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Fishing & Boating

The Forgotten Coast, and especially the waters around Cape San Blas, are known for our amazing fishing.  Young and old alike share great family experiences as they cast their lines and see what they can reel in for dinner.  Shore fishing is a favorite year-round pastime on Cape San Blas, but you will need a saltwater fishing license before heading out.  Simply go to  and get a license online or stop into Scallop Cove Bait & Tackle for all your fishing needs.  For great information on fishing conditions, tide charts, and what’s biting by the season, go to If you prefer venturing out into the bay or Gulf, there are many knowledgeable, local boat charters available in our area that know all the best spots for fishing or scalloping.  And if fishing isn’t your thing, we also have beautiful sailing and sunset cruises, as well as sight seeing and snorkeling trips!  We have identified a number of chapters in our Area Info.

Fishing Cape San Blas

If you prefer to bring your own boat, there are several public ramps available to launch from in our area, from Port St. Joe to Indian Pass and on the Cape.  The best spots include Eagle Harbor in the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph State Park on the north end of the Cape, Presnell’s Marina at Simmons Bayou, Indian Pass Boat Ramp, and the Port St. Joe Marina.  You may also rent a boat locally and be your own captain!

If you’re feeling adventuresome and want to check out other boating opportunities in the rest of Gulf County, visit the Interactive Boat Ramp Guide to see photos and access information, including coordinates.

For fishing information and charters, check out our Gulf County Tourist Development Council for a comprehensive source of information. You can also look at our website information for a list of fishing charter services.


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