Not only are Destin’s beaches seriously amazing, but their fishing is too! In fact, Destin FL is known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village.”
These Destin fishing charters are the best of the best. You may even say, they’re “reel-y” great. (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it.)
Whether you’re looking for inshore fishing, deep sea fishing, fishing with a side of partying, or kid-friendly fishing at this Florida hot spot, we’ve got the right one for you!
Here are 15+ of the best Destin fishing charters for you and your crew.
Fishing with a side of partying? Yes, please!
DEEP SEA FISHING PARTY BOAT IN DESTIN
Looking for fishing, talking, learning, and fun? Then the Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin is a great choice
Olin Marler Charters is the longest running charter boat operator in Destin — and for good reason. This trip provides anglers with the opportunity to cast, converse, and learn from fellow fishermen from across the country. Bring your own small cooler with ice, food, and drinks, so you can really relax and have a great time.
Catch an assortment of popular reef fish — including red snapper and grouper. The experienced captain and crew will help you along the way — including filleting your catch so you can bring home dinner!
This 65-foot walk-around boat has bathrooms and an air-conditioned cabin onboard. The trip is 4 hours total, and is for ages 7 and up.
Book It: Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
PARTY BOAT FISHING ABOARD VERA MARIE
Enjoy a fun family fishing adventure aboard the Vera Marie, a 75′ walk-around vessel that raises the bar for party fishing boats.
The boat is equipped with a sports bar that includes flat screen TV’s, multiple tables, and a host to entertain the guests. Snacks and drinks are available onboard for purchase.
You could catch red snapper, grouper, triggerfish, or more, and the expert captain and crew will help you along the way. The crew will fillet and bag your catch! Must be 6+.
PRIVATE DESTIN FISHING CHARTERS
These private and semi-private fishing charters are great for those who want a more personal fishing experience.
SEMI-PRIVATE GROUP FISHING CHARTER
This Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter with Olin Marler is great for people looking for a genuine deep-sea fishing adventure, but prefer fewer passengers. By having fewer passengers, your fishing experience will be enhanced because you’ll have more space, and a better chance at hooking fish!
Guests will typically fish with 8-15 passengers on a 65′ walk around.
Go bottom fishing for snapper, grouper, triggerfish, and more. Bathrooms and an air-conditioned cabin can be found onboard. The 4-hour excursion includes bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
Book It: Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter
DEEP SEA PRIVATE FISHING CHARTER
Set out to sea to hook a prize-winning catch on a private charter with Great Escape Fishing Charters!
With over 20 years of sportfishing experience Captain Jason and his crew will provide you with first-class fishing experience. Get ready to bottom fish for vermillion snapper, troll for shark, and sight fish for cobia in the deeper waters on a spacious 36′ Tiara Motor Yacht equipped with an air-conditioned galley.
Four-, 6-, and 8-hour charters are available. Bait, tackle, and fishing license included.
PRIVATE INSHORE BAY FISHING
Destin is known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village,” not only because of the great fishing but also because of the mesmerizingly charming emerald green waters. This bay fishing charter is a must-do!
Fishing in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay is a good option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish. Morning and afternoon charters are available, and no experience is necessary to enjoy one of these trips! Ages 4+.
Enjoy some family-friendly fun for everyone on this Private Dolphin Tour & Fishing Adventure combo for 6 guests.
Customize your day and experience a dolphin cruise and fishing trip all tied into one neat package. Get out on the Choctawhatchee Bay and leave your worries at the dock.
You can choose to cruise for a few hours or an all-day adventure.
PRIVATE SALTWATER FISHING CHARTER FROM FORT WALTON BEACH
Venture out to sea on this fishing charter aboard a 2018 fully rigged 31T Cape Horn with twin Mercury 300 engines.
You will start your fishing expedition by catching live bait, then will head out looking for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and blackfin tuna nearshore. During red Snapper season, you’re sure to catch some really good grub!
For the second part of the trip, the captain will anchor offshore and catch some good eats such as, grouper, snapper, and amberjack (all contingent on season). You will also target mahi, wahoo, and larger species.
This charter is for up to 6 guests and is great for ages 6+.
KID-FRIENDLY DESTIN FISHING CHARTERS
These fishing charters are perfect for the youngest members of your family. From educational fishing trips, to fun fishing for the whole family — these fishing charters are sure to thrill your kiddos.
FISHING THE BAY: 4 PASSENGER, KID-FRIENDLY FISHING CHARTER
Treat the little ones in your group to this family-friendly fishing charter!
This kid-focused fishing trip is designed to introduce your children to the excitement of saltwater fishing and the love of the Florida outdoors. Share your love of the open water with your kiddos on this 2- or 3-hour customizable fishing trip.
Your experienced captain will take his time explaining the different types of fish and gear. Your kids will have the opportunity to catch some fish and enjoy quality time with their loved ones on the water. This is a catch-and-release trip.
KID’S FISHING TRIP WITH ROLLING TIDE CHARTERS
Do you have some little anglers itching to cast a line? Bring them aboard Rolling Tide’s 22-foot, Skeeter Bay Boat for a 2- to 4-hour inshore fishing adventure!
A comfortable cruise fit for up to 6 passengers, your kids will target and track the biggest, most delicious fish in Northwest Florida! This is typically a “catch and release” educational trip, geared towards young anglers under the age of 8. Lunch can be included for an additional fee.
KID’S INSHORE FISHING WITH EMERALD COAST BAY CHARTERS
Fishing in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay is a great option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish.
For ages 4 and up, you can choose from a 2, 3, or 4-hour catch and release trip. This trip seats 2 adults, and 3 kids max. Tackle and license included.
3-HOUR KIDS FISHING TRIP
Cast off for an angling adventure on this Kids Fishing Trip in Destin, Florida. Within minutes of leaving the dock, you will be able to start fishing for several species of seasonal fish on this beginner-level fishing trip with Have Fun Charters.
Enjoy the gorgeous sights of the scenic bay, including playful and hungry dolphins!
This trip is kid-focused, educational, and is the perfect first-time fishing experience for kids. Children will love the hands-on lessons from the captain and crew. This trip is especially great for kids ages 12 and under.
Book It: 3-Hour Kids Fishing Trip
FAMILY FUN COMBO: DOLPHINS, SWIMMING, AND FISHING
Enjoy some family-friendly fun for everyone on this private and captained charter for up to 6 guests. You don’t have to choose what to do – you can do it all!
Customize your day and experience a dolphin cruise, inshore/bay fishing trip, and swimming all packed into one awesome combo trip. Spend half the time inshore fishing and dolphin touring, and the other half relaxing in the water at Crab Island or on the beach. Get out on the Choctawhatchee Bay and leave your worries at the dock.
Air conditioning, shade, restroom, and shower on board!
UNIQUE DESTIN FISHING CHARTERS
Whether it’s fishing for sharks, or fishing from a kayak — these fishing charters offer something unique.
SHARK FISHING ADVENTURES
Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Do you consider yourself a thrill seeker? Then this is the charter for you!
Get out on the water for this Destin area Shark Fishing Adventure and choose from half to a full day out at sea on a 32-foot Sailfish. Spend the day fishing for some of the coolest fish in the water, including nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, bull sharks, black tip sharks, tiger sharks, and more!
On this private charter, you will spend the day on the beautiful emerald waters battling one of nature’s apex predators – certainly not an experience you will forget.
Bait, tackle, and fishing license are included, and morning and afternoon charters are available.
Book It: Destin Shark Fishing Adventure
INSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
Not looking to go out in the deep sea? These inshore fishing charters are perfect!
DESTIN INSHORE/NEAR SHORE FISHING CHARTERS
Hop aboard this 21-foot center console fishing boat equipped with everything you need for quality time on the water.
Included is 4-6 hours of fun and action-packed fishing for you and 4 of your companions. Be prepared to take home a cooler full of good eats! Fishing rods, bait, tackle, and fishing license included. Ages 5+.
INSHORE FISHING ADVENTURE
Enjoy the best in inshore fishing on a 32-foot cabin cruiser with air-conditioning, a kitchen, and shade.
Experience the thrill of wrangling seriously big fish while enjoying the gorgeous blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Target seasonal flounder, redfish, sheepshead, spadefish, mahi-mahi, spanish mackerel, and spotted trout on your choice of 4- or 8-hour inshore fishing charter and have a “reel-y” good day!
Bait, tackle, ice, and fishing license included. Fun for all ages.
Book It: Inshore Fishing Adventure
DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTERS
Looking to catch some monster fish? These deep sea fishing charters will take you way out to chase and catch what you’re looking for.
OFFSHORE FISHING ADVENTURE
This private, custom fishing charter for up to 6 guests is the perfect way to fish the waters around Destin.
Hop aboard your own 32-foot Sailfish Express Cabin Cruiser and cast your worries in the sea on this fishing charter. You will cruise to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and target fish like amberjack, cobia, Jack Crevalle, king mackerel, tarpon, triggerfish, and more! (The types of fish possible are season dependent.)
Morning and afternoon charters available. Gear and license included.
Book It: Offshore Fishing Adventure
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