Florida Panhandle Gator Hunting

1-1 Guests • Lodge • Public • Guided


Gator Hunting in Apalachicola

6-Hour Hunt | Lodging Available

Florida offers an exhilarating and unique outdoor experience for adventurers seeking to connect with nature and Florida's rich wildlife.

Set against the backdrop of the scenic Apalachicola River and its surrounding wetlands, gator hunting is a regulated activity that allows participants to engage in sustainable harvesting while respecting the ecosystem.

Typically conducted during designated hunting seasons, this thrilling pursuit involves skilled hunters navigating through the marshes and waterways, using a combination of traditional methods and modern tools to locate and capture alligators. The hunt not only offers a chance to acquire an impressive trophy but also promotes wildlife conservation efforts and provides an intimate understanding of the delicate balance between humans and the captivating reptiles that inhabit the area.

The Hunt

Our fully guided wild alligator hunts in the Florida panhandle are done during the day or night from boats using a variety of tools & tactics. This by far, is the most exciting action-packed way to hunt wild Florida alligators. Most people love the boat ride just as much as the hunt. If you like action-packed hunting all night with never a dull moment, this is the hunt for you. Our goal is to help you check gator hunting off your bucket list!

All paid hunts include transporting your gator to our processor and/or taxidermist. The customer is responsible for making arrangements to pick up your gator once finished being processed and/or mounted. Taxidermy & processing costs are not included but are available on-site for additional fees.

Please Note

  • Tags are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please inquire about availability.
  • There is a $100 Harvest Fee per foot of gator for customers WITHOUT their own tags.
  • There is a $50 Harvest Fee per foot for customers WITH their own tags. This will be charged by the outfitter at the time of harvest.
  • There is a $500 Trophy Fee for harvested gators measuring over 9'11"

The base price includes GUIDE FEE only. The guide fee covers 2 people. Lodging may be added for an additional fee per person per night.

The Lodge

  •  The St. Joseph Room: Captain’s Quarters
  • The St. Marks Room: bunk bed with trundle (sleeps 3)
  • The St. Vincent Room: bunk bed with pull-out couch (sleeps 4)
  • The St. George Room: bunk bed with pull-out couch (sleeps 4)
  • Living Room: pull-out couch with queen bed (sleeps 2)
  • The Bunk House: Guide’s Quarters
  • 4 private bathrooms
  • Cots available for additional hunters
  • Kitchen: fully functional with standard appliances 
  • Laundry/Mud Room: washer & dryer, upright freezer 
  • The Back Porch: large screened-in back porch complete with bar, flat screen TV, outdoor kitchen, games, & gas fire pit.
  • The Cracker House: walk-in cooler, commercial ice machine, fish & duck cleaning/processing station, and gear storage

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Additional Hunters


Your Host

Chris's Trip

Chris W

Professional Fishing & Waterfowl Guide, USCG Licensed Captain

from $1160/Experience

Base Price

$1160.01 Per Experience


$82.50 Per Person Per Night


$275.00 Per Item


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Tag
  • Taxidermy, Processing (Extra Fee)
  • Lodging (Extra Fee)
  • Tag



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Gear
  • Licenses & Permits
  • Snacks & Beverages
  • Weapon of Choice

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Rules & Guidelines

• Client(s) will have to purchase an “Alligator Trapping Agent License” for the state (~ $52)

• Only one tag available for this season: phase 2 tag FRANKLIN COUNTY (aka Apalachicola, FL)

• Tag/hunt date available Sept 12 to Nov 8

Everyone participating must sign our Liability Waiver

Note: Common tipping rate is 20-25% 

Can my friend or spouse ride along in the boat with me just to watch me hunt alligators or do they also need some kind of license or permit?

If they are not going to participate in the hunt, they do not need any license or permit. However, if they are 16 years old or older and would like to help you hunt alligators, they need to also have a $52+ alligator trapping license. Youth, ages 15 and younger, do not need an agent license to assist in alligator hunting. Alligator Trapping Agent’s licenses ($52+) may be purchased at any Florida county tax collector's office, sub-agent location (authorized sporting goods store or other retailer selling hunting or fishing licenses), through the Internet, or by calling 1-888-347-4356. Upon purchase, these licenses can be used immediately.

Anyone with an Alligator Trapping Agent’s license can help any licensed and permitted alligator trapper. Agents may only take alligators in the presence of a permitted alligator trapper.

When is the alligator hunting season?

The statewide recreational alligator hunting season runs from Aug. 15 – Nov. 1 each year.

Deposits are non-refundable, however, if the captain must cancel your trip you will be given the option to reschedule or receive a refund. Cancellations due to weather will be at the discretion of the captain.

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