tarpon as they cruise down our emerald beaches!

These trips are recommended for the experienced adult angler with good casting and fish fighting skills. Extreme patience and the ability to deal with summer heat are required. 2 anglers maximum.

  • $850 for 1-2 anglers
  • Additional fishing time beyond 6 hours may be requested by the client: $100 each additional hour
  • gratuity is customary

Dolphin & Island Tour

Half day- 4 hours, booking November through April

Join Capt. Vann for an incredible dolphin encounter and private boat tour to beautiful Shell Island. On the way to and from the island, we will look for our favorite friends, the bottle nosed dolphin. The odds of close-up interaction is very high. Once on the island, you can walk the magnificent gulf side beaches or simply relax on a beach towel. The captain and the boat will remain accessible should any needs arise during your stay. 

These trips are family friendly. Minimum age requirement is 7 years old. 5 passengers maximum.

  • $600 for up to 4 passengers / $650 for 5 passengers
  • $100 per hour, each additional hour as requested by client
  • gratuity is customary


  • Deposit – a $250.00 deposit will be held at the time of booking via Square app (a 4.0% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions). This deposit will be completely refunded only in the event that your trip is cancelled by the Captain due to inclement weather or unforeseen emergency.
  • Final Paymentcash is preferred for the final payment, although a credit card payment can be accepted via Square app for final payment (a 4.0% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions).
  • Cancellationsweather cancellations are solely at the discretion of the captain. Client cancellations placed between seven to three days of the trip will be charged the $250.00 deposit. Client cancellations placed within two days of the trip will be charged the remaining full balance. Please call (850)774-0909 with all cancellation requests.

Client Information

What we provide

  • professional and courteous guide
  • well maintained and comfortable boat
  • for “Fishing Charter” clients- free Florida fishing license, quality Shimano & Penn tackle, all necessary lures & bait
  • cooler and ice for client provided drinks and snacks

What you should bring (please pack lightly)

  • drinks and snacks
  • polarized sunglasses (the best way to see what’s in the water)
  • sunscreen (do not bring oil, aerosol, tanning or zinc screens)
  • towel
  • rain jacket (it’s Florida, you never know)
  • No bananas please! They bring bad mojo to any boat trip!

What you should wear

  • water shoes or “fast dry” boat shoes are best (they will eventually get wet). All shoes must have non-marking soles
  • fishing clients should wear clothing they don’t mind getting fish stained
  • ball cap or hat
  • please, no jean pants or shorts (the dye stains boat upholstery)

Sea Sickness Policy

Nothing will ruin a day on the water like sea sickness. No one is fully immune from it. Some people are simply more susceptible to its symptoms. Roughly one third of the population are highly susceptible to motion sickness. The captain is responsible for the overall safety and wellbeing of the crew. In the unfortunate event any crew member becomes ill from sea sickness, the captain has full discretion to cancel the remainder of the trip and return to port. Under this circumstance the trip is considered final. There are no refunds of charter time lost or money due. Please understand the captain want’s nothing more than a truly enjoyable experience on the water for every client but cannot be held liable for the illness of crew members. 

Safety first!

The captain is responsible for the overall safety of the crew. Per United States Coast Guard regulations, all persons on-board are under the captain’s authority and are his ultimate responsibility to keep safe while underway. Please respect the requests of the captain to help keep your trip a safe and enjoyable experience.